One day, some of the world’s famous scientists and mathematicians decided to get together for a party:

  • Everyone gravitated toward Newton, but he just kept moving around at a constant velocity and showed no reaction.
  • Einstein thought it was a relatively good time.
  • Coulomb got a real charge out of the whole thing.
  • Cavendish wasn’t invited, but he had the balls to show up anyway.
  • Instead of coming through the front door Josephson tunnelled through.
  • Cauchy managed to integrate well with everyone.
  • Pauli came late, but was mostly excluded from things, so he split.
  • Pavlov brought his dog; which promptly chased after Schrodinger’s cat.
  • Witten bought a present all tied up with superstrings.
  • Feynman got from the door to the buffet table by taking every possible path.
  • The food was beautifully laid out by Mendeleyev on the buffet table.
  • Thompson enjoyed the plum pudding.
  • Pascal was under too much pressure to enjoy himself.
  • Bernoulli was less pressurised – his secret was to move quickly.
  • Ohm spent most of the time resisting Ampere’s opinions on current events.
  • Hamilton went to the buffet tables exactly once.
  • Volta thought the social had a lot of potential.
  • Hilbert was pretty spaced out for most of it.
  • Heisenberg may or may not have been there.
  • The Curies were there and just glowed the whole time.
  • van der Waals forced himself to mingle.
  • Wien radiated a colourful personality.
  • Millikan dropped his Italian oil dressing.
  • de Broglie mostly just stood in the corner and waved.
  • Hollerith liked the hole idea.
  • Stefan and Boltzman got into some hot debates.
  • Everyone was attracted to Tesla’s magnetic personality.
  • Compton was a little scatter-brained at times.
  • Pauling wanted to bond with everyone.
  • Bohr ate too much and got atomic ache.
  • Watt turned out to be a powerful speaker.
  • Hertz went back to the buffet table several times a minute.
  • Faraday had quite a capacity for food.
  • Oppenheimer got bombed.
  • Bequerel was beaming with activity
  • Hall probed into everything on the buffet table.
  • Celsius just went for the ice and steam.
  • Kelvin had absolutely zero intake.
  • After one bite Chandrasekhar reached his limit.
  • Gamow left the party early with a big bang while Hoyle stayed late in a steady state.
  • Rontgen saw through everybody.
  • Watson and Crick danced the Double Helix.
  • While Fermat sang, ‘Save the Last Theorem for me.’
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