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27 September 2011

Faster than the speed of light


It is something
nobody
was expecting.

The constancy
of the speed of light
essentially underpins
our understanding
of space and time and
causality,
which is the fact that
cause
comes
before
effect.

Cause cannot come
after effect
and that is absolutely fundamental
to our construction of
the physical universe.

If we do not have
causality,
we are
buggered.




The words of Subir Sarkar, head of particle theory at Oxford University, in the news article Faster than light particles found, claim scientists. Submitted by Ailsa Holland.

2 comments:

Subir Sarkar said...

It is a nice surprise
to discover

that verbatim
can turn a comment
into a poem

Thank you Ailsa!
Perhaps you can work your magic
on my equations too?

Subir Sarkar

Ailsa Holland said...

Hi Subir,
I'm glad it was
a nice surprise

and that you liked
seeing your cool words
as a poem.

I'm not sure
about versifying
equations

but I firmly believe
that one should never
say never. :-)