Thursday, 22 March 2018

Physics Physique Fizika, and Donald Trump

I notice from a tweet by the Physical Review Letters journal, that a short-lived physics journal from the 1960s has been digitised and placed online by the American Physical Society.  Called Physics Physique Fizika, it features papers by some big names in physics (Y. Ne'eman,  P. W. Anderson,  P.-G. de Gennes, L. P. Kadanoff, L. I. Schiff) as well as a significant paper by J. S. Bell; "On the Einstein Podolsky Rosen paradox".

There appears to be one paper about nuclear physics, which I have downloaded.  Downloading is presumably the first step in me reading the paper.

This shows how the internet can be a wonderful thing, in bringing lost or difficult-to-find information back to life.  On the other hand, earlier today, the president of the United States of America tweeted this, showing that technological and sociological changes are not just a one-way journey to more enlightened times: