Wednesday, 4 July 2012

Great moments in science. Possibly.

So, we may have found the Higgs Boson. Or not. We’re looking into it.

It’s always nice when there’s a definitive “Eureka!” moment, but as in all fields of endeavour this is rather rarer than a string of small “ah...” moments. So we get the story of Archimedes and the bath, Newton and the apple, Franklin and the kite. The kinds of moments that a scientifically-minded time traveller would want to go and see. How many of them are true?


  1. And how many of them are Eureka moments because a passing time traveller took the time to explain things to them? ;)

    1. Not Newton, obviously, because an apple a day...