Friday, November 2, 2007

Heard Around WashU

"The marvelous thing about the theory of relativity is that the math is simple and each logical step is simple. You can follow each logical step, but eventually you find you have been led to conclusions that are totally preposterous, like Alice falling down the rabbit hole."

–Alan Lightman, Adjunct Professor of Humanities, Creative Writing, and Physics at MIT and author of Einstein's Dreams, the book selected for the 2007-2008 Freshman Reading Program

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