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"Entro la fine del 2012 verrà creato un sito contenente oltre 6.000 documenti riguardanti Laura Bassi, la prima docente universitaria in Italia. Nata nel 1711, ha ispirato alcuni trai i più eccelsi scienziati di sesso maschile e ha trovato anche il tempo di fare 8 figli"un premio a chi scopre l'errore! (Ringrazio Cla per la segnalazione)
"In the winter of 1938 I wrote a short, scientifically fantastic story (not a science fiction story) in which I tried to explain to the layman the basic ideas of the theory of curvature of space and the expanding universe. I decided to do this by
exaggerating the actually existing relativistic phenomena to such an extent that they
could easily be observed by the hero of the story, C. G. H. Tompkins, a bank clerk
interested in modern science.
I sent the manuscript to Harpers Magazine and, like all beginning authors, got
it back with a rejection slip. The other half-a-dozen magazines which I tried
followed suit. So I put the manuscript in a drawer of my desk and forgot about it.
During the summer of the same year, I attended the International Conference of
Theoretical Physics, organized by the League of Nations in Warsaw. 1 was chatting
over a glass of excellent Polish mind with my old friend Sir Charles Darwin, the
grandson of Charles (The Origin of Species) Darwin, and the conversation turned to
the popularization of science.
C. G. H: The initials of Mr Tompkins originated from three fundamental physical
constants: the velocity of light c; the gravitational constant G; and the quantum
constant A, which have to be changed by immensely large factors in order to make
their effect easily noticeable by the man on the street." (Prefazione di Mr Tompkins in Wonderland)
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