occasional meanderings in physics' brave new world
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posted by Kea | 10:34 AM
P.S. Out of over 100 entries, it appears that Christine and I are the only women.
P.P.S. Wait! No! The number of women has now doubled. The usual suspects. Fotini has an entry, and Louise has submitted an entry with a remarkable sense of timing, grabbing the top spot on the list.
The correct link for Finkelstein's paper is here. Somehow, they deleted topic/337.And, right now I'm riding high, tied for 2nd place with 2 the "restricted votes", after Carlo Roselli who has 3.A lot of the essays seemed to be somewhat contrary to the rules, that is, that it needs to be something new, and something that is readable at the Scientific American / Nature level, and it needs to be about the nature of time. And they're giving out 21 prizes worth $1000 or more, so maybe we'll get lucky.
Thanks, link fixed. Carl, your surname begins with B: plenty of people are equal second at present. And I'm certainly not getting my hopes up, although I doubt that anyone needs the cash more than I do.
Another nine essays have been added. I wonder if they were submitted before the deadline. There's even a couple more women. Perhaps a discussion about why all the female entrants appeared at the last minute is in order :-)Seriously though, thanks for including me in your list. I'm pleased to see that some of them have made a good start in the voting. Even I got a vote! If it's the only one I get it will still be one more than I expected. I only got two public votes.I have not cast my three restricted votes yet and I dont think I can narrow my shortlist down to so few. So I plan to wait until the end and favour anyone on my list that has not done so well.
Thanks for this list of papers, which are interesting to read.(It's just as well Einstein wasn't able to submit his [sexist humor] explanation of relative time to this competition or they would have had to give him a prize:"Put your hand on a hot stove for a minute, and it seems like an hour. Sit with a pretty girl for an hour, and it seems like a minute.")
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