Monday, December 3, 2012

Physics is its Own Reward, Except in Denmark

From Forbes:
Niels Bohr is one of the greatest scientists who ever lived and a personal hero of mine. He was also a favorite of his fellow Danes when he lived in Copenhagen. Today, however, I found out just how much they loved him. Apparently, after he won the Nobel Prize in 1922, the Carlsberg brewery gave him a gift – a house located next to the brewery. And the best perk of the house? It had a direct pipeline to the brewery so that Bohr had free beer on tap whenever he wanted....MORE
 "A physicist is just an atom's way of looking at itself.” 
-Niels Bohr