Friday, November 1, 2013

What Are Ya, Some Kinda Einstein?

Albert Einstein is in Nortown or Northtown, Chicago. The US Postal sticker exhibit of portraits of important historical figures continues.

Einstein contributed many different ideas to science. One of the lesser known but cooler theories of his has to do with what happens to molecules when they approach absolute zero (Kelvin). He collaborated with Satyendra Nath Bose in 1924-25. A new form of matter (Bose-Einstein condensate) is created when atoms slow down and hardly move. The theory was proven correct with the first pure condensate in 1995. Reading the math and explanation of this unusual physical state will make your mind turn into a gooey gel like substance as well.

Please continue reading to see where this Einstein bust was found


Steve Browne (sometimes John Verkleir) said...

I found another one. This time a samurai on the northeast corner of Devon & Ridge. I'll email you the picture.

Philip McGregor Rogers said...

I've got another one I will post in a day or so that is pretty cool. Thanks again for your photo. This is definitely the coolest one yet.