Monday, July 30, 2007

Schrödinger equation: the tattoo

Location: Denver Airport, hour-long security line.

Equation: Schrödinger's.


The gentleman looked surprised, but said OK when I stopped him and asked for a photo. There wasn't time to get the back-story....

6 comments:

Chanda said...

I was in an REU once with a guy who had E /psi = H /psi tattooed on his arm. He was a chemist, actually, which made it even cooler.

Sean Carroll said...

You get a tattoo of Schrodinger's equation, and then you're surprised that someone wants to snap a picture?

Terry said...

okay, now I don't feel so weird about wanting a tattoo of the photoelectric effect...

dr. dave said...

That looks AWFUL!! Did he got that in some sort of physicist prison??

astrodyke said...

It wasn't a high-quality tattoo, but my phone photo was unfairly unflattering. Sorry, tattoo dude!

Dr. Dave: I suspect that any stories invented about the tattoo's origins are better than the truth. Please, invent away.

I, for example, am envisioning "Copenhagen" vs. "Many-Worlds" prison gangs, singing geeky lyrics to West Side Story.

Sean: People always seem surprised when attention is called to nerd accoutrements. I think they underestimate the # of nerds out there....

stacey said...

so not to quote paris hilton or anything, but, tha'ts hot. last year i asked a woman if i could take a picture of her tattoo, it was the ADAPT sign (a symbol of a guy in a wheelchair ripping off chains)