Wasserman-Wolf problem, SOLVED!

Discussion in 'Physics' started by cmartinez, Jul 10, 2019.

  1. cmartinez

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    A beautiful story about a kid from my hometown who solved a centuries-old optics problem, with barely any resources other than his own brain and a generous amount of hard work:

    https://petapixel.com/2019/07/05/goodbye-aberration-physicist-solves-2000-year-old-optical-problem/

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  2. jpanhalt

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    Nice story. I think I prefer "Madres" to its equivalent English translation/meaning. ;)
     
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  3. OBW0549

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    Stunning. I admire-- and envy-- people like that who can think fluently in the "equation domain." I never could.
     
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  4. cmartinez

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    @atferrari , I have a feeling you might enjoy this story too.
     
  5. atferrari

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    Oh yes, sure.

    BTW, wondering what I could have said in this part of the globe; maybe "¡Madre mía!" or "¡Ah la puta..., qué bien!
     
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  6. atferrari

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    Add to them those able to play monumental music like Vangelis or Jean Michael Jarré.
     
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  7. cmartinez

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    Down here a very typical expression for an outstanding event such as this would be "No mames!" :D ... a little vulgar, but quite colorful...
     
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  9. cmartinez

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    Or at least the Fields Medal ... That's not a far-fetched idea, this discovery will impact almost every technology out there ... from cameras, to cars, to computers ... all the way to medical instruments and telescopes!
     
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