Atomyriades

May 21, 2012 § 1 Comment

Nature, it seems, is the popular name
for milliards and milliards and milliards
of particles playing their infinite game
of billiards and billiards and billiards.

– Piet Hein

Hein was a Danish mathematician and designer who wrote thousands of aphoristic poems called grooks, often on the subjects of science and philosophy. Due to the impossibility of absolute zero, this one will remain true until the universe implodes (and then possibly after).

In lieu of the scratchy illustrations that usually accompany Hein’s work, here is Hawkwind’s take on particle physics:

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