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November 24, 2010

Seemingly impossible.

srikanth @ 11:59 pm, GMT +0000 ( 1290643160 ) Play

Very borderline geeky…

This picture was taken during the opening of the institute of physics at the University of Lund in Sweden in 1951. What are these two people looking at?

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Answer:
Wolfgang Pauli and Neils Bohr, deeply inspecting a Tippe Top. The toy is know to have been of interest to Bohr.


32 Responses to “Seemingly impossible.”

  1. jowens
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    It’s a “Tippe Top”.


  2. Raghuvansh
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    Pauli and Bohr studying a spinning top?


  3. tipple top(pauli & bohr are looking at tipple top,a fun toy that spins)


  4. amarendra

    Pauli and Bohr looking at a topple top.


  5. Ananth
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    Bohr and Pauli looking at the Tippe Top


  6. shrey

    Tippy Top, Pauli and Bohr.


  7. Pawankumar Hegde
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    tippe top


  8. Logik
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    Wolfgang Pauli and Niels Bohr checking the Tippe Top.

    Good amount of Angular momentum physics involved. Why borderline geeky?


  9. Rogi
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    The magical inversion inherent in a “Tippe Top”


  10. Bharath
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    wolfgang Pauli and Niels Bohr demonstrating a ‘tippe top’ toy.


  11. Dibyo
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    bohr and pauli looking at a tippetop


  12. apar
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    A Tippe top.


  13. Abhiram Bharadwaj Diddigi
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    Tippe Top


  14. username
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    Picture of Wolfgang Pauli and Niels Bohr studying a Tippe Top.


  15. Sumanth Patlolla
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    Picture of Wolfgang Pauli and Niels Bohr studying a Tippe Top


  16. Tippe top


  17. Picture of Wolfgang Pauli and Niels Bohr studying a Tippe Top.


  18. mankuTimma
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    Wolfgang Pauli and Niels Bohr studying a Tippe Top.


  19. dineshk
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    Pauli and Bohr watching a tippe top. Could it be that Pauli formulated his electron spin theory after he watched this top? :)


  20. krudebox
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    Wolfgang Pauli and Niels Bohr studying a Tippe Top. A top that turns over and spins.


  21. Wolfgang Pauli and Niels Bohr are looking at a Tippe Top


  22. shrik
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    Wolfgang Pauli and Niels Bohr studying a Tippe Top, a funky “flip-over” top.


  23. Manish Achuth
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    Picture of Wolfgang Pauli and Niels Bohr studying a Tippe Top.


  24. Siddarth Pai

    Tippe top


  25. Anonymous

    Tippe Top


  26. Arjun

    Tippy Top


  27. umang

    tippe top


  28. pavan

    Scientific bleed flies. Wolfgang Pauli
    Niles Bohr and while playing with the risers
    spinning tops


  29. Vijay

    Tippe Top


  30. SS

    A tippe top


  31. Piyush

    Tippe top.


  32. Mo

    The Tippe Top!


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