Saturday, September 11, 2010


Whenever I visit the National Irish University at Maynooth (which I have been doing quite a lot recently) I am loaned an office in the Hamilton Mathematics Institute, not to be confused with this Hamilton Mathematics Institute, only a 45 minute train ride away. Both of these institutes are named after Ireland’s most famous mathematician and physicist, William Rowan Hamilton. If you have an office in one of these institutes you can call yourself a Hamiltonian.

And if you take the train into work in the morning then, because of you, all the other Neanderthals on the train will never evolve --- because they commute with a Hamiltonian.

If you did not get that joke, you are not a physicist.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Rather classical train since everyone commutes with each other.