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(Original post by Pixelfairy #1)
Drama-wise: very good
Factual content: Basic facts were there although I'm not sure it was all that accurate as you said. Seemed like a bit to fill in the gaps inbetween the real story.
yeah i guess its hard to make ppl discovering mathmathical formulae seem exciting on tv as its difficult to capture the moment they realise what their discovery means also i think it probably happens over time.

I thought that the person who played Hawking tho was very good.
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yeah i guess its hard to make ppl discovering mathmathical formulae seem exciting on tv as its difficult to capture the moment they realise what their discovery means also i think it probably happens over time.

I thought that the person who played Hawking tho was very good.
Yeah I'm not disputing the acting... it was a very good drama as you'd expect from the BBC.

How could anyone make maths seem fun? :rolleyes: Isn't that impossible?
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No,

theoretical physics i like, and I absolutely hate electronics.
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(Original post by Speciez99)
on a related topic did anyone watch the program about Stephan Hawkings last night on BBC2? if so what did you think of it?
I thought it was a bloody disgrace, I was cringing throughout the whole thing.
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I think everyone hates electricity, at least everyone in my Physics class does. There is absolute nothing interesting about it and some of the concepts are quite difficult to grasp..
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firstly, can i join the UKL physics & maths socs if there are ones?

secondly, i saw that program as well, and it WAS pretty dull. fairly good acting, though i guess most of the general public wouldn't have understood what those people were saying - some A-Level concepts there! at least it was all correct, unlike some of the bull**** they make up in sci fi films.
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firstly, can i join the UKL physics & maths socs if there are ones?

secondly, i saw that program as well, and it WAS pretty dull. fairly good acting, though i guess most of the general public wouldn't have understood what those people were saying - some A-Level concepts there! at least it was all correct, unlike some of the bull**** they make up in sci fi films.
All it did is make Physicists look bloody geeky and socially retarded. My mum doesnt know the name Stephen Hawkins, but when I said 'The guy in the wheelchair who gets the computer to speak for him' she was like 'Oooooooh him!, I thought these Physics people were just a bunch of weirdo spackers!'
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All it did is make Physicists look bloody geeky and socially retarded. My mum doesnt know the name Stephen Hawkins, but when I said 'The guy in the wheelchair who gets the computer to speak for him' she was like 'Oooooooh him!, I thought these Physics people were just a bunch of weirdo spackers!'
Ok, maybe I don't want to be a member of UKL Physics Society!
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All it did is make Physicists look bloody geeky and socially retarded. My mum doesnt know the name Stephen Hawkins, but when I said 'The guy in the wheelchair who gets the computer to speak for him' she was like 'Oooooooh him!, I thought these Physics people were just a bunch of weirdo spackers!'
hmm your mum is really tolerent of people with disablilites i can see. To a certain extent i think that you will find alot of the best physists in the world are rather socailly inempt if you take Murray Gell-Mann who proposed the exsistance of quarks, he took something like 2 or more years to finish his autobiography since he could not get on with the author. And you cannot change the way someone looks or is. No one is saying in any way that is what all physicst are like and anyone who did were be just as intolerent as your mum.
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i'm quite into mechanics and quantum physics/particle physics btw...

astro doesn't hold that much of an interest for me, sorry 2776
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astro doesn't hold that much of an interest for me, sorry 2776
Heresy!
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Sir Isaac Newton and Einstein were both left-handed... I wonder how many other great physicists are left handed? But left-handed people are apparently more prone to autism :rolleyes:
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Heresy!
i don't know... the sizes and distances involved are probably a bit too mindboggling for me. and i don't like learning the various constellation names either.
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All it did is make Physicists look bloody geeky and socially retarded.
And? Have you heard of Paul Dirac? He had a theory about there being an optimum distance when a woman's face was most beautiful. He basically reasoned: at d = 0, it's blurred, at d = infinity, you can't see her, so there has to be a distance in between. When someone (I think it was Gamow, one of his PhD students or something) asked him, "how close have you been to a woman's face?", he answered "about 3 metres".
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Sir Isaac Newton and Einstein were both left-handed... I wonder how many other great physicists are left handed? But left-handed people are apparently more prone to autism :rolleyes:
What exactly is autism?
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It is quite interesting that so many of you have said that you like Mechanics when in fact physics students do very little mechanics at university. Dynamics and Statics is normally the domain of Mechanical and Structural Engineers!
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And? Have you heard of Paul Dirac? He had a theory about there being an optimum distance when a woman's face was most beautiful. He basically reasoned: at d = 0, it's blurred, at d = infinity, you can't see her, so there has to be a distance in between. When someone (I think it was Gamov, one of his PhD students or something) asked him, "how close have you been to a woman's face?", he answered "about 3 metres".
So what is the optimum distance then?
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i quite enjoyed watching it, got to see a bit how cambridge was. nice acting. tho i have read quite a few books about hawking i still learnt some new things about the man.
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Well, if you're not planning to study physics at uni, then I don't think you can be a FULL member! But you can be awarded an honourary membeship for the work you've been doing to answer people's questions
ok so can i add that in my sig? i got an A at as physics
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So what is the optimum distance then?
It was just a theory, so he didn't actually find out.
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