Sunday, May 06, 2007


The score has been settled, as of yesterday (look way down at the bottom). History: N, Time Fact Checkers: N-1 (to their obvious credit, N is presumably a very large number):

From Thomas L. Friedman’s column on April 27: Albert Einstein won the Nobel Prize for his “services to theoretical physics and especially for his discovery of the law of the photoelectric effect,” not specifically for relativity. (Go to Article)

Unfortunately, you now have to pay to read the article (damn TimesSelect) but it's there. Of course, I'm sure my complaint was echoed by quite a few others, as it's one of the most bizarre examples of neglect in the modern history of the field (and to be kind, who wouldn't assume that he got the prize for E=mc2?). But it's nice to see that loop closed.

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