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Paul Halpern @phalpern Philadelphia

Physicist and Science Writer. Author of sixteen books, most recently Synchronicity: The Epic Quest to Understand the Quantum Nature of Cause and Effect

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SYNCHRONICITY: The Epic Quest Pre-order now: Amazon: https://t.co/wp04IZnyH6 Barnes & Noble:… https://t.co/VG3Tm6PCHd
Retweeted by Paul HalpernAn ancient quest to unravel cosmic order A physicist who explored symmetry and shared hundreds of his dreams with… https://t.co/LBKRC4BtKD
Retweeted by Paul Halpern @HinnerkA Yes, but Einstein later told Linus Pauling that the letter was his biggest mistake. @SeamusBlackley For sure!Quantum physics isn't always smooth sailing. But these guys made it look chill. Wolfgang Pauli, Werner Heisenberg… https://t.co/N9fHazkNnDBaseball And The Atom Bomb: How Moe Berg, a MLB catcher and spy, was assigned to investigate whether or not Werner… https://t.co/jZWdo4LGyYAustrian theoretical physicist Lise Meitner, while in exile in Sweden, was the first to identify successful nuclear… https://t.co/eHRog4I64fIn a letter to his older son Hans Albert, Albert Einstein explained that he regreted the atomic bomb but did not de… https://t.co/VYT5M9V2cpEinstein was very unhappy being associated with the atomic bomb, as in his depiction in this Time Magazine cover. A… https://t.co/W4IYSKx8SkAlbert Einstein's first New York Times interview about #Hiroshima, #Nagasaki, and the atomic bomb: "I have done… https://t.co/DhkrFNHRzsAlbert Einstein at the age of 17, seated bottom row, far left, with his graduation class at the Cantonal School, Aa… https://t.co/biNg5xTt3tPhysicist J. Robert Oppenheimer emotionally recalls the first test of the atomic bomb, quoting from the Bhagavad-Gi… https://t.co/cnTDPoI8qR
8/4
2020
"A masterful account of the developments of fundamental physics over the past century." —@marcuschown @phalpern's… https://t.co/2WtXsSMfpU
Retweeted by Paul HalpernThe house of famed psychologist Carl G. Jung, in Küsnacht (near Zürich), Switzerland. There he met with and psycho… https://t.co/p8JP0vmwubAfter her divorce from Albert Einstein, Mileva Maric sunk into poverty and despair. Their younger son, Eduard, dia… https://t.co/RK4FrOUAbr
Retweeted by Paul HalpernThe nexus of three physics geniuses: In 1954, J. Robert Oppenheimer presented Richard Feynman with the Albert Ei… https://t.co/z3s9dJ3JHRRare color photo of Albert Einstein, taken on the porch of his house in Princeton, February 1954. Courtesy of Eins… https://t.co/ogwhzofS39
8/3
2020
@NouzhaEvans Wonderful! Thanks so much! @LindgrenJussi Yes https://t.co/rbCYcD0TYkSaving Einstein: Albert Einstein loved sailing, but didn't know how to swim. When, in 1941, his boat capsized in N… https://t.co/hexuNUSvYR
Retweeted by Paul Halpern @rjb05772 Yes, exactly.One of Albert Einstein's best friends in his later years was mathematician Kurt Gödel. Gödel found a strange solut… https://t.co/Ivrbsz1OQYMathematician Kurt Gödel demonstrated that any consistent formal mathematical system must be incomplete, containing… https://t.co/91Qq2zJbFr @localboson @Cynthia95241359 @OrsolyaLukacs @jungjoahn @Rohitdas27 @SusanaDeLeonMD @TierneyODea My pleasure!
8/2
2020
'I am happy because I want nothing from anyone. I do not care for money. Titles or distinctions mean nothing. I do… https://t.co/d4bOQjeaEh
Retweeted by Paul HalpernEinstein and Schrödinger: The price of fame From personal feuds to fruitless quests to overhaul quantum theory:… https://t.co/c2NcaYo3XnVera Rubin, co-discoverer of evidence for dark matter, relates how learning about Maria Mitchell, another eminent a… https://t.co/2Mtnqx7AgT
Retweeted by Paul HalpernRenowned Princeton physicist John Wheeler coined the term 'wormholes.' His student, Nobel Prize winning physicist… https://t.co/g2RjFnkRkfThe House Where Emmy Lived: Great piece by Thony Christie (@rmathematicus) about the birthplace in Erlangen, Germ… https://t.co/OQHvEm7TkYBorn #OTD in 1818, Maria Mitchell was the 1st American scientist to discover a comet, the 1st female astronomy prof… https://t.co/cKg1xCcdkZ
Retweeted by Paul HalpernI once hired him for a birthday party, but I forgot to specify, and he showed up with his juggling paraphernalia https://t.co/OJo0zQmAJm
Retweeted by Paul HalpernPhysicist Richard Feynman loved having dogs and enjoyed the challenge of teaching them unusual tricks. (The third… https://t.co/dgwfE9HNnrThis tweet is falseSaving Einstein: Albert Einstein loved sailing, but didn't know how to swim. When, in 1941, his boat capsized in N… https://t.co/hexuNUSvYRMore than 65 yrs ago, as his final political act, Albert Einstein signed the Russell-Einstein Manifesto, calling at… https://t.co/zN5fTxwCdWGifted writer Peggy Noonan (@Peggynoonannyc) recalls how childhood memories of the poem 'High Flight' by John Gille… https://t.co/PZuqT0xZGN @souviksatpathy @rmathematicus Good point. If you read the article, the archivist points out that it is such an ob… https://t.co/REAJHWLPnF @OrsolyaLukacs @localboson @Cynthia95241359 @jungjoahn @Rohitdas27 @SusanaDeLeonMD @TierneyODea You are very welcome!The real letter sent to Einstein in 1907, explaining that the University of Bern would not Habilitate him (grant hi… https://t.co/Zc2fP6kwgl @Contrarian1788 Good point! That's one of the main reasons we know it's a fraud. @SusanaDeLeonMD @localboson @Cynthia95241359 @OrsolyaLukacs @jungjoahn @Rohitdas27 @TierneyODea My pleasure!Fake letter to Einstein which has circulated through social media. See if you can find all the mistakes the unknow… https://t.co/4GBa6XSsUj"Wonderfully readable book, which somehow never skimps on the science ... Masterfully written." -Amanda Gefter, "Tr… https://t.co/wfBCjZxBTk
Retweeted by Paul Halpern"After reading Synchronicity, you'll think twice the next time someone says everything happens for a reason." —… https://t.co/PhJTD7XBSr
Retweeted by Paul Halpern'No government has the right to decide on the truth of scientific principles, nor to prescribe ... the questions in… https://t.co/4jJOWMC97u
Retweeted by Paul Halpern'Science makes people reach selflessly for truth and objectivity; it teaches people to accept reality, with wonder… https://t.co/HsZgsmd6gk
Retweeted by Paul HalpernIn a May 1979 feature story, Omni Magazine designated Richard Feynman: "The Smartest Man In The World." Shortly t… https://t.co/xCFRfEIIsU
Retweeted by Paul HalpernRichard Feynman loved acting in Caltech student musicals, and played various roles. Productions he was involved in… https://t.co/4fXPtyszP3
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Retweeted by Paul HalpernPaul Einstein, one of Albert Einstein's great-grandsons, inherited Albert's violin, and is a talented violinist. He… https://t.co/zs7TtXGjwJ
Retweeted by Paul Halpern'Academic freedom as I understand it means having the right to seek the truth and to publish and teach what is beli… https://t.co/gELisuTfjs
Retweeted by Paul HalpernThe simple, unadorned gravestone of acclaimed mathematician Emmy Noether, set in the pavement of a courtyard in The… https://t.co/XVgm8ujGZ5
Retweeted by Paul HalpernWonderful Schrödinger's Cat music video by @wearethegoastt @seanonolennon @CharlotteKMuhl directed by… https://t.co/y1zrgryRKk
Retweeted by Paul HalpernCongrats to July contest winners of autographed copy of SYNCHRONICITY! Behind Hollow Ancient Eyes @localboson Cyn… https://t.co/Xr1IpaAJlc
8/1
2020
Delighted to announce that the Audible audio book version of SYNCHRONICITY, narrated by talented voice actor Jeff H… https://t.co/UFrDHG501n
Retweeted by Paul HalpernOnly one more day left to enter for a chance to win a free, personally-autographed copy of SYNCHRONICITY! Please c… https://t.co/m6JESVoprk
Retweeted by Paul HalpernRalph Leighton, longtime bongo-playing mate of Richard Feynman, opened his personally-autographed copy of Feynman's… https://t.co/jMZworVF6f
Retweeted by Paul HalpernAlbert Einstein with an Einstein Puppet! In 1931, Harry Burnett and the other members of Yale Puppeteers presented… https://t.co/Rc8uRgsqBFIn 1935, a London West End comic production called "Stop and Go" amused audiences with an actor wearing an Einstein… https://t.co/OIDdbsh0pYRalph Leighton, longtime bongo-playing mate of Richard Feynman, opened his personally-autographed copy of Feynman's… https://t.co/jMZworVF6f
7/31
2020
Only one more day left to enter for a chance to win a free, personally-autographed copy of SYNCHRONICITY! Please c… https://t.co/m6JESVoprkIn a May 1979 feature story, Omni Magazine designated Richard Feynman: "The Smartest Man In The World." Shortly t… https://t.co/xCFRfEIIsU#ThrowbackThursday: Einstein was given a silver cup, awarded each year to the person who received the highest poll… https://t.co/9kIJ0iNoIA
Retweeted by Paul HalpernDrivers who use GPS to deliver pizza to your home? You have Einstein to thank for that. https://t.co/SWqKzH9myp
Retweeted by Paul HalpernRichard Feynman loved acting in Caltech student musicals, and played various roles. Productions he was involved in… https://t.co/4fXPtyszP3That’s where I saw him ...Princeton ...walking along the street ...white hair flying https://t.co/1uxnbgnDrk
Retweeted by Paul HalpernI was much younger ...3 or 4 I think https://t.co/gEmATvfb9y
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Retweeted by Paul Halpern @phalpern Opinion time! I personally feel that the twitter trend today is to focus on 'cancel culture' as the bigge… https://t.co/gcvfOABsyD
Retweeted by Paul Halpern @SharonMuldrew I agree @phalpern What is truly feminist is saying 'these women's contributions were truly remarkable...and more laudable s… https://t.co/foz8pAxhww
Retweeted by Paul Halpern @phalpern Side Note: I am triggered by the idea that including female scientists is some kind of agenda, or that th… https://t.co/ypZ4KmYrQz
Retweeted by Paul HalpernPaul Einstein, one of Albert Einstein's great-grandsons, inherited Albert's violin, and is a talented violinist. He… https://t.co/zs7TtXGjwJThe house in Princeton, at 112 Mercer Street, where Albert Einstein spent the final two decades of his life. It re… https://t.co/jV6JxP5Spi @Thievesbook @Dwuddy @EndOfThePier @NASAExoplanets Ah, that Oscar Wilde. What a wit he was.For some reason this makes me happy I just found out Einstein was a sailor and a violinist
Retweeted by Paul HalpernI would like very much to have met him and talked ....I saw him once when I was a child https://t.co/NiHnzFHOxL
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7/30
2020
'Academic freedom as I understand it means having the right to seek the truth and to publish and teach what is beli… https://t.co/gELisuTfjsThe simple, unadorned gravestone of acclaimed mathematician Emmy Noether, set in the pavement of a courtyard in The… https://t.co/XVgm8ujGZ5Wonderful Schrödinger's Cat music video by @wearethegoastt @seanonolennon @CharlotteKMuhl directed by… https://t.co/y1zrgryRKk @therealcbaz In an ideal world, perhaps we wouldn't need such labels. However, sadly history of science is replete… https://t.co/0Df8E9SYdl @ScottSGordon True!Albert Einstein Reads ‘The Common Language of Science’ (1941) https://t.co/WsQacwwY8i via @openculture
Retweeted by Paul HalpernFunny! @sandbagger13 @audible_com Audible version is now available: https://t.co/HfwQfdnq2F @815wrldtrvlr Audible version now available: https://t.co/HfwQfdnq2F'I think and think for months, for years. Ninety-nine times the conclusion is false. The hundredth time I am righ… https://t.co/vUZ8Fzufs7
Retweeted by Paul HalpernAlbert Einstein's unending battle for the right to enjoy a private life: https://t.co/NqYX2U7NMK https://t.co/rTYBDDttXr
Retweeted by Paul HalpernA freshman at @Caltech in the 1970s and 1980s would likely first meet Richard Feynman at the fun 'Frosh Camp' (Fres… https://t.co/ysfu6SzwKK
Retweeted by Paul HalpernNobelist Kip Thorne (L) wanted to be a snowplow driver in Utah until his mother took him at age 8 to an astronomy l… https://t.co/x5I3jezpVv
Retweeted by Paul HalpernA supernova called Mingus, named after the pioneering jazz composer and bassist Charles Mingus. As in the case of m… https://t.co/jEQD72UtxB
Retweeted by Paul Halpern @HinnerkA sjw means social justice warrior (someone who pushes their liberal views). drivel = Quatsch'Science makes people reach selflessly for truth and objectivity; it teaches people to accept reality, with wonder… https://t.co/HsZgsmd6gkBrilliant Austrian nuclear physicist Lise Meitner in a laboratory setting, 1946 (Getty Images) #histSTM https://t.co/UZnhho5tic
Retweeted by Paul Halpern'No government has the right to decide on the truth of scientific principles, nor to prescribe ... the questions in… https://t.co/4jJOWMC97uPlant biochemist Elizabeth Roboz Einstein, the second wife of Hans Albert Einstein (Albert's son) had a difficult d… https://t.co/dDrDV2Wklo
Retweeted by Paul Halpern'I am happy because I want nothing from anyone. I do not care for money. Titles or distinctions mean nothing. I do… https://t.co/d4bOQjeaEh @HinnerkA danke schoen. gute Nacht 🥱 @kubernite Thanks John!
7/29
2020

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