Friday, September 17, 2010

Theoretical physics on prime time TV


The Big Bang Theory now has 12 million viewers!

In the first episode when Penny and Sheldon first met he showed off his whiteboard. Which he said had a spoof of the Born-Oppenheimer approximation at the bottom (video)
[I could not read it. Anyone know what it is?].

I also read an interview with UCLA physics professor David Saltzburg who is consultant to the show. He now writes a blog The Big Blog Theory which explains the science which features in each show.

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