Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Physicist Gave A Paper Marriage Proposal

I'll admit it. Physicists can be a bunch of rather weird, strange people. But hey, no one can ever accuse us of not being creative! After all, who would have come up with proposing to one's future wife by putting it into a physics paper?

When Sydney physicist Brendan McMonigal got down on one knee to propose to his partner of seven years, Christie Nelan, he pulled out a physics paper, not a ring.

His paper, Two Body Interactions: A Longitudinal Study, pictured right, is laden with science geek speak and tracks the couple's relationship, including a graph (''happiness over time'') and the all important question.
It helps that the future bride is also a physicist, so she got the meaning.

I found a copy of the so-called paper elsewhere on the web. Best wishes to the happy couple!


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