Thursday, May 9, 2013
OP111. Neither did he realize the gravity of his situation
A young nuclear theorist named Lutz
Lost his job from Sequester-based cuts.
Though he thought to pull strings
It would not have changed things,
And, besides, he did not have the GUTs.
For the umpteenth time I am attempting to complete Stephen Hawking’s A Brief History of Time. GUT is a Grand Unified Theory which seeks to unite the three forces of Electromagnetism, Weak Nuclear (radioactivity) and Strong Nuclear (keeping protons and neutrons packed together). Last I heard, the fourth, Gravitational force, is still odd-man-out.
Maybe my unfortunate protagonist is related to Bob Lutz, American Davis Cupper and doubles whiz of the 1970’s, who did know a thing or two about gut as applied to his string theory.