Science Poll: Get Real

If you look at the schedule of events for DAMOP next week, you will see that there is a movie showing scheduled for Tuesday night: Real Genius. This seems like an excellent excuse to run a poll:

While the meeting will largely involve quantum mechanics, this is a purely classical poll, so you can choose only one answer, not a superposition of multiple answers.

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I like the one with the kid building a nuclear bomb better.

Would you classify that as a design problem, or a launch problem?

By The Disgruntle… (not verified) on 10 Jun 2011 #permalink

How many movies about laser science could there be, really?

By Johan Larson (not verified) on 11 Jun 2011 #permalink

I know it's a stretch, but lasers did play a big role in Fantastic Voyage (a much bigger role than credible science... no talk of extracting photons here).