Science: Physics & Fantasy

Physicists look and act like ordinary men, but when they get together, many of the things they talk about approach the frontier of fantasy. Last week the American Physical Society, in convention in Manhattan, heard plenty of frontier talk. A few of the high-level matters discussed:

Deep-Frozen Amplifier. Some theoretical physicists have no visible connection with practicality, but others who are just as erudite hope that "hardware" will eventually grow out of their bold thinking. Professor Malcolm W. Strandberg of M.I.T. bases his reasoning on the weird idea of temperatures below absolute zero....

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