Monday, January 22, 2007

Awesome Scientists!

Scientist Trading Cards from AllTooFlat! This has been up for years, but they're pure sciency awesomness. Like baseball cards, except featuring the most awesome scientists of all times. They've even got my favorite scientist: Richard Feynman! When you view them online you can see the "back of the card", too, which features their stats and a brief bio. For instance, Feynman's reads:

Name: Richard Feynman (1918-1988)
Writes: Righ
Dominant Cortex: Left
University: Princeton
Key Contributions: "Feynman returned his attention quantum electrodynamics and successfully developed the rules that all quantum field theories must obey. In the process, he discovered how to renormalize the theory of quantum electrodynamics and also invented a nice way of representing quantum interactions, now called Feynman diagrams. For all these contributions, especially to the renormalization of quantum electrodynamics, Feynman shared the 1965 Nobel Prize in physics with Shin-Ichiro Tomonaga and Julian Schwinger, each of whom also contributed to the renormalization of the theory. Feynman also contributed to the theory of nuclear interactions with Murray Gell-Mann."

A few cafe press items are available on the site but, sadly, the cards themselves aren't available for sale. I'd guess it's because the cards are based on actual historic baseball cards. Somebody (somebody talented - not me) should do a set of cards for internet celebrities. I must admit, though, I don't know how you'd summarize ze in such a tiny space!

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