Through the eyepiece of a telescope.
Solvay Conference, 1927
Back: A. Piccard, E. Henriot, P. Ehrenfest, E. Herzen, Th. De Donder, E. Schrödinger, J.E. Verschaffelt, W. Pauli, W. Heisenberg, R.H. Fowler, L. Brillouin;
Middle: P. Debye, M. Knudsen, W.L. Bragg, H.A. Kramers, P.A.M. Dirac, A.H. Compton, L. de Broglie, M. Born, N. Bohr;
Front: I. Langmuir, M. Planck, M. Curie, H.A. Lorentz, A. Einstein, P. Langevin, Ch. E. Guye, C.T.R. Wilson, O.W. Richardson
Sovereigns Of The World, 1889
From Left To Right:
- Yohannes IV of Ethiopia
- Tewfik Pasha of Egypt
- Sultan Abdülhamit II of the Ottoman Empire
- Naser al-Din Shah Qajar of Persia
- Christian IX of Denmark
- Luís I of Portugal
- William III of the Netherlands
- Pedro II of Brazil
- Milan Obrenović IV of Serbia
- Leopold II of Belgium
- Alexander III of Russia
- Wilhelm I, German Emperor
- Franz Joseph I of Austria
- Victoria of the United Kingdom
- Jules Grévy of France
- Pope Leo XIII
- Emperor Meiji of Japan
- Guangxu Emperor of China
- Umberto I of Italy
- Alfonso XII of Spain
- Oscar II of the United Kingdoms of Sweden and Norway
- Grover Cleveland of the United States of America
I bet they had some brilliant drunken conversations after these gatherings!
Image Source & Further Reading: Wikipedia: 1, 2.
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Read the rest of the post on The Economist website: A Healthy Relationship.
Simly love the Freakonomics concept and now the movie is out soon! Click here or on the image to view the trailer.
Undergraduate college students ranked their favorite color and the study presented the results by sex: Men’s favorites are on the left and women’s on the right. No need to try to explain why – just another study valuable for the marketing industry. HT: Andrew Gelman.