March 7, 2005

Hans Bethe RIP

A quick obit on

My favorite Bethe story, apocryphal or not, is that after figuring out how nuclear fusion powers stars, tried to impress a date, at night, under the stars, with the "and no one but I understand how they work" line. Legend says that the date was unimpressed.

A good NYT obit.

Posted by duver001 at March 7, 2005 4:47 PM