Zwicky called 'genius' and 'buffoon'

Zwicky called 'genius' and 'buffoon'

There are 3 comments on the Alamogordo Daily News story from Dec 5, 2010, titled Zwicky called 'genius' and 'buffoon'. In it, Alamogordo Daily News reports that:

Dr. Fritz Zwicky was "stocky, cocky always ready for a fight," Kip Thorne said in "Black Holes and Time Warps" . California Institute of Technology colleagues "regarded him as an irritating buffoon." "Zwicky was well known for getting up during talks in order to tell the speaker that the topic in question has already been solved, namely by Zwicky," ...

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SomeOtherGuy

Cloudcroft, NM

#1 Dec 5, 2010
"Ironically, Zwicky's attempt to neutralize turbulent air with a firearm was decades ahead of its time. Today, according to documents in the NMMSH archives, the Starfire Optical Range at Kirtland Air Force Base, Albuquerque, uses lasers "to remove the effects of atmospheric turbulence.""

Only someone who doesn't really understand how the lasers are used would try to equate the two.
Barbarina Zwicky

United States

#2 Dec 6, 2010
The new Caltech MR12 Supercomputer was christened "Zwicky" in honor of Fritz Zwicky and Kip Thorne championed this effort.

I would expect professional and accomplished research from a Humanities Scholar and not a mindless repetition of embellished, old ramblings from the oral histories that this article presents.

"As a scientific prophet, Fritz Zwicky will continue to suffer the literary assaults by self-serving authors, propelled by an embittered scientific establishment that continues the siege commensurate with their failure." (Christian Zwicky).
okfine

Monticello, IN

#3 Jul 17, 2012
what about sending other things instead of people into the black hole.. maybe micro organisms or something.. dunno..

indestructible micro bots.. inside the black hole.. to explore the other side

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