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November 16, 2019

CATEGORY: Show Me the Physics! Video Contest (2014) [back]
TOPIC: The Wonders of Physics - 30th Season Celebration by Julien Clinton Sprott [refresh]
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Julien Clinton Sprott wrote on Aug. 22, 2014 @ 17:40 GMT
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Prof. Sprott is invited to Mars to celebrate the 30th season of The Wonders of Physics, where he encounters various Martian scientists who explain the physics behind some of the phenomena that occur on Mars.

Video Creator Bio

Julien Clinton Sprott, born September 16, 1942 in Memphis, Tennessee, received his B.S. in physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1964 and his Ph.D. in physics from the University of Wisconsin in 1969. He worked at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory for several years before returning to the University of Wisconsin to join the physics faculty in 1973. In 2008, he became an Emeritus Professor of Physics.

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Julien Clinton Sprott wrote on Aug. 26, 2014 @ 16:07 GMT
Joe -- I never heard of a paper being rejected by a reputable journal because the author was "uncredentialed, and unaffiliated" or of such an author being charged a fee if the paper was accepted for publication. In fact, many journals waive their page charges for authors from underdeveloped countries. It's very common to have papers, even good ones, rejected, but it should be for scientific reasons, not because of the credentials of the author. The usual next step is to revise the paper in accordance with the comments of the editor/reviewer and submit to a different journal, which is apparently what you did. I don't have an opinion about your theorem, but I encourage you to keep thinking and communicating with knowledgeable, interested people. Good luck.

-- Clint

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Joe Fisher replied on Aug. 27, 2014 @ 15:11 GMT
Dear Professor Sprott,

Thank you ever so much for your sagacious comment.

Joe Fisher

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Member Marc Séguin wrote on Aug. 30, 2014 @ 21:43 GMT
Clint,

Thank you for another entertaining Wonder of Physics show. This 30th anniversary special had a lot of great demonstrations: the ping pong atmospheric pressure gun (around the 17 minute mark), the fixed length flute with 4 types of gases playing 4 different notes (24 min. mark), the electromagnetic induction gun that sends rings higher when they are cold or if there is an iron core present (41 min), the slow-motion free fall of a magnet above a cold conducting plate (46 min), the laser being jiggled by a flame (48 min.), the sunset in the aquarium (51 min.) and the colored balloon being blown up by a laser inside a clear balloon (53 min.).

On a more critical note, as I noted in my post about your 25th anniversary video, I felt that the physics behind some demonstrations was note sufficiently explained (the bowling ball pendulum at the 3 minute mark could have benefited from a discussion about energy conservation, the principle of the protecting metal cage at the 31 minute mark is not really explained, and the water being deflected by a charged rod at the 34 minute mark is not that intriguing when you do not mention that it is attracted although it is not itself charged). I also found that it was not made clear enough that the statement around the 44 minute mark that magnetic energy can increase the nutrition value of "Martian Dew" was a joke (I am nitpicking, I know!).

Once again, good luck in the contest!

Marc

P.S. If you have a chance to view, comment and vote on my trilogy of videos entitled "This Is Physics" --- where I try to convey the "fun of physics" by focusing on some of the greatest moments of its history --- it would be quite appreciated!

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Mark Edward Prince wrote on Sep. 8, 2014 @ 14:09 GMT
Dear Professor Sprott! Tremendous stuff! I wish you could visit my school in Germany with your show. Physics heroes! You certainly get my community vote.

We would love to know what you think of our video "Convection? Heat transfer? Who cares?"

http://www.fqxi.org/community/forum/topic/2136

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Member Kevin H Knuth wrote on Sep. 11, 2014 @ 04:11 GMT
Dear Prof. Sprott,

I really enjoy your physics demonstrations. They are visually appealing and memorable, and it is fun to see them put to a storyline. They would be great fun to see in person!

Good Luck!

Cheers

Kevin Knuth

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Jonathan J. Dickau wrote on Sep. 11, 2014 @ 04:45 GMT
Excellent good fun Clint!

I will never tire of watching these Wonders of Physics presentations, and the Martian theme made this one especially memorable. Good luck in the contest!

All the Best,

Jonathan

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Cristinel Stoica wrote on Sep. 11, 2014 @ 17:00 GMT
Dear Professor Sprott,

Excellent show, I am happy to be the one giving the tenth vote to your cool video. If you have time, I would appreciate if you will watch and rate my videos The puzzle of quantum reality and Can a black hole keep a secret?.

Best regards,

Cristi

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Raghottam Manoj Sattigeri wrote on Sep. 23, 2014 @ 13:25 GMT
Great video about the wonders of physics...

Please go through my video also and rate it and give me your valuable suggestions... The topic of my video is - PHYSICS THE ODYSSEY...

Regards

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Jonathan J. Dickau wrote on Sep. 26, 2014 @ 00:45 GMT
I am hoping you will have time to rate and comment on my video..

Can the Mandelbrot Set help us understand the Cosmos?

Regards,

Jonathan

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