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Contest Rules - February 15, 2004 at 11:12
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Hi all - here's the rules set for the next
contest!  Not sure what the prizes will be,
but I am sure there WILL be prizes.  
Exciting ones.  Glamorous merchandise and so
on.

Please remember to post IN THIS THREAD -
use 'post to thread' as opposed to reply to
post - easier to view for the judges.

The idea here is to write physics related
haiku - multiple entries are allowed and
encouraged.

1) All submissions must follow the 5-7-5
form of classic Japanese haiku.

2) All submissions must be related to physics

3) Judging will be based on the physics
content and adherence to more subtle aspects
of the haiku form as explained at the site
linked below.

http://www.toyomasu.com/haiku/

Good luck and enjoy!  Entries will be
accepted until February 15, 2004.


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a tribute to Miami - January 27 2004 3:43
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Composed, jointly, by the editor and admin.  No taunts, please.

waves sparkle with sun
rays swim below the surface
optical illusion?


If we can do it, you can do it.  Quit lurking and start writing!  :)


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another submission from the editor - January 27 2004 3:45
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Dave
San Marcos, Texas
431 Posts

projectile particle
soars through the summer sky


where's the trebuchet?


Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value -- Albert Einstein


Haiku from Miami - January 27 2004 10:52
Fernanda
5 Posts

Physics oh Physics
Homework, Research without sleep
'til my Ph.D



Another one from the editor...Come on you guys! Get with the program - January 29 2004 3:02
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Dave
San Marcos, Texas
431 Posts

Baffling entropy
Opaque as the winter fog

What does it all mean?


Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value -- Albert Einstein


Sleep-Deprived Haiku - January 29 2004 8:00
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7 Posts

It's amazing, the things you can find to do in the middle of the night to avoid studying for exams...

Quarks, bosons, mesons
Length contracts, time dilates--Argh!
Damn quantum physics




Pax omni.



Post from Haikouisville - January 30 2004 2:06
dbrown
8 Posts

Certainty Denied
Dare not fix the same gaze twice
Heisenberg rocks on!



QM - February 03 2004 1:16
Lyle
2 Posts

Einstein Rosen dox
Binequality thinks knots
very strange indeed.



Haiku from U of L physics - February 03 2004 3:51
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zyxtan
30 Posts

Quantum due in two hours
I haven't even finished the second problem
Will he accept late homework



- February 03 2004 3:59
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zyxtan
30 Posts

Oops, didn't follow the correct form in the last posted one,try again..


quantum homework due
my pencil is broke again
need better excuse



University of Louisville haiku - February 03 2004 4:43
scott
2 Posts

Energy conserved
Pound and Eliot collide
Hah! Metro deformed.



loser - February 03 2004 8:09
Lil_Blay
2 Posts

.....ha. loser



Force - February 03 2004 8:54
Lil_Blay
2 Posts

Force weight pulling down
Force natural going up
Let me follow him



dux femina facti



counting particles at U of L - February 03 2004 10:51
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zyxtan
30 Posts

Boltzmann kills himself
Ehrenfest does the same thing
Stat mech is harmful



$110 for a book!! - February 04 2004 2:29
zyxtan Avatar
zyxtan
30 Posts

pricey physics text
cannot afford to buy it
too big to xerox



amen, brother - February 04 2004 7:50
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I think we've all been there.


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Louisville SPS submission - February 05 2004 8:45
George
2 Posts

Nine haiku for you:
SPS is number one!
Next, will tanka do?

Newton saw the fall
Of apple from tree to earth
And Einstein caught it

Ride on a photon
Move fast as light--in no time.
Einstein was right bright

Behold energy
When E = mc2
It makes the stars shine

SPS haiku:
Beyond the Standard Model
New answers will do

A quantum-leap falls
Into a square well so small
'Tis not there at all

Feynman pictured all
As a sum of histories
Now it's QED

How small it can go
We shan't know, until we have
The Stringy Thingy

Now is the time for
All young physicists to come
And join SPS!


Submitted by George Schuhmann, SPS Secretary, University of Louisville



- February 05 2004 11:40
scott
2 Posts

wow george. impressive.



Haiku - February 06 2004 2:37
ivan
Louisville, KY
12 Posts

universe expands
and when the beast's lungs are full
universe contracts



Haiku - February 06 2004 3:30
ivan
Louisville, KY
12 Posts

if i'd seen it fall
i'd have eaten the apple
and never asked why



Haiku - February 06 2004 4:13
ivan
Louisville, KY
12 Posts

if air were water
i would swim faster than light
creating optic booms



1,432 pages of notes last semester - February 06 2004 5:21
zyxtan Avatar
zyxtan
30 Posts

a painful hand cramp
from taking notes all day long
most I'll never read



infinite loop - February 06 2004 5:25
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zyxtan
30 Posts

physics feeds the math
but the math feeds the physics
keeps me in circles



broken lab apparatus - February 06 2004 5:28
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zyxtan
30 Posts

my cart won't roll well
my voltmeter is broken
B minus for me



not a love connection - February 06 2004 5:31
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zyxtan
30 Posts

She spoke C++
But I only speak FORTRAN
wasn't meant to be



How much for parking!?!?? - February 06 2004 5:40
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zyxtan
30 Posts

The poor faculty
park in the least expensive
parking spots they can



astigmatism - February 06 2004 5:47
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zyxtan
30 Posts

Particles are small
Galaxies are very large
hard to see them both



Slacker - February 06 2004 5:51
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zyxtan
30 Posts

Einstein, bad in school
liked to goof off and skip class
true..he's my hero



Maxwell neumonic - February 06 2004 6:01
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zyxtan
30 Posts

del dot E is rho
del dot B equals zero
Ahhh!..no source for confusion



science dollars - February 06 2004 6:05
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zyxtan
30 Posts

S-S-C did die....
Now,CERN costs us even more!
how embarrassing



oops - February 07 2004 5:55
ivan
Louisville, KY
12 Posts

just realized that the word creating has
three syllables

if air were water
i would swim faster than light
making optic booms



laser haiku - February 09 2004 1:30
matt
1 Posts

pump laser of green
enters cavity of gain
Ti:saf radiates red



Depressed - February 09 2004 1:52
John
1 Posts

A quark in a bar
A man asked, "What's wrong?"  He said,
"They all call me strange."



Haiku - February 09 2004 1:58
JustinK
1 Posts

For projectile motion:

Acceleration
Negative G in the Y
Zero in the X



PHaikus - February 09 2004 4:03
BeatingRedLights
3 Posts

Here are a few I came up with. Some I like, others I don't. This is my first time at this site, so hey! everyone.
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in a star's collapse,
elemental explosion-
firing synapse.



to confine my thoughts,
the space of this period.
There are waves 'lapping.




Unpredictable,
how emotion breaths beliefs-
and pendulums repeat.




Lemonade friendships-
barbeques of atoms and light.
'till everything cooled.




with our momenta,
despite our excitation-
our life's still discrete.




you're never alone
in an omnicentric winter-
this transient life.





failing physics labs
by defying gravity.
Note: source of error?





physics and fun are
separable solutions-
to one problem set.




in the amalgm
of elementary particles,
symmetry is grand.



haiku - February 09 2004 4:44
Gary
Society of Physics...
293 Posts

a lot of thoughts there...nice job, I especially like the one about lemonade and the one after...


Adjunct Professor of Physics, Editor of The Physics Teacher, and GWU SPS Chapter Advisor


Astronomical Units - February 09 2004 4:17
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Travis
1 Posts

the trees without leaves
the earth so far from the sun
more then 1 AU



- February 11 2004 12:12
bswift
13 Posts

we're closer to the sun in the winter



Haiku! - February 09 2004 5:16
Roboducky28
3 Posts

Fourier Transforms,
Legendre Polynomials,
and lots of beer, yeah!



We love Physics - February 09 2004 5:21
Robin
2 Posts

Passion in science,
And mathematical joy,
Bloom love of physics.



Haiku! - February 09 2004 5:21
Roboducky28
3 Posts

Ode to Electron:
Fermion, a quantum joy.
Alone, fill the state!



Haiku! - February 09 2004 5:29
Roboducky28
3 Posts

Our physics club pet:
A sheep puppet. Being nerds,
They named him Lamb-da.



Spring - February 09 2004 5:51
zygomatic
4 Posts

Cool, a pack of gum
U is half k x-squared
Ouch, that hurt a lot



Five quarks - February 09 2004 5:54
kat
1 Posts

Seen by some, not all
The z-plus begins the hunt
for the pentaquarks



Newton's Laws - February 09 2004 6:44
zygomatic
4 Posts

F equals m a
An action then reaction
Objects stay at rest



Wiggly Strings - February 09 2004 9:04
CD Newhouse
1 Posts

A string has
a multidimensional
Brownian motion



Chicago Pile 1 - February 10 2004 11:51
Hybryd
7 Posts

Enrico Fermi
On snowy field, Reaction!
nineteen fourty-two



To all the girls... - February 10 2004 12:18
Hybryd
7 Posts

Talking to a girl
Face cringes when major told
Goodbye girl, goodbye!



Jealous Ex - February 10 2004 12:23
Hybryd
7 Posts

Break away from school
Summertime clubbing, feels good
Stat mech gets jealous



The short of it - February 10 2004 12:26
Hybryd
7 Posts

I play with magnets,
not enough time to explain;
undergrad research



An Eternity It Seems - February 10 2004 12:29
Hybryd
7 Posts

My school, U.S.F.
It means, "You Stay Forever"
Thank you dear physics



Change of plans - February 10 2004 12:32
Hybryd
7 Posts

Wake up, take shower
A sunny day awaits you
No, you have homework



haiku - February 10 2004 12:36
Keith Russell
1 Posts

spinning by myself
maginificently ordered
waiting to decay



- February 10 2004 4:51
James
1 Posts

"An Infinite Set of Differential Equations"
F equals M a
Implies Predestination,
Classical Failure.

"When I Try To Explain My Classes to My Friends"
The engineers ask,
How there can be a higher
Dimensional space.

"Complaint"
Lots of quantum dots,
And carbon nanostructures,
Phys I was less hard.



Uh Oh - February 10 2004 6:23
zygomatic
4 Posts

Oh no not again
On a frictionless surface
I cannot get up



Fusion - February 10 2004 6:42
zygomatic
4 Posts

Fact: like charges repel
Deuterons are positive
Very high voltage and speed



haiku - February 10 2004 8:41
ivan
Louisville, KY
12 Posts

why study physics
when you could spend forever
simply counting beans?



- February 10 2004 8:56
debuhj
1 Posts

O' striking photon!
An interference pattern --
one dot at a time.



Love of... - February 11 2004 3:17
BeatingRedLights
3 Posts

With no assumptions,
and only few predictions-
Our love finds a way.



Saturated - February 11 2004 3:24
BeatingRedLights
3 Posts

Coherent sources,
Lke incoherent thoughts, make:
For exciting times!



sleepy - February 11 2004 4:17
bswift
13 Posts

Long day of physics.
Ahh, so nice to be in bed.
Awake already?



set of problems - February 11 2004 4:21
bswift
13 Posts

Worthless problem sets
Leave no time for fun research
Kind of useful though.



Guinness for stength! - February 11 2004 4:30
bswift
13 Posts

It all is so clear
When you explain it with a
Guinness bottlecap.



woah. - February 11 2004 4:34
bswift
13 Posts

Physics is the same
Here as on some other star
Universal laws



illusions - February 11 2004 4:38
bswift
13 Posts

So happy to be
Done with set three days early.
But two more to go.



GRE - February 11 2004 4:41
bswift
13 Posts

It looms over us
Graduate Record Exam
You should go study



fourier series - February 11 2004 4:44
bswift
13 Posts

Lots of unknown stuff
This dark energy maybe
just epicycles



concussion - February 11 2004 4:48
bswift
13 Posts

Many, many times
Will I tunnel through this wall?
Ow.  Probably not.



scattering - February 11 2004 4:56
bswift
13 Posts

Understanding makes
More beautiful red sunsets
And a bright blue sky



stay - February 11 2004 5:04
bswift
13 Posts

wasting time writing
these haikus for all of you
I'm going to sleep



haiku - February 11 2004 12:05
suzi
4 Posts

IMAGINE...

a shperical cow,
sure that makes a lot of sense
but how would it taste?


MY PRECIOUS

you are here or there
and everywhere all at once
precious electron



haiku - February 11 2004 12:21
suzi
4 Posts

OUR FRIENDS (though not our only ones, right ?!?)

eigenfunctions are
very special friends indeed;
let us remember



ASU Haiku - February 11 2004 12:50
Nate
2 Posts

Study Physics hard
all week. So this weekend, I
can see "You Got Served".

Physics makes me sad.
But not like the break up of
Ben and Jennifer. :(

I'd rather write a
Physics related Tanka.
Two more lines of verse.



Another great Arizona Haiku - February 11 2004 12:52
Nate
2 Posts

Conjunction-junction
Can't integrate a function?
Use Taylor Series!



haiku - February 11 2004 3:09
ivan
Louisville, KY
12 Posts

move without effort
equipotential surfaces
normal to the flux



haiku - February 11 2004 3:10
ivan
Louisville, KY
12 Posts

a science of sound



haiku - February 11 2004 3:11
ivan
Louisville, KY
12 Posts

a science of sound
mechanical vibrations
make beautiful noise



haiku - February 11 2004 3:13
ivan
Louisville, KY
12 Posts

potential explored
through simplified symmetry
with Gaussian shells



haiku - February 11 2004 3:14
ivan
Louisville, KY
12 Posts

one explanation
intertwining dimensions
of vibrating strings



haiku - February 11 2004 3:16
ivan
Louisville, KY
12 Posts

Einstein's dillemma:
quantum mechanics fails if
"god does not throw dice."



dynamic duo - February 12 2004 5:59
bswift
13 Posts

no longer simple
electron spin adds to L
gives us fine structure

nuclear spin too
lends to even more splitting
we call hyperfine



singular functions - February 12 2004 10:57
Gary
Society of Physics...
293 Posts

Dirac's Deltas are
impulsive; integrate, they're
on the Heaviside


Adjunct Professor of Physics, Editor of The Physics Teacher, and GWU SPS Chapter Advisor


Self-referential ? - February 12 2004 11:39
Gary
Society of Physics...
293 Posts

Step function's namesake,
Heaviside, sounds like it looks.
Providence or joke?

If Alexander
Graham had seen like fortune, we'd
admire his Bell curve.


Adjunct Professor of Physics, Editor of The Physics Teacher, and GWU SPS Chapter Advisor


Particle Outreach - February 12 2004 1:07
Demick
2 Posts

Gentle flowing stream
Particle outreach surrounds
Caress life anew



Dark Matter Lost - February 12 2004 1:11
Demick
2 Posts

Darkness is filled now
Matter confounds Newtons grasp
Lost within the void



Haiku - February 12 2004 2:27
Gwethyr
1 Posts

Electrons falling
Core penetration model,
relativistic.



haiku - February 12 2004 2:27
Jim
1 Posts

Sun shining Brightly
Such warmth from photons flying;
Picture bent in glass



haiku - February 12 2004 2:37
Noel
1 Posts

Alpha Particles
Coming so quickly toward me
Tells me how ancient.

The star called Deneb
Type A2Ia, burping
out mass into space.



haiku - February 12 2004 9:25
Potential
2 Posts

What is empty space?
Brewing of particles and
Anti-particles

or


The brew bubbles high.
Particles pairing with their
antiparticles



Haiku Contest - February 12 2004 9:27
Potential
2 Posts

What is empty space?
Brewing of particles and
Anti-particles

or

The brew bubbles high.
Particles pairing with their
antiparticles



When words collide - February 12 2004 9:35
Eli Szus
1 Posts

Like a jumbo sun
Glancing through a mirrored wall
Opposites attract



4 o' dem - February 13 2004 2:58
Ryan
2 Posts

It's late--I study...
I feel like antimatter
Coffee is life-blood.

In physics meeting
females are everywhere--
Pleasant reverie...

oh to be sleeping!
Well, it is really short naps
between physics work.

It's "To know God's thoughts"
That Einstein wanted to know.
Is it relative?



- February 14 2004 5:57
Drew
1 Posts

Big Bang! Creation
Top, Bottom, Charm, Strange, Up, Down
Repeatedly born



Deadline Extended! - February 14 2004 9:59
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Admin
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Please note that the deadline for contest entries has been extended to February 15, 2004.  Good luck!


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War of the currents - February 14 2004 2:04
omardupree
1 Posts

AC or DC?
Edison could not compete
The great Tesla had won



A few Haikus - February 15 2004 3:31
Dylan
1 Posts

Physics is fruity -
Plum pudding model; what's next?
Strawberry field theory?

Mick Jagger says best,
"Shadoobie, scattered, scattered.."
Physicist at heart?

Someone tell Wiley:
Impossible to catch a
Road Runner photon

The Uncertainty
principle must govern Man's
knowledge of Women



Who wins? - February 19 2004 2:34
Ryan
2 Posts

The tension is killing--
Who won the competition?
A Result pending?



We will be announcing a winner soon - February 19 2004 9:55
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Dave
San Marcos, Texas
431 Posts

Thanks to all who participated in the Haiku contest.  There were many good entries.  As you can all imagine, judging will be difficult.  The judging process is underway, though, and winners will be announced as soon as judging is complete.


Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value -- Albert Einstein


bump - February 27 2004 9:25
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Admin
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Just wanted to make sure folks can find this easily to let us know their favorites...

Admin


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Thanks! - April 19 2004 10:25
Gary
Society of Physics...
293 Posts

Thanks to all of you who submitted haiku; your efforts have attracted quite a bit of attention from the leaders of several physics organizations, and I expect to see some of them in various print venues soon.


Adjunct Professor of Physics, Editor of The Physics Teacher, and GWU SPS Chapter Advisor


Sleeping electron - August 20 2004 2:51
Zack
2 Posts

Sleeping electron
curled on the ground --
are you there?



Re: Sleeping electron - August 20 2004 3:37
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Hi Zack,

Just so there aren't any misunderstandings, this contest ended last February - thanks for the post, though!

More haikus are always welcome.

--Management


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