Wednesday, October 5, 2011

When Professor Shechtman  first made this discovery, it was met with much skepticism.   It really was a jaw-dropping discovery that put him under intense pressure.  Even Pauling did not agree with his interpretation and proposed alternative models for the diffraction patterns Shechtman first observed for quasi-crystals.

A wonderful story  for denialists (climate, evolution...) and anti-scientists.

Mazel tov, Professor Shechtman. 


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