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Sat Feb 24, 2018, 04:42 PM

2. Reminds me of the famous story about Oppenheimer told in "American Prometheus."

Oppenheimer was a professor at UC Berkeley and decided to go to Europe for a semester and asked one of his colleagues to teach one of his classes.

His colleague asked Oppenheimer what book he should use for the course, and Oppenheimer told him.

The colleague looked into the book and went back to Oppenheimer and said, "But Oppenheimer, the book is in Dutch!"

"Yes," Oppenheimer replied, "but it's easy Dutch..."

I once took my boys and a friend of theirs to meet Freeman Dyson, one of the most amazing afternoons ever, a strange story in itself. We talked about so many things, and I never got around to asking him about Oppenheimer...

Damn...

Anyway.

I wasn't familiar with DIRAC at all; never heard of it in fact. Thanks! Looks like fun! I was aware of relativistic effects in the core electrons of heavy and superheavy elements, but not of this program.

I just recalled that I once wrote elsewhere about "Feynmanium."

Oh. Oh. Plutonium Contamination Suspected.

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