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Light relief for Cosmologists

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'Calculating the Cosmos' by Ian Stewart and 'The Universe Next Door' a New Scientist compilation are both extremely enjoyable reads and have kept me going in between the'dark clear nights' here on the east coast.  So having time on my hands this summer, I prepared a digital image and poem in 'homage' to two of my favourite pursuits: reading books on cosmology I barely understand and eating shellfish most people tend to avoid. 


'Winkles in the fabric of Space-Time' - mixed media - George Roberts - June 2018


"If there were winkles in the fabric of Space-Time

At the Planck scale squid and plaice would rhyme

If the Universe and Albert Einstein could spin on one sharp pin

Might each sardine simultaneously be alive and dead in it's tin?

Perhaps dark matter would even cease to matter?

If cod, god and gravity were resolved in batter".


George Roberts from the book 'A Brief History of Gastropods'



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