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The new Ignobel prize in Physics October 16, 2006

Posted by dorigo in food, humor, news, physics, science.

This year’s Ignobel prize in Physics goes to Basile Audoly and Sebastien Neukirch, from the Pierre and Marie Curie University in Paris. They discovered the long-sought reason why spaghetti do not break in half.

The paper, “Fragmentation of Rods by Cascading Cracks: Why Spaghetti Does Not Break in Half”, Physical Review Letters 95, 9 (2005) 95505, can be read at the PRL site.

Congratulations to the authors for the advancement of Science!

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