Thursday, November 10, 2011

love of science detected

What's science have to do with it?


A story of love and science without any lab coats but lots of high energy physics.

from Dave's blog
 
Take these ingredients:
  • Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider lab
  • Maintenance period downtime on the STAR detector
  • A creative romantic
  • A helpful physicist
  • An engagement ring

You get the nerdiest marriage proposal ever.

Kendra, science writer, was tricked into coming over to the STAR detector for a possible story about a rare crystalline deposit discovered there.
 
The STAR detector (pic above) specializes in tracking the thousands of particles produced by ion collisions at RHIC. Weighing 1,200 tons and as large as a house, STAR is a massive detector.
 
That rare crystalline deposit turned out to be a diamond already mounted in a ring.  Nature is full of surprises.


Click over here for the whole story from Dave, the creative romantic himself.





4 comments:

Rebecca said...

Makes me wonder how amazingly wonderful (for science nerds) their wedding will be. 

TechnoBabe said...

It is fun to read about the different scenarios for marriage proposals people can surprise people with and record them for the next generations. 

Barbara said...

That is so sweet! I think it might even rival my husband hiding my engagement ring in a box of Cracker Jacks!

unknownmami said...

That's very sweet. Mazel Tov!

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