Lipscomb, Heisenberg, and momentum

Another Bill Lipscomb moment, from the 1996 Ig Nobel Prize Ceremony, as reported by the Harvard Gazette: Ig Nobel festivities traditionally include the Heisenberg Certainty Lectures. These 30-second lectures are named in honor of physicist Werner Heisenberg’s infamous “uncertainty principle,” which states that it is impossible to accurately measure both the position and momentum of […]