Saturday, September 13, 2008

An ironic death of an astrophysicist

Remember I've posted in this blog before about irony? Well, here's another example.

On Tuesday, September 9, CERN got all huffy and self congratulatory as they flip the switch to test their apparatus that will "find the God particle" and "look back into time to moments after the universe's creation at the Big Bang."

On Thursday, September 11 a Max Planck astrophysicist falls to his death changing lenses on his MAGIC telescope.

Truth is stranger than fiction. Condolences to his family. Some of my former best friends are astronomers.