Le parole dei fisici

Posted on febbraio 17, 2012 di

6


Ecco alcune frasi che nel mondo della ricerca assumo un nuovo significato.
Questo è un elenco che gira su internet a cui io ho fatto delle aggiunte.
Vi invito a continuarlo.

“IT HAS LONG BEEN KNOWN” I didn’t look up the original reference.
“A DEFINITE TREND IS EVIDENT” The data are practically meaningless.
“WHILE IT HAS NOT BEEN POSSIBLE TO PROVIDE DEFINITE ANSWERS TO THE QUESTIONS” An unsuccessful experiment, but i still hope to get it published.
“THREE OF THE SAMPLES WERE CHOSEN FOR DETAILED STUDY” The other results didn’t make any sense.
“TYPICAL RESULTS ARE SHOWN” This is the prettiest graph.
“THESE RESULTS WILL BE IN A SUBSEQUENT REPORT” I might get around to this sometime, if pushed/funded.
“THE MOST RELIABLE RESULTS ARE OBTAINED BY JONES” He was my graduate student; his grade depended on this.
“IN MY EXPERIENCE” Once.
“IN CASE AFTER CASE” Twice.
“IN A SERIES OF CASES” Thrice.
“IT IS BELIEVED THAT” I think.
“IT IS GENERALLY BELIEVED THAT” A couple of other guys think so too.
“CORRECT WITHIN AN ORDER OF MAGNITUDE” Wrong.
“ACCORDING TO STATISTICAL ANALYSIS” Rumor has it.
“A STATISTICALLY ORIENTATED PROJECTION OF THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THESE FINDINGS” A wild guess.
“A CAREFUL ANALYSIS OF THE OBTAINABLE DATA” Three pages of notes were obliterated when I knocked over a glass of beer.
“IT IS CLEAR THAT MUCH ADDITIONAL WORK WILL BE REQUIRED BEFORE A COMPLETE UNDERSTANDING OF THIS PHENOMENON OCCURS” I don’t understand it.
“AFTER ADDITIONAL STUDY BY MY COLLEAGUES” They don’t understand it either.
“THANKS ARE DUE TO JOE BLOTZ FOR ASSISTANCE WITH THE EXPERIMENT AND TO ANDREA SCHAEFFER FOR VALUABLE DISCUSSIONS” Mr. Boltz did the work and Ms. Schaeffer explained to me what it meant.
“A HIGHLY SIGNIFICANT AREA FOR EXPLORATORY STUDY” A totally useless topic selected by my committee.
“IT IS HOPED THAT THIS STUDY WILL STIMULATE FURTHER INVESTIGATION IN THIS FIELD” I quit.
“EXOTIC MATERIAL” The most studied material in the last 10 years
“CORRELATION EFFECTS” we don’t have other explantions for these results
“.. NOT WELL UNDERSTOOD” Everything is well know about this phenomena but I have to publish my paper
Annunci
Messo il tag: ,
Posted in: Uncategorized