Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Nobel Prize Winning Opera Singer

2004 Nobel Prize winner Frank Wilczek has started a new career as an opera singer, starring in the mini-opera "Atom & Eve" (no, not this one, but this one) at the 2006 Alpbach Technology Conference.

The opera tells the love story between Atom, the lonely oxygen atom, and Eve, the atomic physicist, whose rather significant scale disparity causes a few problems that are finally overcome by means of Bose-Einstein condensation which allows Atom to exist on a macroscopic scale. Apparently the libretto as performed differed from the one linked to above in having a happy ending. And, according to Physik Journal, Wilczek has already set his sight on the next great prize to win: a Grammy.