As one with universalist propensities, I thought it was time that we united the worlds of the arts and sciences by celebrating some of our leading physicists with some carefully crafted verse. Please feel free to add to this list. The form need not be the Clerihew, but it is preferred. There will be a prize. The winner will get to visit Dave's blog.
Peter Ware Higgs
Was thrown out of his digs
Could not prevent his eviction.
Steven Weinberg of Berkeley
Was looked upon darkly
When his standard model
Turned out to be twaddle.
Wanted to create an alarm
But his electro-weak theory
Was nothing but dreary
Sheldon Lee Glashow
Is pronounced I know not how
Of leptons and quarks he would sing
But cared very little for the idea of superstring.
Robert J Van de Graaff
Thought it quite a laugh
To build a generator,
But thought better of it later.
Hendrik Antoon Lorentz
Was quite sure that light bends
The transformation equations he derived in Dutch
Will never really amount to much.
Sir John Bertram Adams KBE FRS
Was responsible for yet another mess
He designed the Super Proton Synchrotron
About which he went on and on.
Richard Q Twiss
Gave playing football a miss
Quantum interference gave him renown
Along with his mate Robert Hanbury-Brown
Worked quite a lot out
He conjectured a field
A theory what Higgs later stealed.
Had a thought whilst on the bog
Her theories were unified and grand
But got completely out of hand.