Human beings are intelligent life. Different from other creatures, human beings have the ability of thinking and innovation. It is precisely because of human innovation and thinking that human civilization can make continuous progress. The progress of human civilization is inseparable from those great scientists. In order to give scientists a sense of honor, we have the Nobel prize.
Speaking of the Nobel Prize, my friends will think that it is a grand prize. The people who can win the Nobel Prize are great scientists, such as Newton, Einstein and other great physicists. In fact, there are many kinds of Nobel prizes, among which there is a funny Nobel prize that few people have heard of.
This funny Nobel Prize was founded in 1991 to select research that looks funny but has profound scientific truth. This award sounds very funny, but it’s not easy to win this award. It’s hard for ordinary people to have this opportunity to win this award. Most of the winners are senior scientists, or former Nobel laureates. Of course, a small number of non-governmental researchers have won this award. As long as your research results sound funny, but have some thought-provoking reasons, it’s OK You can get this
What I want to tell you today is that in 2005, a French research group won the funny Nobel Prize for a research. What kind of research is this? You may find it funny, but there is a deep scientific truth behind it. Now let’s take a look at what kind of funny research this is.
This research comes from spaghetti, which is different from our ordinary noodles. Our ordinary noodles are rectangular in shape, or flat closed, while the spaghetti is round. This kind of spaghetti is more popular in Western restaurants. Of course, many shops also sell this kind of spaghetti, which tastes good. It is estimated that many people have eaten spaghetti.
Maybe a lot of people will say, what does this funny Nobel Prize winner have to do with this spaghetti? Don’t worry. Listen to me. Maybe you think, isn’t it just a spaghetti? What’s the difference? Of course, in the eyes of ordinary people, it is a noodle, but a lot of scientific research and scientific truth come from our daily life. Newton sat under the tree, an apple fell from the tree, this is a very common thing, but it caused Newton to ponder: why should the apple fall down instead of up? Then came the famous law of gravitation.
Spaghetti is very common, but have you ever tried to fold it? It’s estimated that some people have also folded the pasta, but they haven’t found a problem. No matter how you fold the pasta, you can’t fold it into two parts. Maybe some people don’t believe it. If you don’t believe it, you can try it. And there is a little story about it. The famous physicist Feynman felt bored one night, so he folded the spaghetti on a whim, and the spaghetti broke into several sections.
Careful Feynman found a problem: why can’t the spaghetti be broken into two sections, so he didn’t believe in evil, so he folded the whole night. As a result, all the spaghetti didn’t break into two sections, at least in three sections. Later, Feynman tried various methods, but failed to break the spaghetti into two sections. Later, he wrote this question into his diary.
Around 2005, a French team saw the question left in the Journal of physicist Feynman, and felt very curious. So the team began to test and experiment on it. At the beginning, like Feynman, they thought of many ways to break the spaghetti into two sections, but through testing with various instruments, they found that they wanted to In order to fold the spaghetti into two sections, it is necessary to study the effect of force.
The research team found that when the spaghetti is folded from both ends, the spaghetti is easy to break. However, when the spaghetti is broken in the middle, it will produce a rebound force, which will lead to vibration and rebound and make the spaghetti break again. Therefore, it is difficult to break the spaghetti into two sections. If you want to break the surface into two sections, you need to study how to counteract the rebound force.
Through various experiments, the French research team finally found a way to counteract the rebound force, that is, to twist the noodles to a certain angle. At this time, the noodles are successfully broken into two sections. Of course, the angle is also required. It must be around 270 degrees. This angle can offset most of the rebound force, so that the remaining rebound force can be eliminated The French scientific group won the Nobel Prize in 2006.
It seems very simple, but it contains some profound scientific principles. It is in line with the funny Nobel Prize. Do you think it’s too easy to win this prize, my friends? In fact, it’s not easy to win this prize. If it’s easy, the famous physicist Feynman would not have found a way to break the noodles into two sections. If it’s easy, it’s a difficult problem And it’s not going to be France alone.
There are many things in life that seem to take for granted, but behind it may represent a world problem. If you can solve them, you may be the next Nobel Prize winner. What are the simple things in your life that are difficult to solve? Welcome to comment and discuss below. Maybe an unintentional move may be a funny Nobel Prize.