I’m coming back from a wonderful single molecule Gordon conference in the picturesque hills of New Hampshire. Richard Zare gave a fun talk that seemed to be a hit with the crowd. To commemorate, I thought I’d put out his seminal paper in the field of non-linear optics.
The authors make sure to consider the radical implications of their results:
UPDATE: Dan M writes:
The paper you refer to as Dick Zare’s article was actually written by Wayne Knox, not by Zare. Wayne persuaded Zare and Hoose to be co-authors so that the author list would be amusing. In fact, Wayne didn’t actually know Hoose before this; he had to hunt through various directories in order to find somebody in the field of optics whose name sounded vaguely like “whose”. The other Knox, by the way, is his dad, who was a biophysics professor for many years.