Maximum Brain Power in One Location

I came across an article about the 1927 Solvay International Conference on Physics. This conference brought together the world’s most notable physicists (Schrodinger, Heisenberg, Bohr, Planck, Curie, Einstein, etc. — see thumbnail below).   To give you an idea of the amount of brain power, 17 of the 29 attendees were or became Nobel Prize winners.   From all of my years of studying about Einstein, Bohr, and Heisenberg, I never knew that they had all gathered together at a single location.

At the conference, Albert Einstein and Niels Bohr got into a “brain duel”.  Evidently, Einstein wasn’t crazy about Heisenberg’s “Uncertainty Principle,” and Al remarked “God does not play dice.” Bohr replied, “Einstein, stop telling God what to do.”

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