Neanderthal Messiah — 115
Prof. Woodley’s Physics for Poets| UW Science Hall | Langdon’s end
‘Please welcome class, someone who
Other envious students at UNM called The Laser
My roommate back then and engineer par excellence -
Bill Lazar -’
[Guest Speaker:] ‘Thanks Ray, and your name too caused some stir.
[They smile, both thinking of meeting & renaming Von Bomb.]
I wrote my thesis at UNM on bridging the rules of galaxies
With the rules of the atom — a B minus — sub par.
Perhaps the force most identifiable in one realm and not the other is
Einstein called that force spooky.
It’s the action of an atom instantaneously
Affecting its entangled twin -
No matter the distance between them.
[Pointing to the wall’s Periodic Table]
If we use an element recently discovered, here, at 115 -
We entangle two 115 atoms and separate by an ocean, or continents -
NASA even experimented with one atom in satellite orbit!
Anything we do to one atom - charge it, spin it, load it -
Its twin immediately mimics.
Now, students, for any applications of that force -
Where would frictionless spinning with exquisite remote control
[A student with raised hand:] ‘An engine?’
[Bill Lazar:] ‘Exactly, and with a copper bond, you’re plugged in -
The Cu 115 Gemini Propulsion System.
In the biz, known as the Galileo Project.’
[Another Student with raised hand:] ‘Where was this element discovered?’