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What happens when the human body enters a strong magnetic field? Scientists experimented with frogs and succeeded in winning the Nobel Prize

Funny Nobel Prize

By Orr HirshmanPublished 6 months ago 7 min read

What is the Funny Nobel Prize?

It is an odd award from 1991, and a tribute and parody of the Nobel Prize. The organizer of this award, is a foreign science humor magazine, of course, although it is a funny Nobel Prize, in fact, many of the winners, but not as bad as we think.

And some of the judges in the field of science and technology, but also the real Nobel Prize winners, and the funny Nobel Prize for people engaged in scientific research are also "real", but they are in the process of scientific research, and some experiments are seemingly too odd.

For example, in 2017, there is a French researcher proposed a similar "Schrödinger's cat" experimental conjecture, the experiment also let him win the year's funny Nobel Prize.

This shows that if "Schrödinger's cat" is a thought experiment proposed at the end of the last century, or after the 21st century, then it is very likely that it will also win the funny Nobel Prize.

Of course, in the past 30 years, among the researchers who have won the funny Nobel Prize, there are also later won the real Nobel Prize "tough", for example, once in 2000 won the funny Nobel Prize in physics Andre Geim (Andre Geim), after being ridiculed In 2010, after 10 years of being ridiculed, he was awarded the real Nobel Prize in Physics.

The fabulous Andre Geim

According to the information, Andrei Heim was originally born in Russia and worked in a Russian research institute as an adult, but, in his opinion, the research topics in the institute were all "weak", which made Andrei Heim He felt that he might not be able to develop much here.

Of course, another reason was that the salary was so low that he felt he needed to work on new projects to earn more money.

So after his Ph.D., Andrei Heim left Russia and went to England, Denmark, etc., to several universities, quantum research topics, and finally in 1994, after saving enough experience, Andrei Heim was employed by a Dutch university as an associate professor, which means that he ushered in his research spring.

By chance, André Heim suddenly became very interested in the concept of "suspended magnetic levitation", which had been proposed in the mid-19th century. Here is a brief introduction for you: Simply put, it is a technology that uses magnetic force to overcome gravity and make objects levitate.

Of course, since the beginning of the 21st century, maglev trains have been known to the public, and in fact, the technology was already very mature when André Heim was studying maglev.

Seeing this, are you curious about what Andre Heim wanted to study? In 1842, when the British physicist Earnshaw first proposed the concept of suspended magnetic levitation, Earnshaw himself also proposed the concept of his own, followed by a lot of research.

One of the ideas was that permanent magnets alone cannot keep a ferromagnetic body in a free and stable state of suspension in all six degrees of freedom. And what Andre Heim wanted to do was to deny this idea mentioned by Earnshaw.

Having become an associate professor at the university, Andre Heim not only had a well-equipped laboratory under his charge but also a group of excellent researchers, so Andre Heim wanted to conduct the failed "magnetized water" experiment again years ago.

Finally, after all the preparations, Andre Heim again conducted the relevant experiments, but this time, he is in his laboratory, and all aspects of the preparation are also very well.

In front of all the researchers, Andre Heim introduced water into an apparatus that can generate a powerful magnetic field, you know, these instruments are costly, which makes Andre Heim do so, many people think that their mentor - Andre Heim may be crazy.

After all, if water is poured on the instruments, it may cause the instruments to malfunction and the damage caused is also very large. However, at this time, a miracle happened, not only was the instrument not destroyed, but the water poured in, surprisingly, did not flow out, but was suspended in the air.

Or more accurately, in this instrument, there is a permanent magnet, and in the role of this permanent magnet, Andre Heim poured in the water, but all floated in the permanent magnet over the center.

You know, this is a violation of the laws of physics, simply amazing. We all know that, according to modern science, any object is in fact gravity, which means that, normally, the water poured into the apparatus, should have been flowing around, but, because of a strong magnetic field, resulting in the gravity of this water was offset.

Andre Heim himself saw this phenomenon, and he also felt very amazed, so he decided to continue such experiments, in the use of water to experiment has been unable to meet Andre Heim's curiosity, Andre Heim will actually "magic claws" to animals, so, a frog, became Andre Heim's The first animal experimenter.

"Anti-gravity frog" won the funny Nobel Prize

As with the water mentioned above, when Andre Heim threw the frog towards the instrument that turned on the powerful magnetic field, the miracle also happened again, the powerful magnetic field on the frog, but also canceled out, and the "anti-gravity" frog flew, looks amazing.

After the experiment was made public, Andre Heim finally became a hit as expected, and then, in 2000, the funny Nobel Prize, Andre Heim, and his "anti-gravity frog", selected as the winner of the funny Nobel Prize in physics that year.

Interestingly, Andre Heim himself was very happy, although the funny Nobel Prize is not the real Nobel Prize, Andre Heim thinks that this is the biggest recognition for him, not only personally to receive the award, but also on the award site, for everyone personally performance "anti-gravity frog" again.

See here, I'm sure you must be curious, the frogs involved in the experiment, how did the situation later? After all, the gravity of the body is completely disappeared.

You do not have to worry, because the animals used by Andre Heim to do the relevant experiments, later are well alive, and health aspects are not affected in any way.

Because the frog is a living creature, its body atoms can sense the electric current, and the role of the current to generate magnetic force, and this magnetic force in the outside world under the interference of a strong magnetic field, the frog's body gravity will cancel out so that it becomes "anti-gravity" frog.

At the same time, even if the frog becomes an "anti-gravity frog", at the end of the experiment, the frog can still return to normal, and look like a normal frog.

What would happen if a person was put into a strong magnetic field?

The answer is obvious, Andre Heim's experiment, the end of the frog, is the end of human beings because humans are also living creatures, naturally, as long as the external interaction of the magnetic field is strong enough, can also be the same as the frog, into "anti-gravity people", will not be affected in any way.

Of course, people and frogs are a huge difference in size, weight, etc., which also means that if humans want to carry out such experiments with suspended magnetic levitation, is a need for a very large apparatus to be able to, otherwise, it is also very difficult to succeed as frogs.

So, what happened to Andre Heim, who came to this conclusion? We all know, as we mentioned above, Andre Heim not only won the funny Nobel Prize, and in 2010, he also won the real, very high gold Nobel Prize in Physics.

I believe many of you have heard of the scientific achievement that Andre Heim won in 2010: graphene. What is graphene? According to the authoritative official explanation: graphene is a new material with sp² heterogeneous connection of carbon atoms closely stacked into a single layer of the two-dimensional honeycomb lattice structure, at the same time, this new material can be applied to several fields, for human beings, is a necessity for future technological innovation.

Doesn't it look grand? And the way Andre Heim obtained graphene is also very strange, because he actually used tape, a little "tear" out.

How did Andre Heim do it? According to the information, Andre Heim polished a piece of graphite to 10 microns and kept sticking and tearing it with tape every day, and finally, graphene with only atomic thickness was successfully polished out.

So, with graphene, Andre Heim finally won the real Nobel Prize, but, compared to the funny Nobel Prize 10 years ago, won the real Nobel Prize, Andre Heim did not show too much surprise, but instead said he also did not expect to win the prize, that he can create more project miracles in the future.

More irritating is, in the interview, Andre Heim also dissed a lot of other scientists, and said he was just playing with the higher graphene, is it too "Versailles", you say?


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