Science Busters

Science Busters [German] is a production by Austrian comedian Martin Puntigam [German] and his two guests of honour, Heinz Oberhummer and Werner Gruber [German].

Heinz Oberhummer is a theoretical physicist (astrophysics) and Werner Gruber is an experimental phyisicist (neurophysics). With Martin Puntigam as the host, they discuss various topics. I saw “The Physics of Star Trek” where things like Warp Drive, wormholes and telepathy are discussed with a good dose of humour and even better dose of actual science!!!111!!!eleventy!! There are even experiments.

Whether you’re interested in physics or not, Science Busters is great entertainment. Puntigam is weird (and self-deprecating) enough to match the science and Oberhummer and Gruber are awesome. I can recommend it to anyone.

Gruber and Oberhummer both are real children; they’re so incredibly excited when it comes to their job, it’s a joy to watch. Everytime Oberhummer told us that it was so cool to be alive today and maybe belong to the generation who will discover life on Mars and wooooaah. He was jumping up and down and gesticulating wildly and you couldn’t help but share his excitement and his passion.

And Gruber, too. He had a, I don’t know what you actually call this thing, electrostatic wand? It was a wand that created a small electrostatic field (if you are cringing right now because I use the wrong vocabulary, I’m sorry) and he had a small piece of extrathin plastic foil which he kept levitating with the wand… It was fascinating.

[Actual dialogue:
Gruber: “This foil is indescribably thin.”
Puntigam: “I can see it, of course I can describe it.”
Gruber: “Then describe how thin it is.”
Puntigam: “Well… indescribably thin.”]

There were Star Trek clips and battles in space and a slingshot show and tell (bloody hell, those things are vicious).

And it even appealed to my (not nerdy, or even geeky) parents. They just bought tickets for another evening, when they will talk about culinary physics. I’m jealous.

Anyway, If you get a chance, do see them. You will not regret it.

2 thoughts on “Science Busters

  1. God as a Scientist: Ten Scientific Commandments.
    Can a Rational Individual believe in God ?
    In other words:
    Can God be atheist, governed by scientific laws?
    Of course
    Because if God exists, He/She/It would necessarily
    to work in an Absolute Reference Frame and had set of
    physical and mathematical laws to create everything
    in the Universe.
    If we find and understand this Absolute God’s House then

    is possible step by step to find and understand God’s Physics
    Laws, which Copernicus, Kepler, Newton, Maxwell, Planck,
    Einstein and many others scientists discovered.
    Has God known the formula: E=Mc^2 ?
    If God has known the formula why HE / SHE /IT
    didn’t write it in His Bible?
    The people created a God.
    No one knows what the external characteristics
    of this God are, a God who made himself known
    with the name ” I am who I am “.
    Is it enough for us in the XXIc ?
    Why wasn’t the formula E=Mc^2 written in the Bible?
    ===============. .
    Each religion uses a system of symbols
    (images, metaphors, ancient myths and legends ,
    beautiful stories) to explain its truth.
    But Bernard Shaw wisely remarked :
    “ There is only one religion,
    although there are a hundred versions of it.”
    It means that the source of all religion is one.
    And I try to prove this idea with the formulas and laws of
    physics. I don’t invent new formulas. I use simple formulas
    which ,maybe, every man knows from school.
    Is it possible? Is it enough?
    Yes. Because the evolution goes from simple to the complex.
    So, in the beginning we can use simple formulas and laws.
    For this purpose I explain what the first law of Universe is,
    and second law is and ………..etc.
    Step by step I create a logical system of the Universe.
    ============= . .
    How can God be Scientist?
    Fundamental Theory of Existence: Ten Scientific Commandments.
    1 The infinite vacuum T=0K
    2 The particle: C/D = pi, R/N= k , E = Mc^2 = kc^2 , h = 0 , i^2= -1
    3 The spins: h =E/t , h =kb, h* = h/2pi
    4 The photon, the inertia
    5 The electron: e^2 = h*ca, E = h*f , electromagnetic field
    6 The gravitation, the star, the time and space
    7 The Proton
    The Evolution of interaction between Electron and Proton
    a) electromagnetic
    b) nuclear
    c) biological
    The Laws
    a) The Law of conservation and transformation energy/mass
    b) The Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle / Law
    c) The Pauli Exclusion Principle/ Law
    The test.
    Every theory must be tested logically ( theoretical ) and practically
    a) Theory : Dualism of Consciousness: (consciousness / unconsciousness)
    b) Practice : Parapsychology. Meditation.
    Best wishes
    Israel Sadovnik Socratus
    “God said, ‘Let there be light,’ and there was light.”
    The secret of God and Existence is hidden
    in the ‘ Theory of Vacuum & Light Quanta ‘.

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