Nik, Dick, Ros, and Higgs

Some start-the-week-fun with science. A few of my heroes immortalised in what I self-generously refer to as “verse”, as if any of them need me to “immortalise” them with rhyme…now with added Higgs.



Nikola Tesla had magnetic charm
A twentieth century star
His current alternating was so fascinating
And his name now quite grandly a car


Feynman never suffered any fool quite gladly
His diagrams confused but they were no fadly
And his bongos he’d bang and his hands hurt so badly
Though his memory lives on, he’s long gone very sadly


A dark lady slaved in the lab of a King
With the secret of life she did play
But, Watson and Crick a structure did bring
to deoxy-ribo-nuke-A


Bosuns at sea, they’re always nautical
Bosons in fields are Higgs’ kind of article
They give matter its mass,
taking flight aeronautical
A Nobel pursuit good God, heavy particle!


Quantally speaking Albert couldn’t have cared
Any less of a man would have run away scared
But he saw the light and he speedily shared
Energy equals mass times velocity squared

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Award-winning freelance science writer, author of Deceived Wisdom. Sharp-shooting photographer and wannabe rockstar.