"Two physicists working on confinement were asked to predict the result of a horse race involving N horses. The first did extensive analytic and Monte Carlo calculations, and came back months later with the solution to the problem, provided the horses were spherical. The second found a unique solution to the problem, but only in the limit that 1/(1-N) tended to infinity."

Lyons, L. (1985), Quark Search Experiments at Accelerators and in Cosmic Rays. Physical Reports 129 (December) 225-89

Hui-Fai Shing

Senior Lecturer—Teaching Focussed

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Department Of Economics,
Royal Holloway, University Of London
TW20 0EX


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