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2009-04-03 11:39:45

Martin J. Klein, a historian of modern physics and editor of Albert Einstein's papers, has died at the age of 84 in Chapel Hill, N.C., his daughter said. Klein, a physicist, edited papers that documented Einstein's revolutionary work on the theory of relativity, The New York Times reported Friday. From 1949 to 1966, Klein, who died Saturday, was a physics professor at the Case Institute of Technology in Cleveland. In 1967, he moved to Yale where he became chairman of the university's...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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