Monthly Archives: February 2015

Accidental discoveries of physics in literature

a physics classroom

I love reading books. Usually novels that require me to look up the meaning of a word every now and then. Bonus points if they make me cry. Extra credit for adding to my already sleep deprived state because I just need to read a bit more before I go to sleep. Literature. Love it. I like less literature-like books too. I’ve read all the Sharpe novels and read all the Game of Thrones books in six weeks. (Not even during summer holidays! I recommend them!). Though I think I’m allergic to chick lit. Sorry, I just don’t give a shit about your quest to buy some new shoes. One of my favourite literature reading moments of the last few years occurred during Sylvia Plath’s The Bell Jar. The main character describes her physics lesson:

The day I went into physics class it was death. A short dark man with…

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