Poems of the Week


by Ruth S. Baker

“‘Quantum hair’ could resolve Hawking’s black hole paradox, say scientists”
The Guardian

That paradox I don’t condemn
(I lack the brains to doubt it)
But as to this new theorem,
I’m quite enthused about it.

That spacetime gaps are bald and bare
Has never had me spitting,
But when I think of Einstein, hair
Does seem a lot more fitting.