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Arthur Jeffries, Ph.D.—a.k.a. Professor Proton— is a down-on-his-luck former children's science show host who's hired by Sheldon and Leonard to entertain them. Professor Proton was known for demonstrating scientific principles using everyday objects. Proton often would dispense the aphorism, "There is no problem you can't solve, if you use your noggin’.” The Professor Proton theme song lyrics read, "Grab your goggles, put your lab coat on. Here he comes, Professor Proton." His beloved puppet sidekick – Gino The Neutrino – was a blue, anthropomorphized elementary particle with an Italian accent, a mustache, and gondolier costume under a lab coat...(more)
The California Institute of Technology (commonly referred to as Caltech) is a private research university in Pasadena, California, where most of the main characters of The Big Bang Theory work. Caltech operates the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory. The university's Departments include Physics, Astronomy, Applied Physics, Engineering, Geology, Chemistry, Biology, Entomology, Neurology, Pharmacology, and Humanities. As of "The Jerusalem Duality", the physics research facility doesn't have an open science grid computer or a free-electron laser, but Department Chair Dr. Eric Gablehauser says they are in the process of updating their equipment. By "The Friendship Algorithm" and "The Euclid Alternative', Caltech acquires this new equipment. Benefactor Mrs. Latham donates millions of dollars to the physics department to get a cryogenic centrifugal pump and molecular sieve, while Sheldon expresses a need for a new linear accelerator. In "The Cooper/Kripke Inversion", there is work on a grant proposal for a new fusion reactor. Other machines owned by the department include a nitrogen laser, a 500 kW oxygen-iodine laser, a helium-neon laser, an electron accelerator, an integrated ion trap and time-of-flight mass spectrometer, a front-projected holographic display combined with laser-based finger tracking, maglev technology, and a mainframe in Buckman 204. The physics facilities include a laser lab, radiation lab, particle physics lab, plasma lab, kinetics lab, and photomultiplier lab. Aside from the physics laboratories, there is a primate lab, biology lab with mice and rats as well as radioactive isotopes, genetics lab with glow-in-the-dark bunny, chem lab with micro-porous charcoal, materials science lab with an atomic force microscope, and geology lab with shakers. The neurology department has a culture of prions...(more)
Schrödinger's Cat is referenced in The Tangerine Factor when both Penny and Leonard seek the "wisdom” of reluctant advisor, Sheldon, on separate occasions. Schrödinger's Cat is posited by Sheldon to serve as an analogue to Leonard and Penny's potential relationship prior to their first date. Penny is told that her date could be considered to be a superposition of two mutually contradictory states (good and bad) until the box is opened, giving her incentive to proceed. He gives the same advice to Leonard. When Penny and Leonard meet for their date, they kiss with Penny remarking that "The cat's alive!" In The Codpiece Topology, she is shown explaining Schrödinger's Cat to another date (Eric) as they ascend the stairs leading to her apartment. In The Russian Rocket Reaction, Sheldon invokes this application of Heisenberg's uncertainty principle to convey his dissatisfaction with Leonard's perceived betrayal in deciding to attend a party hosted by his archenemy, Wil Wheaton. For a time, Sheldon considered Leonard to be simultaneously his friend and not his friend and characterized this phenomenon as 'Schrödinger's Friendship'...(more)
Three-Person Chess is a chess variant designed by Sheldon and featured in The Wildebeest Implementation. It utilizes a non-standard, three-sided board with transitional quadrilateral to triangular tessellation to solve the balanced centre combat-area problem, additional (or fairy) pieces, and different rules for capture, move order, and game objective, etc....(more)
The Habitation Configuration is the seventh episode of the sixth season of the CBS sitcom, The Big Bang Theory. This episode first aired on November 8, 2012. Sheldon is caught in the middle of a dispute between his girlfriend and his friend Wil Wheaton. Bernadette wants Howard to finally move out of his mother's house...(more)