Physics T-Shirt Ideas -- Win $250K, $1,000,000, or Both! (in Contests)
October 8 2007 12:06 AM EDT
Our physics club is trying to think of T-shirt ideas to print our annual physics club T-shirt. The best ideas in this thread will be thrown into a poll on CB, and the winner will win $250K. All ideas in this thread will be forwarded to the club as t-shirt ideas, and if one should win the design for this year's t-shirt contest, that person will get $1,000,000. You could win up to a total of $1.25M if you're both winners.
- Come up with a back and front design of a t-shirt. (Text and pictures are allowed, but keep in mind it's a shirt.)
- The idea MUST be physics related.
- The idea MAY be suggestive (and encouraged through the physics club), but keep it PG for CB's sake. If you feel it isn't appropriate, E-mail it to me.
- The idea should be unique and obvious it's physics-related.
- The idea should have text on the shirt and a punch-line, NOT just an image, unless it's good!
You may enter as many times as you wish. No fee to enter. Anyone can participate.
If you can't be descriptive enough with text only (and it contains a picture or image), PLEASE
draw up a quick mock-up of a front and back design of the shirt and E-mail it to me, or link it in this thread.
An example of a physics club T-shirt is:
Deadline for entries ends Tuesday, October 9th, 11 PM EST (server) time.
October 8 2007 12:09 AM EDT
Gravity got you down? <-- on front
Blame Newton. <-- on back
Front: Schrodinger's Cat Is Dead, Jim.
Back: Schrodinger's Cat Is Not Dead, Jim.
October 8 2007 2:13 AM EDT
[picture of right-handed rule]
Tricks of the Trade
[pictures of the alternatives]
>_< underneath Physics would be more fun with out all the math!
October 8 2007 8:27 AM EDT
Lets Get Physical
I have one which only has a backprint idea
Picture of 2 magnets with the positive ends facing each other (repelling) and have the statement underneath "Who said opposites attract?"
or could just be on the front, either way works :P
Maybe the back could just say "Do not deny the laws of physics"
Front: Equasions/Proofs that look like they'd make your head esplode
Back: if you understood any of that...you should be in physics club
Front : Entrence to black hole
Back : EXIT
Front: the words "Physics Club" arched over the top of a small mushroom cloud
Back: a Hydrogen Atom with the tag line under it "We blow stuff up"
the physics club...expanding the universe since the big bang
October 8 2007 12:40 PM EDT
Updated initial post with an example of a previous t-shirt design:
Keep up the good ideas! You can take pointers from the example or not, doesn't matter.
October 8 2007 12:58 PM EDT
Graphic of Heisenberg's Uncertainty Principle, and/or of a waveform representing quantum tunnelling...not sure what would work best) on front. On back, the letters: "EMBRACE UNCERTAINTY".
Sort of lame, but more ideas to come -- just needed a warm-up... *smile*
October 8 2007 1:03 PM EDT
A graphic of h-bar (or just an italic "h") on front.
On back, the phrase:
"Living well in a quantum Universe." OR
"Start small." OR
"Good things come in small packages" (maybe a bit too self-deprecating for a bunch of nerds. *smile*)
October 8 2007 1:23 PM EDT
Picture of Jessica Alba on the front,
on the back "The Laws Of Gravity Don't Always Apply" ;)
Front: We offer hands-on training for all future Beauty and the Geek applicants. We'll supply the Geek.
Back: _______ Physics Club.
October 8 2007 1:45 PM EDT
Front: Large graphic of greek psi (notation for quantum wavefunction)
"Ride the wavefunction."
"Anything can happen."
"It's a small world after all" (that could also go for the h-bar idea, or any quantum punchline).
Another generic line for any cosmos-based graphic or equation could be: "Because God doesn't like roulette", in reference to God playing dice with the universe... (Steven Hawking quote).
October 8 2007 2:25 PM EDT
Variation for h-bar: "Think small."
(though that one seems so dang obvious that I bet there are already shirts with that phrase on it...a lot of my ideas are that obvious, so you might want to Google first and make sure no copyrights are being violated...)
October 8 2007 5:00 PM EDT
Time left to submit entries:
1 day, 6 hours.
Or some variation on the wording.
October 8 2007 5:37 PM EDT
Some last-ditch carpet-bombs... (I'm just in brainstorming mode, so I apologize for the lack of quality up front...):
Back. <name of physics club> , next line: "Relatively cool."
Front: A simple picture of an apple.
Back: "Appreciate the gravity of the situation."
Front: Newton vs Liebniz (heads? names?)
Back: Either "We think they're both integral" or "How derivative."
(probably more of a math shirt idea, actually...)
Front: Graphic of a p-vector.
Front: Picture of a bunch of vectors, v, p, etc.
Back: Various forms: "We can take direction", "Knowing the importance of direction." "Always read directions", "Take as directed", "Directors of the Universe", etc.
Front: Pictures of various field vectors and/or equations.
Back: "Out here in the fields...", um, dang, I thought I'd have more for that but I'm out...
Front: various transformations, like, heck, I can hardly remember anything there...like Laplace transform? Hamiltonian something or other?
Back: various transformer puns... "Transform your mind", "More than meets the eye," etc.
Front: graphs depicting Alternating Current and Direct Current
Back: Something like "We're Back in Black"
(note: best used on a black shirt :P)
Front: Physics Club with 11 dimensioned whatchamacallit around it
Back: This shirt is nothing but strings
October 8 2007 7:19 PM EDT
If the Titanic had struck a Heisenberg, would it still be floating?
________ Physics Club
We Know How to Rotate A Rigid Body About A Fixed Axis
Front : Some people study Human Sexuality. We study Spin-Orbit Coupling.
Back: ________ Physics Club
Wording could be improved...
October 8 2007 10:02 PM EDT
rofl @ last post
October 9 2007 5:19 AM EDT
October 9 2007 9:48 AM EDT
Terms that everyone will understand...
October 9 2007 11:19 AM EDT
Thought of a better quote to go with the "fields idea:
Front: Various graphics of field notations: flux, magnetism, etc.
Back: "Fields of dreams."
October 9 2007 11:23 AM EDT
Another idea, a variation on the Atlas not doing any work...
Front: Picture of Atlas with the world on his back, and words, "You think he's working hard?"
Back: "You'd be wrong." with an equation of work being force through distance.
Variation would be Sisyphus rolling his rock up the hill with an equation for potential energy or something...at least he's working. *smile*
October 9 2007 11:26 AM EDT
11.5 hours left for entries to be valid.
October 9 2007 11:31 AM EDT
A bit risque:
Front: Picture of an arrow pointing down.
Back "Spooky action at a distance." (Einstein phrase).
(Yeah, I don't even know what that means, but it seems funny to me for some reason).
It's also very gender-specific, so probably not a good idea at all.
October 9 2007 11:37 AM EDT
Front: Picture of something like Bell's theorem, or a better depiction of quantum entanglement if there is one (I am almost entirely ignorant of quantum physics and wish to remain so *smile*)
Back: "Let's get entangled", or "Get quantum entangled." or something like that.
October 9 2007 1:32 PM EDT
A classic, but I couldn't resist posting it...
October 9 2007 1:36 PM EDT
lol that is so cheesy ;)
October 9 2007 3:31 PM EDT
Deadline: 7.5 hours left.
Front: An Apple.
Back: A dead guy under a tree with a huge apple on his head.
October 9 2007 9:16 PM EDT
1 hour, 45 minutes left.
Front: Physics Club
Back: "Put your hand on a hot stove for a minute, and it seems like an hour.
Sit with a pretty girl for an hour, and it seems like a minute.
THAT'S relativity." - Einstein
Front: We use wet engines to stack tail on the triplet train.
Back: Physics Club
October 9 2007 9:44 PM EDT
Front over heart - The Physics Club
Back - We ARE Physical
October 9 2007 9:45 PM EDT
Sorry -- fix that too
Back - Don't Mess With Us! We ARE Physical
October 9 2007 11:02 PM EDT
I'm going out-of-state until Saturday, so when I have time when I get back, I'll get back on top of this contest for winners and pitch the ideas to the physics club.
October 19 2007 12:36 AM EDT
So, who won the t-shirt contest?
October 19 2007 2:55 AM EDT
Nobody yet. I've been swamped with work; the t-shirt ideas will be given to the physics club tomorrow (the meetings are on Fridays), and then when I get some time after that, I'll make a poll with the best ideas.
I added a shirt... I sent it Via e-mail cause i have no clue how to post a pic on here...
October 19 2007 8:02 PM EDT
Nobody's idea in this thread made it onto the T-shirt, unfortunately.
However, there was one idea in this thread that made it to the final-selection, but wasn't selected by a count of 13 to 11. Close, but no cigar. I won't post the winner (yet) so that the poll for CB's best T-shirt idea isn't affected.
Shirts that I made up one time for Physics class were in the style of a sports jersey, with the left breast saying "FIZIX" in a polynomial squeeze font, and the number on the back being 9.8.
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