benjamin alexander smith

Quantum Number Five

(With apologies to Lou Bega…)

Ladies and Gentlemen, this is Quantum Number 5.

s, p, d, f, g
Everybody in the lab, so come on let's see; 
Drive a quantum oscillator
They say that it's classically forbidden  
But so did Weber.   

Funded like we were last week
We need more kit,
but hydrogen's cheap
I like Niels Bohr, Max Born, and Erwin Schrodinger,
(I won't touch Marie Curie
Cos she was a minger!)

Blame uncertainty, nothing's certain any more,
Position or time, we just guess what's in store, 
Nobody knows, but it's all good, let me dump it
Please send in the trumpet   

A little bit of Heisenberg in my life
A little bit of Fermi by my side
A little bit of Pauli is all I need
A little bit of Planck is what I see
A little bit of Feynmann in the sun
A little bit of Zeeman all night long
A little bit of Einstein here I am
I'm quantum theory's biggest fan.   

(Quantum number five)   

Spin up and down and tunnel all around
The ideas are profound
But keep your feet on the ground
Emit a photon left 
And a photon right
One to the front 
And one to the side
Check spectral lines once
Spectral lines twice
And if it looks like this
You didn't model it right   

A little bit of Heisenberg in my life
A little bit of Fermi by my side
A little bit of Pauli is all I need
A little bit of Planck is what I see
A little bit of Feynmann in the sun
A little bit of Zeeman all night long
A little bit of Einstein here I am
I'm quantum theory's biggest fan.   

(Proton)  
(The proton)  
(Quantum number five)  
(laugh)

A little bit of Heisenberg in my life
A little bit of Fermi by my side
A little bit of Pauli is all I need
A little bit of Planck is what I see
A little bit of Feynmann in the sun
A little bit of Zeeman all night long
A little bit of Einstein here I am
I'm quantum theory's biggest fan.   

I do all to 
Get entangled with a girl like you 
When you interact, we'll change together 
With spooky action through the ether.   

(Quantum number five)

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