The shortest scientific articles


    In 2005, scientists John Conway and Alexander Soifer decided to write " the shortest scientific article on mathematics in the world ." The body of the article itself consists of two words (and two illustrations - they contain the answer to the question posed in the title).


    Game theory


    For the fifth paragraph, John Nash received the Nobel Prize in Economics in 1994.

    By the way, in 2015, John Nash received the highest award in mathematics - the Abel Prize for his contribution to the theory of nonlinear differential equations. Having received both the Nobel and Abel Prizes, John Forbes Nash became the first person in the world to be awarded both prestigious awards.


    A group of researchers from the Physical Laboratory in Bristol and the Indian Institute of Technology published an article during this time period:


    “Can the superluminal velocity of a neutrino be explained by a weak quantum measurement?”
    Almost the shortest "Abstract": "Most likely not."



    The shortest "Abstract"

    “Without chemistry”


    “An exhaustive review of consumer products that do not contain“ chemistry ”

    In 2016, this work appeared in the German journal Chemie in unserer Zeit - there is nothing in it but a heading and annotation. According to scientists, the labeling “Chemical free” simply does not make sense, therefore, strictly speaking, there is nothing to review in this case.

    Here you can read this article for $ 6.

    Francis Creek and DNA


    Article in Nature "Molecular Structure of Nucleic Acids: A Structure for Deoxyribose Nucleic Acid"

    But for these words they gave the Nobel Prize:

    “We could not help but notice that the specific pairing we proposed directly suggests the possible mechanism of copying genetic material.”

    "It has not escaped our notice that the specific pairing we have postulated immediately suggests a possible copying mechanism for the genetic material."

    Behavioral Sciences

    In 1974, clinical psychologist Dennis Upper was in a creative crisis. Something prevented him from sitting down and writing the required article, and he decided to conduct a scientific experiment on himself in the hope of overcoming the “writer's block”. The result was published in the prestigious Journal of Applied Behavioral Analysis:




    One of the recent achievements in mathematics is the solution of the problem of cutting an equilateral triangle into 5 "equal" parts:


    Color is a part.

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