A Split of the Atomic
The physicist Wolfgang Pauli was
first to discover the neutrino, a
particle so small as to be invisible;
with his eye fixed on the theoretical
he never saw the possibility that
his wife might be drifting away.
When told she was leaving him for a
colleague, the distinguished man
could only think to respond, “A
chemist? You say that you’re leaving
me for a chemist?” But she did.
And history was still made.