It's the holiday season again and you're stuck on what to get that special physicist in your life.
Don't worry: We can help.
Check out this selection of Web sites that cater to gift-loving scientists.
- Tiffany Ard offers a variety of science-related material with a few products aimed specifically at physicists.
My favorite: Pat Schrödinger's kitty story book featuring cartoon versions of Paul Dirac and Enrico Fermi. What baby wouldn't love this?
Another winner from this site is the Nerdy Baby ABCs. Give your child a jump-start in that career studying neutrinos or accelerator beam diagnostics.
- http://www.particlezoo.net/ If you are one of those people who never got tired of Beanie Babies, you can start collecting the particle physics version called Particle Plushies.
Searching to add a little style to a friend's cubicle or home? Try the particle physics-themed cartoons that can be printed on coffee mugs, hats, etc.
My personal favorite:
Does your particle lover not dress the best? Help them out with these two Web sites.
- http://www.giftsforageek.com/designs/physics_geek has clothing with references like "Chicks Dig Physicists" and "Particle Physics Gives Me A Hadron".
- http://www.zazzle.com/astrophysics+gifts offers similar astrophysics-themed versions.
Happy holidays and happy shopping!