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Test Your Knowledge of Physics Trivia

The February 2000 issue of APS News featured a list of the top ten physicists and physics discoveries, as selected by Physics World, and invited the APS membership to respond with their own top ten lists. This month we have devised a completely different means of scoring those same "Top Ten," sampled below:

Newton 0
Maxwell 1
Einstein 2
Feynman 3
... and so on.

Can you figure out the scoring system and use it to score the remaining six physicists on the Top Ten list? We'll give you two hints: the scoring system is not subjective, and there will be many "tie" scores.

The first three correct answers received will receive a prize. Send submissions to Editor, APS News, One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, letters@aps.org.

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Editor: Alan Chodos
Associate Editor: Jennifer Ouellette