Marriage proposal in the form of a physics paper

Redditor bogus_wheel is a physicist in Sydney, Australia. Her boyfriend of seven years submitted a marriage proposal in the form of a physics paper that tracks their relationship (with a graph!). It is a beautiful piece of physics romance!

My boyfriend of 7 years and I are both physicists. Here's how he proposed to me. ( (Thanks, Mark M!)


  1. I love the error bars in the graph :-)

    I’m wondering, though, is this a published, peer reviewed proposal?

  2. This is non-peer-reviewed hackery.   Send it to the Museum of Creation Science,  Futtbuck, Kentucky.

  3. I know that graph! It is a reproduction of the one on this page:

    It uses different random data and looks to be done in python rather than matlab, though.

  4. I am a bit concerned that their happiness, while increasing over time, is also showing increased variance.

    1. The increasing variance may be due to the introduction of one or more tiny bodies to the two body interaction.

  5. One paper in 8 years? ONE PAPER IN 8 YEARS!?! And it’s only a single page with what appears to be a nonsense graph ripped off from the internet.

    With a bit of hustle from the research team we could have had a respectable 3 body problem and been studying the gravitational effects of elementary school.

    Cut the program, we can’t afford lazy research like this.

    (I kid, I kid. Congrats to the research team.)

  6. imagine the offspring, that blend of chromosome are going to be brewed to perfection date: time: level of excitement:…. but when it gets here… oh sh*t the babys just puked on me how can i put this theory into better practice…. evolution man!

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