The story of Roger Babson, gravity's sworn enemy, and his Gravity Research Foundation
By Natalie WolchoverPosted 03.15.2011 at 12:11 pm 23 Comments
Beside the path leading from the library to the academic quad at Tufts University is what appears to be a misplaced gravestone, pictured here.
As an undergraduate physics student at Tufts, needless to say, I found this monolith intriguing. Who was Roger W. Babson? What was the mysteriously austere Gravity Research Foundation? And above all, what blessings would come forth upon the discovery of a gravity semi-insulator – and what does that even mean?