I’m giving my cosmology final in a little bit, and apparently, the students were up all night coming up with mnemonics for the big bang. Here’s one from Coleman:
God gives us: PIe and Dairy Queen, but Mom says No BEER.
- Plank Time
- Decoupling of Higgs
- Quark confinement
- Muon’s become non-relativistic
- Neutrino freeze out
- Electrons become non-rel
I have news for them (or you, if you’re one of the students reading this). For the life of me, I can never remember things like Muons becoming non-relativistic.
Edit (post exam) I also got the baffling:
PRISONER screw RIO = PSNER
Poop Slinging Neanderthal Elephant Riders
- P – Plank time
- S – Strong force decoupling / Inflation begins
- N – Neutrino freeze out
- E – Equality
- R – Recombination
from the undergraduates.