Wimbledon Grounds Come to the Rescue of the British During the Germany-Britain War

One of the most notable facts in tennis history is that Wimbledon served as a pig farm and military camp during World War II. Since then, the British military’s active-duty members have been part of Wimbledon and acted as stewards. During the two weeks, Navy, Air Force, and Army personals volunteer for the event by helping around. You will find them bringing water, directory visitors, and even taking tickets. But, how did it all start? Read on to find out.

The Uk Braced for War During the 1930s

During the 1930s, there was much tension between Germany and Great Britain. The Germans were all set to run bomb rounds over London. The British knew about the upcoming attacks and made their preparations, including ARP or Air Raid Precautions during early 1935. This was a civil-run service that was later renamed in 1941 as the Civil Defence System.

Wimbledon Complex Becomes More Than a Sports Ground

While the whole country was fighting and preparing for various attacks, the Wimbledon complex came to the rescue of the armed forces. The ARP transformed the grounds into a farm and provided soldiers and civilians all the rations they needed. The complex parking lot into a vegetable field on one side and domestic animal farming on the other side. They had rabbits, ducks, geese, chickens, horses, and even pigs. The courts were left untouched so that they could use it for other purposes.

The Game Went on After Germany’s Defeat

Germany finally surrendered in 1945, and a month after that, the first tennis competition was played. The respective authorities shortlisted a few players from the armed forces to be part of the tournament, including – Dan Maskell. Although The Germans had damaged the ground due to the war, the initiative attracted close to 5000 spectators.

Physics Experts Have Created a Model for a Material That Never Melts

Israeli physicists have created a model for a new material with a special property – it never melts. Apparently, this is because the model describes a material where heat doesn’t cause order to disappear. The existence of such a material would even have implications for humanity’s understanding of physics and the early universe

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A Material That Never Melts Would Advance Current Physics Substantially

The accepted science in modern physics is that the more a substance is heated, the more its internal order becomes disrupted, and thus it either melts or evaporates. The new model developed by researchers from the University of Kentucky and the Hebrew University in Jerusalem has contradicted that notion and may have implications when it comes to developing superconductors to create green energy. According to the new model, it is possible that not all substances melt in the heat.

The new model is a success for scientists who have been trying to develop theoretical models for substances that can withstand heat without changing their internal order. Until now, the equations all led to the conclusion matter will ultimately evaporate or melt, but the new research has managed to create a new model.

Finding a New, Useful Matter Model Is Considered Among the Greatest Challenges In Physics

According to Prof. Amos Yarom, who was not involved in the study, the new article shows an impressive, thought-provoking achievement by demonstrating models of matter that break symmetry at high temperatures. The researchers had focused on a specific symmetry that is relatively easy to quantify.

Scientist doing research.Creating a model of matter means showing the substance in mathematical language using the fundamental laws for particle behavior and their interactions with one another. The challenge to create such a model has been addressed around a dozen times so far, but this latest study showed that it is possible in the context of the known laws of physics to have a substance that won’t melt. It showed a possible crystalline order that would not disappear, even at very high temperatures.