Professor writes ‘prank’ physics paper using iOS autocomplete

Professor writes ‘prank’ physics paper using iOS autocomplete

A 'prank' physics research paper created by a New Zealand technology professor using Apple's iOS autocomplete software has surprisingly been accepted for an upcoming American conference.

Associate Professor Christoph Bartneck, who teaches at the Human Interface Technology Laboratory New Zealand at the University of Canterbury, said he was surprised when he received an invitation from the International Conference on Atomic and Nuclear Physics, which is going to take place in November in Atlanta.

Bartneck revealed that he wrote his research paper using iOS autocomplete software, and the resultant paper is just nonsensical and simply incomprehensible even by academia standards.

The professor said he practically has no knowledge of nuclear physics so he resorted to the iOS autocomplete to write the paper. But, the text created by the software really didn't make any sense.

One passage from the paper reads, "The atoms of a better universe will have the right for the same as you are the way we shall have to be a great place for a great time to enjoy the day you are a wonderful person to your great time to take the fun and take a great time and enjoy the great day you will be a wonderful time for your parents and kids."

Conference staff did not respond to repeated requests for a comment on the matter. Calls made to phone numbers mentioned on the conference's website led to disconnected numbers.


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