- University of Glasgow
- United Kingdom
About Klaas Wynne
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I once wrote a manuscript on faster-than-light communication and how this is effectively impossible. The first three sentences of the abstract briefly described claims of faster-than-light propagation of signals. Then it explained the problems and solution presented in the manuscript.
The manuscript was firmly rejected by a reviewer who shouted (in as far as that is possible in a review): "This type of nonsense needs to be stamped out!!!" and who clearly had not read beyond the first three sentences of the abstract... I was too young and scared to complain to the editor.
Anyway, it ended up in Opt Commun (doi:10.1016/S0030-4018(02)01638-3), contains a little joke (see quote and reference 60), and is still the paper I'm most proud of.