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March 1st, 2020, 11:51 am

Mathematics, Nature, ultimate truth - three different things. The first two probably exist :-)
Physicists basically missed the point when it came to mathematics. 
And all the BS bal bla about the meaning of the Universe. As Wittgenstein say, description is not explanation.

Lagrange, Hamilton and Poincare were the last of the truly great mathematical physicists.
 
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March 1st, 2020, 11:56 am

well-worn by now...

Reality
  • An engineer thinks that equations are an approximation to reality.
  • A physicist thinks reality is an approximation to equations.
  • A mathematician doesn't care. 
"just something about math related to nature."
There is no relation!
 
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Re: RIP thread

March 1st, 2020, 12:13 pm

well-worn by now...

Reality
  • An engineer thinks that equations are an approximation to reality.
  • A physicist thinks reality is an approximation to equations.
  • A mathematician doesn't care. 
"just something about math related to nature."
There is no relation!
without nature there are no mathematicians, mathematicians is a product of nature, and therefore math is a product of nature, or we could call it a higher order derivative of nature (to understand derivatives, go to the very source of nature, the book behind all books!). 
 
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Re: RIP thread

March 29th, 2020, 8:52 pm

Krzysztof Penderecki
Probably one of the best modern composers (also for movies: The Exorcist, Shining, Katyn, Shutter Island, Wild at Heart).
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kteBeDxdx_I
My Leela is purring to the rhythm.
RIP
 
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Re: RIP thread

March 31st, 2020, 2:43 am

Philip W. Anderson - Nobel Laureate in Physics at 96 - The New York Times March 30


"Much of Dr. Anderson’s most influential work concentrated on randomly structured, or “disordered,” materials that lack the regular crystalline composition of most matter. He was particularly interested in the behavior of electrons within these disordered materials, which include certain kinds of semiconductors. In 1958, he published a paper in which he showed how electrons in disordered materials can either move freely or become fixed in a specific position, as if stuck in glue, depending on the degree of disorder. His finding of how electrons behave when trapped, or localized, became known as Anderson localization, and was subsequently extended to the properties of light and sound waves."
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"In 1972, Dr. Anderson stirred up the physics world with an article in the journal Science called "More is Different," which became part of a spirited debate about the widely accepted concept of reductionism in science. Reductionism maintains that everything can be reduced to a few fundamental laws describing the particles that are the basic constituents of matter."

Here is that paper.

More Is Different: Broken symmetry and the hierarchical structure of science - Science August 1972 

At least one of his books is in my house someplace. Too many boxes.  

RIP
 
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March 31st, 2020, 2:14 pm

Probably the most important influence on my scientific mindset in my physics times (which ironically led me to changing the research domain).
More will never be the same different again. RIP
 
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April 2nd, 2020, 7:48 pm

Eddie Large

Probably the most important influence on my scientific mindset.

RIP
 
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April 3rd, 2020, 8:54 am

He won Opportunity Knocks in 1971 with his mate Syd.
 
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April 3rd, 2020, 3:26 pm

Bill Withers.
 
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April 5th, 2020, 5:22 pm

 
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April 6th, 2020, 4:18 pm

Honor Blackman

Not coronavirus! Yay!

Still RIP
 
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April 6th, 2020, 4:20 pm

RIP, The original Avenger! The full package.

Honor Blackman practiced judo at the Budokwai, London with the likes of Kisaburo Watanabe, Tony Sweeney etc.

Actually, Sean Connery knew no judo in those films; all the throws were done by T.P. Leggett, also of the Budokwai.

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April 6th, 2020, 4:39 pm

No doubt, Paul knows this throw (it was in all 60s movies).

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April 8th, 2020, 8:11 pm

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