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Saturday, February 23, 2019

Austrian Wins Kyoto Prize (Revisited)

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 3:29 PM

For the title, see Schwarzenegger and "Clockwork Orange"
in the June 2005 post "All in the Timing."

Related music — Taps for Donen

Donen reportedly died on Thursday.
See this journal on that day for a related
New York Times  meditation.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Lovasz Wins Kyoto Prize

Filed under: General,Geometry — m759 @ 11:00 AM

From a June 18 press release

KYOTO, Japan, Jun 18, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) — The non-profit Inamori Foundation (President: Dr. Kazuo Inamori) today announced that Dr. Laszlo Lovasz will receive its 26th annual Kyoto Prize in Basic Sciences, which for 2010 focuses on the field of Mathematical Sciences. Dr. Lovasz, 62, a citizen of both Hungary and the United States, will receive the award for his outstanding contributions to the advancement of both the academic and technological possibilities of the mathematical sciences.

Dr. Lovasz currently serves as both director of the Mathematical Institute at Eotvos Lorand University in Budapest and as president of the International Mathematics Union. Among many positions held throughout his distinguished career, Dr. Lovasz also served as a senior research member at Microsoft Research Center and as a professor of computer science at Yale University.

Related material: Cube Space, 1984-2003.

See also "Kyoto Prize" in this journal—

The Kyoto Prize is "administered by the Inamori Foundation, whose president, Kazuo Inamori, is founder and chairman emeritus of Kyocera and KDDI Corporation, two Japanese telecommunications giants.”

— – Montreal Gazette, June 20, 2008

http://www.log24.com/log/pix10A/100620-KyoceraLogo.gif

 

Wittgenstein and Fly from Fly-Bottle

Fly from Fly Bottle

Monday, December 7, 2009

Kyoto Prize

Filed under: General — m759 @ 9:29 AM

After Wallace Stevens:

To an Old Philosopher
in Kyoto

See too
"Is Nothing Sacred?"

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Enveloping-Algebra Note, 1983

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 1:35 PM

Click for the pages below at Internet Archive.

Enveloping algebras also appeared later in the work on "crystal bases
of Masaki Kashiwara.  It seems highly unlikely that his  work on enveloping
algebras, or indeed any part of his work on crystal bases, has any relation 
to my own earlier notes.

A 1995 page by Kashiwara —

Kashiwara was honored with a Kyoto prize in 2018:

Kashiwara's 2018 Kyoto Prize diploma —

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Space

Filed under: General — m759 @ 1:15 PM

   It's Space Week at Camp Google


“… the object sets up
 a kind of frame or space or field 
   within which there can be epiphany.”
— Charles Taylor       
Kylie Minogue does the Locomotion

“My little baby sister can do it with ease.
It’s easier to learn than those ABC’s.”

— Kylie Minogue           

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Strict Form

Filed under: General — m759 @ 3:00 AM

Two items from this morning’s news:

IMAGE- 'Monk brought strict form of Zen Buddhism to U.S.'

Sasaki Roshi trained for years in a distinctively strict style of Zen
that he transplanted to the U.S. His students rose at 3 a.m.
for chanting, exhausting hours of meditation and one-on-one
meetings with their teacher, who would pose impenetrable
koans, riddles like: ‘When you see the flower, where is God?'”

For a mathematician’s example of an alleged Zen ideal, see the feast day
this year of St. Gerard Manley Hopkins.

Monday, June 21, 2010

1984 Story (continued)

Filed under: General,Geometry — m759 @ 7:00 PM

This journal's 11 AM Sunday post was "Lovasz Wins Kyoto Prize." This is now the top item on the American Mathematical Society online home page—

http://www.log24.com/log/pix10A/100621-LovaszAMS-sm.jpg

Click to enlarge.

For more background on Lovasz, see today's
previous Log24 post, Cube Spaces, and also
Cube Space, 1984-2003.

"If the Party could thrust its hand into the past and
say of this or that event, it never happened…."

— George Orwell, 1984

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Saturday August 15, 2009

Filed under: General,Geometry — m759 @ 1:00 PM

For St. Willard
Van Orman Quine

                          " ... to apprehend
The point of intersection of the timeless
With time, is an occupation for the saint"
-- Four Quartets

http://www.log24.com/log/pix09A/090815-QuineKyoto.gif

Quine receives
Kyoto Prize

The Timeless:

http://www.log24.com/log/pix09A/090815-Grid8x8.gif


Time

(64 years,
and more):

Today in History

Today is Saturday, Aug. 15, the 227th day of 2009. There are 138 days left in the year.

Today’s Highlight in History:

On Aug. 15, 1945, Japanese Emperor Hirohito announced to his subjects in a prerecorded radio address that Japan had accepted terms of surrender for ending World War II.

On this date:

In 1057, Macbeth, King of Scots, was killed in battle by Malcolm, the eldest son of King Duncan, whom Macbeth had slain.


Macbeth:

"Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player
 That struts and frets his hour upon the stage
And then is heard no more: it is a tale
Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,
Signifying nothing."

Quine:

“I really have nothing to add.”
— Quine, quoted
on this date in 1998.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Wednesday June 25, 2008

Filed under: General — m759 @ 8:06 AM
Prize Dance

“I would not know what the spirit
of a philosopher might wish more
 to be than a good dancer.
For the dance is his ideal,
also his art, and finally also his
only piety, his ‘service of God.'”

Nietzsche

Charles Taylor, winner
of this year’s Kyoto Prize
in arts and philosophy:

“… the object sets up
 a kind of frame or space or field
   within which there can be epiphany.”


Kylie Minogue does the Locomotion

“My little baby sister
can do it with ease.
It’s easier to learn
  than those ABC’s.”

Kylie Minogue 

Wednesday June 25, 2008

Filed under: General — m759 @ 2:02 AM
Born 100 years ago today:

Willard Van Orman Quine, picture from cover of his autobiography

From A Logical Point of View,  Harvard U. Press, 1980, p. 72
From A Logical Point of View,  Harvard U. Press, 1980, p. 73
Other approaches to the
eight-ray star figure

Figure by Quine for an argument against univesals in 'From a Logical Point of View'

have been sketched in
various Log24 entries.

See, for instance, the
June 21 entries on
the Kyoto Prize for
arts and philosophy.
Quine won this prize
 in 1996.

Quine’s figure, cited in an
argument against universals,
is also a classic symbol for
the morning or evening star.

This year’s winner http://www.log24.com/images/asterisk8.gif
of the Kyoto Prize has
a more poetic approach
to philosophy:

“… the object sets up
 a kind of frame or space or field
   within which there can be epiphany.”

For one such frame or space,
a Mexican cantina, see
Shining Forth.

See also Damnation Morning and
The Devil and Wallace Stevens.

http://www.log24.com/images/asterisk8.gif Charles Taylor.  See
“Epiphanies of Modernism,”
Chapter 24 of Sources of the Self
  (Cambridge U. Press, 1989, p. 477)

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Saturday June 21, 2008

Filed under: General,Geometry — m759 @ 6:00 AM
The Kyoto Prize

for lifetime achievement
in arts and philosophy
this year goes to
Charles Taylor,

Charles Margrave Taylor, professor emeritus of philosophy at McGill University

Montreal philosophy professor.

“The Kyoto Prize has been given in three domains since 1984: advanced technology, basic sciences, and the arts and philosophy. It is administered by the Inamori Foundation, whose president, Kazuo Inamori, is founder and chairman emeritus of Kyocera and KDDI Corporation, two Japanese telecommunications giants.”

Kyocera Logo

“The Kyocera brand symbol is composed of a corporate mark and our corporate logotype. The mark represents the initial ‘K’ (for Kyocera) encircling a ‘C’ (for ceramics). It was introduced in October 1982 when the company name was changed from ‘Kyoto Ceramic’ to ‘Kyocera.'”

global.kyocera.com

Related material —

Wittgenstein and Fly from Fly-Bottle

Fly from Fly Bottle:

Graphic structures from Diamond Theory and from Kyocera logo

Charles Taylor,
“Epiphanies of Modernism,”
Chapter 24 of Sources of the Self
  (Cambridge U. Press, 1989, p. 477) —

“… the object sets up
 a kind of frame or space or field
   within which there can be epiphany.”

See also Talking of Michelangelo.

Friday, June 10, 2005

Friday June 10, 2005

Filed under: General — m759 @ 5:01 AM
All in the Timing

Posted in USA TODAY
6/9/2005 11:40 PM:

Schwarzenegger Timeline

A look at the job approval rating
of California Governor
Arnold Schwarzenegger
since his election in Oct. 2003.

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Update of 2:29 PM:

Austrian Wins
Kyoto Prize

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From today’s New York Times:

Austrian conductor Nikolaus Harnoncourt, 75,
was recognized for his ”exceptional creativity.”

Background:

For a sample of Harnoncourt conducting
Beethoven’s “Ode to Joy,”  from the film
A Clockwork Orange,” see
The CMT Shop,
Simply the Best Movie Themes.


Peter Bates, Audiophile Audition:
“Harnoncourt’s sense of drama is intense.”

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