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Friday, July 4, 2014

The Hallowed Crucible

Filed under: General — m759 @ 8:00 PM

Continues

“A physicist who played a central role in developing
the theory of supersymmetry – often known as SUSY –
has died.”

Times Higher Education , July 3, 2014

In honor of the above physicist, Bruno Zumino,
here are two sets of Log24 posts:

Structure, May 2-4, 2013 (the dates of a physicists’ celebration
for Zumino’s 90th birthday)

Hallmark, June 21, 2014 (the date of Zumino’s death)

Friday, October 5, 2012

The Hallowed Crucible

Filed under: General — m759 @ 11:19 AM

(Continued)

The Hallowed Crucible

Some related symbolism—

http://www.log24.com/log/pix11C/111119-NuclearSymbol-75sq.jpg

Applied Mathematics
(See Nov. 19, 2011.)

http://www.log24.com/log/pix11C/111118-CentralProjection.gif

Pure Mathematics
(See Tesseract.)

See also Stallion Gate  (a novel) in this journal.

For some related nonfiction, see interviews with
Los Alamos physicist Robert F. Christy, who died
at 96 on Wednesday, October 3, 2012.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

The Hallowed Crucible

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(Continued)

A meditation suggested by the April 20 post Complex Reflection
and by the life and April 20 death of a scientist who worked
at Los Alamos (home of the Monte Carlo method) and at
the Santa Fe Institute (home of complexity theory).

IMAGE- The NY lottery results for midday April 20, 2012, were 0286 and 823.

A search for 286 in this journal yields "Yet Another Cartoon Graveyard."

That June 1, 2008, post linked to poem  286 in a 1919 anthology.

Here is that poem, together with poem 823.

Together, these poems may be regarded as a meditation on
Simone Weil and her brother André Weil or, 
more abstractly, on Love and Death.

Happy birthday to Al Pacino.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Dissolution

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"It's solution, dissolution." — Walter White

The Hallowed Crucible  Continues.

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Ay Que Bonito

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Meditations for 2 AM —

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Faust at Harvard (For Bohr’s Birthday)

Filed under: General — m759 @ 9:00 PM

Today's Harvard Crimson

Students Discuss Mental Health

In an effort to break the silence on an often-stigmatized topic,
members of the Harvard community gathered to share
experiences with mental illness through spoken word,
interpretive dance, and candid conversations at Friday night’s
second-annual “Words on the Mind” open mic night.

Related material from this  journal on Friday

The Hallowed Crucible

Some related symbolism (headings added Oct. 7)—

Words:

http://www.log24.com/log/pix11C/111119-NuclearSymbol-75sq.jpg

Applied Mathematics
(See Nov. 19, 2011.)

The Mind:

http://www.log24.com/log/pix11C/111118-CentralProjection.gif

Pure Mathematics
(See Tesseract.)


Today's (Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012)  Google Doodle for Bohr's birthday—


Review
  (See also Faust in Copenhagen in this journal)—

» more

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Catholic View

Filed under: General — m759 @ 9:48 AM

"When shall we three meet again?"

Left to right— John von Neumann, Richard Feynman, Stanislaw Ulam

The source of the above book's title, "Analogies between Analogies,"
was misattributed in a weblog post linked to here on March 4th, 2012.
It occurs in a quote due not to Stanislaw Ulam but to Stefan Banach

IMAGE- 'Catholic view' quote in foreword of book 'Analogies between Analogies'

Ulam was Jewish. Banach was not.

From a webpage on Banach

"On 3 April 1892, he was baptized in the Roman Catholic
 Parish of St. Nicholas in Krakow."

See also…

  1. a post of Sunday, April 2, 2006,
  2. yesterday's Pennsylvania lottery, and
  3. post 585 in this journal. 

(At Los Alamos, Ulam developed the Monte Carlo method.)

Monday, April 2, 2012

A Saint for Patrick —

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 9:48 AM

The Hallowed Crucible  continues…

IMAGE- NY Times online front page item referring to Los Alamos as 'hallowed' and a 'crucible'

From today's New York Times , page B8 of the New York edition—

IMAGE- Paul S. Boyer, 78, Historian; Studied A-Bomb and Witches

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Look, Buster…

Filed under: General — m759 @ 11:00 AM

(Continued from previous posts)


  Detail from Washington Post  page today (below)…

  Click to enlarge

In related news…

  The Hallowed Crucible

"After all the pretty contrast of life and death
 Proves that these opposite things partake of one,
 At least that was the theory…."

— Wallace Stevens, "Connoisseur of Chaos"

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