The Newtonian space and time collapsed in 1905 when Albert Einstein, at the age of twenty-six, published four groundbreaking papers: On the Photoelectric Effect; Brownian Motion; The Special Relativity, and The Equivalence of Mass and Energy. The new concept is that all objects are moving vibrations in the space-time continuum. The quantum physician Heisenberg introduced … Continue reading About Cryptomathematics.
Since US literature, as represented by the US Library of Congress, has the whole universe as a subject, one could assume that this system is also governed by the same mechanisms that it describes. In the following two paragraphs I would like to outline some analogies between what most people consider as two disciplines who … Continue reading The US Literary Universe.
The egg is ubiquitous in Dalí: he draws and sculpts it in all the possible shapes and sizes, and I came spontaneously to wonder; why can the eggs be found everywhere in Dali’s works?
Mathematics can be, in addition to a good technical support for artists, also an exceptional creative stimulus.
Novels, while not in the business of stating truths about the world, tell a human story very often universal in scope and present them back to us as concrete forms of human engagement. A novel has the capacity to give shape, form, and structure, to the range of values, concerns, and experiences that define human reality.
In today’s literary criticism arises the concept that no general method for the solution of questions can be established which does not explicitly recognize, not only the special numerical bases of the science, but also those universal laws of thought which are the basis of all reasoning, and which, whatever they may be as to their essence, are at least mathematical as to their form.
This isn't a true story, but the residue of historical research mixed with some of the fictional elements for my writing project The Maharajagar.
From an anthropological point of view, carnival is a reversal ritual, in which social roles are reversed and norms about desired behavior are suspended, but cannot interrupt my never-ending quest to combine entertainment and learning. An interesting upcoming event is the science carnival organized by the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia (April 20 - 28, 2019), … Continue reading Carnival at the Franklin Institute.
Magic and the supernatural have been declared nonexistent, artists are called illusionists and scientists are deemed to be incomprehensible monomaniacs who know a lot about little but little about a lot. Where does this leave us? Maybe it’s time to take a break and resume it. The synthetic Theory of the Universe, humankind and Religion. … Continue reading Magicians, Artists and Scientists.
As far as many bookworms are concerned, advanced equations and graphs are the last things which would hold their interest, but there's no escape from the math. Physicists from the Institute of Nuclear Physics of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Cracow, Poland, performed a detailed statistical analysis of more than one hundred famous works … Continue reading World Literature and Fractals
As far as I’m concerned, the title of this post could as well have been The Illusions of the Art and Science of Plumbing, Cooking, Cleaning or …why not….Living. There really are no such things as Art or Science. There are only artists and scientists. Take as an example all those discussions about Leonardo; his … Continue reading The Illusions of Art and Science.
You are reading the word “now” right now. But what does that mean? What makes the ephemeral moment “now” so special? Its enigmatic character has bedeviled philosophers, priests, and modern-day physicists from Augustine to Einstein and beyond. Einstein showed that the flow of time is affected by both velocity and gravity, yet he despaired at … Continue reading The Now
Illustration; When man merges with machine by Bob Eggleton The machine, over the course of the 20th century, progressively integrated itself into all fields of human activity. At first machines were conceived to alleviate the hard and mind killing facets of human labor. In Babylonian times, a day’s hard work would produce enough to light a room … Continue reading The Man-Machine Relation in Art and Science.
Since Plato dreamed of a republic ruled by philosophers, the idea rooted in human conscience that knowledge should equal power. One should disagree with this stance, because in this worldview, Einstein would not have been just some bystander at the Alamo-project that developed the first nuclear bombs. We are trained and educated to comprehend the … Continue reading Knowledge and Power
One of the most primitive innate needs of humans is to understand the world around us, and then share that understanding. Both science and art are human attempts to understand and describe the world around us. The subjects and methods have different traditions, and the intended audiences are different, but I think the motivations and … Continue reading Science = Art
The Cryptomathematical Universe Alan Guth believed that the universe bubbled up out of a pre-universal singularity. During a short moment, all the forces and building stones of matter were one. When the Higgs-field symmetries started to break up, followed a hot expansion Computerized image of a particle interaction with the Higgs Field The Higgs Field … Continue reading The Universe in my Writing