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Category Archives: Ashmolean Museum
Questions on the History of Mathematics
Arthur MillerEinstein and SchrÃ¶dinger never fully accepted the highly abstract nature of Heisenberg’s quantum mechanics, says Miller. They agreed with Galileo’s assertion that “the book of nature is written in mathematics”, but they also realized the power of using visual … Continue reading
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Artifacts in the Exploration of Geometry
Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, UK It should not be lost on individuals who have followed this blog, that there is a range of connection to Platonic Forms idealization, that such an artifact in Ashmolean Museum although modeled to represent a reality … Continue reading
IN Search of Mandelstam’s Holy Grail
There are two posts that reflect the purpose of this post today. One is Clifford’s linked through Lee Smolin’s comment and the other, at Backreaction. Good Physics is Conflict A lot of you may never understand the significance of the … Continue reading
Artifacts of the Geometrical WunderKammern
As one visits the mathematical puzzles and conjectures, what value these insights to the physics or our universe if we did not see things in this way? As artifacts of some other kind of geometrical thinking that we could then … Continue reading
Visual Abstraction to Equations
Sylvester’s models lay hidden away for a long time, but recently the Mathematical Institute received a donation to rescue some of them. Four of these were carefully restored by Catherine Kimber of the Ashmolean Museum and now sit in an … Continue reading
Megalithic carved stone balls from Scotland
With the discovery of sound waves in the CMB, we have entered a new era of precision cosmology in which we can begin to talk with certainty about the origin of structure and the content of matter and energy in … Continue reading
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Sylvester’s Surfaces
Figure 2. Clebsch’s Diagonal Surface: Wonderful. We are told that “mathematics is that study which knows nothing of observation…” I think no statement could have been more opposite to the undoubted facts of the case; that mathematical analysis is constantly … Continue reading
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The Sound of the Landscape
Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, UK As you know my name is Plato (The School of Athens by Raphael:)I have lived on for many years now, in the ideas that are presented in the ideas of R Buckminister Fuller, and with the … Continue reading
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