Category Archives: Hooft

Oh Dear!… How Technology has Changed Things

Mathematics, rightly viewed, possesses not only truth, but supreme beautya beauty cold and austere, like that of sculpture, without appeal to any part of our weaker nature, without the gorgeous trappings of painting or music, yet sublimely pure, and capable … Continue reading

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A generalization of a voxel is the doxel, or dynamic voxel. This is used in the case of a 4D dataset, for example, an image sequence that represents 3D space together with another dimension such as time. In this way, … Continue reading

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Blackhole Wars

The Cosmic Landscape, Page 339, Para 2. Dialogos of Eide

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CNO and the Law of Octaves

“String theory—the hot topic in physics for the past 20 years—is a dead-end, says Smolin, one of the founders of Canada’s Perimeter Institute of Theoretical Physics and himself a lapsed string theorist. In fact, he (and others) argue convincingly, string … Continue reading

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Allotropes and the Ray of Creation

Just thinking here about “life” in general and dreaming. As well, this takes us back to the article from Backreaction. This post was generated in response to Q’s comment and my subsequent statements that I supplied in turn. Take “full … Continue reading

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Coxeter and Plato’s Cave

IN Beyond the Dance of the Sun I give an image of Plato’s Cave for consideration, about dimensinal perspectve. This is not only held in my mind in terms of what free people are chained in their perspectives, but I … Continue reading

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Before I was to ask the question below I had gone through the links given by Alejandro RIvero and in and thinking of the work I had been doing to understand this relation between mathematics and the physics world. Of … Continue reading

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Concepts of the Fifth Dimension

“Yet I exist in the hope that these memoirs, in some manner, I know not how, may find their way to the minds of humanity in Some Dimensionality, and may stir up a race of rebels who shall refuse to … Continue reading

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What a Good String Theorist Should Know?

Arthur MillerEinstein and Schrödinger 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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Quantum Mechanics: Determinism at Planck Scale

Perhaps Quantum Gravity can be Handled by thoroughly reconsidering Quantum Mechanics itself?– Gerard t’ Hooft Albert Einstein used harmonic oscillators to understand specific heats of solids and found that energy levels are quantized. This formed one of the key bridges … Continue reading

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