Monday, June 15, 2020

“The Thing and I” Continues*

Filed under: General — m759 @ 8:34 PM

“For the first thirty years of its history, Columbia was known as King’s College.”
History of the University Identity

Hence the crown favicon—

“When people talk about the importance of the study of ‘symmetry’
in mathematics, physics, and elsewhere, they often make the mistake
of only paying attention to the symmetry groups. The structure you
actually have is not just a group (the abstract ‘symmetries’), but an
action of that group on some other object, the thing  that has symmetries.”

Peter Woit of Columbia on June 9, reviewing a Quanta Magazine  article

* From earlier posts in this  journal containing the title phrase.

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