Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Text and Context

Filed under: G-Notes,General,Geometry — m759 @ 11:00 AM

Text —

"A field is perhaps the simplest algebraic structure we can invent."

— Hermann Weyl, 1952

Context —

See also yesterday's Personalized Book Search.

Full text of Symmetry  – Internet Archive —


A field is perhaps the simplest algebraic 143 structure
we can invent. Its elements are numbers. Characteristic
for its structure are the operations of addition and 

From a Log24 search for Mathematics+Nutshell —

IMAGE- History of Mathematics in a Nutshell

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Text and Context

Filed under: General,Geometry — Tags: — m759 @ 2:11 PM

Some context for the previous post, which was about
a new Art Space  Pinterest board

Monday, August 3, 2015

Text and Context*

Filed under: General,Geometry — Tags: — m759 @ 2:00 AM

"The ORCID organization offers an open and
independent registry intended to be the de facto  
standard for contributor identification in research
and academic publishing. On 16 October 2012,
ORCID launched its registry services and
started issuing user identifiers." — Wikipedia

This journal on the above date —


A more recent identifier —

Related material —

See also the recent posts Ein Kampf and Symplectic.

* Continued.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Text and Context

Filed under: General — m759 @ 11:02 AM

Perhaps the best obituary for the late Morris Philipson


(see Nov. 10) is this text, by writer W.P. Norton
(not to be confused with the publishing firm W.W. Norton).
For the text in context, see a screenshot of the Norton
weblog (which was very slow to load this morning).

The Blogspot loading logo that did  appear at Norton's
weblog suggests the following image—


http://www.log24.com/log/pix11C/111112-Blogspot-Loading-Logo.gif http://www.log24.com/log/pix11C/111112-NYT-thestone75.gif

The logo on the right is that of
The New York Times 's
philosophy weblog "The Stone."

Philipson, incidentally, reportedly died on the morning of November 3.

See the remarks of Tom Wolfe quoted here on that date.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Many Years

Filed under: General,Geometry — m759 @ 9:00 PM

From Tony Phillips's American Mathematical Society column
for November 2017 —

" It is significant that the authors chose to place this announcement
of their results not in a mathematics journal but in one aimed at a
much larger scientific audience; their writing is appropriately
expository, especially in the introduction. Nature  itself ran an 
assessment of the paper in their 'News and Views' section,
October 4: 'Mathematics: A pariah finds a home,' by Terry Gannon.
Gannon sets the stage, again in terms suitable for wide consumption,
and sketches out the story. He ends 'It is always difficult to gauge
the importance of a mathematical result without the hindsight
that many years brings.
Nevertheless, Duncan et al.  have shown us
a door. Whether it is to a new closet, house or world, we cannot yet say,
but the results are certainly unexpected, and no one will think of
the pariahs in the same way again.' "

See as well Log24 on the above date — Text and Context.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Product Placement

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 10:10 PM

And the Irving Thalberg Award goes to…


Robert De Niro as Irving Thalberg in "The Last Tycoon"

Text and Context



Jerky Treats  for dogs



"Mad Dog and Glory" (March 5, 1993)


"Point of No Return" (March 19, 1993) —
Note Jerky Treats  in background.

A possible acceptance speech for the Thalberg Award—

"Let me put you in this unit." — John Calley, via Buck Henry

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