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Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Exploring Inner Space* at The New York Times

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 11:35 AM

From Corrections: Jan. 1, 2020

The astronomy article, by Dennis Overbye, is dated Dec. 23* (a Monday).

The above reference to "Tuesday" is explained by the fine print
at the bottom of the Science Times  article — "A version of this article
appears in print on [Tuesday] , Section D, Page 6 of the
New York edition with the headline: In Battle of Giant Telescopes,
Outlook for the U.S. Dims." 

From the article as quoted on Thursday, Dec. 26,  
at https://uclafacultyassociation.blogspot.com

"Now, as the wheels of the academic and government bureaucracy begin to turn, many American astronomers worry that they are following in the footsteps of their physicist colleagues. In 1993, Congress canceled the Superconducting Super Collider, and the United States ceded the exploration of inner space to Europe and CERN, which built the Large Hadron Collider, 27 miles in diameter, where the long-sought Higgs boson was eventually discovered.

The United States no longer builds particle accelerators. There could come a day, soon, when Americans no longer build giant telescopes. That would be a crushing disappointment to a handful of curious humans stuck on Earth, thirsting for cosmic grandeur. In outer space, nobody can hear you cry."

Source: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/23/science/telescopes-magellan-hawaii-astronomy.html

Related material from this  journal on April 2, 2019 —

Cover design by Greg Stadnyk, available in an animated gif.

* See also this  journal on Dec. 23.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Inner, Outer (continued from yesterday)

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 8:00 AM

Monday, November 21, 2016

Inner, Outer

Filed under: General,Geometry — Tags: , — m759 @ 1:04 PM

Detail of a note from 7/11, 1986

Backstory: Notes on Groups and Geometry, 1978-1986.

Friday, January 3, 2020

Valhalla Requiem

Filed under: General — Tags: , , — m759 @ 9:59 PM


See also this  journal on Monday, the day of Kupfer's reported death

 

Spectral Woo

Filed under: General — Tags: , , — m759 @ 12:14 PM

 " during that spell between the feasts of Christmas and Epiphany
when ghosts and specters are supposed to be abroad . . . ."

Heinrich Zimmer on  Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

Times Literary Supplement , January 3, 2020

Sciences | Book Review

The world is not enough:
Guessing at the game God is playing

By Samuel Graydon

See as well

Thursday, January 2, 2020

Interality

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 8:25 PM

Structure of the eightfold cube

Nada for Hemingway

Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 11:47 AM

See Nada + Hemingway  in this journal.

'Inner Space' YouTube upload on March 15, 2014

The above upload date suggests a look at 
other posts now tagged Red to Green.

Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Águila

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 11:30 PM
"We learned so much
about singing from each other
because you get to sort of
be them for a second
when you're shadowing
them in harmony.
It's like getting on an eagle
and getting to see the world
through that eagle's experience."

Read more: https://www.springfieldspringfield.co.uk/
movie_script.php?movie=linda-ronstadt-the-sound-of-my-voice

See also Aguila de Oro.

Le Mot Juste

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 3:23 PM

Related art

Monday, December 23, 2019

Orbit

Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 7:34 PM

"December 22, the birth anniversary of India’s famed mathematician
Srinivasa Ramanujan, is celebrated as National Mathematics Day."
Indian Express  yesterday

"Orbits and stabilizers are closely related." — Wikipedia

Symmetries by Plato and R. T. Curtis —

Counting symmetries with the orbit-stabilizer theorem

In the above, 322,560 is the order 
of the octad stabilizer group .

Obit

Filed under: General — Tags: , , — m759 @ 8:16 AM

See as well the previous post and Pacific Science Institute.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Yogiism

Filed under: General,Geometry — Tags: , — m759 @ 12:31 PM

From the American Mathematical Society (AMS) webpage today —

From the current AMS Notices

Related material from a post of Aug. 6, 2014

http://www.log24.com/log/pix10B/100915-SteinbergOnChevalleyGroups.jpg

(Here "five point sets" should be "five-point sets.")

From Gotay and Isenberg, “The Symplectization of Science,”
Gazette des Mathématiciens  54, 59-79 (1992):

“… what is the origin of the unusual name ‘symplectic’? ….
Its mathematical usage is due to Hermann Weyl who,
in an effort to avoid a certain semantic confusion, renamed
the then obscure ‘line complex group’ the ‘symplectic group.’
… the adjective ‘symplectic’ means ‘plaited together’ or ‘woven.’
This is wonderfully apt….”

IMAGE- A symplectic structure -- i.e. a structure that is symplectic (meaning plaited or woven)

The above symplectic  structure* now appears in the figure
illustrating the diamond-theorem correlation in the webpage
Rosenhain and Göpel Tetrads in PG(3,2).

* The phrase as used here is a deliberate 
abuse of language .  For the real definition of 
“symplectic structure,” see (for instance) 
“Symplectic Geometry,” by Ana Cannas da Silva
(article written for Handbook of Differential
Geometry 
, Vol 2.) To establish that the above
figure is indeed symplectic , see the post 
Zero System of July 31, 2014.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Jargon

Filed under: General,Geometry — Tags: , , — m759 @ 4:00 PM

See "sacerdotal jargon" in this journal.

For those who prefer scientific  jargon —

"… open its reading to
combinational possibilities
outside its larger narrative flow.
The particulars of attention,
whether subjective or objective,
are unshackled through form,
and offered as a relational matrix …."

— Kent Johnson in a 1993 essay

For some science that is not just jargon, see

and, also from posts tagged Dirac and Geometry

Anticommuting Dirac matrices as spreads of projective lines

The above line complex also illustrates an outer automorphism
of the symmetric group S6. See last Thursday's post "Rotman and
the Outer Automorphism
."

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Rotman and the Outer Automorphism

Filed under: General,Geometry — Tags: — m759 @ 11:00 AM

This is a followup to Tuesday's post on the Nov. 15 American
Mathematical Society (AMS) obituary of Joseph J. Rotman.

Detail of a page in "Notes on Finite Geometry, 1978-1986,"
"An outer automorphism of S6 related to M24" —

Related work of Rotman —

"Outer Automorphisms of S6," by
Gerald Janusz and Joseph Rotman,
The American Mathematical Monthly ,
Vol. 89, No. 6 (Jun. – Jul., 1982), pp. 407-410

Some background —

"In a Nutshell: The Seed," Log24 post of Sept. 4, 2006:

Friday, July 24, 2015

Field of Manifestation

Filed under: General,Geometry — m759 @ 12:00 PM

This post was suggested by a book title in
the previous post: "Pieces of the Action."

A group action  is a mathematical concept.

Related meditation:

"The number 9, that is to say, relates traditionally
to the Great Goddess of Many Names (Devi, 
Inanna, Ishtar, Astarte, Artemis, Venus, etc.)
as matrix of the cosmic process, whether in the
macrocosm or in a microcosmic field of manifestation."

— Joseph Campbell,
     The Inner Reaches of Outer Space

Examples:

Click to enlarge —

http://www.log24.com/log/pix11/110107-Aleph-Sm.jpg

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Plan 9 Continues

Filed under: General — m759 @ 5:55 PM

Detail from the Nov. 1998 cover of Mademoiselle —

'How to Be a Sex Goddess'- Mademoiselle, 1998

Related meditation —

IMAGE- Joseph Campbell, 'The Inner Reaches of Outer Space,' meditation on the number nine, the Goddess, and the Angelus

See as well "Intruders" in this journal.

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Plan 9 Continues…

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 11:32 AM

A version of the song in the previous post that I prefer:

A related meditation —

IMAGE- Joseph Campbell, 'The Inner Reaches of Outer Space,' meditation on the number nine, the Goddess, and the Angelus

For a more abstract version of the
"matrix of the cosmic process,"
see "3×3 Grid" in this journal.

Saturday, April 18, 2015

By Express

Filed under: General — m759 @ 7:55 PM

Continues.

'Green Gables' star Jonathan Crombie dies at 48

Update of 8:19 PM ET —

Trailer for a recent Crombie documentary, "Waiting for Ishtar,"
that has not yet been released:

See also Lucero + Ishtar  and Lucero + Muerte .

Midrash:

IMAGE- Joseph Campbell, 'The Inner Reaches of Outer Space,' meditation on the number nine, the Goddess, and the Angelus

Saturday, October 4, 2014

The Source

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 9:00 PM

"In ancient Greece, 9 was the number of
the Muses, patron goddesses of the arts.
They were the daughters of Mnemosyne ('memory'),
the source of imagination, which in turn is
the carrier of archetypal, elementary ideas to
artistic realization in the field of space-time."

— Joseph Campbell in The Inner Reaches of Outer Space

In memoriam:

 See also Raiders of the Lost Well and…

 The Eliot Omen 


Ground plan for a game of Noughts and Crosses

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Ave

Filed under: General — m759 @ 12:31 PM

Plan 9 continues…

“The number 9… relates traditionally to
the Great Goddess of Many Names (Devi,
Inanna, Ishtar, Astarte, Artemis, Venus, etc.)….”

Joseph Campbell, The Inner Reaches of Outer Space

From the BBC America TV series “Intruders,” Season 1, Episode 4,
Ave Verum Corpus   (33:34 of 45 min.):

Mira Sorvino pays her respects to a distinguished corpse.

(Aired Saturday 10:00 PM Sept. 13, 2014, on BBC America.)

See also Frankie Valli’s hymn  from A Capitol Fourth this year.

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Contest

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 9:00 PM

Once again, Harvard defeats Holy Cross.

IMAGE- Joseph Campbell, 'The Inner Reaches of Outer Space,' meditation on the number nine, the Goddess, and the Angelus

See also a related remark by Norman Mailer, and Plan 9 in this journal.

Presumably the Holy Cross defeat will please art theorist Rosalind Krauss (below).

(Click to enlarge.)

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Holy Hub Caps

Filed under: General — m759 @ 12:00 PM

Review of Joseph Campbell's The Inner Reaches of Outer Space

The reviewer compares Campbell to "one of those guys who
builds his own church out of hub caps."

A simple hub cap — see ninefold  in this journal.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Glory Road (continued)

Filed under: General,Geometry — m759 @ 7:59 AM

"In ancient Greece, 9 was the number of the Muses,
patron goddesses of the arts. They were the daughters
of Mnemosyne ('memory'), the source
of imagination, which in turn is the carrier of archetypal,
elementary ideas to artistic realization in the field
of space-time. The number 9, that is to say, relates
traditionally to the Great Goddess of Many Names
(Devi, Inanna, Ishtar, Astarte, Artemis, Venus, etc.),
as matrix of the cosmic process, whether in the
macrocosm or in a microcosmic field of manifestation."

— Joseph Campbell in The Inner Reaches of Outer Space ,
      first published in 1986

From Robert A. Heinlein’s Glory Road  (1963):

Her face turned thoughtful. “Would you like to call me ‘Ettarre’?”

“Is that one of your names?”

“It is much like one of them, allowing for different spelling and accent.  Or it could be ‘Esther’ just as closely.  Or ‘Aster.’  Or even ‘Estrellita.’ “

” ‘Aster,’ ” I repeated. “Star. Lucky Star!”

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Plan 9

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 9:00 AM

(Continued from Up to Date, Aug. 28.)

Voyager 1 Story
By Amy Hubbard in the Los Angeles Times

September 4, 2012, 3:11 p.m. [PDT]

How long does it take to fly to the edge of
the solar system? At least 35 years. 
Voyager 1 is there now….

Related material—

IMAGE- Amy Hubbard in an Aug. 31, 2012, tweet- 'Dinga dong ding, Blue Moon.'

IMAGE- Joseph Campbell, 'The Inner Reaches of Outer Space,' meditation on the number nine, the Goddess, and the Angelus

      Dinga dong ding.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Midnight in the Garden

Filed under: General,Geometry — m759 @ 12:00 AM

(Continued from February 10.)

A passage suggested by the T.S. Eliot epigraphs in
Parallelisms of Compete Designs , by a weblog post
of Peter J. Cameron yesterday, and by this journal's
"Within You Without You" posts—

http://www.log24.com/log/pix12/120215-Campbell-InnerOuter.jpg
— Joseph Campbell, The Inner Reaches of Outer Space:
     Metaphor as Myth and as Religion ,
New World Library,
     Second Edition, St. Bridget's Day 2002, page 106

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