Monday, December 30, 2019

Number and Time

Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 9:37 AM

(Hat tip for the title to Marie-Louise von Franz.)

Remarks by Metod Saniga from the previous post

Remarks by Wolfgang Pauli, a friend of von Franz

"This is to show the world that I can paint like Titian.
[Empty frame with jagged sides]. Only technical details
are missing."
— As quoted at Derevianko Group.

Related material (see Oct. 11, 2010) —


Sunday, December 29, 2019

Springer Link

Filed under: General — Tags: , , — m759 @ 5:08 PM

Related reading

"I closed my eyes and saw the number 137—
so very close to the reciprocal of alpha—
on the chest of the runner in Van Cortlandt Park.
Should I start the story there? "

— Alpert, Mark.  Saint Joan of New York
(Science and Fiction) (p. 103).
Springer International Publishing. Kindle edition. 

Cover detail:

See as well St. Joan in this  journal.

Articulation Raid

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 7:45 AM

“… And so each venture Is a new beginning,
a raid on the inarticulate….”

— T. S. Eliot, “East Coker V” in Four Quartets

arXiv:1409.5691v1 [math.CO]  17 Sep 2014

The Complement of Binary Klein Quadric as
a Combinatorial Grassmannian

Metod Saniga,
Institute for Discrete Mathematics and Geometry,
Vienna University of Technology,
Wiedner Hauptstraße 8–10, A-1040 Vienna, Austria
(metod.saniga@tuwien.ac.at) and
Astronomical Institute, Slovak Academy of Sciences,
SK-05960 Tatransk ́a Lomnica, Slovak Republic


Given a hyperbolic quadric of PG(5, 2), there are 28 points off this quadric and 56 lines skew to it. It is shown that the (286,563)-configuration formed by these points and lines is isomorphic to the combinatorial Grassmannian of type G2(8). It is also pointed out that a set of seven points of G2(8) whose labels share a mark corresponds to a Conwell heptad of PG(5, 2). Gradual removal of Conwell heptads from the (286,563)-configuration yields a nested sequence of binomial configurations identical with part of that found to be associated with Cayley-Dickson algebras (arXiv:1405.6888).


Combinatorial Grassmannian −
Binary Klein Quadric − Conwell Heptad

See also this  journal on the above date — 17 September 2014.

Saturday, December 28, 2019

Caballo Blanco

Filed under: General — Tags: , , , — m759 @ 9:02 AM

The key  is the cocktail that begins the proceedings.”

– Brian Harley, Mate in Two Moves


“Just as these lines that merge to form a key
Are as chess squares . . . .” — Katherine Neville, The Eight

“The complete projective group of collineations and dualities of the
[projective] 3-space is shown to be of order [in modern notation] 8! ….
To every transformation of the 3-space there corresponds
a transformation of the [projective] 5-space. In the 5-space, there are
determined 8 sets of 7 points each, ‘heptads’ ….”

— George M. Conwell, “The 3-space PG (3, 2) and Its Group,”
The Annals of Mathematics , Second Series, Vol. 11, No. 2 (Jan., 1910),
pp. 60-76.

“It must be remarked that these 8 heptads are the key  to an elegant proof….”

— Philippe Cara, “RWPRI Geometries for the Alternating Group A8,” in
Finite Geometries: Proceedings of the Fourth Isle of Thorns Conference
(July 16-21, 2000), Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2001, ed. Aart Blokhuis,
James W. P. Hirschfeld, Dieter Jungnickel, and Joseph A. Thas, pp. 61-97.

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