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Tuesday, September 9, 2014

In Memoriam

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

For Loren D. Olson, Harvard '64:

"Even 50 years later, I remember his enthusiasm for a very young
and very gifted Harvard professor named Shlomo Sternberg, one
of whose special areas of interest was Lie groups. I still have no real
understanding of what a Lie group is, but not for want of trying on
Loren’s part. Loren was also quite interested in the thinking of the
theologians Paul Tillich and Reinhold Niebuhr, who were then at
Harvard. He attended some of their lectures, read several of their
books, and enjoyed discussing their ideas."

Harvard classmate David Jackson

See also today's previous post.

Smoke and Mirrors

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

This post is continued from a March 12, 2013, post titled
"Smoke and Mirrors" on art in Tromsø, Norway, and from
a June 22, 2014, post on the nineteenth-century 
mathematicians Rosenhain and Göpel.

The latter day was the day of death for 
mathematician Loren D. Olson, Harvard '64.

For some background on that June 22 post, see the tag 
Rosenhain and Göpel in this journal.

Some background on Olson, who taught at the
University of Tromsø, from the American Mathematical
Society yesterday:

Olson died not long after attending the 50th reunion of the
Harvard Class of 1964.

For another connection between that class (also my own) 
and Tromsø, see posts tagged "Elegantly Packaged."
This phrase was taken from today's (print) 
New York Times  review of a new play titled "Smoke."
The phrase refers here  to the following "package" for 
some mathematical objects that were named after 
Rosenhain and Göpel — a 4×4 array —

For the way these objects were packaged within the array
in 1905 by British mathematician R. W. H. T. Hudson, see
a page at finitegometry.org/sc. For the connection to the art 
in Tromsø mentioned above, see the diamond theorem.

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Göpel and Rosenhain

Filed under: General,Geometry — Tags: , — m759 @ 10:00 AM

(Continued)

Some bizarre remarks on “purity” in the previous post
suggest a review of some pure  mathematics.

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Hallmark

Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 5:01 PM

A suitable hallmark for
the previous post, Logical Death:

29

http://www.log24.com/images/IChing/hexagram29.gif

Hexagram 29: “K’an represents…
the principle of light inclosed in the dark.”
— The Richard Wilhelm I Ching

A related page from Stanford:

IMAGE- Page 29 of 'Radical Atheism,' by Martin Hägglund, Stanford U. Press, 2008

Logical Death

Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 5:01 AM

The May 29 death of a Stanford logician, combined
with this morning’s previous post, suggests a review
of the May 29 post Lost in Translation.

Context— Posts tagged “Bregnans.”

When You Care Enough…

Filed under: General — Tags: , , — m759 @ 3:33 AM

“… near-death experiences have all the
hallmarks of mystical experience…”

— “Bolt from the Blue,” by Oliver Sacks
(See “Annals of Consciousness,” June 20, 2014)

The late Charles Barsotti once “worked for Kansas City-based
Hallmark Cards,” according to an obituary.

IMAGE- Google search for 'Lieven + Bloomsday'

See also Mad Day.

Some related deconstructive criticism:

IMAGE- Kipnis on Derrida's 'separatrix'

IMAGE- Harvard University Press, 1986 - A page on Derrida's 'inscription'

Friday, June 20, 2014

Annals of Consciousness

Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 2:45 PM

A search for the late Charles Barsotti’s art
in this journal leads to the following passage:

For related material from Bloomsday 2014,
the date of Barsotti’s death, see posts tagged
consciousness growth.”

Update of 2 AM June 21, 2014:

“… near-death experiences have all the
hallmarks of mystical experience…”
— “Bolt from the Blue,” by Oliver Sacks

Barsotti once “worked for Kansas City-based
Hallmark Cards,” according to an obituary.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Smoke and Mirrors

Filed under: General,Geometry — Tags: , — m759 @ 7:00 AM

Sistine Chapel Smoke

Tromso Kunsthall Mirrors

Background for the smoke  image:
A remark by Michelangelo in a 2007 post,  High Concept.

Background for the mirrors  image:
Note the publication date— Mar. 10, 2013.

See that date in this journal and related material.

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