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TOPIC: In Praise of Physics Poetry, Spacetime SQUIDs, & Searching for the Impossible [refresh]
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FQXi Administrator Zeeya Merali wrote on May. 28, 2015 @ 20:15 GMT
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Just to let you know that after a couple of special podcast editions from the quantum foundations meeting in Erice, Italy, Brendan and I are back with the regular podcast.

In this month's podcast, we're celebrating poetry about physics and maths. In April, I visited Penn State University, where I met with Emily Grosholz, a poet and philosopher of math and science, who works at the Institute for Gravitation and the Cosmos, which is headed up by FQXi’s Abhay Ashtekar. Grosholz shares three of her poems with us on the podcast: In Praise of Fractals, The Dissolution of the Rainbow, and Among Cosmologists. (Evelyn Lamb, who blogs over at Scientific American, has a nice review up of one of Groshloz’s anthologies here.)

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Physics poetry; curving spacetime in the lab; & searching for undecidable problems.


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At the COST quantum foundations meeting in Erice, Italy, that I attended back in March, I met with FQXi’s Sorin Paraoanu. You’ll know about his new research building an artificial space-time from superconducting quantum interference devices (SQUIDs), from Nicola Jones’ recent article for us. In an extended interview on the site, Paraonu talks a bit more about the progress of the experiment, as well as his recent publication in the New Journal of Physics, about testing the Landau-Zener formula for the transition probabilities between states of a qubit.

And finally, reporter Sophie Hebden talks to FQXi’s Jen Eisert about his quest to find undecidable problems in quantum mechanics. Again, you’ll be familiar with some this if you read Sophie’s article, “Searching for the Impossible” — but listen to he podcast piece for more details and to learn about Eisert’s unusual skill for dating architecture.

Enjoy listening!

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Neil Bates wrote on Jun. 16, 2015 @ 12:28 GMT
Thanks, Zeeya. Fascinating.

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Steve Dufourny wrote on Jul. 18, 2015 @ 14:58 GMT
Hello all, hello dear Zeeya,

I have lost my mother and people have checked my pc since several years.I am in a bizzare boat. I am invited everywhere but I am introvert.But now I am ready to go in England or china or India or Usa.Several societies from everywhere are interested by my theory of spherization and my inventions but I don't know what I must do Zeeya. It is ironical sometimes this planet, this sphere :)


Steve the crazzy spheric man like said my friend Dr Ray Munroe.

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Georgina Woodward replied on Jul. 19, 2015 @ 07:32 GMT
Dear Steve,I'm sorry for your loss. Its probably best not to make big decisions while you are under a lot of stress. Is there anyone who can help check whats going on with your computer with you?

Ray was a delightful member of the community. I have thanked him at the end of my recently uploaded article, as he was so patient and willing to entertain my early ramblings about space and time rather than being discouraging. But alas it seems I have spelled his name wrong.

Take care of yourself. Best wishes Georgina

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Steve Dufourny replied on Jul. 28, 2015 @ 14:51 GMT
thank you .The life is sometimes difficult but i have faith in this universal faith.I was so paranoiac in the past and so in stress indeed.I am tired psychologically speaking.

Take care also.

ps sorry fqxi for my parano in the past.

About my équations, I need to improvr them ,I beleive humbly that they can explain the black mass and the black energy......see th volumes of sphères and their rotations....Inside the universal sphere :)

take care all , this planet is on thr bad road and soon 9 billions of people for 2050.Oh My God !

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FQXi Administrator Zeeya Merali replied on Jul. 28, 2015 @ 16:21 GMT
Dear Steve,

I have just read your post, and I wanted to say that I am deeply sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. If you feel ready to travel and you are receiving invitations from various places, then perhaps it would be a good to accept one and see how it goes -- although I appreciate that you are introverted. Perhaps you should choose an opportunity, at first, that is based close to you and would not take up too much of your time, to see if you enjoy it and feel comfortable.

I am afraid that I cannot give you any specific advice about whether those societies are worth getting involved with, however, since I do not know any details about them.

I wish you all the best at this difficult time, however.

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Steve Dufourny wrote on Jul. 18, 2015 @ 15:32 GMT
???? And don't forget my equations mcosV is a constant and E mc cubic o cubic and s cubic the 3 velocities of the spheres explains the others steps above the you can calculate the steps of energies towards the main central sphere of all system of uniquity in the two scales , quant and cosm....

c linear velocity, orbital vel and spinal velocity....but it exists a kind of door between the two systems .....E mc² and E m cos cubic .you see the steps of energies above the relativistic laws.

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Steve Dufourny wrote on Jul. 31, 2015 @ 15:50 GMT
a bridge in geometrical algebras ???? :)

all my net is checked even here ....for the prize in algebras ??? It is not cool in fact , I have seen the nobel prize in maths .what is this story ??? Perhaps Mr Tyson and Tegmark can explain me ??? I am not parano I know just the human nature but I am christian also, so I can pardon .... respect me and I will respect you .

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Steve Dufourny replied on Jul. 31, 2015 @ 15:53 GMT
Mr Tegmark can make the multispheres if he wants :) but please play in a pure universality and not with bad tools !

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alena lis wrote on Aug. 2, 2016 @ 09:12 GMT
Fantastic picture!

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