This new ebook from the author of 'The Music of the Primes' combines a personal insight into the mind of a working mathematician with the story of one of the biggest adventures in mathematics: the search for symmetry.
This book from the author of 'The Music of the Primes' combines a personal insight into the mind of a working mathematician with the story of one of the biggest adventures in mathematics: the search for symmetry.
Release on 2010-06-28 | by Ernesto Carafoli,Gian Antonio Danieli,Giuseppe O. Longo
Author: Ernesto Carafoli,Gian Antonio Danieli,Giuseppe O. Longo
Pubpsher: Springer Science & Business Media
The aim of the book is to encourage an in-depth discussion of problems of fundamental importance that are common to the two cultures, but that are traditionally seen from different perspectives. The forum will bring together scientists, philosophers, humanists, musicians with the aim of fostering comprehension of problems that have traditionally troubled humankind, and establish more fertile grounds for the communication between the two cultures. The themes of the contributions are the followings: the concept of time, infinity, the concept and meaning of nothingness, numbers, intelligence and the human mind, basic mechanisms in the production of thought and of artistic creation, the relationship between artistic and scientific creativity.
From the author of The Music of the Primes and Finding Moonshine comes a short, lively book on five mathematical problems that just refuse be solved – and on how many everyday problems can be solved by maths.
Voodoo Robot Chili is a humorous, military science fiction novel. The story takes place in a far-flung but way-too-probable future, chockfull of zany characters who could be Satan’s poster children for massive brain stem damage. Using the Iran Contra scandal as a template for the belligerence, malice, and self-serving behavior of our not-so distant descendants (which serves us right for not making better use of birth control), it’s a satirical look at politics past, present, future and possibly sideways. But don’t expect too much philosophy. Don’t expect ANY philosophy. If you do…well, don’t read the book. Note, the publisher didn’t say don’t BUY the book. Just don’t read it…uhm…and/or adjust your expectations accordingly if you take a peek.
How a New Understanding of the Universe Can Help Answer Age-old Questions of Existence
Author: James B. Glattfelder
This open access book chronicles the rise of a new scientific paradigm offering novel insights into the age-old enigmas of existence. Over 300 years ago, the human mind discovered the machine code of reality: mathematics. By utilizing abstract thought systems, humans began to decode the workings of the cosmos. From this understanding, the current scientific paradigm emerged, ultimately discovering the gift of technology. Today, however, our island of knowledge is surrounded by ever longer shores of ignorance. Science appears to have hit a dead end when confronted with the nature of reality and consciousness. In this fascinating and accessible volume, James Glattfelder explores a radical paradigm shift uncovering the ontology of reality. It is found to be information-theoretic and participatory, yielding a computational and programmable universe.