Monthly Archives: March 2015

Shadow World – an unusual hero’s journey

“If this is about anything, it’s the boundary between creation and madness, art and science, the natural and the artifactual. Characters are fictional although some are inhabited by amalgamated aspects of real people. The science is factual but I insert … Continue reading

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Maps of Physics and Fiction

My two favorite subjects presented through maps: Bernard H. Porter’s 1939 map depicting Physics as a continent, with rivers corresponding to its principal branches. From Fiction Island and a rough layout of the genres, from Jasper Fforde, 2011:

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Albert Einstein’s birthday

“Imagine for a moment what the general opinion will be fifty years from now if the name Einstein does not appear on the list of Nobel laureates.” M. Brillouin, in a letter to the Swedish Academy of Sciences, 1921. Albert … Continue reading

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Hubble Telescope celebrates 25 years of observations

“With the slow fascination of fear, he lifted himself on one arm and turned his eyes toward the blood-curdling blackness of the window. Through it shone the Stars! Not Earth’s feeble thirty-six hundred Stars visible to the eye; Lagash was … Continue reading

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