Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Noether's Theorem explained for kids




How’s it going, LIGO?

 Members of the public can use Hey LIGO; they just might be disappointed if they’re looking for the kind of quippy, vocalized replies we’ve come to expect from our digital assistants. Hey LIGO is more likely to spit out links to technical reports and schematics. But for researchers, that’s just fine

The Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory has a new digital assistant. Symmetry Magazine

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Dimensions Inbetween

"Yet I exist in the hope that these memoirs, in some manner, I know not how, may find their way to the minds of humanity in Some Dimensionality, and may stir up a race of rebels who shall refuse to be confined to limited Dimensionality." from Flatland, by E. A. Abbott -  Flat Land: A Romance of Many Dimensions

See: Analysis and Assessment of Gateway Process

There has been a lot of talk over the years about extra dimensions. It has never been totally clear to me how to define that rigorously and effectively. A matter dominated world,  it becomes scientifically accredited when it is repeated, or,  it has been falsified.


The concept of dimension is not restricted to physical objects. High-dimensional spaces occur in mathematics and the sciences for many reasons, frequently as configuration spaces such as in Lagrangian or Hamiltonian mechanics; these are abstract spaces, independent of the physical space we live in.

The thinking here in regards to the scientific explanation, is that in place of space-time, consciousness becomes capable. The brain,  in context of this article,  is functioning with regards to how consciousness amplifies it's use of energy?

 Albert Einstein

The surface of a marble table is spread out in front of me. I can get from any one point on this table to any other point by passing continuously from one point to a "neighboring" one, and repeating this process a (large) number of times, or, in other words, by going from point to point without executing "jumps." I am sure the reader will appreciate with sufficient clearness what I mean here by "neighbouring" and by "jumps" (if he is not too pedantic). We express this property of the surface by describing the latter as a continuum.

It always nice to have a smile on your face while you debunk.:-)