Month: November 2016

Use Your Brain’s Delete Button!

It's kinda intuitive, but good to keep in mind. https://www.fastcompany.com/3059634/your-most-productive-self/your-brain-has-a-delete-button-heres-how-to-use-it

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Quotes bt Physicists

On education: In teaching history, there should be extensive discussion of personalities who benefited mankind through independence of character and judgement.  --Einstein Critical comments by students should be taken in a friendly spirit.  --Einstein Accumulation of material should not stifle the student's independence. --Einstein

The Unknown Unknown in the Logic of the Mind

The Unknown Unknown in the Logic of the Mind

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=HYsv5DRl8L4 Second talk by Misha Gromov at Stanford. Nov 11. I really enjoyed the talk, truly inspiring. He walked through different scientific fields including biology, linguistics, and psychology across several centuries, analyzing how people studied science and gave his insights (from the perspective of a mathematician I think). -worth noticing how rephrasing a finding in … Continue reading The Unknown Unknown in the Logic of the Mind

Scalar Curvature, Convex Polyhedra & Differential Operators

Prof Misha Gromov gave two lectures at Stanford on Nov 10 and Nov 11. Here is a brief summary of his Nov 10 lecture: Scalar curvature influences topology and asymptotic geometry of Riemannian manifolds, it is associated with the Einstein equation, it controls the Hamilton-Ricci flow. Yet, the geometric meaning of the scalar curvature remains … Continue reading Scalar Curvature, Convex Polyhedra & Differential Operators