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Neil deGrasse Tyson

Neil deGrasse Tyson
Neil deGrasse Tyson (/ˈniːəl dəˈɡræs ˈtaɪsən/; born October 5, 1958) is an American astrophysicist, author, and science communicator. He is currently the Frederick P. Rose Director of the Hayden Planetarium at the Rose Center for Earth and Space and a research associate in the department of astrophysics at the American Museum of Natural History. From 2006 to 2011, he hosted the educational science television show NOVA ScienceNow on PBS and has been a frequent guest on The Daily Show, The Colbert Report, Real Time with Bill Maher, and Jeopardy!. Early life[edit] Tyson was born as the second of three children in the borough of Manhattan in New York City and was raised in the Bronx.[1] His mother, Sunchita Marie (Feliciano) Tyson, was a gerontologist, and his father, Cyril deGrasse Tyson, was a sociologist, human resource commissioner for the New York City mayor John Lindsay, and the first Director of Harlem Youth Opportunities Unlimited.[3][4] Career[edit] In 2001, US President George W. Related:  Outside the Box

Brian Greene Early life[edit] Greene was born in New York City. His father, Alan Greene, was a one-time vaudeville performer and high school dropout who later worked as a voice coach and composer. He stated in an interview with Lawrence Krauss that he is of Jewish heritage. After attending Stuyvesant High School,[2] Greene entered Harvard in 1980 to concentrate in physics. After completing his bachelor's degree, Greene earned his doctorate from Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar, graduating in 1987. Career[edit] Greene joined the physics faculty of Cornell University in 1990, and was appointed to a full professorship in 1995. Research[edit] In the field, Greene is best known for his contribution to the understanding of the different shapes the curled-up dimensions of string theory can take. World Science Festival[edit] The World Science Festival’s signature event is a five day festival in New York City, typically falling at the May. Communicating science[edit] Brian Greene on Bookbits radio.

Natural Language Toolkit Thomas Story Kirkbride This article is about the American Physician Thomas Story Kirkbride. For the British writer, see Thomas Story. Thomas Story Kirkbride (July 31, 1809 - December 16, 1883) was a physician, advocate for the mentally ill, and founder of the Association of Medical Superintendents of American Institutions for the Insane (AMSAII), a precursor to the American Psychiatric Association.[1][2][3] Early career[edit] Born into a Quaker family in Morrisville, Pennsylvania, Kirkbride began a study of medicine in 1828 under Dr. Psychiatry[edit] In 1840 Kirkbride became superintendent of the Pennsylvania Hospital for the Insane.[1][4][5] In 1844, Kirkbride helped to found AMSAII, becoming president from 1862 to 1870.[2] Kirkbride pioneered what would be known as the Kirkbride Plan, to improve medical care for the insane, as a standardization for buildings that housed the patients.[6] Kirkbride died of pneumonia on December 16, 1883 at his home at the Pennsylvania Hospital for the Insane.[2] References[edit]

Brian Cox (physicist) Brian Edward Cox OBE (born 3 March 1968)[1] is an English physicist and former musician, a Royal Society University Research Fellow, PPARC Advanced Fellow at the University of Manchester.[13][14] He is a member of the High Energy Physics group at the University of Manchester, and works on the ATLAS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC)[15][16] at CERN, near Geneva, Switzerland. He is working on the research and development project of the FP420 experiment in an international collaboration to upgrade the ATLAS and the CMS experiment by installing additional, smaller detectors at a distance of 420 metres from the interaction points of the main experiments.[17][18][19][20] Cox's parents were bankers[1] and he attended the independent Hulme Grammar School[24] in Oldham from 1979 to 1986.[25][26][27] Cox revealed on The Jonathan Ross Show that he performed poorly on his Maths A-level: "I got a D ... I was really not very good ... Session discography[62] Prof Brian Cox, Former Rock Star

Imagining the Tenth Dimension Dr. Michio Kaku Antony Garrett Lisi Lisi is known for "An Exceptionally Simple Theory of Everything," a paper proposing a unified field theory based on the E8 Lie group, combining particle physics with Einstein's theory of gravitation. The theory is incomplete and not widely accepted by the physics community. Biography[edit] Early life[edit] After the Ph.D. After getting his Ph.D., Lisi left academia and moved to Maui — expressing his dissatisfaction with the state of theoretical physics: I got my PhD and looked at my options. On Maui, Lisi volunteered as a staff member at a local Sudbury school, and split his time between working on his own physics research and surfing.[9] Academic reentry[edit] On July 21, 2007, Lisi traveled to the inaugural FQXi conference in Reykjavík, Iceland. On July 8, 2009, at a FQXi conference in the Azores, Lisi made a public bet with Frank Wilczek that superparticles would not be detected by July 8, 2015.[21] Physics research[edit] Work on quantum mechanics[edit] Deferential geometry[edit]

Erik Verlinde Erik Peter Verlinde (born 21 January 1962) is a Dutch theoretical physicist and string theorist. He is the identical twin brother of physicist Herman Verlinde. The Verlinde formula, which is important in conformal field theory and topological field theory, is named after him. His research deals with string theory, gravity, black holes and cosmology. Currently he works at the Institute for Theoretical Physics at the University of Amsterdam. At a symposium at the Dutch Spinoza-institute on 8 December 2009 he introduced a theory of entropic gravity. References[edit] External links[edit]

Stephen Hawking British theoretical physicist, cosmologist, and author Stephen William Hawking CH CBE FRS FRSA (8 January 1942 – 14 March 2018) was an English theoretical physicist, cosmologist, and author, who was director of research at the Centre for Theoretical Cosmology at the University of Cambridge at the time of his death.[16][17] He was the Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at the University of Cambridge between 1979 and 2009. His scientific works included a collaboration with Roger Penrose on gravitational singularity theorems in the framework of general relativity and the theoretical prediction that black holes emit radiation, often called Hawking radiation. Hawking was the first to set out a theory of cosmology explained by a union of the general theory of relativity and quantum mechanics. Hawking achieved commercial success with several works of popular science in which he discusses his own theories and cosmology in general. Early life Family Primary and secondary school years Graduate years

Hyper-Lexikon: Spencer-Brown Spencer-Brown, George: Laws of Form - Gesetze der Form. Bohmeier-Verlag, Lübeck 1997 S.194: "When we die the self-boundary eventually disappears. Before it did so, we ascribed a huge value to what we called 'inside' of ourselves, and comparativeley little value to what we called 'outside'. The death experience is thus ultimatley the loss of the selective blindness to see both sides of every distinction equally. "Form Call the space cloven by any distinction, together with the entire content of the space, the form of distinction. "Content Call it the first distinction. "An observer, since he distinguishes the space he occupies, is also a mark." (76) [] The story about getting Russell to endorse the book is in the Preface to the Fifth English Edition (I just got hold of my sister's signed copy! Anyway, on the back, there's these endorsements: "He is by far the best pupil I have ever taught." From Bohmeier Verlag's website, here's the preface: The Two Notes Which Go With the Excerpt:

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