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A jaunty wanderer in the nameless Universe

Horowitz plays Schubert — In the Dark


This was doing the rounds on Facebook earlier this summer and I meant to post it on here, but forgot. Anyway, better late than never. This is the great Vladimir Horowitz playing the Impromptu No. 3 in G flat major … Continue reading

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Koto Song


I especially like this version with a clarinet (posted by MrBicycleRepairman on youtube). Unfortunately, don’t know when it was recorded and who was playing the clarinet. So, if you know please share through the commenting box. There you go, Dave Brubeck, … Continue reading

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The Distribution of Cauchy


Back into the swing of teaching after a short break, I have been doing some lectures this week about complex analysis to theoretical physics students. The name of a brilliant French mathematician called Augustin Louis Cauchy (1789-1857) crops up very … Continue reading

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The BICEP2 Bubble Bursts…


Originally posted on In the Dark:
I think it’s time to break the worst-kept secret in cosmology, concerning the claimed detection of primordial gravitational waves by the BICEP2 collaboration that caused so much excitement last year; see this blog, passim.…

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The Map is not the Territory


Originally posted on In the Dark:
I came across this charming historical map while following one of my favourite Twitter feeds “@Libroantiguo” which publishes fascinating material about books of all kinds, especially old ones. It shows the location of London…

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Nowhere man


“eminent physicist, polyglot classicist, prize-winning botanist, hard-biting satirist, talented pianist, good dentist too” (c) “I’d spent five hours that morning trying to write a song that was meaningful and good, and I finally gave up and lay down. Then ‘Nowhere … Continue reading

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Andromeda in High Resolution


Originally posted on In the Dark:
This afternoon I gave three hours of lectures on the trot, so I’m now feeling more than a little knackered. Before I head home for an early night, though, I thought I’d share this…

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