Paul Adrien Maurice Dirac, quantum mechanics ,quantum electrodynamics.

Pick a flower on Earth and you move the farthest star. …

(8 August 1902 – 20 October 1984) was an English theoretical physicist considered one of the most important physicists of the 20th century. He was a Lucas Professor of Mathematics at Cambridge University, a Professor of Physics at Florida State University and the University of Miami, and won the 1933 Nobel Prize in Physics.

God used beautiful mathematics in creating the world. …

Dirac made fundamental contributions to the early development of both quantum mechanics and quantum electrodynamics. Among his other discoveries, he formulated the Dirac equation to explain the behavior of fermions and predict the existence of antimatter. Dirac shared the 1933 Nobel Prize in Physics with Erwin Schrödinger for his “discovery of new productive forms of atomic theory.” He also made significant contributions to reconciling general relativity and quantum mechanics.

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Dirac was considered anomalous for his character by his friends and colleagues. Albert Einstein, in his 1926 letter to Paul Ehrenfest, wrote of Dirac’s article: This balancing act on the dizzying road between genius and madness is terrifying. Hmm.”

In science one tries to tell people, in such a way as to be understood by everyone, something that no one ever knew before.

Simply Dirac

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Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman!

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Die Stunde der Physiker: Einstein, Bohr, Heisenberg und das Innerste der Welt. 1922-1932

Die Stunde der Physiker: Einstein, Bohr, Heisenberg und das Innerste der Welt. 1922-1932

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The Strangest Man: The hidden Life of Paul Dirac, Quantum Genius

The Strangest Man: The hidden Life of Paul Dirac, Quantum Genius

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Paul Dirac: The Man and his Work

Paul Dirac: The Man and his Work

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The Principles of Quantum Mechanics

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Erwin Schrödinger, (1887–1961) Austrian physicist – field of quantum theory – wave mechanics

“Consciousness cannot be accounted for in physical terms. …

Erwin Rudolf Josef Alexander Schrödinger, sometimes written as Erwin Schrödinger or Erwin Schrödinger, is a Nobel Prize-winning Austrian physicist with Irish citizenship who has contributed to many…
born: Erdberg, Vienna, Austria, August 12, 1887
Died: January 4, 1961, Vienna, Austria

“If a man never contradicts himself, the reason must be that he virtually never says anything at all.” …

Education: Erwin Schrödinger (1887–1961) was an Austrian physicist who produced many fundamental results in the field of quantum theory that formed the basis of wave mechanics.
He formulated the wave equation stationary and time-dependent.

Schrödinger proposed his own interpretation of the physical meaning of the wave function, and in the years that followed repeatedly criticized the conventional Copenhagen interpretation of quantum mechanics (using, for example, Schrödinger’s cat paradox).
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Schrödinger equation) and identified the identity of his developments in formalism and matrix mechanics.

“The scientist only imposes two things, namely truth and sincerity, imposes them upon himself and upon other scientists.”

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Atoms and Human Knowledge, Public Lecture ,1957 – , Niels Bohr

An expert is a man who has made all the mistakes, which can be made, in a very narrow field.

Niels Henrik David Bohr is a Danish physicist who won the 1922 Nobel Prize in Physics for his fundamental contributions to the understanding of atomic structure and quantum theory. Bohr was also a philosopher and a promoter of scientific inquiry.

How wonderful that we have met with a paradox.

Bohr developed the Bohr model of the atom, in which he proposed that energy levels of electrons are discrete and that the electrons revolve in stable orbits around the atomic nucleus but can jump from one energy level (or orbit) to another. Although the Bohr model has been supplanted by other models, its underlying principles remain valid. He conceived the principle of complementarity: that items could be separately analysed in terms of contradictory properties, like behaving as a wave or a stream of particles. The notion of complementarity dominated Bohr’s thinking in both science and philosophy.

Prediction is very difficult, especially about the future

Bohr founded the Institute of Theoretical Physics at the University of Copenhagen, now known as the Niels Bohr Institute, which opened in 1920. Bohr mentored and collaborated with physicists including Hans Kramers, Oskar Klein, George de Hevesy, and Werner Heisenberg. He predicted the existence of a new zirconium-like element, which was named hafnium, after the Latin name for Copenhagen, where it was discovered. Later, the element bohrium was named after him.

Born: October 7, 1885, Copenhagen, Denmark
Died: November 18, 1962, Copenhagen, Denmark

Those who are not shocked when they first come across quantum mechanics cannot possibly have understood it.

Rudolph car virchow, qoutes and bio

The task of science is to stake out the limits of the knowable, and to center consciousness within them.”

Rudolf Ludwig Carl Virchow was a German physician, anthropologist, pathologist, prehistorian, biologist, writer, editor, and politician.
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Other academic advisors: Robert Froriep

“Belief begins where science leaves off and ends where science begins.”

Rudolf Ludwig Carl Virchow was a German physician, anthropologist, pathologist, prehistorian, biologist, writer, editor, and politician. He is known as “the father of modern pathology” and as the founder of social medicine, and to his colleagues, the “Pope of medicine”. Wikipedia
Born: 13 October 1821, Swidwin, Poland
Died: 5 September 1902, Berlin, Germany

“Laws should be made, not against quacks but against superstition.”

“The absence of proof does not constitute the proof of absence.”

Alfred Waterhouse, word of wisdom, and personal bio

I think you would have to be generally good-natured in order to succeed when things happen to thwart you.

Alfred Waterhouse

Alfred Waterhouse RA PPRIBA was an English architect, particularly associated with Victorian Gothic Revival architecture, although he designed using other architectural styles as well.

Born: 19 July 1830, Liverpool
Died: 22 August 1905, Yattendon
Education: Grove House School
Grandchildren: Michael Waterhouse, Margaret Bridges, Ursula Margaret Waterhouse, Rachel Howard Waterhouse
Children: Paul Waterhouse, Monica Bridges

To him, it is a building that seems to grow naturally both from its site and the architect’s plan, and one “that is of its period,

He also used faience, once its mass production was possible, on the interiors of his buildings. Such as the Victoria Building, University of Liverpool.

As with the architectural styles he used when designing his buildings, the materials and decoration also show the use of diverse materials. Waterhouse is known for the use of terracotta on the exterior of his buildings, most famously at the Natural History Museum. He also used faience, once its mass production was possible, on the interiors of his buildings. Such as the Victoria Building, University of Liverpool. But he also used brick, often a combination of different colours, or with other materials such as terracotta and stone.

The Wari

(Spanish: Huari) were a Middle Horizon civilization that flourished in the south-central Andes and coastal area of modern-day Peru, from about 500 to 1000 AD.

Wari, as the former capital city was called, is located 11 km (6.8 mi) north-east of the modern city of Ayacucho, Peru. This city was the center of a civilization that covered much of the highlands and coast of modern Peru. The best-preserved remnants, beside the Wari Ruins, are the recently discovered Northern Wari ruins near the city of Chiclayo, and Cerro Baúl in Moquegua. Also well-known are the Wari ruins of Pikillaqta (“Flea Town”), a short distance south-east of Cuzco en route to Lake Titicaca.

However, there is still a debate whether the Wari dominated the Central Coast or the polities on the Central Coast were commercial states capable of interacting with the Wari people without being politically dominated by them.

Willard Libby – Hope, efforts, promise for the future and preservation.

True, the initial ideas are in general those of an individual, but the establishment of the reality and truth is in general the work of more than one person.

Willard Frank Libby was an American physical chemist noted for his role in the 1949 development of radiocarbon dating, a process which revolutionized archaeology and palaeontology. For his contributions to the team that developed this process, Libby was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1960.

Died: September 8, 1980

Inventions: Radiocarbon dating

The future of the world, dependent as it is upon atomic energy, requires more understanding and knowledge about the atom. 

A 1931 chemistry graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, from which he received his doctorate in 1933, he studied radioactive elements and developed sensitive Geiger counters to measure weak natural and artificial radioactivity. During World War II he worked in the Manhattan Project’s Substitute Alloy Materials (SAM) Laboratories at Columbia University, developing the gaseous diffusion process for uranium enrichment.

DNA FOR beginners -Dr. Oswald Theodore Avery – BBN 25th ARPANET Anniversary Lecture – What’s The Monte Carlo Technique? – Dr. Frank Lipman

Biologists have long attempted by chemical means to induce in higher organisms predictable and specific changes which thereafter could be transmitted in series as hereditary characters. Among microorganisms the most striking example of inheritable and specific alterations in cell structure and function that can be experimentally induced and are reproducible under well defined and adequately controlled conditions is the transformation of specific types of Pneumococcus.

Oswald Theodore Avery Jr. (October 21, 1877 – February 20, 1955) was a Canadian-American physician and medical researcher. The major part of his career was spent at the Rockefeller Hospital in New York City. Avery was one of the first molecular biologists and a pioneer in immunochemistry, but he is best known for the experiment (published in 1944 with his co-workers Colin MacLeod and Maclyn McCarty) that isolated DNA as the material of which genes and chromosomes are mad. The Nobel laureate Arne Tiselius said that Avery was the most deserving scientist not to receive the Nobel Prize for his work, though he was nominated for the award throughout the 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s.

RNA Vaccines (mRNA Vaccine) – Basis of Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines, Animation Doug Engelbart’s invited lecture at the BBN’s Distinguished Guest Lecture Series, part of the 25th Anniversary of the creation of the ARPANET Celebration. Hosted by BBN Science Development Program in Cambridge, MA.

What’s It Got To Do With Wealth Management – Annex Wealth Management’s Dave Spano explains what the Monte Carlo technique is, where it got its name, and how wealth managers rely on the technique to create financial plans.

Introduction to Monte Carlo (David Ceperley, University of Illinois)

The Empowering Neurologist – David Perlmutter, M.D. and Dr. Frank Lipman

2006 ISCB Accomplishment by a Senior Scientist Award Winner – Michael Waterman

Picture: 2006 ISCB ASSA Winner,
Michael S. Waterman

Dr. Michael S. Waterman, Professor of Biological Sciences, Computer Sciences, and Mathematics at the University of Southern California, is the 2006 recipient of the Senior Scientist Accomplishment Award of the International Society for Computational Biology (ISCB).

Waterman is best known as the developer, with Temple F. Smith, of the Smith-Waterman algorithm for determining the degree of similarity (homology) of amino acid sequences from DNA, RNA, or proteins.

CNBC’s Becky Quick highlights part of her interview with Microsoft founder Bill Gates over investment in climate change solutions.

Introduction to EMBL-EBI Resources

The EMBL-EBI is the home of the world’s most comprehensive range of freely available molecular databases and resources. Our resources help researchers share and analyse data and perform complex queries in many different ways.

Basic Local Alignment Search Tool: Nucleotide BLAST (BLASTn)