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Quantum to Cosmos

Quantum to Cosmos

The Record.com reports....

You don't have to be Einstein to appreciate the principles explored in an upcoming festival about theoretical physics, titled Quantum to Cosmos.

After all, the festival's name essentially translates to: "Really, really small to really, really big."

Making science accessible and, to a certain extent, understandable to the general public has always been part of the mandate of the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics.

So to celebrate its 10th anniversary, the Waterloo think-tank will open its doors to the public -- and to dozens of scientific scholars from around the world -- for 10 days in October.

Starting Oct. 15, the Quantum to Cosmos festival will host more than 50 events including keynote presentations, film screenings, interactive exhibits and informal barroom discussions.

Nearly 20 renowned physicists from Perimeter Institute and around the world will deliver presentations about quantum communication, robotics, green technology and planetary exploration......See more here:Festival to show physics as 'extremely exciting'

I have not seen to much interaction below as of yet, but hopefully we can change this.

See:Quantum to Cosmos Blog

Welcome to PI’s Quantum to Cosmos Festival blog! It’s exciting to get acquainted with fellow physicists, scientists, students, and inquisitors.

We’re writing this blog to let everyone know that this October is a chance for you, no matter where you live, to participate in what may be one of the biggest science festivals this year.

What sets our festival apart from other numerous celebratory events? Our extensive program of presentations, exhibits and cultural performances will offer 50 events to explore. These include activities featuring Stephen Hawking, Honorary Festival President, and displays such as the full-scale model of the next Mars Rover.

The Festival’s three interconnected themes of Quantum, Cosmos, and Ideas for the Future will celebrate the power of human understanding and ingenuity – from our current scientific knowledge to anticipated innovations in the years ahead. Quantum to Cosmos (Q2C) will showcase fascinating topics in detail, such as new forms of quantum communication, scientific visualization, green technologies and the possibility of life on other planets.

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I thought this look at this book was most fitting follow up in relation to the Q2C annoucement.

After returning home from our little vacation, I've hunkered down to read, and I thought this would be a good time to come to know of the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics in Canada and how it started up.

As you know I've linked the Q2c site coming in October, as well  I think after ten years this Institute, it has done a very good job of promoting a science based view toward the latest in the science frontiers. Gathered it's brightest minds in regard to their peers.

Now you should know that I had received earlier notice of Howard's book. I have always been under the notion that what can be learnt can be learnt from all ages and there is no one aspect that we can not learn from. Especially when we read and write about the thoughts of bloggers who have something to share with regard to their own journeys.

I think this is what I like most that what can be revealed in our blogging encounters, that what was written can go out toward the public as to what had be done for me in the exposure of a book. I scoured the bookshop shelves for something interesting to read about science. Of course, in this case it was Howard' Burton's book First Principles.

Now you must know something about this lay person who writes.

Previous to Howard's selective title I came across this term when I was looking for some basis of equatorial description that was simple to think of. It has some relation in algorithmic proportion that this could be the basis of all organizational thought that could have exploded amongst the computer world. The very essence and core of our being as it was translated was to reveal the very nature of who we are as beings.

This is when I came upon my own "Correlations of Cognition," as some aspect of the condense matter theorist came to mind. I saw this relevance in how organization could be thought of at a fundamental level. Here in this case, "string theory" held my mind. So when I seen Howard's title of his book it resonated with me, for this is something that had stayed with me for years as I've remained part of the blogging experience of scientists and their engagements with each other. Not just one book:)

How is it you then I could not learn to think that by experiment,  one could line up two counter and oppositional points of view(Socratic method), to see what can be held as truth, and what remains as abstraction of the theoretical division of exploration. You know that what can reside internally as to the mode of operation as to what is self evident(arche), is something that you can place in the "external world" as well. You know about that comment with regard to Arthur Koestler and creativity? The Student and Teacher?

So Howard and young students become "mindful of the conduct becoming" and we see this value orientation as to the discussions between scientists. Some students become discouraged and subtle voices strain to speak,"May the ole work horses die?":)

The Book

Anyway I am on page 47 for those readers that have their books. I recognize some aspect of what Mike Lazaridis likes in Howard as to the letter he wrote, preparing the way for his future as to what? I see this fateful discerningly as to a course of action, as to much in how after serving their time in the academics,  they must make their way to the financial responsibility toward providing food and sustenance to the family. No fooling around now is there.

So the letter(introduced by Howard Burton) is a spark of genius in terms of putting it out there for hire. Mike Lazaridis recognized something in himself, in what was written by Howard Burton. Mike Lazaridis although an engineer, was  much like him? Avenues to freedom then were the ability to put together a plan once accepting the job, and Howard's  ability to get to work even though it didn't seem like Howard Burton had a job, was exactly what Mike seen in Burton to me in what he was looking for as a self starter.

I liked Chris Isham too, in his explanations, and toward this regard, Chris Isham reminded me of Penrose. I found it kind of odd that later on as Howard is making his way gathering information on Institutes that when again visiting Isham that there was a distance and unknowing attribute of who Howard was? I find this strange when mentioning about his wife and who was meet first as to consequence of saying? Maybe just poor memory?