I have a Ph.D. degree in Physics and worked as a scientist at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory and the Superconducting Super Collider Laboratory. I am a volunteer for the Renaissance Universal movement. My main goal is to inspire the reader to engage in Self-discovery and expansion of consciousness.

## Save these physics tutorials (1)

There is redundancy in the mathematical description of physical reality. The redundancy has been increasing exponentially since the beginning of the 20′th century. We have different models and theories that are complimentary. I am not talking about complimentary theories. We … Continue reading

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## Geometric interpretation of sqrt(-1)

I wrote a post titled Euler rule is almost mystical where I mentioned the Cotes-Euler identity Euler rule is a special case of the Cotes-Euler identity. represents the rotations of the complex unit vector. This provides a natural interpretation for … Continue reading

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## Biquaternion

In the previous post we have seen that a quaternion is defined as where and , , , are real numbers. Biquaternion The biquaternion is a complexified quaternion where , , , are complex numbers. The basis elements , , … Continue reading

## Quaternion

Quaternions are 4-dimensional generalizations of complex numbers. It can also be said that the basis elements , , of a quaternion are 3-dimensional generalization of the pure imaginary number . William Rowan Hamilton discovered quaternions in 1843. After many years … Continue reading

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## Etymology of Universe

This is from John D. Barrow’s “The Book of Universes.” “The etymology of the word ‘universe’ can be traced back to the use of the Old French univers, in the twelfth century, which derives from the earlier Latin universum. This … Continue reading

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## Mikolaj Kopernik

Today, I was on jury duty. At the entrance of the courthouse, right next to the x-ray machines there was a large commemorative plaque about Copernicus. I don’t know why it was there but I was very happy to see … Continue reading

## Mystery of Mount Ararat

Mt. Ararat is shrouded in mystery. The legends of the Great Deluge and Noah’s Ark contributed to the mystery but there are other reasons. It is understandable that human imagination runs wild when it comes to Mt. Ararat because it … Continue reading

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## Singularity

After reading John D. Barrow’s “The Book of Universes” I realized that I cannot avoid the subject of singularity any longer. Like infinity singularity is an intractable subject. Thinking too much on infinity or singularity will surely lead you to … Continue reading

## On Different Definitions of Monism

I came across an article written by Michael Shermer in 2004. He is a well-known author and columnist for the Scientific American magazine. In that article he gives a definition for monism: “Dualists hold that body and soul are separate … Continue reading

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## Mathematical Spirals

The equations of the basic spirals are given in polar coordinates. The is the radius and is the angle measured from the positive horizontal axis.The and are constants. Archimedes Spiral http://mathworld.wolfram.com/ArchimedesSpiral.html Fermat Spiral http://mathworld.wolfram.com/FermatsSpiral.html Logarithmic Spiral http://mathworld.wolfram.com/LogarithmicSpiral.html Golden Spiral The … Continue reading

## Primordial Generator

The primordial fabric of the universe has a fundamental invariance. The golden equation is the symbol of this fundamental invariance. The golden equation is telling us that if the primordial fabric is distorted it will be distorted in such a … Continue reading

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## Past is a particle, future is a wave

I am reading John D. Barrow’s book “the Book of Universes.” This is one of the best books I have read in recent years. This is a very readable book. There are human stories in it too. Cosmologists are very … Continue reading

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## Golden Number and Lucas Sequence

The golden number is . There is extensive literature on the golden number which is also known as the golden ratio. The exposition in Wolfram Mathworld [http://mathworld.wolfram.com/GoldenRatio.html] is excellent. John Baez gave an interesting exposition [http://math.ucr.edu/home/baez/week203.html]. Mario Livio’s book “The Golden … Continue reading

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## Three-Leaved Rose

Simple is beautiful. This universal principle is valid in mathematics and geometry too! Equation for three-leaved-rose (trifolium) in polar coordinates is r = a cos (3θ ) where “a” is a constant and the angle θ is measured from the … Continue reading

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## Tangential Touch

… is neither inside nor outside. … is both inside and outside. … is a mystery!

## Rose Symbolism

I cannot do justice to the long history of rose symbolism in world cultures. I will pick and choose and mention few that held my attention. For me rose is the symbol of the soul. The seat of the soul … Continue reading

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## Coupling between past and future

Prediction is the hardest intellectual problem. It seems that we need to know everything about the Cosmos to predict the future accurately. I am not sure that even omniscience is enough because there is an intrinsic uncertainty in the Cosmos. … Continue reading

## Deep interest but no strong urge to visit

I visited Rumi’s shrine in Konya in 2010. It was my first visit and I was 50 years old. I grew up in Turkey and I have always been interested in Sufism but I was never able to bring myself … Continue reading

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## Why 3?

One of my most popular articles is Triangle. Another one is Number Symbolism. In both articles I mention the significance of 3. It seems to me that people intuitively understand the importance of 3 and they want to learn more. … Continue reading

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## Why so many fields?

Physicists are making heroic efforts to unify the known forces of the universe but they seem to be too liberal with the number of fields. I believe in the grand idea of “unification” in physics. In the last 150 years … Continue reading

## J.D. Salinger and Swami Vivekananda

Today, I was reading the news about L.A. Lauder’s 1 billion dollar gift to the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art in the form of an art collection. Buried in the news article was a tidbit of information that another … Continue reading

## Physics Blogs

My favorite is Matt Strassler’s blog  http://profmattstrassler.com/ I read Peter Woit’s blog often http://www.math.columbia.edu/~woit/wordpress/ I also highly recommend the Symmetry Breaking Here’s an incomplete list of other physics blogs Resonaances Antimatter Asymptotia Backreaction Collider Blog The Gauge Connection The Great … Continue reading

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## Nonlocal Correlations in Quantum Mechanics

I hope to write more on this subject in the future. I posted this on the Knol platform originally. Knol does not exist anymore but this one deserves to be read I thought. The article by Nicholas Gisin titled “Quantum … Continue reading

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## Why is uncertainty intrinsic in the Cosmos?

There is an intrinsic uncertainty in the physical universe as detailed by quantum mechanics. I think that this intrinsic uncertainty extends to the wider Cosmos (totality of physical, mental and spiritual universes). Why is uncertainty intrinsic? The root cause of … Continue reading

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## Mars Curiosity

http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/msl/ I watched a documentary on NASA’s Curiosity rover with teary eyes. It may be surprising for non-scientists to hear that scientists can be so emotional over a technical and scientific matter! My tears were the tears of happiness because … Continue reading

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## Ontology of Energy

Time has come for a discussion of the ontology of energy. Let’s discuss it without academic pretense and dogmatism. Before I start, I would like to point out that I have been enjoying David Yerle’s essays recently. I have read … Continue reading

## Grace

There is a building known as the Grace Building in New York City. It is on the 42nd street across the Bryant Park. The architecture of this building with its concave vertical slopes of its north and south facades remind … Continue reading

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## The Mystery of Memory

When I was a teenager I dreamed of inventing a device that would record our thoughts. Recording the memory portion of the thought was a big part of that invention. In those days technology was primitive. Now, there are a … Continue reading

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## New Perspective on Unification

Please read this as an outline of a research program. This is a rough sketch of what I want to write about in the future. Unification is not about nature Unification is not about nature. Nature is unified anyway. Unification … Continue reading

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## Unparticle

A recent article at “HuffPost Science” titled “Unparticle in Earth’s Mantle? Physicists Peer Inside Planet in Effort to Confirm New Particle” brought my attention to the subject of “unparticle.” The concept of “unparticle” was proposed by Harvard physicist Howard Giorgi … Continue reading

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## Bird Symbolism

I watched a documentary film titled “Birders: Central Park Effect.” People in the film were describing their feelings of being one with nature and the joy of being alive. Many of them described how bird watching makes them feel alive. … Continue reading

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## Quark model evolved

There is a must-read article by Matt Strassler: “Proton Collisions Vs. Quark/Gluon/Antiquark Mini-Collisions“ In my opinion you should read the comments section first and then read the article. This is a disturbing article. The commentators call it a “shocker.” I was … Continue reading

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## The pause that refreshes: CERN LHC 2-year shutdown

The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN was shut down on Feb 14, 2013.  LHC will be down for the next two years. This is a pause that refreshes. The entire accelerator chain at CERN will be upgraded during this … Continue reading

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## How Do I Know?

How do I know what I know? When I say space-time-matter emerged from the primordial fabric I get the usual question: “how do you know?” When I say ‘the primordial fabric is a formation within the Cosmic Mind’ the critical … Continue reading

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## Divine Time, Causal Time, Physical Time

Discussion of time will never end. We will never exhaust this subject. My short review today was inspired by a dear friend who has been thinking deeply on the subject of time and asking me difficult questions. I cannot answer … Continue reading

## More cryptic notes

In my previous post titled “Model of a Model,” I mentioned that I was going to write a post on the many interpretations of the quantum mechanical wavefunction. It turned out to be quite a project. It will be a … Continue reading

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## Model of a Model

Is physics describing reality, phenomena or measurements? It is important to understand the distinction between reality, phenomena and measurements. It is also important to be aware of the distinction between physical reality and higher (subtler) states of reality. One could … Continue reading

This is a follow-up on the previous posts titled New Perspective on the Quantum Mechanical Nature: Seeking Freedom Few Comments on Microscopic Black Holes where the ontological principles Consciousness cannot be confined for long Seeking freedom is one of the … Continue reading

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## Few Comments on the Microscopic Black Holes

In 2008, before the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) was turned on there was a concern that LHC would create microscopic black holes and they would grow in size causing the end of the world. LHC has been operating successfully since … Continue reading

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In his most famous ballad titled “I am on a Long Narrow Road” the Anatolian folk singer and mystical poet Aşık Veysel tells us that he has been traveling all his life trying to reach the goal (“menzil” in Turkish). … Continue reading

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## The Samurai Astronomer and the Time Difference

On my way to California I watched a movie on the plane: “Tenchi: The Samurai Astronomer.” The film was released in 2012.  The IMDB description is “A chronicle of the life of Yasui Santetsu, a 17th century master of Go … Continue reading

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## California in December

Few photos from my December 2012 trip to California

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## Hiding the Time Dimension

I am posting this in the early minutes of December 21, 2012 in the NY/NJ area. Everyone has been talking about the cycles: Earth cycles, solar cycles and the galactic cycles. On this first day of the new age I … Continue reading

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## Sheb-i Arus

On this night of Sheb-i Arus (Dec 17, Rumi’s night of reunion), I remembered Baba’s eternal words “And there cannot be any peace, any happiness or any beatitude till the aspirant comes in tactual contact [touch] with the Supreme Self.”   … Continue reading

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## Phase enables relativity

Physicists are experts at assigning new meanings to the terms established in common language. I mentioned the term “dual” or “duality” before. In common language dual means two. In physics dual means equivalent. Physicists use the word “phase” in different … Continue reading

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## Stephen Hawking and CERN LHC leaders win the Fundamental Physics Prize

2012 Special Fundamental Physics Prize Stephen Hawking became the latest Fundamental Physics Prize laureate. He was awarded a special prize (3 million dollars) for his lifetime contributions to theoretical physics. The Fundamental Physics Prize Foundation noted his discovery of Hawking … Continue reading

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## New Perspective on the Quantum Mechanical Nature: Seeking Freedom

Consciousness escapes the confinement of its own doing in myriad ways. Such is the Cosmic Play! Consciousness seeks freedom and liberation from bondage.  Consciousness achieves liberation through life. Escape mechanisms are different expressions of life. Quantum mechanical nature is one … Continue reading

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## Engraving Concept of Sefer Yetzirah

Sefer Yetzirah means “Book of Formation” in Hebrew. The origin of the text is unknown. Sefer Yetzirah is the earliest text of Kabbalah. For translation, commentary and detailed information about the history of Sefer Yetzirah, Aryeh Kaplan’s book [1] is recommended. … Continue reading

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## Textual Analysis and Psychological Dictionaries

It is becoming common these days for researchers to comb through and process large data sets such as tweets and other web based data. The purpose of such research is to determine the general mood of the society. Researchers are … Continue reading

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