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Einstein did not have any PhD students

There is a great tradition in academia. If you are a successful academic you are supposed to have PhD students and guide them in their dissertation research. The more PhD students you have the better. It is a great responsibility … Continue reading

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Einstein and Gödel

When I was younger I was deeply impressed by Douglas R. Hofstadter’s book “Gödel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid.” The “Gödel” in the title of that book refers to Kurt Gödel who was one of the greatest mathematicians of … Continue reading

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Einstein at Oxford

When I visited Oxford for the first time I was awe-struck by the serene beauty of the Christ Church College. There are many famous names associated with the Christ Church College at Oxford and Einstein is one of them. It … Continue reading

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Tension between Quantum Mechanics and Relativity

Universal speed limit In the late 19’th century it was noticed that the speed of light is independent of the reference frame. For example, the speed of light emitted from a fast moving train is the same as the speed … Continue reading

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Internalizing ideas and theories

Apparently the subject of internalization is widely studied in academic psychology and sociology. I am not an expert in the academic aspects of internalization but I am cognizant of my own mental processes. I wanted to share some of my … Continue reading

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Albert Einstein and Rabindranath Tagore

The philosopher physicist and the poet philosopher in 1930: their eyes speak volumes, certainly much more than the words they exchanged. Rabindranath Tagore received the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1913. He was the first Asian Nobel Laurate. Albert Einstein … Continue reading

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Meaning of Duality in Physics

The literal meaning of the word “dual” implies two but in philosophy “dual” usually means “not one.” In physics dual means equivalent. There are multiple descriptions of physical reality. These descriptions are not necessarily equivalent but if they are then … Continue reading

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