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A rare good news from Middle East: SESAME opens

image credit I mentioned SESAME in a post last year. SESAME is the Middle East’s first synchrotron light source.  It is located in Allan, Jordan. SESAME is a joint project of Cyprus, Egypt, Iran, Israel, Jordan, Turkey, Pakistan and also … Continue reading

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EDGE 2016 question and 198 responses by the invited contributors

Nicholas Humphrey Edge-Serpentine Gallery-MAPS for the 21st Century ************************************************** The EDGE 2016 question: What do you consider the most interesting recent [scientific] news? What makes it important? You can find the 198 responses by the invited contributors at the following url: … Continue reading

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Art and Science for Service and Beatitude

Image credit It has been a while since I used the slogan “Art and Science for Service and Beatitude.” I was very fond of this slogan in my younger days. I love the word “beatitude” which may have Christian connotations … Continue reading

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Statistics for Physics PhDs conferred in the US

References https://www.aip.org/sites/default/files/statistics/graduate/graddegrees-p-08.pdf https://www.aip.org/sites/default/files/statistics/employment/phdinitemp-p-12.pdf  

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On liberation, union and identity

The concepts of liberation, union and identity are typically discussed in the context of social philosophy. This short piece is not really social commentary even though I make a point at the end. This is primarily a follow-up on the … Continue reading

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H-index

An academic friend of mine mentioned that his H-index was 12. He is a professor of medicine at a major university in Turkey. He was very proud of this accomplishment. I have been away from academia for a long time … Continue reading

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Spirit of Fight

Regarding the conceptualization of spiritual practice as a “fight” Shrii Shrii Anandamurti should be the first reference because he was very consistent about this message throughout his life. He not only taught it but he practiced it. He exemplified the … Continue reading

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