In the last paragraph of Stephan Hawking's speech "Godel and the End of the Universe", he mentioned "... I'm now glad that our search for understanding will never come to an end, and that we will ...
I'm reading a book on Mathematical Physics and at some point the author says that we must distinguish between a "formulation" and an "interpretation" of a theory, although it's not easy to point what ...
I almost got myself mixed up I a philosophical discussion again. Somebody was talking about the Planck time and length which are, according to him, the minimal possible time and distance, and how ...
There's a common thing that happens in mathematics, which is that all theorems are created equal, but some are more equal than others. Here are two examples of what I mean by that. (1) In Euclid, the ...
I do not want to poison this forum with politics. But I want to understand, precisely, what is meant by the bolded statement. It is made by a physicist who used to work at Harvard regarding the ...
Mathematically speaking, what does it mean to say that a physical quantity is some numerical value with a “dimension” associated with it? When we say that the velocity of light is some constant, c ...
What impact would a device (ie super-computer or relativistic computer or other method) that solves the halting problem have on math? Would there be any mathematical problems left to solve? What ...