Freeman Dyson

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Name: Freeman Dyson
First reported Sep 19 2014 - Updated Sep 19 2014 - 1 reports

Karl Mamola to receive 2015 Oersted Medal

College Park, Md.—Retired Appalachian State University professor Karl C. Mamola has been named the 2015 recipient of the prestigious Oersted Medal, presented by the American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT). The medal will be awarded at a ceremonial ... [Published Appalachian Today - Sep 19 2014]
First reported Sep 18 2014 - Updated Sep 18 2014 - 1 reports

I can transform you

“Technology is a gift of God. After the gift of life it is perhaps the greatest of God's gifts. It is the mother of civilisations, of arts and of sciences.”– Freeman DysonDyson, the renowned physicist and mathematician, made no mistake in proclaiming ... [Published Bangladesh Daily Star - Sep 18 2014]
First reported Sep 18 2014 - Updated Sep 18 2014 - 1 reports

Path Integrals and Hamiltonians: Principles and Methods

My own path to, or through, quantum mechanics has been heavily influenced by the fact that I am a pure mathematician and don’t speak physics. I find physics books written for physicists by physicists very difficult to read. This was brought home to me ... [Published MAA Online - Sep 18 2014]
First reported Sep 05 2014 - Updated Sep 05 2014 - 1 reports

Project Dragonfly: The case for small, laser-propelled, distributed probes

Andreas Hein is a familiar figure in these pages, having written on the subject of worldships as well as the uploading of consciousness. He is Deputy Director of the Initiative for Interstellar Studies (I4IS), as well as Director of its Technical ... [Published Centauri Dreams - Sep 05 2014]
First reported Aug 23 2014 - Updated Aug 23 2014 - 1 reports

50 Visions of Mathematics

1. What's the problem with mathematics?, David Acheson2. The mathematics of messages, Alan J. Aw3. Decathlon: The art of scoring points, John D. Barrow4. Queen Dido and the mathematics of the extreme, Greg Bason5. Can strings tie things together?, David ... [Published MAA Online - Aug 23 2014]
First reported Aug 22 2014 - Updated Aug 22 2014 - 1 reports

Two reflections on SCI FOO 2014

Two excellent blog posts on SCI FOO by  Jacob Vanderplas  (Astronomer and Data Scientist at the University of Washington) and  Dominic Cummings (former director of strategy for the conservative party in the UK). Hacking Academia: Data Science and ... [Published Information Processing - Aug 22 2014]
First reported Aug 22 2014 - Updated Aug 22 2014 - 1 reports

What is Engineering? | Types of Engineering

Engineers use science and math to come up with practical solutions to problems.Credit: Ollyy | ShutterstockEngineering is the application of science and math to solve problems. Engineers figure out how things work and find practical uses for scientific ... [Published LiveScience.com - Aug 22 2014]
First reported Aug 19 2014 - Updated Aug 19 2014 - 1 reports

Could We Build a Dyson Sphere?

In our cosmic megastructures series, Popular Mechanics explores some of the key engineering and design challenges in constructing gigantic structures for use by humankind in space. Today: the Dyson Sphere (or Dyson Swarm), a way to capture all available ... [Published Popular Mechanics - Aug 19 2014]
First reported Jul 18 2014 - Updated Jul 18 2014 - 2 reports

Freeman Dyson Predicts the Future

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> Interactive Video: Choose the sections you want to watch by clicking on subjects on the video’s menu screen. When we started making a list of visionaries to interview for our  special issue  commemorating IEEE ... [Published IEEE Spectrum - Jul 18 2014]
First reported Jul 07 2014 - Updated Jul 07 2014 - 1 reports

To Make a Better Bet, Use Trial and Error

We tend to romanticize entrepreneurs, inventors, and great business minds. We have this notion that they are a rare breed of people who are lucky enough to be hit by strokes of brilliance that the rest of us can’t even fathom. In these moments, they ... [Published HBR Blog Network - Jul 07 2014]
First reported Jun 23 2014 - Updated Jun 23 2014 - 2 reports

A View of the Deepest Future

Adam Crowl first appeared in Centauri Dreams not long after I opened the site to comments about nine years ago. His insights immediately caught my eye and challenged my thinking. I have always admired auto-didacts, and Adam is an outstanding example: ... [Published Centauri Dreams - Jun 23 2014]
First reported May 28 2014 - Updated May 28 2014 - 1 reports

Prof Freeman Dyson: scientist, mathematician, philosopher (interview)

; the USS Freeman Dyson – and the influence behind the Freeman in the Half Life computer game character Gordon Freeman, the importance of his work and theories about space put him in a pretty high regard in the scientific community.Perhaps his most famous ... [Published Silicon Republic - May 28 2014]

Quotes

In its usual science fiction presentation as a "ping pong ball around a star" Niven said, a solid Dyson Sphere lacks gravity...
The physicist Freeman Dyson once said, "a good scientist is a person with original ideas. a good engineer is a person who makes a design that works with as few original ideas as possible. there are no prima donnas in engineering."

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Karl Mamola to receive 2015 Oersted Medal [Published Appalachian Today - Sep 19 2014]
I can transform you [Published Bangladesh Daily Star - Sep 18 2014]
Path Integrals and Hamiltonians: Principles and... [Published MAA Online - Sep 18 2014]
Project Dragonfly: The case for small, laser-pr... [Published Centauri Dreams - Sep 05 2014]
Could We Build a Ringworld? [Published Popular Mechanics - Sep 04 2014]
50 Visions of Mathematics [Published MAA Online - Aug 23 2014]
Two reflections on SCI FOO 2014 [Published Information Processing - Aug 22 2014]
What is Engineering? | Types of Engineering [Published LiveScience.com - Aug 22 2014]
Could We Build a Dyson Sphere? [Published Popular Mechanics - Aug 19 2014]
Dining with Dirac [Published Centauri Dreams - Aug 01 2014]
Lifeboat Foundation Worldwide Ambassador White ... [Published Lifeboat News The Blog - Jul 30 2014]
Freeman Dyson Predicts the Future [Published IEEE Spectrum - Jul 18 2014]
Freeman Dyson Predicts the Future [Published IEEE Spectrum Computing Channel - Jul 18 2014]
To Make a Better Bet, Use Trial and Error [Published HBR Blog Network - Jul 07 2014]
Building the Bowl of Heaven [Published Centauri Dreams - Jun 30 2014]
[tt] NYT: Defying Gravity, a Businessman Helped... [Published TranshumanTech - Jun 27 2014]
Still Exerting a Hold on Science: Defying Gravity [Published 3quarksdaily - Jun 25 2014]
A View of the Deepest Future [Published Centauri Dreams - Jun 23 2014]
A View of the Deepest Future [Published Centauri Dreams - Jun 23 2014]
Watson letter: The 97 percent claim [Published Laramie News - Jun 15 2014]
Cultural Evolution: The View from Deep Space [Published Centauri Dreams - Jun 11 2014]
Prof Freeman Dyson: scientist, mathematician, p... [Published Silicon Republic - May 28 2014]
The Future We Deserve [Published IEEE Spectrum - May 27 2014]
Private companies revive dream of off-Earth living [Published Taipei Times Online - May 21 2014]
Letters to the Editor, May 16, 2014 [Published Daily and Sunday Review - May 16 2014]
Oh, Shiny Pony! [Published small dead animals - May 11 2014]
An Emerging Interstellar Bibliography [Published Centauri Dreams - May 09 2014]
Thoughts on Karl Schroeder’s ‘Lockstep’ [Published Centauri Dreams - May 05 2014]
Chuck Spinney: Freeman Dyson – Great Science De... [Published Public Intelligence Blog - Apr 26 2014]
Remembering ‘Saturn by 1970′ [Published Centauri Dreams - Apr 14 2014]
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Project Dragonfly: The case for small, laser-pr... [Published Centauri Dreams - Sep 05 2014]
Andreas Hein is a familiar figure in these pages, having written on the subject of worldships as well as the uploading of consciousness. He is Deputy Director of the Initiative for Interstellar Studies (I4IS), as well as Director of its Technical ...
Two reflections on SCI FOO 2014 [Published Information Processing - Aug 22 2014]
Two excellent blog posts on SCI FOO by  Jacob Vanderplas  (Astronomer and Data Scientist at the University of Washington) and  Dominic Cummings (former director of strategy for the conservative party in the UK). Hacking Academia: Data Science and ...
Dining with Dirac [Published Centauri Dreams - Aug 01 2014]
Ever wonder what it would have been like to sit in on a great occasion? I used to think about this in relation to a dinner party the painter Benjamin Haydon threw in 1817 at his London studio. At the ‘immortal dinner’ were, among others, William Wordsworth, ...
Lifeboat Foundation Worldwide Ambassador White ... [Published Lifeboat News The Blog - Jul 30 2014]
CIOs, Companies Sharpen Skills for ‘Internet of Things’ Future http://blogs.wsj.com/cio/2014/07/28/cios-companies-sharpen-s.….gs-future/ Freeman Dyson Predicts the Future http://spectrum.ieee.org/tech-talk/aerospace/space-flight/fr.….the-future ...
Freeman Dyson Predicts the Future [Published IEEE Spectrum - Jul 18 2014]
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> Interactive Video: Choose the sections you want to watch by clicking on subjects on the video’s menu screen. When we started making a list of visionaries to interview for our  special issue  commemorating IEEE ...
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