Category Archives: Miscellanea

Do not get discouraged by the struggles of academia. There are plenty of success stories!

I have recently been appointed to the the Editorial Board of Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical (in short, J. Phys. A).  J. Phys. A is a highly respected journal with a long history of seminal contributions to mathematical and theoretical physics, belonging … Continue reading

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Rise and fall of the Ice King

Few people might have heard about Frederic Tudor before, but sometime in the early 1800s this Bostonian whiz kid had an idea that changed the world for ever. As most life-changing ideas, this was simple, groundbreaking, and completely crazy. When young Tudor visited … Continue reading

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On the Motive Power of Intuition

I’m sure that most of you were taught thermodynamics in high school. You’ll probably remember listening to things like “…thermodynamics is the branch of physics that studies heat and work…”, or “…thermodynamics is concerned with large objects, like heat engines…”. … Continue reading

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Welcome to quanta rei!

All entities move and nothing remains still: this sums up the vision of the universe expressed by the famous Greek philosopher Heraclitus. To say it with a well known quote attributed to Heraclitus and later reported by Plato: “πάντα ρει” (“panta … Continue reading

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