fredag 16 december 2011

How to Get a Nobel Prize

There is a new post on The World as Computation presenting a scientific method of How to Get a Nobel Prize.

Keep confidential. Do not spread!

3 kommentarer:

  1. Claes,

    That is funny, but also a sad commentary. Good job, showing them up.

    On a separate but related note (feel free to delete if it is too off-topic) ....

    I have recently finished reading your book Dr Faustus of Modern Physics.

    I have also been reviewing your recent publications of other material regarding your finite precision computation.

    I would like, at present, to ask you two questions about this work.

    Before I do, I want to thank you for the time and effort you have put into the work. While I do not agree with all aspects of it, I believe that there is much insight and value to be found in it, and I think that many of your scientific conclusions in this body of work are probably true.

    I also believe that with time, the question of which specific items are of value, and how much value will become clearer.

    The topic I want to ask you about is J. Robert Oppenheimer and his role in developing certain "cover-ups" of the type that you illustrate in "Dr Faustus".

    The book makes, I believe, only two extremely brief references to Oppenheimer. One is on page 65, where he is cited by Michio Kaku as complaining about the high number of "particles" being discovered, and the other is on page 127, where he is called by yourself as a "witness" against Einstein.

    If you will bear with me, I would like to quote, at the end of this comment, several passages from Wikipedia articles.

    After considering those passages, my first question to you is this: would you agree that an argument could be made for including Oppenheimer as one of your "Faustian" scientists, and perhaps also for including an "indictment" of Oppenheimer alongside those of Born, Boltzmann, Planck, Einstein, and Bohr?

    Following the theme of "Dr Faustus", I believe that Oppenheimer's "statistical and quantum sellout" is comparable to Bohr's, and that his "atom bomb sellout" surpasses both Bohr's and Einstein's.

    I would also like to ask if there was any particular reason you gave Oppenheimer so little criticism in your book.

    Thank you for your consideration of these questions and for this blog.

    Richard T. Fowler

    Quotations may be found at:

  2. Yes, maybe Oppenheimer should also be included as a physicist at the center of real action. I will study him a bit more., Thanks for your comments.

  3. You're very welcome, sir.