Below is my simple test for randomness that you can download or view.
Mathematics is the most beautiful and the least controversial religion that humans have ever inventedThursday, May 7th, 2015
I’ve started teaching mathematics. “Live” and online, which I find to be even more exciting than ever. I’ve got three kids from London whom I teach on Skype. How can it possibly fail to be amazing or rewarding!?! Yesterday we talked about fractions approaching zero, when their denominators approach infinity. And I felt that the kid online (year 9) had understood the beauty and transcendence of all that! What an experience to share! I could have cried, I felt as if running on a parallel track with the kid and those fractions, and when they were approaching infinity, I was approaching something which was as close to bliss as made no difference
I’ve also just cobbled something like an “ad” for those “Maths on Skype”, the link of which I’m including below. I pretend to be able to teach in Russian and French. The latter parlance would be a bit of a challenge for me, at least initially, but I hope to be able to get my “religious” message across. Yes, the C of M (the Church of Maths) should be joined by everyone to promote Peace on Earth as IMHO it is the least contradictory (not counting French grammar 🙂) and the most peaceful religion that humans have ever invented !!!
Please check it out: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t-1Vy9tRXWU
My Theatre Misadventure.
It was at the Lay Down Your Cross, at the Swiss Cottage theatre on 16-3-12. I was sitting in the front row and was enjoying the play enormously, taking pictures on the sly, no flash, of course, for my blog from time to time. Then the play was interrupted, horror of horrors, because of me! The leading actor, who in my view looked quite scary, spoke directly to yours truly: You are distracting me, and it is strictly forbidden to take pictures during the play. I didn’t know that. I don’t take pictures where there’s a sign with the camera, but there was no such sign and for me, who doesn’t watch TV nor reads papers, some obvious things sometimes are not so obvious. Anyway, the play continued after this short interruption and I – would you believe it – enjoyed it a lot! I especially liked the way it ended. My “nemesis” was going to paint the wall of his room. His son’s girlfriend comes and offers him a hand. He says OK, and they roller paint the wall. And it was real paint and real rollers and they just started working, not talking, just painting the wall for a minute or two, and the lights went down. I thought it was very good. Sorry I don’t have any pictures that I took, because they asked me to delete all after the play. That picture is borrowed from the internet. The guy who spoke to me is on the right 🙂
A warm day on the first of March
Regent’s park. Sixteen degrees on the first of March, 2012.
The beautiful Queen’s Gallery at the Buckingham Palace
To my mind the Queen does a very good job in appearing accessible to the public. Even if you are a paying visitor, still you can feel the genuine desire to give you -the visitor – a truly warm welcome and a real value for your money. The Palace is well worth the visit if only to experience that feeling of the Royal welcome. You just can’t help saying Long live the Queen.
The Queen’s Gallery – another impression. Simply majestic !
A synagogue next door to the Islamic centre in London.
1. The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (Le charme discret de la bourgeoisie. Director – Luis Buñuel). The film is unique and unpredictable. Read the rest of this entry »
And, oh I loved this one. So simple and just… look:
fleurir ne suffit pas aux roses
au fond de son miroir
il faut que l’amoureuse
les regard la voir (Jean Lescure)
A very nice book about the Superstring theory. L’Univers élégant (Elegant Universe) by Brian Greene.
I am in London ! ! !