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Monthly Archives: August, 2018

ON ALFRED NOBEL AND GÖSTA MITTAG-LEFFLER—A RUMOR SQUELCHED PART 2

ADDRESSING THE RUMOR of why there’s no Nobel Prize in Mathematics, yesterday’s SimanaitisSays wrote about the two principals, Alfred Nobel himself and fellow Swede and mathematician Gösta Mittlag-Leffler. It concluded … Continue reading

August 24, 2018 · Leave a comment

ON ALFRED NOBEL AND GÖSTA MITTAG-LEFFLER—A RUMOR SQUELCHED PART 1

UNBEKNOWNST TO Alfred Nobel’s family, friends, and colleagues, this Swede bequeathed 94 percent of his fortune to establishing five annual prizes: in physics, chemistry, physiology or medicine, literature, and peace. … Continue reading

August 23, 2018 · Leave a comment

ON BACH, VON KEYSERLING, GOLDBERG—AND GOULD PART 2

YESTERDAY AT CENTERSTAGE we had Bach’s Goldberg Variations and how they got their name from the insomniac Count von Keyserling’s harpsichordist Johann Gottlieb Goldberg. Today, Glenn Gould still delights us … Continue reading

August 22, 2018 · 2 Comments

ON BACH, VON KEYSERLING, GOLDBERG—AND GOULD PART 1

THE MUSIC of Johann Sebastian Bach has delighted me ever since I realized that music was more than patty-cake. I’m not a musician of any sort. But a far-sighted Cleveland … Continue reading

August 21, 2018 · Leave a comment

A SCIENCE TRIAD

ONE THING to be said for science: It certainly offers a variety of thought. Proof of this comes in every issue of Science, the weekly magazine of the American Association … Continue reading

August 20, 2018 · Leave a comment

TRI-GENERATION—A NEXT STEP IN ENERGY EFFICIENCY

THE UNIVERSITY OF California, Irvine is at the forefront of tri-generation, advanced technology that transforms human waste into hydrogen, electricity, and heat. In many ways, this is a 21st-century version … Continue reading

August 19, 2018 · Leave a comment

KABUKI ART—AND A GREAT NEW SOURCE

I LOVE THE art of Kabuki and find I have much in common with a Frenchman who goes by the name Shôriya Aragôrô. It is he who researches, composes and … Continue reading

August 18, 2018 · Leave a comment