Teach thy tongue to say “I do not know” and thou shall progress ~ Talmud (Tractate Berachot 4a) – Misattributed to Maimonides!
Art, to the extent to which it aims to 'reach' beauty, is philosophy. Philosophy, to the extent to which it aims to 'reach' knowledge, is art ~ George Shiber!
Have the courage to know, but more importantly, have the courage to doubt ~ A. Ghazali!
Keep me away from the wisdom which does not cry, the philosophy which does not laugh and the greatness which does not bow before children. ~ Khalil Gibran!
Think of it: of the infinity of real numbers, those that are most important to mathematics — 0, 1, √2, e and π — are located within less than four units on the number line. A remarkable coincidence? A mere detail in the Creator's grand design? I let the reader decide. ~ Eli Maor, 'e: The Story of a Number' (1994)!
You honor me by reading this. My academic quest in life is to unify Einstein's Theory of General Relativity with Quantum Field Theory: my research in M-Theory has led me to the conclusion that the universe is a 'AdS/CFT'-hologram. Also, it leads to the need for removing the big-bang singularity from quantum cosmology, as well as implying an infinite age of the universe - my ultimate aim is to prove the 'AdS/CFT Holographic Principle' Conjecture
: 'reality' indeed is infinitely stranger than any imaginable fiction! I targeted Charles Parsons
, Haim Gaifman
, Shaughan Lavine
, Issac Levi
, Sidney Morgenbesser
, Thomas Pogge
, Edward Said
, Herves Jaquet, David Albert, and Melvin Schwartz
to study philosophy
and the mathematics that underlies string theory and supersymmetry
at Columbia University
Spent my first year at Harvard University
, before transferring. Got into philosophy, logic, mathematics and the unification problem in physics at a very young age. Did my Doctoral studies in mathematical logic and philosophy at The Graduate Center/CUNY
under the supervision of Jerrold Katz
and Elliott Mendelson
: amid the many views I revisionistically and provisionally adhere to, I am a Metaphysical Realist, Virtue Epistemologist, Virtue Ethicist, all things Arthur Danto on Art and Aesthetics, and a Mathematical Platonist. I have worked on the Proof-Theoretic Analysis of Impredicative Type-Free Para-Consistent Dialethecist Theories of Truth
and on variants of the Indestructibility Property of Vopěnka's Principle (in Set-Theory). I am a post-humanist, quasi-atheist/methodological agnostic, ex-existentialist, recovering Marxist, liberal-egalitarian, and Habermasian 'leftist'. I have a blog on radio: you humble me if you listen
. As of 2015, I have been researching the Fukaya Categories and Picard-Lefschetz Theory of SuperString/M-Theory.
I also had the privilege to study SuperString/M-Theory at The Institute for Advanced Study with Edward Witten, Michael Atiyah, Shiing-Shen Chern, and Chen-Ning Yang - and have worked on Supersymmetry, T-duality, the AdS/CFT Correspondence, Quantum Gravity, U-Duality, and Mirror Symmetry. Any questions you may have about SuperString/M-Theory ... or about my thesis, CV, or advisors ... or anything: please feel free to e-mail me ... or better, call me and let us talk all things scientific and philosophical - 917 545 8391 New York, N.Y. Having said that, I can only be humbled if I can bring you some intellectual joy when it conveniences you.
Plato is my friend - Aristotle is my friend - but my greatest friend is truth. ~ Isaac Newton!
Religion is a culture of faith; science is a culture of doubt. ~ Richard P. Feynman!
Without education we are in a horrible and deadly danger of taking educated people seriously. ~ Gilbert K. Chesterton!