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October 12, 2019

Sometimes It's Easy: Physics Nobel Prize 1965

Sometimes It's Easy: Physics Nobel Prize 1965

So I got this new attitude. ... I'm going to play with physics, whenever I want to, without worrying about any importance whatsoever.

Within a week I was in the cafeteria and some guy, fooling around, throws a plate in the air. As the plate went up in the air I saw it wobble, and I noticed the red medallion of Cornell on the plate going around. It was pretty obvious to me that the medallion went around faster than the wobbling. I had nothing to do, so I start to figure out the motion of the rotating plate. I discover that when the angle is very slight, the medallion rotates twice as fast as the wobble rate - two to one [Note: Feynman mis-remembers here---the factor of 2 is the other way]. It came out of a complicated equation! Then I thought, ``Is there some way I can see in a more fundamental way, by looking at the forces or the dynamics, why it's two to one?'' ...

 I went on to work out equations of wobbles. Then I thought about how electron orbits start to move in relativity. Then there's the Dirac Equation in electrodynamics. And then quantum electrodynamics. And before I knew it (it was a very short time) I was ``playing'' - working, really - with the same old problem that I loved so much, that I had stopped working on when I went to Los Alamos: my thesis-type problems; all those old-fashioned, wonderful things. It was effortless. It was easy to play with these things. It was like uncorking a bottle: Everything flowed out effortlessly. ...

The diagrams and the whole business that I got the Nobel Prize for came from that piddling around with the wobbling plate.

From a page of this site : Ohio State University

 always and gladly encourages such serious play ! ;-)

Never Say Die, in This Abundant Universe --- 2

If you have US $100, you can build it and get Physics Nobel Prize later.

Small enough to hold in your hand.

So we cannot blame anyone or anything for our situation in life.

The first successful cyclotron, built in 1930 by Ernest Lawrence at the University of California, is shown below.

 says: "Never say die. One more try"  ;-)

Never Say Die, in This Abundant Universe

If you have 7 years, pencils, paper and waste basket, you can write 5 worthless research papers,  and 5 good ones and become another Einstein or a junior Einstein or at least a Physics PhD.( US alone make about 1000 Physics PhD per year!)

So we cannot blame anyone or anything for our situation in life.

Einstein working in at the patent office, Bern, Switzerland, looked a bit depressed!

Count  on such a never-say-die attitude at

October 11, 2019

Steve Jobs the Alchemist

According to this article, How to use the concept of Alchemy to improve your writing (or any creative action), alchemy relies on

-- reducing base metal to its materia prima prior to it being transmuted into gold.

-- reducing a writing idea to its essence

-- dissolving impurities

In another example, we have  1,500 types of stretches or 60+ Yoga poses or 120+ Tai Chi moves


the following 12-move exercise.

Wherever there is complexity, there is underlying deep simplicity.

Steve Jobs made his name with kicking out the fluff and the chaff from his products.

See alchemic principles in action at

What's Next? In this Abundant Universe!

"There's always something that comes next."

Even if there is a Fairchild Semiconductor, there is  still room for an Intel.

We'll make, create room for in this wide world.