### Solitary Splendor

“Speed depends on size | Balanced by dispersion | Oh, solitary splendor” – Lax’s soliton haiku … More Solitary Splendor

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# Tamás F. Görbe

## A blog about maths & physics

# Category: physics

### Solitary Splendor

### It’s a Symplectic World

### Meyer’s Joke

### Looking Glass Zoo

### Unexpected Appearances of Random Matrices

### What’s the Shape of a Hanging Chain?

### Life Cycle of a Theoretical Physicist

October 14, 2015

“Speed depends on size | Balanced by dispersion | Oh, solitary splendor” – Lax’s soliton haiku … More Solitary Splendor

July 8, 2015

In the Hamiltonian formulation of classical mechanics… … More It’s a Symplectic World

July 1, 2015

I just came across a witty Monthly paper from 1981 written by Meyer. As they say, there’s a grain of truth in every joke.. … More Meyer’s Joke

June 10, 2015

Here is a puzzle of Carrollian style from 1936. It was proposed by Sir Arthur Eddington and published in the New Statesman and Nation magazine. … More Looking Glass Zoo

June 3, 2015

Wigner (in his 1951 paper) proposed “a new kind of statistical physics” based on random matrices to model certain properties of excited states of heavy nuclei. … More Unexpected Appearances of Random Matrices

May 27, 2015

“The principle of least action stands superior to both (conservation of energy and conservation of momentum), even when considered together, and it appears to govern all the reversible processes of Nature” – Max Planck … More What’s the Shape of a Hanging Chain?

May 13, 2015

In 2001 Richard Borcherds gave a 15 week course on Quantum Field Theory… … More Life Cycle of a Theoretical Physicist