Edward Nelson, Member in the Schools of Mathematics
(1956–59, 79–80) and Natural Sciences (1963–64,
67–68, 73–74) and Professor of Mathematics at Princeton
University until his death in 2014, was an original thinker best
known for successfully...
From the data, you have this remnant of a real object that you want to resurrect. Before you can start to do that, the first thing you need to know is, is it really coming from such and such an object? Are there some good tests or signatures for that?
I sometimes like to think about what it might be like inside a
black hole. What does that even mean? Is it really
“like” anything inside a black hole? Nature keeps us
from ever knowing. (Well, what we know for sure is that nature
keeps us from...