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...