My greatest blessing

Posted by Concettina Sfienti on October 9, 2015

May there always be work for your hands to do, May your purse always hold a coin or two. May the sun always shine warm on your windowpane, May a rainbow be certain to follow each rain. May the hand of a friend always be near you, And may God fill your heart with gladness […]


A word about self-preservation

Posted by Concettina Sfienti on May 25, 2015

“Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.” Albert Einstein



…if I were …

Posted by Concettina Sfienti on May 9, 2015

“My mother said to me, ‘If you are a soldier, you will become a general. If you are a monk, you will become the Pope.’ Instead, I was a painter, and became Picasso.“Pablo Picasso Se fossi pittore (Edmondo De Amicis) Non sempre il tempo la beltà cancella o la sfioran le lacrime e gli affanni: […]


The music of reason

Posted by Concettina Sfienti on April 30, 2015

“Pure mathematics is, in its way, the poetry of logical ideas.” Albert Einstein PS: If you don’t like math you surely had a really bad teacher …


How an atom gets to know other atoms

Posted by Concettina Sfienti on April 27, 2015

“An experiment is a question which science poses to Nature, and a measurement is the recording of Nature’s answer.” Max Planck


It is called re-search…

Posted by Concettina Sfienti on April 26, 2015

“Research is to see what everybody else has seen, and to think what nobody else has thought”. Albert Szent-Györgyi



On the value of errors

Posted by Concettina Sfienti on April 22, 2015

“Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes.” Oscar Wilde


Why bother with math…

Posted by Concettina Sfienti on April 21, 2015

“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step” (Laozi – the founder of Taoism )