So much technology, so little talent.

Posted by Concettina Sfienti on April 14, 2015

“Just because something doesn’t do what you planned it to do doesn’t mean it’s useless.” Thomas Edison


Beethoven .vs. Heisenberg

Posted by Concettina Sfienti on April 12, 2015

Theoretical physicist Heisenberg sat at the piano and played Beethoven’s last sonata, Opus 111, for some peers. After the performance he reportedly said, “If I had never lived, someone else would probably have formulated the principle of determinacy. If Beethoven had never lived, no one would have written Opus 111” John U. Nef (as reported from http://www.lastwordonnothing.com/2011/06/10/beethovens-and-heisenbergs/ and from […]


On the rules of playing chess with Nature

Posted by Concettina Sfienti on April 12, 2015

“What do we mean by “understanding” something? We can imagine that this complicated array of moving things which constitutes “the world” is something like a great chess game being played by the gods, and we are observers of the game. We do not know what the rules of the game are; all we are allowed […]


The courage to aks

Posted by Concettina Sfienti on April 8, 2015

“We can judge our progress by the courage of our questions and the depth of our answers, our willingness to embrace what is true rather than what feels good.” Carl Sagan


Positive attitude

Posted by Concettina Sfienti on April 7, 2015

“Whether you think that you can, or that you can’t, you are usually right. Whether you believe you can do a thing or not, you are right.” Henry Ford


Never give up

Posted by Concettina Sfienti on April 6, 2015

“Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.“ Thomas Edison


The best strategy to fear

Posted by Concettina Sfienti on March 28, 2015

“The best thing for being sad,” replied Merlin, beginning to puff and blow, “is to learn something. That’s the only thing that never fails. You may grow old and trembling in your anatomies, you may lie awake at night listening to the disorder of your veins, you may miss your only love, you may see […]


Are we do it wrong?

Posted by Concettina Sfienti on March 24, 2015

“Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.” Albert Einstein


… and nevertheless it sounds like poetry

Posted by Concettina Sfienti on March 23, 2015

“ I do not see how a man can work on the frontiers of physics and write poetry at the same time. They are in opposition. In science you want to say something that nobody knew before, in words which everyone can understand. In poetry you are bound to say … something that everyone knows […]


That’s how physics works!

Posted by Concettina Sfienti on March 20, 2015

“There is no science in this world like physics. Nothing comes close to the precision with which physics enables you to understand the world around you. It’s the laws of physics that allow us to say exactly what time the sun is going to rise. What time the eclipse is going to begin. What time […]