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From τὰ φυσικά (ta physika) to physics – XI

29 November 2023

Having in the last two episodes dealt with the first two of the three so-called mixed sciences, astronomy and optics, I shall now deal with statics[1]. Although receiving far less attention...

The Red Line has gone!

29 November 2023

I apparently no longer have Covid but I must admit I have felt healthier in my life. Starting today normal service will be resumed here at the Renaissance Mathematicus. I would like...

Hiatus Interruptus!

25 November 2023

For those who don’t follow me on social media, I’m not in Bad Kissingen receiving healing ministrations to my spine but have been back in my humble abode on the outskirts of Erlangen...


16 November 2023

I like the word hiatus. I like the feel of it, the sound of it, the shape of it. To my ears it is full, round, smooth but pregnant with meaning. But what does it mean?  Hiatus:...