Saturday, December 31, 2011


It was recently said at a university that, in deciding where funds should go, it was impossible to evaluate the quality of researchers, so that they must be judged by the quantity of their research production.


Number Theory book

A Japanese translation of my book "Number Theory: an  Introduction, Carslaw Publications, 1987" has been published   in September 2011 by Iwanami Shoten, Publishers, 2-5-5 Hitotsubashi, Chiyoda-ku Tokyo 101-8002 Japan.


Tuesday, December 06, 2011

What do I believe of Physics?

I wrote a post with this name in 2009 but the matter has come to mind again. The point is whether I actually believe the new results of physics in the same way that I believe facts about the moon (for example that the distance from the centre of the earth to the moon is between 350,000 and 450,000 km).