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Here is a list of 10 blogs which are my personal favorites at this time and I love reading them regularly:
- Richard Wiseman Blog
- Abstract Nonsense
- Mathematics and Multimedia
- Maths Is New Black
- Climbing Mount Bourbaki
- Waqas A Day
And Blog Of The Month for September is Richard Wiseman’s Blog located at http://richardwiseman.wordpress.com. He is an absolute puzzler, great author and his blog involves everything that one, who is not a math major, may also think and care about.
Psychologist and author Professor Richard Wiseman carries out research into luck, the science of self-help, perception, belief and deception.
His Latest Post is Five funny signs which he published just today.
Periodicity Of Content:10/10
Language: 10/10 [easiest]
Content Management: 9/10
Please note that this selection is personal and I have no affiliation with any organization. Your views are invited in form of comments. I have a huge list of other blogs at My Blogs Page. Have a look.
Last Updated: Sep. 6, 2011
14:24 India Standard Time
It was on account on Newton’s insistence as to the existence of a fundamental or absolute frame of reference, called absolute space, that the search for it was carried on. This search resulted in the discovery, or rather the invention, of that monstrosity of a medium, Luminiferous Ether, as the following brief account will show:
Maxwell clearly demonstrated, in the year 1864, the inter-relationship between electricity, magnetism and light when, from the known properties of electricity and magnetism, he formulated his celebrated theory of electromagnetic radiation and have the well know equations of electromagnetic field which bear his name and are identical with those that represent a wave phenomenon. He thus established the presence of electromagnetic waves in space, travelling with the speed of light. In other words, he proved that light is an electromagnetic wave. (more…)
Read these two facts:
There are 49 billionaires in India.
There are 73 Nobel Laureates in MIT.
I have heard people talking about the quality of education in India. Everyone assumes that it is in poor condition. Then what? Who made this “condition”?
In 2009, V. Ramakrishnan won a chemistry Nobel & he became a superstar.
A few days ago, I read a discussion on facebook that Chemistry sucked my friends.
Unconditionaly, it is the matter of tradition. Indians start co-education very soon & they target for an “Aim” of — Doctor, Engineer, Businessmen, IAS etc. As their education progresses, age passes, they distract from their aim. And at an age of 18-21, their aim reduces to a Job. Permanent or even a Temporary Job. Well Only a Job? Are we born for that?
After 110years of the Nobel Awards (since 1901), Indians had won only 8 Nobel prizes! Out of these 8, 4 were of Indian Descent & lived in foreign countries (mainly USA).
Here is the list:
• Rabindranath Tagore -1913 in Literature
• C.V. Raman -1930 in Physics
• Haragobind Khorana – 1968 in Medicine (US citizen)
• Mother Teresa -1979 in Peace
• Amartya Sen – 1998 in Economics
• V.S. Naipaul – 2001 in Literature (British)
• Venkataraman Ramakrishnan -2009 in Chemistry (US Citizen)
So, this is the condition. Where as I know, these awards are favour proof & are distributed on performance.
If, we assume that India have won 8 Nobel Prizes, then compare it with other countries:
•United States: 270
•United Kingdom: 101
• Germany: 67
• France: 57
• Sweeden: 30
On the floor of truth, the highest level of education degree is Research , i.e., PhD.
Let us look at the status of scientific research and higher science education in relation to what prevails in China and elsewhere. India is now producing around 7000-8000 PhDs per year compared to 17000-18000 by China.
In certain subjects we produce very few PhDs — for example: in Computer Science, India hardly produces 25 PhDs per year spite of the Large number of IT companies and personnel in the Country. India produces around 2% or less of the scientific research in the world and our contribution to the top 1% of world research is less than 1%.
ArXiv.ORG is a site with great collection of research papers. But if you ask any internet addicted science student, probably he/she would not know about it. They use Internet for social networking, computer hacks, images and porn.
The year 2011, is International year of Chemistry — even my Chemistry Lectures don’t know it. How shameful. This is the situation of teachers, then what of students?
The question arises– “What is responsible for the lack of Scientific Temper in Indian Students?” I don’t know! But I can appeal to students-
Hey guys! Still nothing has gone wrong. We can do what we planned in our childhood. It needs only one thing- the Inspiration. Be inspired… Be Innovative. Let we delight the world.
- For original research, India needs good infrastructure, mentors, says Nobel … – Indian Express (news.google.com)
- Too many PhDs? That’s anybody’s guess. (cenblog.org)