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Quantum Theory: Under the Limelight, and Away from it (in Bengali)

This article focuses on episodes in the history of physics relating to the possible role of hidden variables in quantum theory – episodes involving John von Neumann, Grete Hermann, David Bohm, and John S. Bell. The glare of limelight sometimes obscures developments unfolding away from it that later turn out to be significant…… More..

23. October 2016 by Avijit Lahiri
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Induction, Logic, Science, and Belief (in Bengali)

Science is not just ‘perception plus logic’, since extra-logical elements are inexorably present, and possibly play an important role, in all scientific inquiry, in which tacit learning and inductive inference are involved as essential mechanisms…..A more complete form of the … More..

14. August 2016 by Avijit Lahiri
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Logic in Mathematics and the Sciences

Logic is supposed to provide a secure foundation to mathematics.In mathematics, ‘everything is logical and certain’ – such, at least, is the common perception of what mathematics is. In fact, things are not so simple, and logical perfection (or ‘completeness’) … More..

14. August 2016 by Avijit Lahiri
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Read my Bengali article on Alan Turing

This is the centenary year of that towering intellect, a great mathematician and logician of all times, who was made to meet an unfortunate end. More..

13. August 2016 by Avijit Lahiri
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Read my bengali article on the problem of interpretation of quantum theory

The world-view acquired from the macroscopic world we live in may not be competent enough to properly pose, let alone resolve, the problems of interpretation of quantum theory; nevertheless, some kind of an understanding and interpretation of the exotic rules … More..

13. August 2016 by Avijit Lahiri
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The Unreasonable Effectiveness of Mathematics

‘The Unreasonable Effectiveness of Mathematics in the Natural Sciences’ – this is the title of a widely cited paper[1] by the Nobel winning Hungarian Physicist Eugene P. Wigner, where he famously expresses his sense of puzzled wonder….. Read More (PDF)

18. February 2015 by Avijit Lahiri
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