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  Lawrence Ferlinghetti at Booksmith 





        Free Will




  The following articles appear in The Journal of Irreproducible Results

  A Cosmological Quasiconstant for the Standard Model

  Mushroom Hunting for Beginners

  Acoustic Oscillations in Jell-O, With and Without Fruit, Subjected to Varying Levels of Stress

  A Length of String

  A Double Blind Efficacy Trial of Placebos, Extra Strength Placebos and Generic Placebos

  Close Order Formation Flying in Birds

  Utilizing Infinite Loops to Compute an Approximate Value of Infinity

  Call for Adventurous Souls

  Fun With Geometry
  The Following articles appear in the Ecphorizer

  Cat     To Stifle a Sneeze    On Duality

  The following essay, Complex Time, Causality and the Anthropic Principal appears on the FQXi Foundational Questions in Physics & Cosmology webste Complex Time - Updated PDF


Out Door Dilettantes


  Hikes:  Mt. Tamalpais, Snow trips, Cataract trail, Steep Ravine, Wildflower hikes, , Hawaii, China Camp, Yosemite, Angel Island, Lighthouse, Bird hikes, Lake Bon Tempe, Alpine Lodge, Miscellaneous hikes & events



  Wolf Sculpture

Additional Links: 

Neil Turok Public Lecture: The Astonishing Simplicity of Everything


 George F.R. Ellis, On the Nature of Cosmology Today (2012 Copernicus Center Lecture)



TED Talks

Psychologist Jonathan Haidt studies the five moral values that form the basis of our political choices, whether we're left, right or center. In this eye-opening talk, he pinpoints the moral values that liberals and conservatives tend to honor most.


Garrett Lisi: An 8-dimensional model of the universe

Physicist and surfer Garrett Lisi presents a controversial new model of the universe that just maybe answers all the big questions. If nothing else, it's the most beautiful 8-dimensional model of elementary particles and forces you've ever seen.

    Garret Lisi on his theory of everything

    Stephen Wolfram: Computing a theory of everything

    Benoit Mandelbrot:  Fractals and the art of roughness

    Salman Khan:  Let's use video to reinvent education            KhanAcadamy


Fay Dowker - Spacetime Atoms and the Unity of Physics (Perimeter Public Lecture)


Shing-Tung Yau, The Shape of Inner Space: String Theory and the Geometry of the Universe's Hidden Dimensions

The End of Space and Time? - Professor Robbert Dijkgraaf




The Journal of Irreproducible Results: The Science Humor Magazine


Waldman Arts


Jeffery Satinovar    The Quantum Brain      Review

David Chalmers   The Puzzle of Conscious Experience and The Conscious Mind

Mae-Wan Ho    The Rainbow and the Worm   Review   Link

Amir Aczel    Entanglement:  The Greatest Mystery in Physics    Review

Amit Goswami    The Physicists' View of Nature, Part 2: The Quantum Revolution    Part 1 

Richard P. Feynman    Lectures on Physics   Robb Lectures    Website

Brian Greene    The Fabric of the Cosmos

Johnjoe McFadden    Quantum Evolution    Comment

The Mycological Society of San Francisco

MykoWeb  Mushrooms, Fungi Mycology

Frequently Given Answers:  Feel free to select an appropriate answer to your question from this list.

Whitney Music Box

Coworkers websites:  

Bob Steele -- Photography, Kites

Michael Copeland  Dale Miller  Diana Rogers (SLAC photos) 

Friends websites: 

Tamim Ansary, Author

Geri Spieler, Author, Taking Aim at the President

Gail Ragains, Artist

Rick Kaplowitz, BayAreaCeremonies

Beth Meier:  Artcraft

Ron Newby - The Bronowski Art&Science Forum

Ed Shuck: Noevalley.com

John Osborn:  Artist

Steve Roake:  Photographer

* Jim Stanfield
* 811A Alvarado St. San Francisco, CA 94114 [415] 641-4948
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* Associate Engineer - Mechanical Designer - Retired
* SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
* Formerly Stanford Linear Accelerator Center
*                                                      "What is the sound of one universe rhyming?"

All photos copyright James G. Stanfield, 2016

Opinions are my own and are not necessarily those of SLAC or Stanford University.

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