Bookworms, Physicists & Other Geeks

Julius, 21 and from the Netherlands. Bibliophile and physics graduate student at the University of Twente. Ardent admirer of literature, arts and the sciences.

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Bill Evans

Bill Evans

N. Olthuis, Werk veilig (work safely), poster, 65 x 50 cm

N. OlthuisWerk veilig (work safely), poster, 65 x 50 cm

The brightly colored Valentine’s missives are back! Ready to assist you in expressing your love in the most fundamental manner possible. This year featuring rambunctious Feynman diagrams, the Pauli equation, and quantum entanglement.

Chris Fraser, One line drawing the ceiling of the Mills College Art Museum, 2010

Chris Fraser, One line drawing the ceiling of the Mills College Art Museum, 2010

‘Well suppose – Pemulis can just make out Lyle – ‘Suppose I were to give you a key ring with ten keys. With, no, with a hundred keys, and I were to tell you that one of these keys will unlock it, this door we’re imagining opening in onto all you want to be, as a player. How many of the keys would you be willing to try?’
‘Well I’d try every darn one.’ Rader tells Lyle.
[…]
‘Then you are willing to make mistakes, you see. You are saying you will accept 99% error. The paralyzed perfectionist you say you are would stand there before that door. Jingling the keys. Afraid to try the first key.’

—David Foster Wallace, Infinite Jest (p.199, Back Bay paperback edition)

Painted garden, Villa of Livia, Fresco and detail, 30-20 B.C.E.

Olivo Barbieri; Alps, Geographies and People (Nos. 2 and 15); 2012; Archival pigment print