Steven Colyer

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Gender MALE
Industry Science
Occupation Knowledge Scout
Location Somerset County, New Jersey, United States
Introduction My weblog is named "Multiplication by Infinity", because "Division by Zero" was taken ... and "Division by Infinity" makes me feel very small ... Steven Colyer's Musings in Mathematical Physics and its Effects on Humanity and other Lifeforms.... And Pure Mathematics, Computer Science, Applied Mathematics, Experimental Physics, Engineering, Astronomy (not Cosmology so much), Space Exploration and Lunar Colonization. I am a Rutgers 1979 Mechanical Engineer (Pi Tau Sigma) and Rutgers 1989 MBA. ("I study Politics and War that my children may study Mathematics and Philosophy." - 2nd U.S. President John Adams) I've already studied enough Politics and War and Economics for one lifetime, and so it's time for Math and Science
Interests My wife and children, Quantum Physics/Quantum Mechanics, General Relativity, Quantum Gravity (including but not limited to String Theory), Collectible Strategic/Tactical Card Games and Gaming in General, World History especially Mesopotamia, Maya, and Khazaria
Favorite Movies Dr. Zhivago, 1776, V for Vendetta, The Shawshank Redemption, The Lord of the Rings, 300, Watchmen, Dogma, Avatar, Caddyshack, Blazing Saddles, All the James Bond and Austin Powers films, Jason and the Argonauts (1963), Almost Famous, Casablanca, The Boondock Saints, Oliver, Fiddler on the Roof, West Side Story, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, Team America: World Police, Good Will Hunting II: Hunting Season
Favorite Music The Beatles, Green Day, Yes, Rush, The Who, The Kinks, Billy Joel, Electric Light Orchestra, The Band, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Van Halen/Van Hagar, Simon and Garfunkel, Carly Simon, Joan Baez, James Taylor, John Denver, Starland Vocal Band, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Harry Chapin, Mozart, Bach
Favorite Books What is Reality? (website) by Andrew Thomas, Euler's Gem by Dave Richeson The Princeton Companion to Mathematics edited by Timothy Gowers, et. al., Mathematics 1001 by Richard Elwes, The Math Book by Charles Pickover, 50 Mathematical Ideas You Really Need To Know by Tony Crilly, The New Quantum Universe (2009 Updated Version) by Tony Hey and Patrick Walters, The Age of Entanglement by Louisa Gilder, Not Even Wrong by Peter Woit, The Road to Reality by Roger Penrose, Quantum Field Theory in a Nutshell by Anthony Zee, The Programmable Universe by Seth Lloyd, The Trouble with Physics by Lee Smolin, Three Roads to Quantum Gravity by Lee Smolin, A New Kind of Science by Stephen Wolfram, Facts and Mysteries in Particle Physics by Martinus Veltman, T.C.I. Guide to String Theory by George Musser, String Theory for Dummies by Andrew Zimmerman Jones, The Visual Guide to Extra Dimensions: Volumes 1 and 2 by Chris McMullen, The Fourth Dimension a Guided Tour of the Higher Universes by Rudy Rucker, Schismatrix by Bruce Sterling (best Sci-Fi ever), Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card, Protector by Larry Niven, Foundation and Empire by Isaac Asimov, Rendezvous with Rama by Arthur C. Clarke, Expedition: Being an Account in Words and Artwork of the 2358 A.D. Voyage to Darwin IV by Wayne Douglas Barlowe, A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens, Macbeth by William Shakespeare, The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien, The Moral Animal by Robert Wright, The Anatomy of Love by Helen Fisher, Fine Description by Harold Colyer Conklin