Michael ATM: 6" F/9 Newtonian Travel Scope ATM: 12.5" F/4.5 Real Soon Now...
Cactus Patch Observatory / 14" LX200
"The four points of the compass be logic, knowledge, wisdom, and the unknown. Some do bow in that final direction. Others advance upon it. To bow before the one is to lose sight of the three."
Quote:I think it's just the lack of a paycheck for doing the work. I'd venture that plenty of physicists have all the necessary degrees, but are paying the bills by setting up computer networks for department stores.
Quote:Can a person aquire the knowledge of Mathematics and Physics without special University training.
Few astronomical observations have really changed our perspective on earth's place in the universe. Those that did were made around 1610 with a 20x power, 0.3° field of view telescope, sporting a singlet objective stopped down to 15 mm.
I mostly use small, fast, and (ultra)portable glass: Bushnell Legend 8x42, Pentax PCF WP II 20x60, MiniBorg 60ED, ST-80, EON-80, ST-120, 6" StarBlast.
Quote:Quote:Can a person aquire the knowledge of Mathematics and Physics without special University training.
According to Nobel laureate Gerard 't Hooft the answer is "yes": http://www.staff.science.uu.nl/~hooft101/theorist.html
"After the Laws of Physics, everything else is opinion" -Neil deGrasse Tyson
Elmira-Corning Astronomical Society
Quote:What makes an Amateur Physicist?
Quote:Quote:What makes an Amateur Physicist?I built a 100,000 volt Van de Graaf generator in junior high school for a sciencefair. Does that count?
Quote:Quote:Quote:Can a person aquire the knowledge of Mathematics and Physics without special University training. According to Nobel laureate Gerard 't Hooft the answer is "yes": http://www.staff.science.uu.nl/~hooft101/theorist.html Find me someone who understands advanced quantum mechanics who hasn't been to university, as 't Hooft suggests then I might be convinced..EDIT: I've looked in more depth at the link. It may be possible for the one-in-a-million (gifted whatever) to learn this, but not the normal scientist. What arrogance that man has - never want to meet him...Nobel prize or not
Quote:Quote:Can a person aquire the knowledge of Mathematics and Physics without special University training. According to Nobel laureate Gerard 't Hooft the answer is "yes": http://www.staff.science.uu.nl/~hooft101/theorist.html
Quote:Were there any great physicists in history who were self-taught?Copernicus? Galileo? Newton? Leibnitz? ...?I'm asking. I don't know their educational backgrounds./Ira
"Scientists aren't perfect, just peer reviewed.""Eye of Sauron Observatory", featuring "Sauron's Other Eye", 16" dob, conical Royce mirror.
Quote:G_mn (Einstein tensor) = R_mn - 1/2 g_mn R, where
R_mn (Ricci tensor) = R^k_k,mn (contracted Riemann tensor) and
R (Ricci scalar) = g^mn (metric tensor) R_mn
G_mn = k T_mn (energy-momentum tensor)
and you have the field equations of general relativity.
Do I win?
Quote: Only if you understand what they mean. Find the Ricci tensor of the given metric. (in the attachment! Ha, sorry it should be alpha squared. Just changed it)
Clear skies - Jim Crazy PNW imager !
A-P Mach1 on 12" concrete pier - ROR structure.
Tak FSQ85-EDX, Tak FS-128. Orion 8" f/3.9 w/MoonLite motorized - MPCC MkIII CCD:
SBIG 8300M/FW8, Astrodon 36mm LRGB, 5nm Ha, 3nm SII, OIII - Canon EOS 6D unmod SSI3, SSAG,
Skytools3pro, MaxImDLpro, PSCS5, PSPpro, TheSkyX, TheSky6, BYE, StarTools
Orion XX14g -for visual- diags, ep's, accy tubes, Binocs .
Quote:I think if you want to seriously state anything in physics you have to do it mathmatistically these days.
Quote:Link on "How to become a REAL PHYSICIST" written for young people:https://docs.google.com/document/pub?id=1KBovBeg_kl6nAk8fTBYQdHMo8o3o0IgunPE3...
Quote:Found a good starter book as "bridge between High School and College Physics". From Sabine Hossenfelder's "BackReaction" Blog:http://backreaction.blogspot.com/2013/02/book-review-theoretical-minimum-by.html"The Theoretical Minimum" by Susskind and Hrabovsky.What you need to start doing physics.