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  1. David Hume's Monetary Theory Revisited: Was He Really a Quantity Theorist and an Inflationist?

    Wennerlind, Carl

    2005-01-01

    David Hume's monetary theory has been controversial since its formulation. Lately, the focus has been on Hume's alleged misapplication of the quantity theory of money. While he appears to subscribe to a simple quantity theory with money neutrality, in a famously contested passage in the essay Of Money, he violates the neutrality condition by…

  2. Using David Kolb's Experiential Learning Theory in Portfolio Development Courses.

    Mark, Michael; Menson, Betty

    1982-01-01

    As personal portfolio assessment matures, practitioners continue to look for techniques that enhance both personal development and the process of seeking academic credit through assessment. Kolb's experiential learning theory and learning style inventory may have applications in this search. (Author)

  3. Dialectical materialism and the construction of a new quantum theory: David Joseph Bohm, 1917-1992

    Forstner, C.

    2005-07-01

    This paper touches on some general questions of theory construction in physics, by presenting a biographical case study of David Bohm through the perspective of Fleckian thought-collectives and their thought-style. In the 1920s a small elite of physicists established the Copenhagen Interpretation of quantum mechanics as a new thought-style in the thought-collective of the physicists. In the following decade the Copenhagen Interpretation was transferred from Europe to the USA, from one thought-collective into another, and was integrated into a specific American thought-style. David Bohm was initiated in this mode of thought during his undergraduate studies at the Pennsylvania State College and his graduate studies at Caltech and the University of California at Berkeley. (orig.)

  4. Dialectical materialism and the construction of a new quantum theory: David Joseph Bohm, 1917-1992

    This paper touches on some general questions of theory construction in physics, by presenting a biographical case study of David Bohm through the perspective of Fleckian thought-collectives and their thought-style. In the 1920s a small elite of physicists established the Copenhagen Interpretation of quantum mechanics as a new thought-style in the thought-collective of the physicists. In the following decade the Copenhagen Interpretation was transferred from Europe to the USA, from one thought-collective into another, and was integrated into a specific American thought-style. David Bohm was initiated in this mode of thought during his undergraduate studies at the Pennsylvania State College and his graduate studies at Caltech and the University of California at Berkeley. (orig.)

  5. A Philosophical Analysis of David Orr's Theory of Ecological Literacy: Biophilia, Ecojustice and Moral Education in School Learning Communities

    Mitchell, Debra B.; Mueller, Michael P.

    2011-01-01

    In his writings, David Orr claims that the US is in an "ecological crisis" and that this stems from a crisis of education. He outlines a theory of ecological literacy, a mode by which we better learn the ecology of the Earth and live in a sustainable manner. While emphasizing a shock doctrine, the diagnosis of "crisis" may be correct, but it is…

  6. A Philosophical Analysis of David Orr's Theory of Ecological Literacy: Biophilia, Ecojustice and Moral Education in School Learning Communities

    Mitchell, Debra B.; Mueller, Michael P.

    2011-01-01

    In his writings, David Orr claims that the US is in an "ecological crisis" and that this stems from a crisis of education. He outlines a theory of ecological literacy, a mode by which we better learn the ecology of the Earth and live in a sustainable manner. While emphasizing a shock doctrine, the diagnosis of "crisis" may be correct, but it is

  7. Keil ja kaks neidu laval vaimselt alasti / Andres Keil, Elina Pähklimägi ; interv. Eva Kübar

    Keil, Andres, 1974-

    2008-01-01

    Tartu Uue Teatri uuslavastusest "Elud" räägivad lavastaja ja osatäitja Andres Keil ja naisosatäitjad Elina Pähklimägi ning Jekaterina Novosjolova. Lavastus põhineb kolme osatäitja enda eludel ning prostituutide intervjuudel raamatus "Vaikijate hääled 2". Planeeritud esietendus veebruaris 2009

  8. Nobel Prize in Physics 2004 "for the discovery of asymptotic freedom in the theory of the strong interaction": David J Gross, H David Politzer and Frank Wilczek

    2005-01-01

    Prof. David Gross, (Professor of Theoretical Physics, Director of the Kavli Institute For Theoretical Physics, University of California, Santa Barbara) presents "The Future of Physics". In this talk, he discusses 25 questions that might guide physics, in the broadest sense, over the next 25 years.

  9. A philosophical analysis of David Orr's theory of ecological literacy: biophilia, ecojustice and moral education in school learning communities

    Mitchell, Debra B.; Mueller, Michael P.

    2011-03-01

    In his writings, David Orr claims that the US is in an "ecological crisis" and that this stems from a crisis of education. He outlines a theory of ecological literacy, a mode by which we better learn the ecology of the Earth and live in a sustainable manner. While emphasizing a shock doctrine, the diagnosis of "crisis" may be correct, but it is short-lived for children and adults of the world. In this philosophical analysis of Orr's theory, it is argued that we move beyond the perspective of crisis. By extending Orr's ecological literacy with biophilia and ecojustice and by recognizing the importance of experience-in-learning, science education is envisioned to incorporate values and morals within a longer term ideology of educational reform.

  10. David Hilbert's lectures on the foundations of physics 1915-1927 relativity, quantum theory and epistemology

    Sauer, Tilman

    2009-01-01

    A single system of economic governance - capitalism - prevails in the world today, both in theory and in practice. Yet there is neither a standard definition of capitalism nor a theory of how it works. Moreover, the most common conception of capitalism is that of a one-level system governed by markets, i.e., supply and demand, where many socioeconomic externalities are ignored. The purpose of this book is to counter this conception, showing that capitalism is more than markets. In fact, capitalism shares many parallels with everyday organized sports, in that both are indirect, three-level syst

  11. International conference on dynamical systems and game theory in honor of Mauricio Peixoto and David Rand

    Peixoto, Mauricio Matos; Rand, David A J; Dynamics, Games and Science I

    2011-01-01

    "Dynamics, Games and Science I and II" are a selection of surveys and research articles written by leading researchers in mathematics and its applications to the sciences. The majority of the contributions are on dynamical systems and game theory, focusing either on some of their most fundamental and theoretical developments or on their applications to modeling in biology, economics, engineering, finances and psychology. The aim of these books is to present cutting-edge research in these areas that can encourage graduate students and researchers in mathematics to develop them further

  12. David ricardo .

    Bolaños C., Eduardo A.

    2011-01-01

    David Ricardo dio un gran impulso e hizo las contribuciones más importantes a la Teoría clásica fundada por Adam Smith, la cual cimentó el enfoque ortodoxo de los problemas económicos y de la política económica hasta el último cuarto del siglo XIX. Analizó sistemáticamente la economía en términos de unos cuantos principios fundamentales y estudió las consecuencias de diversas medidas de política económica dentro del marco teórico por él establecido convirtiendo de esta manera, a la economía e...

  13. UNA REVISIN ANALTICA SOBRE EL PAPEL DE LA TIERRA EN LA TEORA ECONMICA DE DAVID RICARDO / AN ANALYTICAL REVIEW ABOUT THE ROLE OF LAND IN THE ECONOMIC THEORY OF DAVID RICARDO / UMA REVISO ANALTICA SOBRE O PAPEL DA TERRA NA TEORIA ECONMICA DE DAVID RICARDO

    FRANCISCO, CORREA RESTREPO.

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available Este artigo tem como objetivo central analisar o papel do recurso terra na teoria econmica de David Ricardo como primeira aproximao anlise econmica dos recursos naturais. Isto se realiza mediante uma reviso bibliogrfica analtica da obra de Ricardo e de outros autores em torno da mesma. Nes [...] te sentido, examina-se o conceito de renda da terra, bem como as propostas em torno da chamada lei dos rendimentos decrescentes. Tambm se estabelecem algumas reflexes crticas com relao ao enfoque da renda da terra. Um resultado importante do trabalho que na anlise da renda de Ricardo est ausente o conceito de custo de oportunidade, o qual implica uma reconsiderao do conceito de renda para abordar a anlise econmica de recursos naturais. Abstract in spanish Este artculo tiene como objetivo central analizar el papel del recurso tierra en la teora econmica de David Ricardo como primer acercamiento al anlisis econmico de los recursos naturales. Esto se realiza mediante una revisin bibliogrfica analtica de la obra de Ricardo y de otros autores en t [...] orno a la misma. En este sentido, se examina el concepto de renta de la tierra, as como los planteamientos en torno a la llamada ley de los rendimientos decrecientes. Asimismo, se establecen algunas reflexiones crticas con relacin al enfoque de la renta de la tierra. Un resultado importante del trabajo es que en el anlisis de la renta de Ricardo est ausente el concepto de costo de oportunidad, lo cual implica una reconsideracin del concepto de renta para abordar el anlisis econmico de recursos naturales. Abstract in english The main objective of this paper is to analyze the resource of land from the economic theory of David Ricardo as a first approach to the economic analysis of natural resources. This is done through an analytic review of the literature on the work of Ricardo and other authors that have covered this s [...] ubject. In this sense, the concept of ground rent is examined as well as the approaches around the so-called law of diminishing returns. Also, some critical thoughts are established about the approach to land rent. The results show that the concept of opportunity cost is absent from Ricardo's work on the income of land which implies a conceptual reconsideration on the income, in order to encompass the economic analysis on natural resources.

  14. Connla's well: An exploration of similar elements of ancient Celtic perspectives and David Bohm's theories in quantum physics from a Jungian perspective

    Maciel, Duan

    This dissertation addresses the common elements between ancient Celtic mystical doctrines and philosophy and David Bohm's unique theories in quantum physics through a Jungian lens, using research based in dialogical hermeneutics. The premise of this dissertation is that psi, or the probability wave function of quantum physics, and its world of potentia are the same entities as Jung's objective psyche (or collective unconscious) and its domain, the unus mundus. In addition, the study explores the remarkable similarity between the ancient Celts' Otherworld, quantum physics' world of potentia, and Jung's unus mundus. These similarities argue for an in-depth Jungian analysis of this important but largely neglected mythology. The study explores the supposition, based partially on physicist David Bohm's theories of the implicate and explicate orders, that the above world of potentia intertwines with our three-dimensional world in a reciprocal creativity, designed to enhance both worlds. The study further advocates a greater emphasis on the creative arts therapies in the therapeutic situation, based on the above reciprocity. It is argued that this emphasis on creativity in the temenos may activate a profound "quantum leap" of insight in the analysand, most likely due to the reciprocity in which the objective psyche responds uniquely to the particular and individual creativity offered in order to heal the personal psyche. As we creatively access the objective psyche, that entity responds in kind, giving us new understanding and allowing us to change our attitudes and to further individuation, which in turn enhances the objective psyche. In addition, a psyche of reality is postulated in which Jung's concept of the objective psyche is expanded from the collective unconscious of humankind to a collective unconscious of All That Is, reflecting the findings in quantum physics that our universe is self-aware, organic, and holistic rather than mechanical and fragmented.

  15. Hello, David! / Vladlen Livshits

    Livshits, Vladlen

    2005-01-01

    Autori kohtumisest silmapaistva ameerika ajakirjaniku ja kirjaniku David Shipleriga Kohtla-Järvel 1978. aastal, ameerika matemaatiku Benoit Mandelbroti fraktaalse geomeetria teooriast, Lea Livshitsi maalidest

  16. Hello, David! / Vladlen Livshits

    Livshits, Vladlen

    2005-01-01

    Autori kohtumisest silmapaistva ameerika ajakirjaniku ja kirjaniku David Shipleriga Kohtla-Jrvel 1978. aastal, ameerika matemaatiku Benoit Mandelbroti fraktaalse geomeetria teooriast, Lea Livshitsi maalidest

  17. Pora prodavat znanija / David Tisch

    Tisch, David

    2006-01-01

    California likooli (Berkeley) professor David Tisch teadmistephistest vrtustest ja nende mjust konkurentsivimele, konkurentsist innovatsiooniturul, Silicon Valley edu phjustest, vikeste ja keskmiste ettevtete osast innovatsioonis. Lisa: David Tisch

  18. Memories of David Kirzhnits

    Bolotovsky, B. M.

    2013-06-01

    In the mid-1950s, a new staff member appeared at the Theory Division of the Physical Institute of the Academy of Sciences (FIAN): David Abramovich Kirzhnits. A Moscow State University alumnus, after graduation he had been assigned to a large defense plant in the city of Gorky, where he had worked for several years as an engineer. He was "liberated" from there by Igor Evgenyevich Tamm, our department head, who managed to transfer him to FIAN. Igor Evgenyevich knew D. A. Kirzhnits - they had met in Moscow before Kirzhnits finished university. At that time Kirzhnits was performing thesis work with professor A. S. Kompaneyets as academic adviser. At his adviser's suggestion, D. Kirzhnits consulted with I. E. Tamm on questions pertaining to the thesis topic. I. E. Tamm took a great liking for the diploma student, and he even wanted to recruit D. A. Kirzhnits for the Theory Division immediately after graduation. But at that time (1949) this proved impossible for several reasons. First, D. Kirzhnits was, as they say, an "invalid of the fifth group" - a Jew - which during those years of violent struggle against cosmopolitanismb often proved an obstacle in looking for work. Second, during the years of mass repressions D. Kirzhnits' father had been arrested on treason charges (according to the charges, he had wanted to sell the Far East to Japan). After intensive investigation his father was released, but he lived only a little longer. Reports of this also could have impeded his acceptance. Third, Igor Evgenyevich didn't have enough weight in officials' eyes at that time and so was unable to overcome "first" and "second."...

  19. Interview with David Moore

    Rossman, Allan; Dietz, E. Jacquelin; Moor, David

    2013-01-01

    David Moore is Professor Emeritus of Statistics at Purdue University. He served as the first President of the International Association for Statistical Education (IASE) from 1993-1995 and as President of the American Statistical Association (ASA) in 1998. He is a Fellow of the ASA and of the IMS and was awarded the ASA's Founders Award in…

  20. David Warner (1934 - 2003)

    2004-01-01

    It is with great sadness that we learned that our friend and former colleague, David Warner, passed away on Christmas Eve. The funeral was held the following Monday. David was a "linac man". His career centred around linacs, but with a multitude of different subjects. He began at CERN by building the 3 MeV linac in the extension of the South Hall. He did pioneering work on this machine, which paved the way towards the design of the Alvarez cavities for the CERN Linac 2, for which he was responsible. After this challenge was successfully finished, David was the first member of the small but growing team, that was in charge of building the LEP Injector Linacs (LIL). After having been recognised as a proton linac expert, he quickly converted to electron linacs where he soon became the respected key expert for the design, parameters and ultimate performance of LIL. His predilection for precise and detailed documentation, and his vision that the know-how acquired with LIL should be preserved a...

  1. A contribuio de David Garland: a sociologia da punio The work of David Garland: the sociology of punishment

    Fernando Salla

    2006-06-01

    Full Text Available Este artigo apresenta uma reviso das discusses tericas acerca da punio e das polticas de segurana no mundo contemporneo, tendo por foco principal o trabalho de David Garland, Punishment and modern society: a study in social theory.The article presents a review of the theoretical discussions on punishment and security policies in the contemporary world, focusing in particular on the work of David Garland, Punishment and modern society: a study in social theory.

  2. Camp David Declaration

    Grupo de los 8 (G8)

    2012-01-01

    Los líderes del Grupo de los Ocho, se reunieron en Camp David el 18 y 19 de mayo de 2012 para abordar los principales retos globales económicos y políticos: economía global, cambio climático, seguridad alimentaria, nutrición, transición económica de Afganistán, las transiciones en el Medio Oriente y África del Norte. (Párrafo extraído del texto a modo de resumen)

  3. David Bowie's Hauntology

    Christiansen, Steen Ledet

    2008-01-01

    David Bowie's now-defunct rock-opera trilogy's first installment 1. Outside is filled with uncanny mediations of rock music's chameleon. The inner sleeve booklet is titled The Diary of Nathan Adler, or the Ritual Art-Murder of Baby Grace Blue: A non-linear Gothic Drama Hyper-Cycle. Behind this long-winded title, is the story of a murder, narrated by several characters through both text, music and images.Bowie, however, is the narrator of all these different voices, using technology to distort...

  4. David Bowie's Hauntology

    Christiansen, Steen Ledet

    David Bowie's now-defunct rock-opera trilogy's first installment 1. Outside is filled with uncanny mediations of rock music's chameleon. The inner sleeve booklet is titled The Diary of Nathan Adler, or the Ritual Art-Murder of Baby Grace Blue: A non-linear Gothic Drama Hyper-Cycle. Behind this long......-winded title, is the story of a murder, narrated by several characters through both text, music and images. Bowie, however, is the narrator of all these different voices, using technology to distort his voice into these different characters as separate entities. His voice and presence haunts the entire album...... in uncanny forms, just as all images in the booklet are distorted images of Bowie himself, made into uncanny doubles. The story begins with the murder of Baby Grace Blue, who is enacted by Bowie himself. Symbolically, Bowie is murdered by himself, while Baby Grace haunts the entire album's Gothic and...

  5. Pora prodavat znanija / David Tisch

    Tisch, David

    2006-01-01

    California Ülikooli (Berkeley) professor David Tisch teadmistepõhistest väärtustest ja nende mõjust konkurentsivõimele, konkurentsist innovatsiooniturul, Silicon Valley edu põhjustest, väikeste ja keskmiste ettevõtete osast innovatsioonis. Lisa: David Tisch

  6. Laurance David Hall.

    Coxon, Bruce

    2011-01-01

    An account is given of the life, scientific contributions, and passing of Laurance David Hall (1938-2009), including his early history and education at the University of Bristol, UK, and the synthesis and NMR spectroscopy of carbohydrates and other natural products during ?20 years of research and teaching at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. Lists of graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, and sabbatical visitors are provided for this period. Following a generous endowment by Dr. Herchel Smith, Professor Hall built a new Department of Medicinal Chemistry at Cambridge University, UK, and greatly expanded his researches into the technology and applications of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and zero quantum NMR. MRI technology was applied both to medical problems such as the characterization of cartilage degeneration in knee joints, the measurement of ventricular function, lipid localization in animal models of atherosclerosis, paramagnetic metal complexes of polysaccharides as contrast agents, and studies of many other anatomical features, but also to several aspects of materials analysis, including food analyses, process control, and the elucidation of such physical phenomena as the flow of liquids through porous media, defects in concrete, and the visualization of fungal damage to wood. Professor Hall's many publications, patents, lectures, and honors and awards are described, and also his successful effort to keep the Asilomar facility in Pacific Grove, California as the alternating venue for the annual Experimental NMR Conference. Two memorial services for Professor Hall are remembered. PMID:21763510

  7. David Asbury (1950-2015)

    2015-01-01

    It was with great sadness that we learned that David Asbury passed away in his sleep last week.   David joined CERN in 1984 after having worked for some years at RAL in the UK. He was a skilled programmer and systems engineer, and much appreciated by both users and colleagues at CERN. His contributions to IT services include the IBM mainframe workhorse CERN VM, the backup tape service and in recent years the version control services, until his well-deserved retirement at the end of March this year. We will all remember David for his friendly and helpful manners, and as a warm person who was always caring for others, particularly newcomers. David was also a passionate musician and active tennis player. He will be greatly missed by his colleagues. A memorial service took place at 11 a.m. on Monday, 14 December 2015 at the Auditoire Calvin next to the Cathedral in Geneva. His colleagues and friends

  8. Integral Evolution: An Interview with David Loye

    Russ Volckmann

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available David Loye is one of those people that the longer you get to know them the more you begin todiscover a bit of their depth and breadth of perspective and creativity in the world. Hispublications speak for themselves. His network with leading scientists and thinkers around theworld is equally impressive.Actually, my first contact was with David’s wife, Riane Eisler, author of the Chalice and theBlade (among other books written with and without David. Despite the fact that they live overthe hill from me, I did not meet her face to face right away. Rather, I interviewed her over thetelephone for the Integral Leadership Review, which I publish and edit. When I first approachedher about doing the interview she suggested that I should interview David, but I did not knowDavid Loye’s work at all. In that interview I discovered more about Riane’s work and the extentof their partnership. In fact, they are prime movers of a partnership approach to leadership thatthey promote through a nonprofit center and in a Master’s program at the California Institute ofIntegral Studies in San Francisco.My conversation with Riane piqued my curiosity about David’s work and I bought one of hisbooks, Darwin’s Lost Theory of Love. Here I found evidence of the extraordinary scope anddepth of David’s work that made him a natural candidate for an interview. The only questionwas would I use it in Integral Leadership Review or in Integral Review: such is the quality of hisinterests and intellect.Before doing the interview, I borrowed a copy of one of David’s earlier books. When I went totheir house to pick it up I met them both. They are quite a team and I recommend their work toall.

  9. David's Understanding of Functions and Periodicity

    Gerson, Hope

    2008-01-01

    This is a study of David, a senior enrolled in a high school precalculus course. David's understandings of functions and periodicity was explored, through clinical interviews and contextualized through classroom observations. Although David's precalculus class was traditional his understanding of periodic functions was unconventional David engaged…

  10. A tribute to David Triggle.

    Moos, Walter H

    2015-11-15

    "A gentleman and a scholar" is how many would characterize David Triggle. His insightful, thoughtful approaches to professional pursuits, both personal research and collaborative relationships, stand out by any measure. He has shaped students, colleagues, and whole fields, calcium ion channels and ligands being most representative of the latter. In recent years, he has expanded his contributions to important commentaries on politics and social challenges in the sciences. David is the rare intellect able to do all this and more, as outlined herein. PMID:25931149

  11. A Reply from David Elkind.

    Elkind, David

    1989-01-01

    Replying to Robert H. Anderson's article in the same "Principal" issue, David Elkind defends his article against classroom rotation. Elkind strongly favors multiage grouping and team teaching, but views the real issue as departmentalization and rotation versus self-contained classrooms. Although multiage grouping and team teaching are superior…

  12. Making Sense of Seeing: Autism and David Marr.

    Kellman, Julia

    1996-01-01

    Reviews the work of neurobiologist, David Marr, concerning artistic ability and autism. Summarizes Marr's theory of perceptual vision illuminating the relationships among object, observer, perceptual process, and image. Briefly reviews the cases of four autistic people with extraordinary drawing skills. (MJP)

  13. David Almond's "Skellig": "A New Vista of Contemplation"?

    Stewart, Susan Louise

    2009-01-01

    The debates that have arisen regarding Darwin's theories of evolution and Christian views of creation and their place in education in the United States have frequently been extremely heated, resulting in trials, hearings, and laws. This article provides an overview of some of the disagreements and illustrates how David Almond's British novel,

  14. David Almond's "Skellig": "A New Vista of Contemplation"?

    Stewart, Susan Louise

    2009-01-01

    The debates that have arisen regarding Darwin's theories of evolution and Christian views of creation and their place in education in the United States have frequently been extremely heated, resulting in trials, hearings, and laws. This article provides an overview of some of the disagreements and illustrates how David Almond's British novel,…

  15. Venemaa - lhedane ja kauge / David Vseviov

    Vseviov, David, 1949-

    2007-01-01

    Rmt.: Sergejev, Vladimir ; Vseviov, David. Venemaa - lhedane ja kauge : aegade algusest kuni Vassili III-ni. Tallinn : Valgus, 2002 ; Sergejev, Vladimir ; Vseviov, David. Venemaa - lhedane ja kauge : vrstiriigist tsaaririigiks. Ivan IV. Tallinn : Valgus, 2007.

  16. David Liberman's legacy.

    Arbiser, Samuel

    2014-08-01

    This article presents, in the author's own vision, his attempt to consider (and update) the work of an original thinker of contemporary psychoanalysis (in the present). Following a short overview of his biographical data and distinctive traits as maestro and man, it then tries to capture the implications and panoramic vision of Liberman's work, the prevailing questions and problems of psychoanalysis to which it responds. In the author's opinion this involves a serious attempt to systematize clinical psychoanalysis on the basis of singularity and of tolerance to human diversity, with the greatest precision and scientific rigour admitted by the psychoanalytic discipline - avoiding clich on the one hand and what we might call the mystification of the Oracle on the other. The successive stages of Liberman's production are indicated in terms of the auxiliary disciplines (communication theory, semiotics and linguistics) which he used for his ever more precise systematization of clinical psychoanalysis finally leading to his proposals on 'style' and his vision of the psychopathology of over-adaptation and psychosomatic instances. Other concepts which this paper highlights are: Liberman's conception of analytic dialogue as framed by human interaction; his theorization which stems from this particular empirical base making use of 'operational definitions' and 'intermediary formulations'; his operational definition of transference; and the inclusion of setting inside the 'analytic situation'. PMID:25229544

  17. Off-Shore: A Deconstruction of David Maclagan’s and David Mann’s ‘Inscape’ Papers

    Skaife, Sally

    2008-01-01

    This paper is a response to two recent papers in The International Journal of Art Therapy, Inscape that set out positions in relation to art therapy theory. David Maclagan (2005) argues for the importance of ‘imagination’ in art therapy, and David Mann (2006) responds by defending a Freudian view of art therapy which he feels Maclagan has unfairly attacked on the grounds of it suppressing imagination. The view of this paper is that the arguments in both papers perpetuate the split in art the...

  18. INTRODUCTION: David Sherrington as a mentor of young scientists

    Goldbart, Paul M.

    2008-08-01

    How deeply honoured I am to have the opportunity to express my thoughts at this delightful celebration of David's achievements, so far, in his remarkable career. I have been asked to center my remarks on David's contributions to the mentoring and professional development of scientists early in their careers. This is a topic that I am more than happy to reflect on, because it gives me the opportunity to recall the exciting period I spent as one of David's postgraduate students at Imperial College in the early 1980s. It also gives me the chance to publicly express my gratitude to David for the opportunities he created for me at that time, as well as for the interest and care he has shown in my career and well-being ever since, as we have met up and exchanged news and ideas around the world: in New Mexico and Colorado, in Cancun, Paris and Trieste, at numerous March Meetings of the American Physical Society and, of course in London, Oxford, and my home town, Champaign-Urbana, location of the University of Illinois. I have been a member of David's circle for 25 years now, and I would like to tell you a little about how this came to be. Not because of what this says about me, but, rather, because of what it tells you about David and the rich generosity of his spirit and effort when it comes to supporting the underdog. I was indeed one such underdog—and that's putting it charitably—when I first met David in September of 1982, not long before the academic year was to begin. I had heard about the exciting circle of physical and mathematical ideas swirling around the spin glass question during the previous year, which I had spent at the University of California's Los Angeles campus, through an opportunity kindly arranged, as it happens, by Sam Edwards. But I was eager to return to the UK for postgraduate studies and to work on spin glasses, so I simply showed up at David's Imperial College office, unannounced (if I remember correctly). And with his characteristic courtesy David kindly invited me in and we chatted about physics. After a while, I summoned up the courage to ask if I could do postgraduate research. At Imperial College. Under David's supervision. That term! And, to my eternal delight, he agreed. And even more than that, shortly thereafter he set about the task of finding a studentship to support me. This generosity of spirit towards people at early stages in their careers is by no means confined to members of David's own research group. One of David's most remarkable and impressive qualities is his ability to recognise and be an early proponent of exciting work being done by young and not yet widely known researchers, and to enthusiastically foster the dissemination of this work. Jorge Kurchan has told me how David was one of the very first established scientists to take a close interest in Jorge's now-famous work, done jointly with Leticia Cugliandolo, on the dynamics of spin glasses, and that this interest and the invitations, discussions and talks that followed from it, were a tremendous source of inspiration and encouragement to Jorge and Leticia. Jorge is but one of several people who have told me how grateful and impressed they have been by David's similar treatment of them, and for his invitations to visit Oxford and benefit from interacting with and being stimulated by the theoretical physics group there. But David's dedication to others is by no means restricted to his juniors. All of us who have got to know David are deeply aware of the devotion he has to his scientific mentors, Sam Edwards and Walter Kohn, and the rightful pride he takes in being a member of their scientific families. With postgraduate and postdoctoral advisors in Sam Edwards and Walter Kohn, with professorships at Imperial College and then Oxford University, with election to Fellowship at the Royal Society and an invitation to deliver its Bakerian Lecture, and with the Dirac Medal from the Institute of Physics, David more or less defines 'the scientific establishment'. But I don't think he sees himself quite in this vein, and this is but one facet of his charm, one that—I presume—engenders his eagerness to welcome and encourage outsiders. What about actually working with David? Well, right from the outset it was crystal clear to us that David took the responsibility of supervising and inspiring his postgrads and postdocs very seriously indeed. The problems he suggested were fascinating and timely, and he seemed passionately interested in how they developed. Still, we were given just the right amount of space to feel like we had a hand in shaping what we did. We felt as if we were being groomed to be collaborators, working more with David than for him. David made sure that we were aware of visits from scientists whom he admired, and encouraged us to attend their talks and even to meet them. He recognized the potential value of conference and summer school travel for enthusiastic students, and he generously supported it. But there were two important elements of David's knowledge that we weren't steered towards: good food and fine wine. Perhaps these were part of the postdocs' curriculum, but not the postgrads'. Whilst David was always keen to discuss the motivation and set-up of a problem, as well as any results that had begun to emerge, I think it's fair to say that his patience for the technicalities had an interesting rhythm to it, which we gradually discerned. I didn't understand it then, but as I head towards fifty years of age it's becoming all too clear: too close to lunch might occasion a little watch-glancing; too close to the end of the day and the conversation would dissolve into the Imperial College hallway, with David sprinting to the lift and apologizing with—as Michael Wong reminded me—the cry: 'Gotta rush; my wife will kill me!'. I have mentioned David's legendary courtesy. But I have not yet mentioned his straightforwardness, which is also legendary. And, I might add, unforgettable to the recipient. I usually appreciate the honesty and clarity that this straightforwardness embodies. But not always. Some years ago, I had the good fortune to spend a month in Oxford, thanks to David, and my family came with me, my son Ollie being about six years old at the time. One evening, David and his wife Margaret joined us for dinner and, some time after the meal was over, Ollie—who was still young enough to still regard his Dad as something of a superhero—wandered over to David and struck up a conversation: `Tho, Profethor Therrington. Wath my Daddy a good thtudent?' he asked. I can still see the look of horror on David's face. Should I lie and let the child find out the truth later? Or should I tell him what I really think? Well, as you might expect, honesty—delivered gently—prevailed. David rubbed his forehead, scrunched up his nose as if about to take a dose of medicine, and did the very best he could: 'Well, lad, fairly good,' he said, 'your Dad was a fairly good student.' I'd like to conclude with a reflection that often comes to my mind when I think of David. Not long ago, I happened to be in Trieste at the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics, a favorite destination of mine. Not so much for the scenery—although when you're coming from the heart of East Central Illinois, the Trieste scenery is not to be sniffed at. But, rather, I love ICTP for its palpable spirit of international and inter-cultural cooperation. While I was in Trieste it so happened that there were three workshops going on at the same time. One was on information processing and the visual cortex; another was on algorithmic complexity and combinatorial optimization; and the third was on glassy states of matter. I cannot have been alone in having the truly staggering realization that all three workshops were, to put it bluntly, exploring equivalent phenomena encoded in a common mathematical structure, and that the corresponding systems of equations were the ones first developed in the setting of the Sherrington--Kirkpatrick model of spin glasses. What this small anecdote hints at is the vastness of the terrain over which research on spin glasses is having a deep and lasting impact. As scientists we are, I think it's fair to say, at least partially motivated by a desire to receive some recognition for our work, some evidence that it has been engaging and stimulating to others in the field. But David's work far transcends this model, being pivotal not only to researchers in the originally-intended domain of rather obscure magnetic alloys, but also far, far beyond: from neuroscience and biological information processing, to the social sciences, including economics, and on to probability theory, computer science, the next generation of optimization algorithms, and the entire field of complexity theory. Indeed, one can regard spin glasses in the guise of the Sherrington-Kirkpatrick model as a conceptual version of the silicon revolution: a curiosity-driven scientific endeavour that continues to catalyse utterly unanticipated progress over far-flung domains. David captured it all perfectly in the title of his 2001 Bakerian Lecture: 'Magnets, microchips, memories and markets: [the] statistical physics of complex systems.' Many of us would consider ourselves wonderfully fortunate if our work were to have just a small fraction of the impact that David's has. Moreover, the scientific panorama revealed by investigations stimulated by David's work is beautiful, shocking and inspiring, a panorama broader still than condensed matter theory or even physics itself. So, when our spirits are down and our brows furrowed by some painful integral or a bug in our computer code, let us remember to pause and revel in the astonishing confluence of scientific themes that the Sherrington-Kirkpatrick model and its associates capture. To echo a view I first heard from Giorgio Parisi: I'm not sure if there is anything more rich or surprising in all of contemporary science.

  19. Distributed Access View Integrated Database (DAVID) system

    Jacobs, Barry E.

    1991-01-01

    The Distributed Access View Integrated Database (DAVID) System, which was adopted by the Astrophysics Division for their Astrophysics Data System, is a solution to the system heterogeneity problem. The heterogeneous components of the Astrophysics problem is outlined. The Library and Library Consortium levels of the DAVID approach are described. The 'books' and 'kits' level is discussed. The Universal Object Typer Management System level is described. The relation of the DAVID project with the Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) program is explained.

  20. David Owen Williams (1944 - 2006)

    2006-01-01

    Many people, not only at CERN but also throughout the world, were saddened to learn that their friend and colleague David Williams had passed away in the early hours of Tuesday 24 October. His death came after a year of fighting cancer with all of his usual determination and optimism. Even days before the end he was still welcoming to visitors, and was alert and interested in all their news. Born in 1944, David came to CERN from the University of Cambridge in 1966, with a degree in Physics and Computer Science. Joining what at the time was called the Documents and Data (DD) Division, in the earlier part his career he worked first on software for analysis of bubble chamber photographs, subsequently leading the group that supported experiments with 'hybrids' of bubble chambers and electronic detectors and then the group supporting online computing in experiments. He thus witnessed all of the enormous changes that took place in particle physics as the era of bubble chambers came to an end and the availability ...

  1. SuchThatCast Episode 7: David Koepsell

    Søraker, J.H.

    2013-01-01

    David Koepsell earned his PhD in philosophy as well as his law degree from the University at Buffalo, where he studied with Barry Smith. He has authored numerous articles as well as authored and edited several books, including Searle on the Institutions of Social Reality, The Ontology of Cyberspace: Law, Philosophy, and the Future of Intellectual Property. He has lectured worldwide on issues ranging from civil rights, philosophy, science, ontology, intellectual property theory, society, and r...

  2. Do Surrealismo em David Lynch

    Mirian Tavares

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available O surrealismo, como a arte do seu tempo, prope uma nova esttica, capaz de extrair o belo do absurdo e de instaurar o desvio para que da surja, de fato, o real. Atravs da anlise de algumas obras de David Lynch e dos livros Les champs magntiques de Breton e Philippe Soupault e Poisson soluble, de Breton, irei mostrar a pertinncia da designao surrealista para a obra do cineasta norte-americano. Lynch, como os surrealistas, constri uma operao dialtica entre o racional/irracional. Ao mesmo tempo em que opera no campo artstico em direo irracionalidade absoluta, Lynch no nega a sua insero na sociedade. Acredito que o realizador, como os surrealistas, tenha conseguido encontrar um equilbrio entre as duas formas de se estar no mundo, racional/irracional, jogando com suas antteses. O prazer do jogo surrealista consiste em ir at as profundezas do inconsciente e retornar com matria suficiente para fazer uma obra de arte.Surrealism, as the art of its time, proposes a new aesthetics, one that is able to extract the beautiful from the absurd and to establish the swerve from the standard, from which, in fact, the real comes through. Through the analysis of some works by David Lynch, of Breton and Soupault's Les champs magntiques, and of Breton's Poisson soluble, I will attempt to show the relevance of the surrealist designation for the work of the American filmmaker. Lynch, like the surrealists, builds a dialectic operation between the rational and the irrational. While operating in the artistic field towards absolute irrationality, Lynch does not deny its role in society. It is my belief that the director, as the surrealists, has managed to find a balance between the two ways of being in the world: rational and irrational; by playing with their antitheses. The pleasure of the surrealist game is to go to the depths of the unconscious and return with sufficient material to make a work of art out of it.

  3. Do Surrealismo em David Lynch

    Mirian, Tavares.

    Full Text Available O surrealismo, como a arte do seu tempo, prope uma nova esttica, capaz de extrair o belo do absurdo e de instaurar o desvio para que da surja, de fato, o real. Atravs da anlise de algumas obras de David Lynch e dos livros Les champs magntiques de Breton e Philippe Soupault e Poisson soluble, d [...] e Breton, irei mostrar a pertinncia da designao surrealista para a obra do cineasta norte-americano. Lynch, como os surrealistas, constri uma operao dialtica entre o racional/irracional. Ao mesmo tempo em que opera no campo artstico em direo irracionalidade absoluta, Lynch no nega a sua insero na sociedade. Acredito que o realizador, como os surrealistas, tenha conseguido encontrar um equilbrio entre as duas formas de se estar no mundo, racional/irracional, jogando com suas antteses. O prazer do jogo surrealista consiste em ir at as profundezas do inconsciente e retornar com matria suficiente para fazer uma obra de arte. Abstract in english Surrealism, as the art of its time, proposes a new aesthetics, one that is able to extract the beautiful from the absurd and to establish the swerve from the standard, from which, in fact, the real comes through. Through the analysis of some works by David Lynch, of Breton and Soupault's Les champs [...] magntiques, and of Breton's Poisson soluble, I will attempt to show the relevance of the surrealist designation for the work of the American filmmaker. Lynch, like the surrealists, builds a dialectic operation between the rational and the irrational. While operating in the artistic field towards absolute irrationality, Lynch does not deny its role in society. It is my belief that the director, as the surrealists, has managed to find a balance between the two ways of being in the world: rational and irrational; by playing with their antitheses. The pleasure of the surrealist game is to go to the depths of the unconscious and return with sufficient material to make a work of art out of it.

  4. David Bohm, sua estada no Brasil e a teoria quntica

    Olival Freire Jr.

    1994-04-01

    Full Text Available Quando o artigo Uma proposta de interpretao da teoria quntica em termos de variveis" escondidas", de autoria de David Bohm, foi publicado, ele estava no Brasil, na Universidade de So Paulo. Atingido pelo McCarthysm, Bohm perdeu sua posio na Universidade de Princeton e, por isto, veio para o Brasil, onde permaneceu de outubro de 1951 a janeiro de 1955. Analisamos sua atividade neste perodo, incluindo sua interpretao da teoria quntica, e a recepo desta pela comunidade cientfica. Destacamos que, apesar das condies adversas, a sociedade brasileira foi capaz de acolher o cidado e cientista perseguido politicamente, e assegurar a continuidade de seu trabalho cientfico. A cincia brasileira foi bastante beneficiada pelo ensino, pela pesquisa e pela permanente preocupao com os fundamentos da fsica, caractersticas do trabalho de David Bohm.When the paper A Suggested interpretation of the quantum theory in terms of "hidden" variables, by David Bohm, was published he has been in Brazil at University of So Paulo. He was hit by the McCarthysm, lost his post at the Princeton University and by this he came to the Brazil, where he stayed from 1951 (October to 1955 (January. We analysed his activity in this period, including his interpretation of the quantum theory and its reception in the scientific community. We pointed out that notwithstanding the adverse conditions, the Brazilian society was able to recept the political persecuted scientist and citizen and to warrant the continuity of his scientific work. The Brazilian science was very benefited by the teaching, the research and the permanent preoccupation with the foundations of physics, features of David Bohm's work.

  5. Review: David Howarth (2000). Discourse

    Cromby, John

    2002-01-01

    HOWARTH's book is an accessible, readable and concise overview of theories of and approaches to discourse in the human and social sciences, focusing upon LACLAU and MOUFFE's discourse theory approach. The roots of this approach are described in structuralist and post-structuralist theories including the work of SAUSSURE, LEVI-STRAUSS, DERRIDA and FOUCAULT, as well as the MARXism of ALTHUSSER, GRAMSCI and PECHEUX. The book is mostly even-handed and the author takes great care to make his mater...

  6. Jalutu David tantsib auhinna vriliselt / Andres Laasik

    Laasik, Andres, 1960-

    2006-01-01

    Tantsufilm "Elu hind" ("The Cost of Living") : lavastaja ja koreograaf Lloyd Newson : peaosades David Toole, Eddie Kay : Suurbritannia 2004. Filmi aluseks on Londoni tantsuteatri DV 8 Physical Theatre' 2000.a. valminud lavastus

  7. David Bohm and his work-on the occasion of his seventieth birthday

    This biographical sketch of David Bohm summarizes his professional career, his relationships with Bohr, Einstein, Pauli, and other quantum theorists of his time, and discusses his published contributions to the fields of quantum mechanics, the refinement of the Schroedinger and Hamilton-Jacobi equations, the notion of hidden variables in particle observation and measure theory, and special relativity theory

  8. A Teoria da Consciência de David Chalmers

    João de Fernandes Teixeira

    1997-01-01

    Full Text Available O artigo tem por objetivo apresentar e discutir a teoria da consciência elaborada pelo filósofo David Chalmers no seu livro The Conscious Mind, publicado em 1996. O artigo é dividido em duas partes. A primeira expõe os principais delineamentos da teoria de Chalmers; a segunda discute seus principais conceitos, abordando a plausibilidade metafísica da existência dos "zumbis" e a idéia de superveniência.The paper focuses on Chalmer´s theory of consciousness as it is presented in his most recent book, The Conscious Mind, published in 1996. The first part is devoted to a presentation of the main outlines of Chalmer´s theory. The second part discusses such a theory by focusing on the metaphysical plausibility of the existence of zombies as well as on the notion of supervenience.

  9. David Bohm's Hidden Variables Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics

    Hall, Ned; Feldman, Gary; Wulsin, Wells

    2001-04-01

    This talk presents the hidden variables interpretation of quantum mechanics as proposed by David Bohm in 1952. Using a pilot-wave, Bohms theory reproduces the standard predictions of quantum mechanics while at the same time postulating that particles at all times are localized at definite positions. By way of introduction, the foundational issue of the quantum mechanics measurement problem will be discussed. The talk will then focus on how Bohms formulation of a hidden variables theory stands up to philosophical examination. Traditional objections to the theory, such as the EPR paradox, will be addressed, as well as the deeper metaphysical implications it holds for our view of the universe.

  10. Obituary: David Stanley Evans, 1916-2004

    Bash, Frank N.

    2005-12-01

    David Stanley Evans died on 14 November 2004 in Austin, Texas. He was a noted observational astronomer whose career was divided between South Africa and Texas. He also used the extensive historical collections at the University of Texas to write several books on the history of astronomy. He was born in Cardiff, Wales on 28 January 1916. David received his BA degree in mathematics in 1937 from Kings College, Cambridge. He became a PhD student at Cambridge Observatory in 1937, and was one of Sir Arthur Eddington's last surviving students. He received his PhD degree in 1941 with a dissertation entitled, "The Formation of the Balmer Series of Hydrogen in Stellar Atmospheres." He was a conscientious objector to war and, thus, spent the war years at Oxford working with physicist Kurt Mendelssohn on medical problems, involving cadavers, relating to the war. During these years, David was scientific editor of "Discovery", and he was editor of "The Observatory". David left England in 1946 in order to take up the position of Second Assistant at the Radcliffe Observatory, Pretoria, South Africa. He and H. Knox Shaw were the entire staff after R. O. Redman left, and they aluminized and installed the mirrors in the 74-inch telescope. His notable scientific contribution was to use lunar occultations to measure stellar angular diameters during the 1950s. He succeeded in determining the angular diameter of Antares and determined that Arcturus was not circular but had an elliptical shape. The elliptical shape was later shown to be an instrumental artifact, but the utility of using lunar occultations to measure stellar diameters and stellar multiplicity was conclusively demonstrated. T. Gold presented David's paper on lunar occultation angular diameters at the January 1953 meeting of the Royal Astronomical Society. For the rest of his life, David resented Gold's remarks, because he felt that he had been ridiculed. By 1953, David Evans was Chief Assistant at the Royal Observatory headquartered in Cape Town, South Africa. David had designed and built a Newtonian spectrograph for the 74-inch Radcliffe Telescope with which he measured the first southern galaxy redshifts. David and his family spent 1965-66 in Austin, Texas, where he was a National Science Foundation Senior Visiting Scientist at the University of Texas and McDonald Observatory. They moved permanently to Austin in 1968 and David became a Professor of Astronomy and Associate Director of McDonald Observatory at the University of Texas at Austin. At McDonald Observatory, R. E. Nather had devised a high-speed photometer capable of measuring millisecond time-scale changes in brightness and with Brian Warner, he invented "high-speed astronomy". This instrument caused Evans to revive his occultation program and, over the next twenty years, he produced the major part of the angular diameters of late-type stars with his students and collaborators. In addition, David and collaborators used the extensive collections of the University of Texas to write "Herschel at the Cape". David was also involved in observing the occultation of ? Sco by Jupiter in 1972 and in observing, during a solar eclipse in 1973, the gravitational deflections in the positions of stars whose light passes near to the Sun. The eclipse was observed from Mauritania, and the observations confirmed Einstein's prediction again. David Evans and his students studied late-type stars that have large star-spots and others that flare. In addition, they studied stars whose lunar occultation observations had revealed them to be double or even more than two stars. David Evans's major scientific contribution was an application of his stellar angular diameters to deduce the surface brightness of stars with the result that with suitable color indices one could use photometry to deduce the angular diameter of stars. This is applicable to stars which can never be occulted by the Moon, and its application to Cepheid variable stars has yielded their distances. This relation between angular diameters and a V-R color index is called the Barnes-Evans Relation. Tom Barnes gives most of the credit to Evans, but said that David insisted that the authors be listed in alphabetical order. This work was greeted with initial skepticism but it stimulated an enormous amount of interest and has been used to measure distances to 100 Cepheid variable stars in our galaxy. The method gives a distance to one of them, Delta Cephei, that agrees closely with recently measured parallaxes using HST. The Barnes-Evans method yields distances which are accurate to a few percent and is applicable to Cepheids in nearby galaxies. Before coming to Texas, David Evans had never given a large lecture course at a university, and his efforts met with mixed success especially in introductory classes for freshmen facing a "science requirement." David had considerably more success supervising PhD dissertations. He was supervisor for four. He was promoted to the position of Jack S. Josey Centennial Professor of Astronomy in 1984, which is the position he held until his retirement in 1986. He was awarded the Gill Medal of the Astronomical Society of South Africa in 1988. David Evans had a remarkable facility for language, especially English. He was an author of eight books including a 1966 edition of "Teach Yourself Astronomy", which was an introduction to astronomy and an inspiration to a number of currently active astronomers. He also loved history, especially of Southern Hemisphere astronomy but also of the McDonald Observatory. In fact, David continued to be very active after retirement and when he died he had completed a book (with Karen Winget) on the eclipse expedition to Mauritania, which is not yet printed.

  11. Tieline teatritipp! / Andres Keil

    Keil, Andres, 1974-

    2004-01-01

    18. augustil esietendunud Von Krahli Teatri ja Filharmoonia Kammerkoori hisprojektist - Veljo Tormise "Eesti ballaadid", muusikajuht Tnu Kaljuste, koreograaf Aki Suzuki, lavastaja P. Jalakas. Loo on koostanud Lea Tormis, tekstid seadnud folklorist lo Tedre

  12. A Conversation with...David Satcher.

    Campbell, Neil A.

    1996-01-01

    David Satcher began his career as a medical geneticist and was appointed director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in 1993. In this interview, Dr. Satcher talks about the responsibilities of the CDC and explains how a childhood experience inspired his interest in medicine and his continuing commitment to community service.

  13. Being "Stresslessly Invisible": The Rise and Fall of Videophony in David Foster Wallace's "Infinite Jest"

    Ribbat, Christoph

    2010-01-01

    In a satiric chapter of David Foster Wallace's novel "Infinite Jest," a mock media expert reports how American consumers of the near future recoil from a new communication device known as "videophony" and return to the voice-only telephone of the Bell Era. This article explores the said chapter in the framework of media theories reading the…

  14. David Bruce Payton : vikeriigid mistavad ksteist / David Bruce Payton ; interv. Marianne Mikko

    Payton, David Bruce

    2003-01-01

    Uus-Meremaa suursaadik Eestis David Bruce Payton talupidaja toetamise loobumisest Uus-Meremaal, Uus-Meremaa pllumajandussektorist, veinidest, ekspordist, Eesti saamisest EL-i ja NATO liikmeks, Uus-Meremaa rahvastikust, elatustasemest, Iraagi vimalikust rndamisest, Phja-Koreast

  15. Interface between astrophysical datasets and distributed database management systems (DAVID)

    Iyengar, S. S.

    1988-01-01

    This is a status report on the progress of the DAVID (Distributed Access View Integrated Database Management System) project being carried out at Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The objective is to implement an interface between Astrophysical datasets and DAVID. Discussed are design details and implementation specifics between DAVID and astrophysical datasets.

  16. David Alan Walker (1928-2012).

    Edwards, Gerald E; Heber, Ulrich

    2012-06-01

    David Alan Walker, Emeritus Professor of Biology, University of Sheffield, UK and Fellow of the Royal Society, died on February 13, 2012. David had a marvelous 60year career as a scientist, during which he was a researcher, mentor, valued colleague, and a prolific writer in the field of photosynthesis. His career was marked by creative breakthroughs in isolation and analysis of chloroplast metabolism in vitro and simple but valuable technical advances for measurement of photosynthesis in vivo that remain relevant on a global scale to production of crops and biofuels, as well as plant responses to climate change. We include here personal remembrances by the authors (GEE and UH), and by (in alphabetical order): Zoran Cerovic (France), Bob Furbank (Australia), Geoffrey Hind (USA), John Humby (UK), Agu Laisk (Estonia), Peter Lea (UK), Ross Lilley (Australia), Barry Osmond (Australia), Simon Robinson (Australia) and Charles Stirling (UK). PMID:22638915

  17. Unravelling proteinopathies: an interview with David Rubinsztein

    2015-01-01

    David Rubinsztein is currently professor of Molecular Neurogenetics at the University of Cambridge, UK and Wellcome Trust Principal Research Fellow. He is based in the Cambridge Institute for Medical Research, where he is currently the Deputy Director. He started his studies in medicine in Cape Town, South Africa, and was initially interested in both clinical and research work. During his PhD, he discovered himself truly passionate about cell biology and genetics of disease and moved to Cambr...

  18. Book review: Punk sociology by David Beer

    O'Brien, Dave

    2014-01-01

    "Punk Sociology." David Beer. Palgrave Pivot. Jan 2014. --- This book explores the possibility of drawing upon a punk ethos to inspire sociology and to cultivate a vibrant future for the discipline. Aiming to fire the sociological imaginations of sociologists at any stage of their careers, from new students to established professors, it uses punk to think creatively about what sociology is and how it might be conducted. Dave O’Brien finds this a readable, fun, intriguing and vital book, altho...

  19. David Gill - Magnificent and Desirable Astronomer

    Reid, John S

    2016-01-01

    This paper was given to mark the centenary of the death of David Gill, the foremost British astronomer in the last quarter of the 19th century and into the 20th century. Gill abandoned a successful career as a clock and watchmaker. His speciality was in astrometry, an area of astronomy of both practical and scientific importance that tended to be eclipsed in the 20th century by the rise of astrophysics. As Her Majesty's Astronomer at the Cape of Good Hope for 27 years, David Gill was admired for his prolific contribution to highly accurate and trustworthy results. David Gill's collaboration was desired by leading astronomers of the day and he was the only southern hemisphere representative on the hugely important Conference Internationale des Etoiles Fondamentales of 1896. He created with Jacobus Kapetyn the first extensive star catalogue derived from photographic plates (the CPD), including over 450,000 stars. He was an initiator of the biggest multi-national and multi-observatory project of the century, tak...

  20. Structural Seismic Risk at David City, Panama

    Camacho, E.; Battlo, J.; Novelo-Casanova, D. A.; Tapia, A.; Lindhom, C.

    2007-12-01

    At the southwest margin of the Isthmus of Panama, the Cocos, Nazca and Panama Microplate join in a triple junction. In this tectonic setting, the Panama Fracture Zone (PFZ) which bounds the Nazca and Cocos plate, subducts in an oblique and shallow manner. This zone is one of the most active seismic areas of Central America. On July 18, 1934, the largest earthquake in Panama in historical times (Ms= 7.7) occurred in its northern region. This event caused extensive damage to towns located in the border of Panama and Costa Rica and during the two subsequent days, six aftershocks with magnitude greater than 6.0 were recorded. David City, with 130,000 inhabitants is the most important urban center in southwestern Panama and lies at the northern end of the PFZ. This city was impacted by the strong destructive earthquakes (Ms>7.0) that took place in 1879 and 1934, both with epicenters located on the northern terminus of the PFZ. In this work, we collected and digitized historical seismograms to measure the centroid moment tensor (CMT) from the main 1934 earthquake. Additionally, we gathered new macroseismic information to create improved and more complete isoseismals maps of the 1879 and 1934 events. We determined the probabilistic seismic hazard for David City using records of historical and recent seismicity and the characteristics of local faults. The hazard computation results are presented as peak iso-acceleration curves for rock/hard soil for a recurrence time of 500 years. An elastic response spectrum was obtained with a uniform exceedance probability of 10% in 50 years with one degree of freedom and 5% of damping. Our results indicate maximum peak ground acceleration (PGA) in downtown David of 3.8 and 4.5 m/s2 with a probability annual exceedance of 0.002 and 0.001, respectively. Structural vulnerability was determined analyzing the quality and construction design of housing, buildings, and critical facilities as well as the type of soil where these structures were located. Soil was classified as soft, intermediate, and hard from in-situ dynamic standard penetration test (SPT) measurements. For proper interpretation, all our observations were incorporated in a Geographical Information System (GIS). From a combined analysis of seismic hazard and vulnerability results, we identified six areas with different levels of structural seismic risk increasing from north to south along the David River. Central David has intermediate level risk. The highest risk is measured southwest and south of the city. The southern areas increase their risk due to the thickness of their sedimentary soils, low quality of housing construction and high population density.

  1. David Harvey’s contribution to urban sociology

    Cvjetković Marija

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available David Harvey is a neo-Marxist theorist influential in many disciplines. This paper analyses his specific use of Marx’s theory as a contribution to urban sociology. Observing cities in the context of a constant need of capitalism to overcome the problem of over-accumulation of capital, urbanization is seen as an important factor of capitalist development. Methods of temporary relocation and resolutions of capitalist contradictions, with the help of so-called accumulation by dispossession, are intensified in neo-liberalism, which is seen as a project for the restoration of class power. Therefore, Harvey demands more equitable cities in which the interest of private capital will not be the main factor of their shaping. Harvey’s Marxism is alluring, but it is also the subject of numerous criticisms.

  2. The Divided Selves of David Foster Wallace

    Sloane, P.

    2014-01-01

    This paper attempts to provide a new reading of the works of David Foster Wallace. Wallace, as a writer and as a person, is susceptible to readings which focus on mind and mental states, and whilst this is appropriate and effective, it also leads to what I propose is Wallace’s main interest being overlooked. That interest can be summed up by the question: what is it like to have, and to be, a body that both is and is not us? Persons have bodies, and bodies are, in a very real way, agents; ...

  3. Subject in Tractatus according to David Pears

    M Hoseinzadeh Yazdi

    2013-03-01

    Considering the centrality of subjectivism in modern philosophy, this article attempts to explain subject in Tractatus according to David Pears. A review of Wittgensteins earlier teachings reveals that he considers a fundamental limitation for language. The subject serves as a point of view from which the language can be understood. The subject is the presupposition of understanding. Another way of putting this would be to say that any experience is understood from a point of view which is not represented in that experience. Regarding this, it seems that earlier Wittgenstein is somehow subjectivist. This specific form of subjectivism is different from Kantian subjectivism.

  4. David Miller on Immigration Policy and Nationality

    Lægaard, Sune

    2007-01-01

    David Miller's recent statement of the case for restrictive immigration policies can plausibly be construed as an application of a ‘liberal nationalist' position. The paper first addresses Miller's critique of distributive justice arguments for open borders, which relies on nationality as...... determinative of the scope of distributive justice and as giving rise to national collective responsibility. Three interpretations of his main positive reason for restricting immigration, which concerns the importance of a shared public culture, are then discussed: culture as having valuable social functions...... insignificant in relation to immigration policy....

  5. Nhtamatu revolutsioon / David R. Smith ; interv. Philip Ball

    Smith, David R.

    2007-01-01

    Tehisstruktuuriga metamaterjalid vivad phjapanevalt muuta telekommunikatsiooni, andmekandjaid ja isegi pikeseenergeetikat, kinnitab Duke?i likooli trhma juht David R. Smith. Artikkel ldpealkirja all: 10 tulevikutehnoloogiat 2007

  6. Suurbritannia poliitikud on rahvast petnud / David Hathaway ; ref. Hille Simm

    Hathaway, David

    2003-01-01

    levaade 26. augustil 2003 ajakirja Eurovision peatoimetaja David Hathaway poolt Tallinnas peetud loengust, teemaks Euroopa Liidu negatiivsed mjud Suurbritannia majanduslikule arengule ja enesemramisigusele

  7. Anneli Remme soovitab : David Oistrahhi festival. Koorifestival Prnus / Anneli Remme

    Remme, Anneli, 1968-

    2002-01-01

    David Oistrahhi festivalist 14. juulini Prnu Eliisabeti kirikus, Teatris Endla, Ammende villas, Eesti igeusu kirikus ja Prnu Raekojas. Festivali kunstiline juht Allar Kaasik. Prnu koorifestivalist

  8. Jeanette Winterson's De stenen goden. David Damrosch and Pierre Bourdieu Revisited

    Ierland, Kirsten van

    2008-01-01

    In this thesis I argue that Pierre Bourdieu’s elaborate theory on the literary field provides an interesting deepening of David Damrosch’s theory of world literature. I argue that the two theories are similar is some respects though they use different terms – the literary field versus the literary system; the changing literary views in a given culture; the question of who determines what is literature. I argue that Bourdieu’s notions provide a deeper understanding of the workings of world lit...

  9. David D. Derse, 1949-2009

    Shuh Maureen

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available Abstract David D. Derse, Ph.D., Head of the Retrovirus Gene Expression Section in the HIV Drug Resistance Program at the National Cancer Institute-Frederick (NCI-Frederick, passed away on October 9, 2009, a scant six weeks after being diagnosed with liver cancer. It was with great sadness that family, friends, and colleagues gathered together for his memorial service on Saturday, October 17, 2009, at the Middletown United Methodist Church in Maryland. As a NCI scientist since 1986, Dave studied the molecular mechanisms of infection and replication of a number of different types of retroviruses. Dave became an internationally known expert on human T cell lymphotrophic viruses type 1 and 2 (HTLV-1 and HTLV-2 and served on the editorial boards of Virology and Retrovirology. His most recent studies focused on the mechanisms of HTLV-1 virion morphogenesis, transmission, and replication.

  10. Guerra e Paz, por David Grossman

    Luis Sérgio Krausz

    2011-11-01

    Full Text Available Na Bíblia Hebraica, a guerra é um assunto diretamente vinculado à esfera do sagrado. A proteção de Deus ao povo de Israel em suas batalhas é, assim, um dos fundamentos da teologia bíblica. No romance, A mulher foge, de David Grossman, como em Homero, a realidade da guerra contrapõe-­se à realidade das pessoas comuns e, assim, separa, em um vasto abismo, as experiências deste e daquele lado. Ao contrário do que acontece na Bíblia, e também na Ilíada, não há, nas guerras do romance, qualquer tipo de crença divina, seja ela de molde pagão, seja ela de caráter retributivo, conforme a teologia bíblica.

  11. Venemaa - lähedane ja kauge / David Vseviov

    Vseviov, David, 1949-

    2007-01-01

    Rmt.: Sergejev, Vladimir ; Vseviov, David. Venemaa - lähedane ja kauge : aegade algusest kuni Vassili III-ni. Tallinn : Valgus, 2002 ; Sergejev, Vladimir ; Vseviov, David. Venemaa - lähedane ja kauge : vürstiriigist tsaaririigiks. Ivan IV. Tallinn : Valgus, 2007.

  12. Third Annual David Derse Memorial Lecture and Award | Poster

    By Anne Arthur, Guest Writer The Third Annual David Derse Memorial Lecture and Award presentation was held on Nov. 18 at NCI at Frederick to honor the outstanding research accomplishments of David Derse, Ph.D., and to stimulate the exchange of innovative ideas that Derse was well known for promoting throughout his scientific career.

  13. Theorising "Geo-Identity" and David Harvey's Space: School Choices of the Geographically Bound Middle-Class

    Rowe, Emma

    2015-01-01

    This paper draws on David Harvey's theories of absolute and relational space in order to critique geographically bound school choices of the gentrified middle-class in the City of Melbourne, Australia. The paper relies on interviews with inner-city school choosers as generated by a longitudinal ethnographic school choice study. I argue that the…

  14. La economa emprendedora de David Audretsch

    Maria Callejn

    2009-10-01

    Full Text Available Pocos campos de la Economa cuentan con mejores bases tericas que la Organizacin Industrial. Y David Audretsch ha contribuido en gran medida a mejorar el campo de la OI con sus modelos de emprendedura y, tambin, con la inspiracin y el estmulo que ha infundido a otros acadmicos. En el artculo publicado en este nmero monogrfico, Audretsch plantea dos conceptos principales: uno es el modelo del filtro del conocimiento; el otro la idea de capital emprendedor. El concepto de filtro del conocimiento es central en la actual discusin sobre la relacin entre la generacin de conocimiento cientfico y tecnolgico y su grado efectivo de traslacin a innovaciones en el mercado. Muestra por qu y cmo los agentes que generan el conocimiento rara vez son los mismos que llegan a comercializarlos. Con frecuencia el puente es un emprendedor. La segunda idea aqu resaltada es el capital emprendedor y cmo la nocin se ha popularizado gracias a la publicacin de numerosos informes sobre tasas de creacin de empresas. En este caso, aunque el concepto terico sea valioso, ocurre que los estudios empricos han arrojado pocos y contradictorios resultados.

  15. Dr. David Syz, State Secretary for Economic Affairs, Switzerland

    Maximilien Brice

    2003-01-01

    Dr. David Syz, State Secretary for Economic Affairs, Switzerland, toured the assembly hall of the ATLAS experiment on a recent visit to CERN.Photos 01, 02: Dr. Peter Jenni, spokesperson for the ATLAS experiment (second from left), explains to Dr. David Syz (fourth from left) and accompanying visitors the process of integration of a 26-metre-long coil of the barrel toroid magnet system into its coil casing.Photo 03: Dr. Peter Jenni (extreme right) with Dr. David Syz (front row, fourth from right) behind a stack of 26-metre-long 'racetrack' coils awaiting integration into their coil casings.

  16. Boundaries and interfaces in materials: The David A. Smith symposium

    Just over a year ago David Smith died. Then the loss of a distinguished scientist and dedicated teacher was mourned. Now it is time to celebrate his accomplishments both as a scientist and teacher and this book serves as a reminder of his many contributions to the field of boundaries and interfaces. Researchers from ten countries contributed their work to the symposium, many of whom were former students of David from his years in Oxford. This emphasizes David's tremendous effect on the career of many established scientists through his role as both a teacher and an advisor. Separate abstracts were prepared for 38 papers in this book

  17. Second Annual David Derse Memorial Lecture and Award | Poster

    By Anne Arthur, Guest Writer The Second Annual David Derse Memorial Lecture and Award presentation was held on November 12, 2013, at the NCI at Frederick Conference Center to honorDavid Dersesoutstanding research accomplishments and to stimulate the exchange of innovative ideas that Derse was well known for promoting throughout his scientific career. The Annual David Derse Memorial Lecture and Award is sponsored by the HIV Drug Resistance Program, with support from Hye Kyung Chung-Derse, Ph.D., the National Cancer Institute (NCI), the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and colleagues and friends of Derse who contributed to the memorial fund in his honor.

  18. The spectator as transtextual detective in the metaphysical detective films of David Lynch / E.L. Geldenhuys.

    Geldenhuys, Emile Leonard

    2013-01-01

    The filmic oeuvre of auteur director David Lynch has a reputation among average spectators as being too “difficult” to understand. In particular, the Lynch films Lost Highway and Mulholland Drive are considered by the average spectator to be devoid of any real meaning. Spectator theory provides insight into the structures through which spectators find or fail to find meaning in films. Spectator theory explains that the average spectator has a set of schemas for “reading” and understanding fil...

  19. Book review: the education of David Martin: the making of an unlikely sociologist by David Martin

    Gane, Mike

    2014-01-01

    David Martin‘s autobiography offers surprising and often moving insights into his life, times and intellectual development. As Professor Emeritus of Sociology at the LSE he gives readers a behind-the-scenes account of the protests during the 1960s and 1970s, and also recounts the ups and downs of his role in championing the King James Bible and the Prayer Book in the 1980s. Mike Gane recommends this humorous and witty read to LSE alumni, sociologists of religion and culture, and theologists. ...

  20. Eesti keel barbarite suus / David J. Peterson ; intervjueerinud Peeter Helme

    Peterson, David J.

    2011-01-01

    USA telekanali HBO telesarjas "Troonide mng" (mis on George R. R. Martini "J ja tule laulu" sarja esimese raamatu "Troonide mng" teleekraniseering) tegeles dothraki keele loomisega keeleteadlane David J. Peterson

  1. Ksitsi tegemise vlu / David Jones ; intervjueerinud Kai Lobjakas

    Jones, David, 1953-

    2010-01-01

    10. Kohila keraamikasmpoosionil osalenud briti keraamik ja teoreetik David Jones endast, rakutehnikast, huvist pletamisega seonduvate teemade vastu, Kohila smpoosioni raames tehtust, keraamika petamisest Inglismaal, ksit ja keraamika positsioonist praegu ja tulevikus jm.

  2. Eesti keel barbarite suus / David J. Peterson ; intervjueerinud Peeter Helme

    Peterson, David J.

    2011-01-01

    USA telekanali HBO telesarjas "Troonide mäng" (mis on George R. R. Martini "Jää ja tule laulu" sarja esimese raamatu "Troonide mäng" teleekraniseering) tegeles dothraki keele loomisega keeleteadlane David J. Peterson

  3. NOAA Ship David Starr Jordan Underway Meteorological Data, Quality Controlled

    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — NOAA Ship David Starr Jordan Underway Meteorological Data (delayed ~10 days for quality control) are from the Shipboard Automated Meteorological and Oceanographic...

  4. DAVID HUME: METFORAS GEOGRFICAS Y 'VERDADERA FILOSOFA' / DAVID HUME: GEOGRAPHIC METAPHORS AND 'TRUE PHILOSOPHY'

    Angela Calvo, de Saavedra.

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available En el trayectoria del 'giro espacial' de la filosofa contempornea y de la geofilosofa, David Hume aparece no solo como pionero en el uso de metforas geogrficas para caracterizar el pensamiento sino que su empirismo inmanente tiene una influencia decisiva en la obra de Gilles Deleuze. El propsi [...] to del artculo es avanzar sobre este doble registro y presentar las metforas geogrficas usadas por Hume para explicitar el carcter de su ciencia de la naturaleza humana, la 'verdadera filosofa', a saber, el viaje escptico, la conquista de la capital y la geografa mental. Abstract in english In what is called the 'geographic turn' in contemporary philosophy, David Hume appears not only as a pioneer in using geographic metaphors to describe thinking but also his immanent empiricism had a decisive influence in Deleuze's work. The aim of this paper is to advance in this double register and [...] to present the geographic metaphors used by Hume to characterize his science of human nature or true philosophy, viz., the sceptic voyage, the conquest of the capital and mental geography.

  5. David Copperfield's Orient Express Card Trick.

    Kolpas, Sidney J.

    1992-01-01

    Presents the mathematical proof, based on elementary number theory, for a card trick seen by students on television. Provides sources for other mathematical magic tricks that serve as motivational devices. (MDH)

  6. Six Principles That Help You Improve Your Life: Constructive Living By David K. Reynolds

    Sousa, Ivo Dias de

    2014-01-01

    David K. Reynolds is a College professor and therapist. The theories he describes in his book are based on two Japanese psychotherapies, the Morita therapy and Naikan therapy, both influenced by Buddhism. Fundamentally, the book tries to give us, readers, tools to deal well with reality. One of the things the book stresses is to accept the reality around and inside us in the present moment. But that doesn´t mean that we should move through life passively. Actually, the book recommends that...

  7. Representations of Reductive Groups : in Honor of the 60th Birthday of David A. Vogan, Jr.

    Trapa, Peter

    2015-01-01

    Over the last forty years, David Vogan has left an indelible imprint on the representation theory of reductive groups.  His groundbreaking ideas have lead to deep advances in the theory of real and p-adic groups, and have forged lasting connections with other subjects, including number theory, automorphic forms, algebraic geometry, and combinatorics. Representations of Reductive Groups is an outgrowth of the conference of the same name, dedicated to David Vogan on his 60th birthday, which took place at MIT on May 19-23, 2014.  This volume highlights the depth and breadth of Vogan's influence over the subjects mentioned above, and point to many exciting new directions that remain to be explored.  Notably, the first article by McGovern and Trapa offers an overview of Vogan's body of work, placing his ideas in a historical context. Contributors: Pramod N. Achar, Jeffrey D. Adams, Dan Barbasch, Manjul Bhargava, Cédric Bonnafé, Dan Ciubotaru, Meinolf Geck, William Graham, Benedict H. Gross, Xuhua He, Jing-Son...

  8. Obituary: David Q. Wark, 1918-2002

    McMillin, Larry Max

    2003-12-01

    David Q. Wark, a research meteorologist at the National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA/NESDIS) and its predecessor organizations for 55 years, died of cancer 30 July 2002. He will be long remembered for his seminal contributions to the weather satellite program. A pioneer in the use of satellite sensors to provide observations of the Earth's environment for application to weather forecasting and atmospheric science, Dr. Wark was noted for his brilliant insights, dedication, and exceptional scientific achievements. He developed many of the theoretical and experimental techniques on which NOAA's current multi- billion-dollar meteorological satellite program is based. In the 1960's and early 1970's, he and his NOAA colleague Donald Hilleary were the motivating force and principal investigators for the first satellite instruments dedicated to sounding the atmosphere for temperature and water-vapor. These instruments included the Satellite Infra-Red Spectrometer (SIRS)-A and -B and the Vertical Temperature Profile Radiometer (VTPR), which were flown on NASA's Nimbus satellites and NOAA's ITOS-D satellites, respectively. With colleague Henry Fleming, he formulated the radiative transfer equation that quantifies the spectral radiances of the Earth and its atmosphere (measured at satellite altitude) and inverted that equation mathematically to infer the atmospheric temperature profile from satellite-based measurements of those radiances. A difficulty they had to overcome was that the mathematical problem is ill-posed, i.e., it admits of an infinite number of solutions. They arrived at a unique solution via an innovative application of a-priori information on the atmospheric state. This work was described in the landmark 1965 Wark and Fleming paper in the American Meteorological Society's Monthly Weather Review. From that early period until just weeks before his death, Dr. Wark continued his work at the Office of Research and Applications in NOAA/NESDIS on developing advanced techniques for sounding the atmosphere from satellites. Dr. Wark's work in remote sensing of the Earth's atmosphere and surface from weather satellites benefited from his skill both as a meteorologist and an astronomer. Most of his work was directed toward the goal of deducing vertical temperature and moisture profiles in the Earth's atmosphere, but he also proposed a method for obtaining cloud top altitudes using the oxygen A band. In the early days of this effort at NOAA/NESDIS and its predecessor agencies, Dr. Wark and others (most notably Dr. S. Fritz), assembled a remarkable group of internationally known scientists at NOAA to work on this pioneering effort and made Suitland, Maryland an exciting place to work. Included in this group of visiting scientists were G. Yamamoto, D. G. James, S. Twomey, and F. Saiedy. In addition to his own insights, Dr. Wark proved to have a remarkable facility for subdividing the complex temperature profiling problem into smaller component problems that the visiting and U.S. scientists could attack without interfering with each other. Despite his well-deserved reputation for having a formidable personality, he guided the development of the satellite temperature profiling field with tact, diplomacy, and scientific acumen. During this time, Dr. Wark also brought to NESDIS, and guided, a number of younger scientists who went on to establish reputations of their own in the fields of satellite remote sensing and satellite meteorology. These included J. Alishouse, L. Crone, D. Crosby, H. Fleming, H. Jacobowitz, L. McMillin, W. L. Smith, L. Stowe, and M. Weinreb. A Fellow of the American Meteorological Society, Dr. Wark received numerous awards from various scientific organizations, including a Silver Medal and a Gold Medal from the U.S. Department of Commerce, the Medal for Exceptional Scientific Achievement from NASA, the 2nd Half-Century Award from the American Meteorological Society, the Lloyd V. Berkner Space Utilization Award from the American Astronautical Society, and the Robert M. Losey Award, from the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. David Quentin Wark was born on 25 March 1918, in Spokane, Washington. He was the fourth and last child of Percival Damon Wark and Clara Belle (née Mackey) Wark. In 1921 his family moved to Altadena and Pasadena, California, where he lived until 1939. He attended Altadena Elementary School, Edison Elementary School, Washington Junior High School, Pasadena High School, and Pasadena Junior College. From 1938 to 1939, and again in the summer of 1940, he worked for the Associated Press and David Lawrence to earn money to resume his education. In 1939, he entered the University of California, Berkeley, from which he graduated with a BA in Astronomy with honors in May 1941. From 1941 to 1942 he did graduate study in meteorology at the University of California, Los Angeles. He resumed graduate studies part time in 1948 at the University of California, Berkeley, while working full time at the U.S. Weather Bureau and graduated with a PhD in Astronomy in January 1959. He remembered those times as tough days driving back and forth to Berkeley and living in Half-Moon Bay. Dr. Wark's professional career began in 1942 at the U.S. Naval Observatory, where he served as a Naval Officer until 1946. He then went to work for the U.S. Weather Bureau. He spent the first three years of that period in Istres, France, Frankfurt and Munich, Germany, and Cairo Egypt. From 1949 through 1958 he served at the Aviation Weather Forecast Office in San Francisco. He then moved to the U.S. Weather Bureau Office in Suitland, Maryland, where he worked from November 1958 until 3 July 1999, when he officially retired. He actually retired from NOAA because during this time, he saw the U.S. Weather Bureau become part of ESSA which, in turn, became a part the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) in 1970. But retirement did not stop his work or his contributions to science. In his last 3 years, Dr. Wark took a part-time post-retirement position at NOAA/NESDIS where he continued to work in the field he pioneered and to which he dedicated his life. One could not ta1k to Dr. Wark for long without learning of his keen interest in sailing. He was especia1ly proud of his 4-year adventure in which took periodic time from work to sail around the world (from 1982--1986) on his 38' cutter the Capella. During this time he (and a crew of 2) spent almost an entire year on the open seas, beginning the trip at Solomons, Maryland, and including stops in Ft. Lauderdale, Cancun, Panama, Galapagos Islands, French Polynesia, Cooke Islands, Niue, Tonga, Fiji, Vanuatu, Australia, Christmas Islands, Mauritius, Reunion, South Africa, St Helena, Brazil, the Virgin Islands and back home again along the North Carolina coast. His meteorological interest showed in the detailed series of bucket temperatures he took on this trip. On his return he obtained the corresponding satellite measurements and made comparisons between his temperatures and the surface temperatures measured by the satellite. He often made comments about how rare a cloud-free sky was, at least in the vicinity of oceans. A few years later he circumnavigated the eastern half of the United States via rivers, inter-coastal waterways, and canals, a trip of approximately 2000 miles. This voyage ended in 1990, when he was 72 years of age. Some of the segments of this voyage he sailed single-handedly, a remarkable achievement. This biography would not be complete without mentioning the famous cigars. Dr. Wark acquired a reputation among his colleagues for hardly ever being seen without a well-chewed cigar, damp on one end, lit on the other, in his hand. When computers were in their infancy, discs were not as well sealed as they are today, and the one in Dr. Wark's office seemed to experience an inordinate frequency of failures. Finally, in exasperation, he decided to investigate. On pulling the disc out and examining it with a microscope, he observed a speck of cigar ash that had landed on the disc's surface and scratched it. From that time on, although he was seldom seen without a tattered cigar, it was never lit when he was in his office. Dr. Wark was dedicated to his parents and the field of meteorology. This dedication was demonstrated when he provided a generous donation to the AMS to establish the Percival D. Wark and Clara B. (Mackey) Wark Scholarship. This is an annual scholarship to be awarded to a student majoring in atmospheric or related oceanic and hydrologic sciences. Dr. Wark is survived by his nephew Walter Damon Wark of no fixed address, and his great nephew Christopher Hal Wark of Fresno, California. His two brothers, Francis Walter and Robert Damon, as well as his sister, Dorothy Marie (née Wark) Schaertl, pre-deceased him.

  9. Obituary: David Fulmer Bender, 1913-2004

    Miller, Sylvia L.

    2004-12-01

    David Fulmer Bender died in San Diego, California, on 13 September 2004, at the age of 91. His heart stopped suddenly while he was dancing. His pioneering work in establishing comprehensive, computer-accessible ephemerides of asteroids and comets found many applications, including the first-ever visit to an asteroid, Gaspra, by an interplanetary spacecraft. Dave was born in Reno, Nevada, on 10 February 1913, to Homer Charles Bender and Susan Bowers Bender. The family moved to Spokane, Washington, while Dave was very young. His father was a civil engineer and a graduate of MIT, who helped design bridges and dams throughout the Northwest, including the Grand Coolie Dam. Dave had a brother, Phillip (now deceased), who was one year younger. Advancing rapidly in the Spokane school system, Dave finished high school when he was 15 years old. At 16 he moved to Pasadena, California, and began his studies at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech). In addition to pursuing his course work, he was active in track and football, a tendency toward physical exercise that stayed with him for the rest of his life. It was probably during these years that Dave heard a lecture by Albert Einstein, as mentioned to colleagues many years later. Dave received a BS degree in physics in 1933, an MS in 1934, and a PhD in 1937, all from Caltech. His dissertation was entitled, "The Index of Refraction of Air in the Photographic Infrared." During his sophomore year he found his way to Pomona College in Claremont, California, where he met his future wife, Elizabeth Boyden at a social gathering. They were married in 1935. Dave's academic career spanned the years from 1937 to 1970, initially at Louisiana State University, Vanderbilt University, and then Fisk. As a life-long pacifist and conscientious objector, Dave served alternate duty during World War II. In 1946 he joined the faculty of the physics department at Whittier College in California, where he became the department chair and remained until 1970. Here Dave's strong personal interest in the students became evident. During each year's spring break, he and Beth led a car caravan of interested astronomy and physics students to Death Valley for primitive camping, exploring the desert, studying the stars, and shooting off rockets. Beth organized all the food and Dave cooked the breakfasts, with French toast being his specialty. This tradition was so popular that many students returned year after year, long after having left the college. Dave enjoyed leading the astronomy club at Whittier College, and also participated in a municipal astronomy club. In the sixties, in addition to his job at the college, Dave worked part time at the Space Science Laboratory of North American Aviation (later North American Rockwell and now Boeing). Dave co-authored, with Gary Mc Cue and others, several papers on orbital rendezvous techniques, a capability of prime interest to the Apollo program. Soon apparent, however, was Dave's interest in the hundreds of asteroids whose orbits were known at the time. In his spare time he punched their orbital elements into computer cards and initiated a long career of searching for opportunities for spacecraft to flyby or rendezvous with one of these minor planets. He learned enough Russian to read books important at the time on the subject of asteroid orbits. In 1966 he had enough data to publish a paper on some possible asteroid encounters by human missions to Mars. Through conferences of the American Astronautical Society, Dave became acquainted with Roger Bourke, the group supervisor of the Advanced Projects Group at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), which is managed by Caltech for NASA. In 1970, Dave retired from Whittier College and began working full time for Roger at JPL. JPL was still working on missions to the inner planets and was starting to develop missions to the outer planets. Roger understood the potential of having Dave pursue his interest in the small bodies and of having him create a comprehensive set of ephemerides that would be available for the Advanced Projects Group to use for mission planning purposes. Dave worked with Phil Roberts, Carl Sauer, and others who were creating mission design software at the time to ensure that the asteroid file would be compatible with these computer programs. Dave, himself, authored many papers documenting trajectories he discovered to various asteroids, comets, and Lagrange points, along with the search techniques he used. He also documented surveys of opportunities, some for use with low-thrust propulsion as well as the more common chemical propulsion. Along with Raymond Jurgens, Dave published opportunities for radar astronomers to view asteroids passing close to the Earth. Dave did not restrict his investigations to small bodies. He also published papers on Venus missions, lunar swingby techniques, Jupiter gravity assist trajectories to Kuiper belt objects, and multibody-assist trajectories for missions to Jupiter's satellite Europa (the latter two in the 1990s!). Brian Marsden recalls that in1980 Dave visited him at the new facilities of the Minor Planet Center in Massachusetts and left with a box of new computer cards punched with the orbital elements of the 2000 asteroids known at that time. Colleagues at JPL remember how excited he was when he returned from that trip. As more asteroids were discovered, he would add their orbital elements to the file. Because of Dave's pioneering work in making the asteroid orbits accessible for mission studies before most people cared about these bodies, he can be credited in part for the mission Galileo's close flyby of both Gaspra (in 1991) and Ida (in 1993), along with the discovery of Dactyl, the first confirmed asteroid satellite. Dave eventually passed the responsibility of maintaining the small body file to Donald Yeomans and Ravenel (Ray) Wimberly at JPL. Now called DASTCOM, it includes elements for over 260,000 bodies, most of them asteroids. Dave retired from JPL in 1987. At a party in his honor, Eleanor Helin, a JPL colleague and persistent asteroid hunter, announced that an asteroid that she and, then student, Schelte (Bobby) Bus, had discovered in 1978 at Palomar would henceforth bear Dave's name. Dave was devoted to Beth. They participated in many activities together that strengthened their relationship. He wrote her love poems, sometimes quoting from The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran. Beth passed away in 1990. Dave lived another fourteen years, continuing an active life. He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Leta Bender of Jamul, California, his daughter, Susan Rodrigues, of Tucson, Arizona, and three grandchildren. Dave is remembered as a visionary, whose enthusiasm for space mission design was unstoppable; as someone who was still jogging and playing softball in his seventies; as a modest, kind, and generous human being; and as a caregiver who genuinely believed that the most important thing in life is love. How fitting it would be for a space vehicle to visit asteroid "2725 David Bender" one day. How pleased the mission planners would be to find in their research that the namesake of the object of their interest was a pioneer in their field of endeavor.

  10. Aritmetizando la geometra desde dentro: el clculo de segmentos de David Hilbert / Arithmetizing the geometry from inside: David Hilbert's segment calculus

    Eduardo Nicols, Giovannini.

    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available Sobre la base que aportan las notas manuscritas de David Hilbert para cursos sobre geometra, el artculo procura contextualizar y analizar una de las contribuciones ms importantes y novedosas de su clebre monografa Fundamentos de la geometra (1899), a saber: el clculo de segmentos lineales (St [...] reckenrechnungen). Se argumenta que, adems de ser un resultado matemtico importante, Hilbert deposit en su aritmtica de segmentos un destacado significado epistemolgico y metodolgico. En particular, se afirma que para Hilbert este resultado representaba un claro ejemplo de uno de los rasgos ms fructferos y atractivos de su nuevo mtodo axiomtico formal, o sea, la capacidad de descubrir y exhibir conexiones estructurales o internas entre diferentes teoras matemticas. Abstract in english On the basis of a set of unpublished notes for lecture courses on geometry, the paper seeks to contextualize and analyze one of the most important and original contributions of David Hilbert's celebrated monograph Foundations of Geometry (1899), namely its arithmetic of line segments (Streckenrechnu [...] ngen). It is argued that Hilbert attributed to his arithmetic of segments an important epistemological and methodological meaning, in addition to its relevance as an original mathematical result. In particular, it is claimed that for Hilbert his arithmetic of segments represented a clear example of one of the most fruitful and attractive traits of his new formal axiomatic method, i.e., the power to discover and exhibit inner or structural connections among different mathematical theories.

  11. Avignoni totaalne teatrifestival / Andres Keil

    Keil, Andres, 1974-

    2007-01-01

    Avignoni teatrifestivalil nähtust. Lähemalt Marc Wolters'i ühemeheteater "Colt Warmers", Chapelle Sainte Claire (Alfred Jarry) "Kuningas Ubu", Herman Hesse "Sidharta" mängituna India teatritrupi poolt, "Movin' Melvin Brown : Me, Ray Charles and Sammy D. Jr" ning Virgine Mirabeau koreograafial tantsuetendus "Shoult I Stay Or..." Art's Fusion esituses

  12. Omadraama prjas eestlasi / Andres Keil

    Keil, Andres, 1974-

    2006-01-01

    Balti teatrifestivalil "OmaDraama 2006" nhtud etendustest said viis auhinda eestlased - Mart Kivastik nidendi "Prgu Wrk" eest, Hendrik Toompere lavastuse eest, Harriet Toompere naisosatitmise eest, Jan Uuspld Wiiralti kehastamise eest ning Margus Prangel Tuglase osa eest; Merle Karusoo sai auhinna jrjepidevuse eest sotsiaalselt aktuaalsete probleemide tstatamisel. lejnud kaks auhinda said lti trupi lavastus "P:S. Pialpoiss" ning leedu luuletaja ja nitleja Birute Mar Salomeja Nerise kuju eest lavastuses "Poetess"

  13. Avignoni totaalne teatrifestival / Andres Keil

    Keil, Andres, 1974-

    2007-01-01

    Avignoni teatrifestivalil nhtust. Lhemalt Marc Wolters'i hemeheteater "Colt Warmers", Chapelle Sainte Claire (Alfred Jarry) "Kuningas Ubu", Herman Hesse "Sidharta" mngituna India teatritrupi poolt, "Movin' Melvin Brown : Me, Ray Charles and Sammy D. Jr" ning Virgine Mirabeau koreograafial tantsuetendus "Shoult I Stay Or..." Art's Fusion esituses

  14. Tampere alalhoidlik teatripidu / Andres Keil

    Keil, Andres, 1974-

    2004-01-01

    Tampere teatrisuve 2004 lavastustest - P. Saisio "Tundetus", muusikal "Pesalõhkumine", H. Herala ja T. Nymani kabareekava " Preilid Kinkeladenid kohtavad härra Lammenlood" ja K. Pakkala muusikaline monoetendus "Hell's Bells"

  15. Kass maandub kosmoses / Andres Keil

    Keil, Andres, 1974-

    1999-01-01

    Kinos Kosmos linastub noorte autorite filmikassett "Kass kukub käppadele" : "Tähesõit" (Jaak Kilmi), "Harjutused Florianile" (Peter Herzog), "Pauli laululaegas" (Rainer Sarnet). Kasseti operaator on Mait Mäekivi

  16. Review essay on David Laibman, Deep History: A Study in Social Evolution and Human Potential

    Altug Yalcintas

    2011-11-01

    Full Text Available While historical materialism and evolutionism provide similar explanations and ideas regarding the cause of long-term social change, the two theories are rarely used in conjunction with one another. In Deep History,the author David Laibman addresses some of the standard questions of evolutionary social theory and attempts to bridge the two concepts, by showing that historical and materialist explanations are present in both Marxian and evolutionary interpretations of history. His goal: develop a Marxist theory of history from an evolutionist perspective, and surmount the traditional confines of historical materialism, so as to embrace evolutionary conceptions in explaining social change. However, the unbalanced research methodology limits the reach and depth of Laibman’s contribution. The two main shortcomings of his work are discussed in the following sections: The Audience Problem and The Evolutionary Problem.

  17. The 2012 Nobel Prize in physics and David Wineland

    The 2012 Nobel prize in physics was awarded to David Wineland, together with Serge Haroche. David Wineland received the prize for ground-breaking experimental methods that enabled the measurement and manipulation of individual quantum systems, especially systems with trapped ions. He improved a trapped ion system and opened a new quantum world leading to quantum computation. He also realized optical atomic ion clocks with unprecedented precision through his experimental research. This article briefly reviews the history of trapped ion systems, the development of trapped-ion based quantum computation, and the development of the atomic ion clock, which are closely related to Wineland's achievements. (authors)

  18. Probability theory and its models

    Humphreys, Paul

    2008-01-01

    This paper argues for the status of formal probability theory as a mathematical, rather than a scientific, theory. David Freedman and Philip Stark's concept of model based probabilities is examined and is used as a bridge between the formal theory and applications.

  19. In Memoriam: David Judson Sencer, A Public Health Giant

    2011-12-15

    Dr. Jeffery Koplan, Director of the Emory Global Health Institute at Emory University, reflects on the career of Dr. David Sencer.  Created: 12/15/2011 by National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases (NCEZID).   Date Released: 12/19/2011.

  20. L'hellniste franais Jules David (1783-1854)

    Jean Caravolas

    2006-01-01

    Dans les lignes qui suivent, je prsente les points saillants de la vie et de l'uvre de Jules David, minent hellniste et fervent philhellne franais, sur lequel il n'existe, 150 ans aprs sa mort, aucune tude ni mme un article quelque peu dtaill.

  1. Instructional Implications of David C. Geary's Evolutionary Educational Psychology

    Sweller, John

    2008-01-01

    David C. Geary's thesis has the potential to alter our understanding of those aspects of human cognition relevant to instruction. His distinction between biologically primary knowledge that we have evolved to acquire and biologically secondary knowledge that is culturally important, taught in educational institutions and which we have not evolved…

  2. "David Byrne really does love PowerPoint"

    van Leeuwen, Theo; Djonov, Emilia

    2014-01-01

    This article presents a reading if David Byrne's Envisioning Emotional Epistemological Information, an art work created with Microsoft's presentation software PowerPoint, as an instance of creative research on semiotics and semiotic technology. It reveals commonalities and differences between Byrne...

  3. Empowering Adolescent Readers: Intertextuality in Three Novels by David Almond

    Latham, Don

    2008-01-01

    In "Skellig," "Kit's Wilderness," and "Clay", David Almond employs various types of intertextuality to enrich his narratives. Through the use of allusion, adaptation, collage, and mise-en-abyme, he encourages his adolescent readers to seek out precursor texts and to consider the interrelationships between these texts and his own. By so doing, he

  4. Nähtamatu revolutsioon / David R. Smith ; interv. Philip Ball

    Smith, David R.

    2007-01-01

    Tehisstruktuuriga metamaterjalid võivad põhjapanevalt muuta telekommunikatsiooni, andmekandjaid ja isegi päikeseenergeetikat, kinnitab Dukeѫi ülikooli töörühma juht David R. Smith. Artikkel üldpealkirja all: 10 tulevikutehnoloogiat 2007

  5. Battling Creaticide: An Interview with David C. Berliner

    Ambrose, Don

    2012-01-01

    This article presents an interview with David C. Berliner, a Regents' Professor in the College of Education at Arizona State University. His books include "Educational Psychology," "The Manufactured Crisis," and "The Handbook of Educational Psychology." He has served as president of the American Educational Research Association and of the

  6. Surnuist les ratamine = Reviving the dead / David Crowley

    Crowley, David, 1966-

    2012-01-01

    Eesti ekspositsioonist "Kui pikk on he maja elu?" 13. Venezia arhitektuuribiennaalil "Common Ground" (kuraator David Chipperfield). Tallinna Linnahalli minevikust ja praegusest olukorrast. Kuraator Tne-Kristin Vaikla, nituse autorid Urmo Vaikla, Tne-Kristin Vaikla, Ingel Vaikla, Maria Pukk, Ivar Lubjak, Veronika Valk. Saksa paviljoni nitusest "Reduce, reuse, recycle"

  7. Fatboy Slim ja David Byrne teevad Imelda Marcosest muusikali

    2005-01-01

    Inglise DJ Fatboy Slim'i ja USA art-rockmuusiku David Byrne'i diskokeskne muusikal "Here Love Lives" kajastab Filipiinide diktaatori Ferdinand Macrose abikaasa elu. Muusikal esietendub tuleva aasta märtsis Austraalias Adelaide'i kultuurifestivalil, Euroopa esietendus toimub seejärel Liverpoolis

  8. Video from Panel Discussion with Joseph Fraumeni and David Schottenfeld

    Video footage from Panel Discussion with Joseph Fraumeni and David Schottenfeld on Cancer Epidemiology over the Last Half-Century and Thoughts on the Future. The discussion took place on May 11, 2012, when DCEG hosted Dr. Schottenfeld as a Visiting Scholar.

  9. 76 FR 12971 - David E. Berman: Debarment Order

    2011-03-09

    ..., specializing in plastic surgery with an office in Sterling, VA. On or about January 16, 2004, and on or about... the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (the FD&C Act) debarring David E. Berman, MD, for 3 years... offered it for sale to, and used it on, thirty of his patients as BOTOX Cosmetic. Dr. Berman did...

  10. Empowering Adolescent Readers: Intertextuality in Three Novels by David Almond

    Latham, Don

    2008-01-01

    In "Skellig," "Kit's Wilderness," and "Clay", David Almond employs various types of intertextuality to enrich his narratives. Through the use of allusion, adaptation, collage, and mise-en-abyme, he encourages his adolescent readers to seek out precursor texts and to consider the interrelationships between these texts and his own. By so doing, he…

  11. Henry David Thoreau and Martin Luther King, Jr. Lesson Plan.

    Powell, Brent

    1995-01-01

    Presents a five-lesson, high school instructional unit on the ideas and activities of Henry David Thoreau and Martin Luther King, Jr. Includes student objectives, step-by-step instructional procedures, and discussion questions. Provides quotations by Thoreau and King. (CFR)

  12. David Bruce Payton : väikeriigid mõistavad üksteist / David Bruce Payton ; interv. Marianne Mikko

    Payton, David Bruce

    2003-01-01

    Uus-Meremaa suursaadik Eestis David Bruce Payton talupidaja toetamise loobumisest Uus-Meremaal, Uus-Meremaa põllumajandussektorist, veinidest, ekspordist, Eesti saamisest EL-i ja NATO liikmeks, Uus-Meremaa rahvastikust, elatustasemest, Iraagi võimalikust ründamisest, Põhja-Koreast

  13. Attitudes of Mississippi College Students toward David Duke before and after Seeing the Film "Who Is David Duke?"

    Eisenman, Russell; And Others

    1993-01-01

    Investigated attitudes of 211 college students in Mississippi before and after viewing film "Who Is David Duke?" which provided evidence of Duke's current racism, anti-Semitism, and pro-Nazi leanings. Previous study with students in Louisiana, majority did not change attitudes after viewing film. In present study, students' attitudes showed change…

  14. David Bohm la physique de l'infini

    Teodorani, Massimo

    2014-01-01

    Les idées de David Bohm, indépendamment du scepticisme de ses collègues les plus traditionalistes, ont profondément influencé la physique du siècle dernier et ouvert une porte à la physique du nouveau millénaire. Grâce aussi aux contacts qu'il sut nouer avec des chercheurs d'autres branches du savoir, ses idées ont été accueillies avec beaucoup d'enthousiasme par les neuroscientifiques, les philosophes, les théologiens, les psychologues, les sociologues, les poètes, les artistes et les éducateurs. David Bohm avait peut-être pressenti qu'il existe une "physique de l'âme" et avec elle il voulait tracer un nouveau chemin pour une humanité à la dérive.

  15. Magen David Adom--the EMS in Israel.

    Ellis, Daniel Y; Sorene, Eliot

    2008-01-01

    Israel is a small country with a population of around 7 million. The sole EMS provider for Israel is Magen David Adom (MDA) (translated as 'Red Shield of David'). MDA also carries out the functions of a National Society (similar to the Red Cross) and provides all the blood and blood product services for the country. Nationwide, the organisation responds to over 1000 emergency calls a day and uses doctors, paramedics, emergency medical technicians and volunteers. Local geopolitics has meant that MDA has to be prepared for anything from everyday emergency calls to suicide bombings and regional wars. MDA also prides itself in being able to rapidly assemble and dispatch mobile aid teams to scenes of international disasters. Such a broad range of activities is unusual for a single EMS organisation. PMID:17767990

  16. DAVID: A new video motion sensor for outdoor perimeter applications

    To be effective, a perimeter intrusion detection system must comprise both sensor and rapid assessment components. The use of closed circuit television (CCTV) to provide the rapid assessment capability, makes possible the use of video motion detection (VMD) processing as a system sensor component. Despite it's conceptual appeal, video motion detection has not been widely used in outdoor perimeter systems because of an inability to discriminate between genuine intrusions and numerous environmental effects such as cloud shadows, wind motion, reflections, precipitation, etc. The result has been an unacceptably high false alarm rate and operator work-load. DAVID (Digital Automatic Video Intrusion Detector) utilizes new digital signal processing techniques to achieve a dramatic improvement in discrimination performance thereby making video motion detection practical for outdoor applications. This paper begins with a discussion of the key considerations in implementing an outdoor video intrusion detection system, followed by a description of the DAVID design in light of these considerations

  17. Intellectual biography of David Smith Cairns (1862-1946)

    Finlayson, Marlene Elizabeth

    2015-01-01

    This thesis explores the formative influences, development and impact of the theology of David Smith Cairns, Scottish minister, academic and writer, during the high point of British imperial expansion, and at a time of social tension caused by industrialisation. In particular, it describes and evaluates his role in the Church’s efforts to face major challenges relating to its relationships to the different world religions, its response to the First World War, and its attitude t...

  18. Das Eismeer Caspar David Friedrich and the North

    Nina Hinrichs

    2008-02-01

    Full Text Available The German Romantic painter Caspar David Friedrich (1774-1840 created the work of art Das Eismeer in the years 1823/24. Besides his painting Mnch am Meer it is his most radical painting. It depicts a dramatic and grim subject: A shipwreck in the Arctic Sea. According to different cultural, historical and social contexts there have been many different interpretations of his painting since it was produced.

  19. About David Ruelle, after his 80th birthday

    Gallavotti, Giovanni

    2016-01-01

    This is, with minor modifications, a text read at the 114th Statistical Mechanics meeting, in honor of D.Ruelle and Y.Sinai, at Rutgers, Dec.13-15, 2015. It does not attempt to analyze, or not even just quote, all works of David Ruelle; I discuss, as usual in such occasions, a few among his works with which I have most familiarity and which were a source of inspiration for me.

  20. Genre and identity in the work of David Grossman.

    Levine, T. L.

    2005-01-01

    David Grossman is a central figure in Israeli literature. Widely translated, his work has achieved international acclaim for its bold and innovative engagement in the events and mood of the day. In this study, the first monograph on his work in English, I focus on his process of constructing identity through storytelling. Key themes of identity---adolescence and parent-child relationships, sexuality and the body-soul dichotomy---are interwoven into diverse literary genres. My method is to exa...

  1. Antropofagia sgnica en el discurso potico de David Aiir

    Claudio Maldonado Rivera

    2011-11-01

    Full Text Available El presente trabajo propone comprender la construccin discursiva del poemario Mapurbe de David Aiir a partir de la nocin de antropofagia sgnica. La presencia del sujeto de la enunciacin en un contexto de hibridez cultural posibilita entender la produccin esttica de Aiir en el marco de una identidad escindida que, desde la diferencia y la apropiacin de elementos culturales ajenos, se posiciona como un discurso innovador en cuanto discurso potico antropfago.

  2. Transatlantic Miscommunication in David Hare’s Drama Stuff Happens

    Golimowska, Karolina

    2012-01-01

    This article addresses the transatlantic relations between the United States and Europe and specifically Great Britain in the context of post-9/11 international politics as reflected in the drama Stuff Happens (2004) written by British playwright David Hare. It focuses on the way re­cent history is performed and contextualized in dramatic form and analyzes the function and power of the theatricalization of historic events and particularly of finding ways to address 9/11 on a stage. Furthermor...

  3. On the edge: David Cameron’s EU renegotiation strategies

    Vibert, Frank

    2016-01-01

    After promising the British public a referendum on whether to stay in the EU, David Cameron is currently trying to renegotiate the terms of the UK’s membership. His increasingly Eurosceptical party and a press that is often hostile towards the European Union makes the task a particularly challenging one. In this series of five essays, Frank Vibert, a Senior Visiting Fellow in the Department of Government at the London School of Economics and Political Science, draws on his experience as a ...

  4. David Hume e as finanas de James I

    ROGERIO ARTHMAR

    2015-01-01

    RESUMOEste artigo examina a anlise de David Hume realizada em seu livro Histria da Inglaterra, da luta entre o parlamento e o rei James I sobre as finanas da coroa durante o primeiro trimestre do sculo XVII. Inicialmente, so apresentados os principais elementos polticos por trs da briga no corao do poder poltico da Inglaterra, seguidos por comentrios do escritor escocs sobre as finanas reais, com nfase nos seus pontos de vista sobre as receitas e despesas da Coroa durante o rein...

  5. A Retrospective on the Work of David Burr

    Cusato, Michael F.

    2003-01-01

    The year 2003 had been a heady one for our friend and colleague, David Burr, professor emeritus at Virginia Polytechnic Institute. Indeed, his most recent monograph, The Spiritual Franciscans: From Protest to Persecution in the Century after Saint Francis, published by Penn State University Press in 2001, was awarded the Howard R. Marraro Prize for Italian History, the John Gilmary Shea Prize for Church History and the Otto Gründler Prize for Medieval Studies. This superb volume represents th...

  6. Knowledge networks and postcolonial careering: David Oakley (1927-2003)

    Home, Robert

    2014-01-01

    Obwohl er inzwischen weitgehend in Vergessenheit geraten ist, war David Oakley (1927-2003) ein herausragender Vertreter des Zirkels britischer Architekten und Stadtplaner, die in der Nachkriegszeit als „internationale Experten“ tätig waren. Oakleys Werdegang veranschaulicht die Herausbildung von Fachkompetenzen und institutionellen Zugehörigkeiten innerhalb weltumspannender Wissensnetzwerke wie den Vereinten Nationen, sowie die Rolle von Lehranstalten wie der Architectural Association (AA) un...

  7. DAVID HUME AND THE CRITICAL EXAMINATION OF EMPIRICISM

    IONUŢ ŞTEFAN

    2012-01-01

    The research is related to David Hume. This philosopher is described as being an empiricist, but it should be noted that the empiricism promoted by Hume represents the development up to the final consequences of this philosophical doctrine that should be subjected to the observability requirement. The core problem for Hume’s philosophy is the difficulty of causality thinking. The Scottish philosopher promotes a moderate and inconsistent skepticism because he does not doubt the permanency of f...

  8. Evolution and Creative Order: David Bohm multi-time Evolūcija un kreatīvā kārtība: Dāvida Boma multi-laiks

    Zeps, Dainis

    2010-01-01

    In place of traditional controverse, evolution versus creationism, we suggest many quantum mechanical theories, that from different points of views trying to consider basic physical theories and even some principal aspects of consciousness reconstruct what may be called multi-time, thus giving another life to David Bohm's idea of multi-time.

  9. The sociology of language in Johann David Michaelis's dissertation of 1760.

    Smith, R N

    1976-10-01

    In 1759 Johann David Michaelis won a prize from the Prussian Royal Academy for his essay Beantwortung der Frage von dem Einfluss der Meinungen in die Sprache, und der sprache in die Meinungen. The essay was published in the following year and translated into French in 1762, into English in 1769, and into Dutch in 1771. The work has two major themes--linguistic relativity and language change--with ancillary discussions of language in general and of homonymy. Its most significant contribution to the theory of language is its discussion of linguistic relativity, especially in its manifestations in the influence of language on thought. Given the intellectual milieu of the work where inquiry was centered on the origin of language and language universals, it stands as one of the few discussions of this topic and it is also one of the most fruitful discussions of linguistic relativity for any period of history. PMID:797710

  10. Hacking the aesthetic: David Haines and Joyce Hinterding's new ecologies of signal

    Andrew Murphie

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available Award winning Australian electronic artists David Haines and Joyce Hinterding's installation work is discussed as “signal-work.” Their work reconfigures signal within original assemblages involving subtle audio, high resolution video (both recorded and animated, kilometers of coiled copper wire, antennae or home-built electronics, electrostatic disturbances, the like of very low frequency radiation from the Milky Way, and cross-signal processing. The article develops a context for thinking about the work in terms of Whitehead's process philosophy, as this is relevant to media theory, as well as concepts of plural ecology and ongoing differentiation drawn from Bateson and Guattari. Signal processing is seen as key to all this. The article argues that in Hinterding and Haines’ signal-work new sensations are produced, outside of the normal “syntax” of some models of aesthetic experience. This challenges some aspects of thinking about both aesthetics and political ecology.

  11. Monstrosity, Anxiety and the Real: Representations of the Victorian Metropolis in David Lynch's The Elephant Man

    Torsten Lange

    2007-09-01

    Full Text Available The following paper will offer an interpretation of David Lynch's film The Elephant Man, and its representations of late-Victorian London as a monstrous and deformed body. Besides tracing these themes in a discussion of exemplary scenes of the film, I wish to illuminate how underlying notions of monstrosity in the writings of Victorian urban explorers and reformers contributed to ideas and anxieties about the body and domesticity, and helped to promote the image of a clean, sanitized and civilized city. I will make use of a range of theoretical and historical approaches developed within and inbetween a variety of disciplines such as anthropology, geography and architectural history, as well as literary studies, film theory and psychoanalysis, and, in so doing, aim to complicate the image of the monstrous metropolis.

  12. David Elijah Packer: cluster variables, meteors and the solar corona

    Shears, Jeremy

    2014-01-01

    David Elijah Packer (1862-1936), a librarian by profession, was an enthusiastic amateur astronomer who observed from London and Birmingham. He first came to the attention of the astronomical community in 1890 when he discovered a variable star in the globular cluster M5, only the second periodic variable to be discovered in a globular cluster. He also observed meteors and nebulae, on one occasion reporting a brightening in the nucleus of the galaxy M77. However, his remarkable claims in 1896 that he had photographed the solar corona in daylight were soon shown to be flawed.

  13. David Hume on custom and habit and living with skepticism

    Laursen, John Christian

    2011-01-01

    This article is an exploration of David Hume's philosophy of custom and habit as a way of living with skepticism. For Hume, man is a habit-forming animal, and all politics and history take place within a history of custom and habit. This is not a bad thing: life without custom and habit would be a nightmare. Hume draws on the "new science" of thinkers such as Locke, Shaftesbury, Mandeville, Hutcheson, and Butler to foreground the importance of custom and habit. His own contribution is a detai...

  14. "David Byrne really does love PowerPoint"

    van Leeuwen, Theo; Djonov, Emilia

    2014-01-01

    This article presents a reading if David Byrne's Envisioning Emotional Epistemological Information, an art work created with Microsoft's presentation software PowerPoint, as an instance of creative research on semiotics and semiotic technology. It reveals commonalities and differences between Byrne......'s ideas about PowerPoint and related ideas from linguistics and semiotics, and is intended as a contribution to research on PowerPoint, and on semiotic technologies generally, as well as to efforts aimed at developing criteria for evaluating art as research on semiotics....

  15. Surface attraction: hyphological encounters with the films of David Lynch.

    Mactaggart, Allister

    2006-01-01

    How does one turn a cinematic passion into an academic thesis? This is the question that runs through my work, which is both a labour of love and a series of love letters. Does one, can one, tell the truth about one's love object? Written in solitude about the darkened passions of the cinema, and the commodified reenactment via DVD and video, it seeks to locate this body of work, organized under the signifier David Lynch, within a broader cultural history of film and art, rather than, as s...

  16. Decay of Ethics in David Mamet’s American Buffalo

    Ehsan Dehghani; Mehdi Sepehrmanesh

    2013-01-01

    The American Dream is a recurrent theme in American literature. In this response, this paper is an attempt to expose the destructive effects of the dream on human spirits and relations and how it is contradicted in different ways through the analysis of his brilliant play, American Buffalo by David Mamet. Beneath the seeming simple surface of the play lies a deep current of meanings that reflect the calamities of modern American life, and in a broader sense, the modern world. This article ind...

  17. David Hume e as finanas de James I

    ROGERIO ARTHMAR

    2015-09-01

    Full Text Available RESUMOEste artigo examina a anlise de David Hume realizada em seu livro Histria da Inglaterra, da luta entre o parlamento e o rei James I sobre as finanas da coroa durante o primeiro trimestre do sculo XVII. Inicialmente, so apresentados os principais elementos polticos por trs da briga no corao do poder poltico da Inglaterra, seguidos por comentrios do escritor escocs sobre as finanas reais, com nfase nos seus pontos de vista sobre as receitas e despesas da Coroa durante o reinado de James I. No final so recuperados os fatores de longo prazo elencados como determinantes da nova postura parlamentar.

  18. Attitudes of Mississippi college students toward David Duke before and after seeing the film Who is David Duke?

    Eisenman, R; Girdner, E J; Burroughs, R G; Routman, M

    1993-01-01

    The attitudes of 211 students at a university in Mississippi were investigated both before and after seeing the Public Broadcasting Film Who Is David Duke? The film provided evidence of Duke's current racism, anti-Semitism, and pro-Nazi leanings. In a previous study with university students in Louisiana, the majority did not change their attitudes after watching the film (Eisenman, 1993). However, in the present study, students' attitudes showed change in an anti-Duke direction. The findings are discussed and reasons given for the differences between the two samples, and for the popularity of Duke, a former leader of the Ku Klux Klan. PMID:8237541

  19. First Scholarship at AGU Established by David E. Lumley

    Tahar, Joanna G.

    2009-09-01

    Shortly after AGU launched its annual voluntary contribution campaign last yearthe theme was Building Tomorrow's Talent Todaythe Union's development office received an e-mail message from David E. Lumley about establishing a scholarship for a high-school student or undergraduate. Many scientific societies and associations have quite a few named scholarships, but for AGU this was a new concept. Lumley was sure of what he wanted to do and even more excited when he learned that his scholarship would be a first for AGU. I want to help inspire today's young minds to work on problems of global importance in both the energy and environment sectors of industry and academia, Lumley said. Recipients of the David E. Lumley Young Scientist Scholarship for Energy and Environmental Science will be expected to present a paper and to participate in various student activities at Fall Meeting. Meeting some of the giants of geoscience and getting their feedback on research is a big deal for these young students. We sometimes lose sight of this, he said.

  20. David Kelley et la politique de la complicité

    Jean-Pierre Esquenazi

    2011-04-01

    Full Text Available La télévision est liée à sa diffusion familiale, comme le prouve l’histoire américaine de la télévision. Les séries télévisées sont elles-mêmes attachées à ce contexte. Elles multiplient les marques rituelles de reconnaissance. David Kelley, auteur de Ally Mc Beal ou de Boston Legal, aime jouer avec cette nécessité. Il crée une relation de complicité entre ses personnages et le téléspectateur. Le texte en étudie les principales figures.Television is linked to its family broadcasting; American history reminds us of it. And television series are tied to this context. They multiply signs of recognition. David Kelley, Ally Mc Beal or Boston Legal's producer, likes to play with this necessity. He creates a relation of complicity between his figures and the viewer. This text studies his main methods.

  1. David Mamets Oleanna: A Bourdieusian Reading

    Hossein PIRNAJMUDDIN

    2011-07-01

    Full Text Available David Mamets Oleanna addresses different notions such as power, hierarchy, education and language. According to Pierre Bourdieu, social agents compete for specific positions in a field and gain certain habitus (attitudes, dispositions, bodily hexis. In the process of socialization, agents struggle for different capitals (economical, cultural, social and symbolic all of which lead to power. Oleanna set in the field of academia concerns the struggle of the members for cultural capital which leads to symbolic capital. The shift of power in the play is the outcome of the shift of symbolic capital. Other Bourdieusian issues namely bodily hexis, misrecognition, feminine capital and IQ racism are also related to Oleanna. This article is an attempt at shedding light on how in Mamets play linguistic, cultural, and symbolic capital lead to shift of power in different discourses. The aim is to argue for the relevance of Bourdieu, a great theorist of culture, in reading David Mamet, a playwright preoccupied with contemporary American culture and its roots.

  2. Miks meil on kogu aeg kiire? / David Allen ; interv. Endrik Randoja

    Allen, David

    2006-01-01

    Produktiivsuse ekspert vastab ksimustele ettevetud tegevuste tulemuslikumalt lpule viimise kohta. Lisa: Aja paremaks kasutamiseks pakub David Allen lisaks veel kolm thusat ja lihtsasti rakendatavat phimtet

  3. Kuidas suhtute vastuseisu eestikeelsele ppele? / Ilmar Tomusk, David Vseviov, Katri Raik ... [jt.

    2011-01-01

    Ksimusele vastasid: keeleinspektsiooni peadirektor Ilmar Tomusk, ajaloolane David Vseviov, Narva kolledi direktor Katri Raik, MISA keelekmblusprogrammi koordinaator Maire Kebbinau, riigikogu liige, endine rahvastikuminister Urve Palo

  4. Embedding of Poly Honeycomb Networks and the Metric dimension of Star of David Network

    F.Simonraj

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available In this paper, we have introduced few Interconnection Networks, called David Derived Network DD(n ,Dominating David Derived Network DDD(n, Honeycomb cup Network HCC(n and Kite RegularTrianguline Mesh KRrTM(n. We have given drawing algorithm for DDD(n from Honeycomb networkHC(n and embedded poly–Honeycomb Networks, KRrTM(n in to Dominating David Derived Networks.Also we have investigated the metric dimension of Star of David network SD(n and lower bound of themetric dimension for DD(n.

  5. Learning Theories Applied to the Teaching of Business Communication.

    Hart, Maxine Barton

    1980-01-01

    Reviews major learning theories that can be followed by business communication instructors, including those by David Ausubel, Albert Bandura, Kurt Lewin, Edward Thorndike, B.F. Skinner, and Robert Gagne. (LRA)

  6. Infinite potential the life and times of David Bohm

    Peat, David

    1997-01-01

    Throughout his life, David Bohm felt himself to be different, and this was reflected in his lifestyle and in his physics. His life was one of unfulfilled searching. If one compares mainstream physics to the church, with a solid hierarchy of cardinals, archbishops and bishops, Bohm was an ascetic hermit who would occasionally come in from the wilderness with a compelling message, only to disappear again. Bohmian quantum mechanics is not part of mainstream physics, but for those who do cross over, like John Bell, the commitment can be rewarding. In the post-war 'Un-American Activities' purge, Bohm lost a prestigious job at Princeton and t emporarily his US citizenship, and his nomadic career took him to Brazil, Israel and Bristol before he finally settled in London's Birkbeck College. A sensitive-written book about a gifted, unusual and sometimes provocative figure. The interaction between Bohm and Oppenheimer is especially interesting, while Bohm's later life was bizarre.

  7. The Greening of the David L. Lawrence Pittsburgh Convention Center

    Leahy, Mark

    2009-03-01

    The David L. Lawrence Convention Center is the largest Gold LEED NC (new construction) certified convention center in the USA and the first of its kind in the world. The designation has been awarded by the United States Green Building Council through its Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System. In this talk we discuss the unique green properties of this 1.5 million square foot Convention Center including the design and use of daylight, natural ventilation and other sustainable design and practices. No other building the size of the Convention Center (1.5 million square feet), uses natural ventilation or can illuminate an exhibition hall entirely through its windows and skylights. Approximately 75% of the convention center's exhibition space is lit by natural daylight. The use of natural ventilation and extensive day lighting is designed to reduce energy consumption by nearly 35% compared to traditional ventilated and lit buildings of a similar size.

  8. Respuestas a "Needs, Values and Truth", de David Wiggins

    Hilary Putnam

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available En este artículo, se trata de presentar algunas opiniones criticas sobre el significado de "verdad" lingüístico y pragmático, en la obra Needs, Values, Truth de Wiggins. Se explora el sentido de la "verdad" en su contexto gramatical y en su significación contextual. Es difícil suponer un concepto "absoluto" de verdad, sobre todo si lo relacionamos con el con texto ético de la acción. Referidas la ideas de Wiggins a Williams, David son, Peirce, Wittgenstein, Habermas, se considera que la suposición de que la verdad está asociada a la analogía, la identidad, la equivalencia, no es suficiente para obtener el grado de certeza de las cosas. Es ne cesaria una indagación más profunda sobre la intencionalidad y el relativismo donde la "verdad" se funda.

  9. Fiber-linked spectroscopy at David Dunlap Observatory

    Kamper, Karl W.

    This paper describes the arrangement used for the recently installed fiber-fed pseudo-coude room in the dome of the 1.88 David Dunlap Telescope. The special features of the arrangement include two Richardson-type image slicers used as aspect changers for the 100-micron fiber outputs, a novel reflective focal ratio adapter at the input used to provide a beam identical with a conventional tilted slit for guiding, and specially designed speedometer that can accommodate large-diameter fibers. A ground-based heat pump is used to provide temperature control for both the new instrument room and the orbital telescope control room. The performance of the system was tested showing satisfactory focus stability and photometric repeatability. However, the throughput of the system was found to be only 10 percent of that attained at the Cassegrain focus, instead of the expected 25 percent.

  10. Quantenmechanik im Kalten Krieg David Bohm und Richard Feynman

    Forstner, Christian

    2007-01-01

    Mitte des 20. Jahrhunderts entwickelten David Bohm und Richard Feynman zwei grundlegend verschiedene Ansätze der moderne Quantenmechanik: Bohm eine realistische Deutung mit Hilfe verborgener Parameter und Feynman den Pfadintegralformalismus. Dies ist umso bemerkenswerter, weil beide Physiker von ähnlichen Voraussetzungen ausgingen und aus ähnlichen Zusammenhängen stammten. Durch ihren vergleichenden Ansatz bietet diese Studie mehr als einen Beitrag zur Geschichte der Quantentheorie. Mit der Frage nach den sozialen und kulturellen Bedingungen der Theoriebildung ist sie darüberhinaus von wissenschaftssoziologischem und wissenschaftstheoretischem Interesse. Die anfangs ähnliche und später unterschiedliche Einbindung der beiden Wissenschaftler in die Scientific Community erlaubt es überdies zu untersuchen, welchen Anpassungsdruck die jeweilige Gruppe auf den individuellen Wissenschaftler und die Kernbestandteile seiner Forschungen ausübt und welche neuen Freiheitsgrade für die Theoriebildung entstehen, ...

  11. DAVID LODGE AS AN AUTHOR OF FICTION AND METAFICTION

    Aytaç ÖREN

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this article is to study the fictional and metafictional approach of David Lodge who has deeply influenced not only the recent English literature but also the West literature. As a literature professor, theorist, critic and fiction writer, Lodge has a different stand from most other authors. These characteristics are easily recognized with the metafictional techniques and methods used in his fictions. Lodge makes the occupation of fiction be the focus material of fiction. Because he both carries different identities and works carefully on fiction, he has become a writer drawing attention to fiction and metafiction. He has constantly renewed his literary experience and followed a way open to various tendencies and techniques. Therefore, watching Lodge’s literary line will also set light on the modern-day literary understanding.

  12. A Cabinet of Mathematical Curiosities at Teachers College: David Eugene Smith's Collection

    Murray, Diane R.

    2012-01-01

    This dissertation is a history of David Eugene Smith's collection of historical books, manuscripts, portraits, and instruments related to mathematics. The study analyzes surviving documents, images, objects, college announcements and catalogs, and secondary sources related to Smith's collection. David Eugene Smith (1860-1944) travelled

  13. A Cabinet of Mathematical Curiosities at Teachers College: David Eugene Smith's Collection

    Murray, Diane R.

    2012-01-01

    This dissertation is a history of David Eugene Smith's collection of historical books, manuscripts, portraits, and instruments related to mathematics. The study analyzes surviving documents, images, objects, college announcements and catalogs, and secondary sources related to Smith's collection. David Eugene Smith (1860-1944) travelled…

  14. David Falk: Algunas cuestiones abiertas para el marketing deportivo. [David Falk: Some open questions for the sports marketing arena].

    José A. Martínez

    2015-04-01

    Full Text Available David Falk, el que fuera el representante del jugador de baloncesto Michael Jordan, es una figura de referencia para el marketing deportivo. Falk contribuyó decisivamente a revitalizar el marketing deportivo, ayudó a construir lo que probablemente sea la relación comercial más importante del deporte (Jordan-Nike, y llevó hasta el extremo la filosofía de que en la negociación lo importante es que tu cliente llegue a conseguir el máximo dinero posible, más allá de que ese sea su valor de mercado o que el propio mercado pueda admitir esa inflación. En este artículo se repasan algunos de los hechos más destacados de su vida profesional y, desde una perspectiva crítica, se relacionan con varias cuestiones abiertas que el mundo académico y profesional del deporte continúa discutiendo. Abstract David Falk, former agent of the basketball player Michael Jordan, is a figure of reference for sports marketing. Falk was instrumental in revitalizing the sports marketing. He helped to build what is probably the most important relationship in sport business (Jordan-Nike, and strongly defended a radical philosophy of negotiation, where the most important is the maximization of client gains, regardless their true market value or if the market can admit such inflation. This article reviews some of the highlights of his career facts and, from a critical perspective, discusses several open issues related to the academic and professional world of sports. To achieve this aim, several recent contributions to the marketing and sports literature are commented.

  15. EDITORIAL: Van der Waals interactions in advanced materials, in memory of David C Langreth Van der Waals interactions in advanced materials, in memory of David C Langreth

    Hyldgaard, Per; Rahman, Talat S.

    2012-10-01

    The past decade has seen a dramatic rise in interest in exploring the role that van der Waals (vdW) or dispersion forces play in materials and in material behavior. Part of this stems from the obvious fact that vdW interactions (and other weak forces, such as Casimir) underpin molecular recognition, i.e., nature's approach to search for a match between genes and anti-genes and hence enable biological function. Less obvious is the recognition that vdW interactions affect a multitude of properties of a vast variety of materials in general, some of which also have strong technological applications. While for two atom- or orbital-sized material fragments the dispersive contributions to binding are small compared to those from the better known forms (ionic, covalent, metallic), those between sparse materials (spread over extended areas) can be of paramount importance. For example, an understanding of binding in graphite cannot arise solely from a study of the graphene layers individually, but also requires insight from inter-sheet graphene vdW bonding. It is the extended-area vdW bonding that provides sufficient cohesion to make graphite a robust, naturally occurring material. In fact, it is the vdW-bonded graphite, and not the all-covalently bonded diamond, that is the preferred form of pure carbon under ambient conditions. Also important is the understanding that vdW attraction can attain a dramatic relevance even if the material fragments, the building blocks, are not necessarily parallel from the outset or smooth when viewed in isolation (such as a graphene sheet or a carbon nanotube). This can happen if the building blocks have some softness and flexibility and allow an internal relative alignment to emerge. The vdW forces can then cause increasingly larger parts of the interacting fragments to line up at sub-nanometer separations and thus beget more areas with a sizable vdW bonding contribution. The gecko can scale a wall because it can bring its flexible hairs sufficiently close to any corrugated—and/or any smooth—surface and thus enforce a strong vdW-type adhesion; it exploits what is then essentially a contact force (dominated by the attraction exerted in the near-surface regions) to defy the pull of gravity on its own bulk. This Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter special issue is dedicated to the memory of David C Langreth. David is a dearly missed friend and mentor who inspired many of us. He was an outstanding condensed matter theorist and a scholar who greatly influenced us through his many-particle-physics based insights into density functional theory (DFT), surface science and related areas. His seminal works range from conserving formulations of interacting nonequilibrium transport [1] and formal-scattering theory [2] to an explicit formulation [3] of the exact DFT exchange-correlation energy in the adiabatic connection formula (ACF), the latter also being derived independently by Gunnarsson and Lundqvist [4]. David's portfolio also includes an analysis [5] that helped catalyze and guide the development of DFT from the local-density approximation (LDA) to the formulations of generalized gradient approximations (GGAs). Another salient contribution of David's is in the area of vdW interactions in materials. He was a key architect of the vdW density functional (vdW-DF) method [6, 7]. This method was developed in a long-standing Rutgers-Chalmers collaboration between David's group and that of Bengt I Lundqvist, later extending to a wider group of researchers on both sides of the Atlantic. Plasmons are collective excitations that depend on electron-density variation. The plasmon response can be seen as defining the nature of the LDA [4] and their description can thus also be seen as contributing to the success of GGA. The vdW-DF method is a regular constraint-based density functional (for ground-state DFT) which is derived within the ACF framework and which emphasizes the electrodynamical nature of the coupling between these collective plasmon excitations. The vdW-DF method thus seeks to utilise the implicit plasmon nature of the LDA/GGA success to also provide a nonempirical account of the fully nonlocal correlations that underpin the vdW bond [8]. The method retains a seamless integration [6] with the semilocal density functional components. We know that David was pleased to see how this quantitative, material-specific theory helped address problems in a broad class of materials that are sparse, i.e., that contain low electron density regions which are of significant consequence in determining material characteristics [9]. In a DFT framework, the vdW-DF method supplements other nonlocal functional descriptions [10] and the DFT-dispersion class of methods, extending GGA-DFT with an atom-based asymptotic description which relies on the vdW interaction coefficients [11]. The recent quest to understand the role of vdW forces in materials has certainly been facilitated and intensified by the set of recent developments in DFT itself. This is because these vdW-aware methods provide an opportunity to deliver a computationally effective account of the quantum-physical behavior even when the materials are sparse. It is the expectation that with such new-found theoretical capability, one may further extend the immense progress already attained by traditional (GGA) DFT calculations in reliably predicting the characteristics of materials and phenomena in materials, nanoscience, chemistry and other related fields [12]. This special issue contains a wealth of exciting contributions, mostly on vdW forces in materials. The special issue was suggested following the well-attended first focused vdW and materials session arranged by the Division of Materials Physics (DMP) of the American Physical Society (APS) at the March Meeting in 2011. The sad and unexpected passing of David in the spring of 2011 caused some rethinking and at the memorial symposium, held by David's colleagues at Rutgers in November 2011, we proposed to dedicate this special issue to David's contributions to the field. We are delighted with the overwhelmingly positive reaction that we received in response to our call for papers. We are also delighted to now be able to bring so many exciting contributions to you. The papers included in this special issue focus, in general, either through experiments or through theoretical characterization, on material properties in which vdW forces represent a central component. These articles contain arguments for and against a broader usage of DFT with vdW to account for material description, as well as establishing benchmarks which measure progress in the field. This special issue also includes fundamental theoretical analysis and suggestions for sensitive experiments that can resolve outstanding issues underlying the nature and role of the interaction. We believe that these papers will help stimulate further material-theory developments and, even more importantly, more discussions and feedback between theory and experiment. Physisorption is important to enable lubrication. This is because physisorption keeps the lubricating molecules at the interface at which a pair of internal surfaces must be free to move relative to each other. In turn, physisorbed (or perhaps weakly chemisorbed) lubricants prevent, for example, the formation of stronger bonding that will impede mechanical operation. However, it is also important to further characterize the nature and dynamics of the vdW bonding of lubricants: while physisorption means a weak binding further from the surface, there are still important friction effects. Walker et al present an experimental study, along with theoretical analysis, that directly determines the frictional heating of a Kr overlayer on graphene through quartz crystal microbalance measurements. The properties of materials reflect their atomic structure and hence indirectly their bonding nature and character. We can explore the role of dispersion forces by examining the impact their inclusion has on predictions of material properties. On the other hand, the experimental and theoretical study of Casimir forces also plays a vital role in the exploration of material behavior. vdW forces are related to the Casimir force but lack retardation effects. While the vdW bonding depends on additional effects (for example, the multipole contributions that reflect image-plane effects), the study of Casimir forces provides direct (and not indirect) measurements of the nature of interactions. Klimchitskaya et al note that to reconcile explicit measurements of the Casmir forces between semiconductor fragments within the Lifshitz description, it is relevant to question the Drude-like description of the contributions from free carriers and instead proceed with a formulation based only on optical observations of the permittivity. This optical response can be seen as a reflection of a more plasmon-like behavior. The authors suggest an experiment involving the study of the impact on the Casimir forces by a Mott transition in doped semiconductors. Such an experiment would permit explicit testing of the validity of the present model for Casimir forces and hence provide additional perspectives on the nature of dispersive interactions. There is an effort to store energy, e.g. H2 or CO2, inside a range of open cage-like structures, such as metal organics frameworks (MOF) or clathrates. The fact that the internal molecular adhesion is dominated by vdW forces suggests that the storage and retrieval costs could perhaps be lowered as compared to an approach that involves more traditional chemical compounds. Nijem et al have provided spectroscopic characterization of vdW interactions of both hydrogen molecules and CO in a specific MOF. The study includes a vdW-DF calculation of structure and a theoretical prediction of expected infrared activity. The potential applications to energy materials have motivated more theoretical characterizations. Li and Thonhauser use the vdW-DF method to investigate the limitations and hydrogen storage potential of hydrogen-methane compounds in a MOF. Similarly, Ihm et al combine vdW-DF studies with a thermodynamics argument to characterize the potential for molecular hydrogen uptake in expanded graphite, for example, through intercalation. The relevance of vdW-aware DFT calculations and the usefulness of such methods reaches beyond the study of molecules, surfaces and adsorption/absorption problems. Moellmann et al present a dispersion-DFT study of TiO2 bulk and surfaces, which illustrates that vdW forces can also play a prominent role when comparing the energies of different oxide structures. Perdew et al present a spherical-shell model and a simplified classical electrodynamical determination of the vdW interaction coefficients that describes the asymptotic interaction between fullerenes or other nearly spherical nanoclusters. The overall modeling framework also permits a formal expression of multipole contributions. Dappe et al used a combination of DFT and second-order perturbation theory to analyze the interactions between graphene layers, thus also exploring the role of dynamical screening in the vdW binding. The work of Sabatini et al extends the vdW-DF description with accounts of the stress tensor, providing the method with the same versatility as one has grown to expect in traditional LDA/GGA-DFT calculations. The method is illustrated with investigations of amino acid crystals under various pressures. The vdW-DF method was originally perceived as computationally more expensive than other approaches. It has now benefited from the development of efficient algorithms so the computational cost is comparable to that of traditional GGA-DFT calculations. As is also the case for some of the dispersion-DFT methods, there is an overhead when these are implemented self-consistently. Noting that sparse-matter structure determination and relaxations may well employ a sequence of methods, Le et al have suggested a simplified (cost-free relative to GGA) formulation of self-consistent dispersion-DFT calculations that is cost-free in the evaluation of forces and yet adapts the atom-centered pair-wise interaction coefficients through the change in local electron distributions. There is a need for continued testing of accuracy in the description of material properties and of the robustness and transferability of predictions across systems and length scales. This need is widely appreciated and is also reflected in the fact that many of the contributions touch on, suggest, or pursue a systematic benchmarking. There is an interest in careful analysis of detailed experiments on the physisorption of inert atoms, light molecules and organic molecules on smooth surfaces. Chen et al investigated the role of vdW forces in noble gas adsorption on various metal surfaces. Londero et al analyzed a set of experimental results for the desorption of n-alkanes from graphene in a program that had undergraduate participation. Lee et al benchmarked the performance of the vdW-DF2 functional and other methods against the physisorption potential curve that can be established from a rich data set of resonant backscattering of hydrogen molecules on various facets of Cu crystals. A few of the investigations included here noted that the vdW-DF method permits a more detailed analysis of the nature of strong physisorption and/or weak chemisorption cases than do DFT-dispersion methods and discussed the ramifications of the fact that GGA-DFT often, and vdW-aware DFT sometimes, pose difficulties for systems with a partial vdW component in the binding. Caciuc et al thus present a combined ab initio and semi-empirical vdW study comparing benzene/triazine/broazine adsorption on graphene and on boron-nitride sheets. On a more strategic note, Lazic et al broadened the discussion of a graphene/Ir(111) system and used the documented limitation of a GGA description to discuss a rationale for considering a more general switch to nonlocal functionals. Graziano et al note that the accuracy in the description of some soft layered systems like graphene and boron-nitride can be increased by changing the exchange description away from what was suggested in the original vdW-DF method. Hanke et al focused on the weak chemisorption of ethene on the various Cu facets that have an increasing degree of openness and provide a method for benchmarking through comparison with experimental observations. Finally, Björkman et al raise the question 'Are we van der Waals ready?' and proceed to test our readiness by benchmarking the performance of a range of vdW-aware methods for the group of 96 known layered structures. We have also included in this special issue one study of nonequilibrium transport which is linked to David's work in formal scattering theory [1, 2] and which observes that vdW forces (and possible generalizations to nonequilibrium transport conditions) will be of central importance in a richer computational characterization of molecular electronics under operational conditions. David was always keen to spearhead the development of tools that improved descriptions of nature and addressed actual experiments. We know that he was happy that DMP started the focused session on vdW and materials in 2011. We know that he would have thoroughly appreciated the articles in this special issue. He would have hoped, as we do, that materials theory may continue to learn how to tackle even more exciting experimental problems and that we may continue to deepen our understanding of materials and their functionality. Bibliography [1]Langreth D C 1976 1975 Nato Advanced Study Institute on Linear and Nonlinear Transport in Solids, Antwerben vol B17 (New York: Plenum) pp 3-32 [2]Langreth D C 1966 Friedel sum rule for Anderson's model of localized impurity states Phys. Rev. 150 516 [3]Langreth D C and Perdew J P 1975 The exchange-correlation energy of a metallic surface Solid State Commun. 17 1425 [4]Gunnarsson O and Lundqvist B I 1976 Exchange and correlation in atoms, molecules, and solids by the spin-density-functional formalism Phys. Rev. B 13 4274 [5]Langreth D C and Mehl M J 1981 Beyond the local-density approximation in calculations of ground-state electronic properties Phys. Rev. B 47 446 [6]Dion M, Rydberg H, Schröder E, Langreth D C and Lundqvist B I 2004 Van der Waals density functional for general geometries Phys. Rev. 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Phys. 136 150901 Van der Waals interactions in advanced materials contents Van der Waals interactions in advanced materials, in memory of David C LangrethPer Hyldgaard and Talat S Rahman Frictional temperature rise in a sliding physisorbed monolayer of Kr/grapheneM Walker, C Jaye, J Krim and Milton W Cole How to modify the van der Waals and Casimir forces without change of the dielectric permittivityG L Klimchitskaya, U Mohideen and V M Mostepanenko Spectroscopic characterization of van der Waals interactions in a metal organic framework with unsaturated metal centers: MOF-74-MgNour Nijem, Pieremanuele Canepa, Lingzhu Kong, Haohan Wu, Jing Li, Timo Thonhauser and Yves J Chabal A theoretical study of the hydrogen-storage potential of (H2)4CH4 in metal organic framework materials and carbon nanotubesQ Li and T Thonhauser The influence of dispersion interactions on the hydrogen adsorption properties of expanded graphiteYungok Ihm, Valentino R Cooper, Lujian Peng and James R Morris A DFT-D study of structural and energetic properties of TiO2 modificationsJonas Moellmann, Stephan Ehrlich, Ralf Tonner and Stefan Grimme Spherical-shell model for the van der Waals coefficients between fullerenes and/or nearly spherical nanoclustersJohn P Perdew, Jianmin Tao, Pan Hao, Adrienn Ruzsinszky, Gábor I Csonka and J M Pitarke Dynamical screening of the van der Waals interaction between graphene layersY J Dappe, P G Bolcatto, J Ortega and F Flores Structural evolution of amino acid crystals under stress from a non-empirical density functionalRiccardo Sabatini, Emine Küçükbenli, Brian Kolb, T Thonhauser and Stefano de Gironcoli Physisorption of nucleobases on graphene: a comparative van der Waals studyDuy Le, Abdelkader Kara, Elsebeth Schröder, Per Hyldgaard and Talat S Rahman The role of van der Waals interactions in the adsorption of noble gases on metal surfacesDe-Li Chen, W A Al-Saidi and J Karl Johnson Desorption of n-alkanes from graphene: a van der Waals density functional studyElisa Londero, Emma K Karlson, Marcus Landahl, Dimitri Ostrovskii, Jonatan D Rydberg and Elsebeth Schröder Benchmarking van der Waals density functionals with experimental data: potential-energy curves for H2 molecules on Cu(111), (100) and (110) surfacesKyuho Lee, Kristian Berland, Mina Yoon, Stig Andersson, Elsebeth Schröder, Per Hyldgaard and Bengt I Lundqvist Ab initio and semi-empirical van der Waals study of graphene-boron nitride interaction from a molecular point of viewVasile Caciuc, Nicolae Atodiresei, Martin Callsen, Predrag Lazić and Stefan Blügel Rationale for switching to nonlocal functionals in density functional theoryP Lazić, N Atodiresei, V Caciuc, R Brako, B Gumhalter and S Blügel Improved description of soft layered materials with van der Waals density functional theoryGabriella Graziano, Jiří Klimeš, Felix Fernandez-Alonso and Angelos Michaelides Structure and stability of weakly chemisorbed ethene adsorbed on low-index Cu surfaces: performance of density functionals with van der Waals interactionsFelix Hanke, Matthew S Dyer, Jonas Björk and Mats Persson Are we van der Waals ready?T Björkman, A Gulans, A V Krasheninnikov and R M Nieminen Nonequilibrium thermodynamics of interacting tunneling transport: variational grand potential, density functional formulation and nature of steady-state forcesP Hyldgaard

  16. David de Wied: Eminent scientist and academic leader: A personal note.

    Gispen, Willem Hendrik

    2010-01-10

    David de Wied was a natural leader with many a talent. He was the director of the Rudolf Magnus Institute at Utrecht University and president of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences. He coached over 75 Ph.D. students and hosted some 200 foreign scientists who joined him in his multidisciplinary neuropeptide research. Many of them became lifelong friends, frequenting the home of Liedje and David de Wied. Born in Deventer (The Netherlands) on January 12th, 1925, David de Wied's early boyhood first in Deventer and later in Leeuwarden appears to have been no different from that of any other provincial Dutch boys in pre-war Holland. After the war David enrolled at Groningen University to study medicine. Subsequently he specialized in experimental pharmacology. To understand the determination of David de Wied is to understand the drive of a Jewish young man, who during the war, had been forced to go underground and unable to develop in a free and independent manner. Therefore, later in life, time became very precious to him and everything that came across his path had to be taken seriously. In this short sketch of David de Wied I will try to highlight his outstanding scientific accomplishments as well as his personality as both have inspired a generation of young scientists. It is a great honour and a pleasure to be part of this meeting in memory of David de Wied. PMID:19837052

  17. “Silencio”: hearing loss in David Lynch's Mulholland Drive

    Allister Mactaggart

    2014-11-01

    Full Text Available In a filmmaking career replete with extraordinary images and sounds, David Lynch's Mulholland Drive (2001 stands out for attention as a striking and seemingly inexhaustible resource for analysis. In this article, this film is used to examine the specific ways in which Lynch uses pre-existing pop songs to wrap the spectator within the filmic soundscape. Nowhere is the complexity and uncanniness of pop music made more explicit than in Rebekah Del Rio's stunning performance of “Llorando (Crying” in the Club Silencio scene. The split between the singer's powerful performance and her subsequent collapse with the sound of the voice left hanging in the air marks a pivotal point in the film. This scene, coupled with other examples of feminine jouissance, is contrasted with the deadening roar of the master's voice, which solely demands obedience but is deaf to any reply. At the core of this article is an analysis of the status of the voice (and the gaze as examples of the Lacanian object a and its relationship to Marx's concept of surplus value. Mulholland Drive provides a powerful demonstration of how these concepts can be seen, heard, and felt in relation to film, and how sound can reverberate into the spaces and silences beyond the screen.

  18. David Florida Laboratory: Support for mobile satellite communications

    Dumoulin, Jean-Guy; Mamen, Rolf

    1995-01-01

    The comprehensive integration and environmental (including RF) test facilities of the Canadian Space Agency's David Florida Laboratory (CSA)(DFL) were used extensively for the MSAT Program. Following a description of the facilities, the paper outlines their application to the qualification of the two MSAT satellites following an overview of the test plan. Particular emphasis is given to passive intermodulation measurement (PIM) demands, which for the MSAT satellites, contributed to the need to extend the anechoic chamber. The extended chamber was also used for an EMC test and SAR signature test of the RADARSAT satellite. The DFL's facilities are being used for additional aspects of mobile satellite communications. One shielded anechoic Extra High Frequency (EHF) chamber and associated test equipment are employed predominantly for measuring the performance of the IRIDIUM satellites' Engineering Model Gateway Moveable Antennas (EM)(GMA). Other chambers are used for testing aeronautical antennas on behalf of Inmarsat. Still others combine thermal and PIM testing. The paper concludes with a review of the test requirements of evolving satcom missions such as Inmarsat Aero-1.

  19. Transatlantic Miscommunication in David Hare’s Drama Stuff Happens

    Golimowska, Karolina

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available This article addresses the transatlantic relations between the United States and Europe and specifically Great Britain in the context of post-9/11 international politics as reflected in the drama Stuff Happens (2004 written by British playwright David Hare. It focuses on the way re­cent history is performed and contextualized in dramatic form and analyzes the function and power of the theatricalization of historic events and particularly of finding ways to address 9/11 on a stage. Furthermore, it discusses the method of mixing parts of public speeches quoted ver­batim with fiction and its effects on readers and audiences. The play addresses the struggles and fragility of international diplomacy in the aftermath of 9/11. It reflects a general skepticism to­wards politicians and their decisions as well as the helpless position of millions of observers who are affected by these decisions and yet feel like they have no influence. This article sees post-9/11 verbatim theater as a chance for playwright and spectators to get access to the world of politics and to take part in the process of writing transatlantic history. More generally, through the ex­ample of this play, the article aims at discussing new challenges and functions of post-9/11 theater.

  20. Physics Nobel prize 2004: Surprising theory wins physics Nobel

    2004-01-01

    From left to right: David Politzer, David Gross and Frank Wilczek. For their understanding of counter-intuitive aspects of the strong force, which governs quarks inside protons and neutrons, on 5 October three American physicists were awarded the 2004 Nobel Prize in Physics. David J. Gross (Kavli Institute of Theoretical Physics, University of California, Santa Barbara), H. David Politzer (California Institute of Technology), and Frank Wilczek (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) made a key theoretical discovery with a surprising result: the closer quarks are together, the weaker the force - opposite to what is seen with electromagnetism and gravity. Rather, the strong force is analogous to a rubber band stretching, where the force increases as the quarks get farther apart. These physicists discovered this property of quarks, known as asymptotic freedom, in 1976. It later became a key part of the theory of quantum chromodynamics (QCD) and the Standard Model, the current best theory to describe the interac...

  1. Jalutu David tantsib auhinna vääriliselt / Andres Laasik

    Laasik, Andres, 1960-

    2006-01-01

    Tantsufilm "Elu hind" ("The Cost of Living") : lavastaja ja koreograaf Lloyd Newson : peaosades David Toole, Eddie Kay : Suurbritannia 2004. Filmi aluseks on Londoni tantsuteatri DV 8 Physical Theatre' 2000.a. valminud lavastus

  2. Prozaci asemel GTD ehk getting things done / David Allen ; interv. Endrik Randoja

    Allen, David

    2007-01-01

    Konsultant ja koolitaja David Allen oma aja- ja enesejuhtimise meetodist GTD - getting things done. Vt. samas: Väikesed nipid, et tõhusam olla; Milles seisneb Alleni meetod; Kuidas ma oma ülesannet täitsin - logiraamat

  3. Osborne's trilogy : a critique of the management philosophy of David Osborne / Jan-Erik Lane

    Lane, Jan-Erik

    2006-01-01

    Kriitiline lühiülevaade David Osborne'i raamatutes Reinventing government (kaasautor T. Gaebler, 1992), Banishing bureaucracy (kaasautor P. Plastrik, 1997) ja The price of government (kaasautor P. Hutchinson, 2004) avaldatud teooriatest

  4. "Handbook of biomedical optics", edited by David A. Boas, Constantinos Pitris, and Nimmi Ramanujam

    Gramatikov Boris

    2012-01-01

    Abstract David A. Boas, Constantinos Pitris, and Nimmi Ramanujam, Eds.: Handbook of Biomedical Optics CRC Press, Taylor and Francis Group, Boca Raton, London, New York, 2011 ISBN: 978-1-4200-9036-9 (Hardback), 787 pages

  5. "Handbook of biomedical optics", edited by David A. Boas, Constantinos Pitris, and Nimmi Ramanujam

    Gramatikov Boris

    2012-02-01

    Full Text Available Abstract David A. Boas, Constantinos Pitris, and Nimmi Ramanujam, Eds.: Handbook of Biomedical Optics CRC Press, Taylor and Francis Group, Boca Raton, London, New York, 2011 ISBN: 978-1-4200-9036-9 (Hardback, 787 pages

  6. Anneli Remme soovitab : David Oistrahhi festival. Koorifestival Pärnus / Anneli Remme

    Remme, Anneli, 1968-

    2002-01-01

    David Oistrahhi festivalist 14. juulini Pärnu Eliisabeti kirikus, Teatris Endla, Ammende villas, Eesti Õigeusu kirikus ja Pärnu Raekojas. Festivali kunstiline juht Allar Kaasik. Pärnu koorifestivalist

  7. Open Access!: Review of Online Statistics: An Interactive Multimedia Course of Study by David Lane

    Samuel L. Tunstall

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available David M. Lane (project leader. Online Statistics Education: An Interactive Multimedia Course of Study (http://onlinestatbook.com/ Also: David M. Lane (primary author and editor, with David Scott, Mikki Hebl, Rudy Guerra, Dan Osherson, and Heidi Zimmer. Introduction to Statistics. Online edition (http://onlinestatbook.com/Online_Statistics_Education.pdf, 694 pp. It is rare that students receive high-quality textbooks for free, but David Lane's Online Statistics: An Interactive Multimedia Course of Study permits precisely that. This review gives an overview of the many features in Lane's online textbook, including the Java Applets, the textbook itself, and the resources available for instructors. A discussion of uses of the site, as well as a comparison of the text to alternative online statistics textbooks, is included.

  8. David Oistrahhi festival läheneb lõpule / Toivo Traks

    Traks, Toivo

    2006-01-01

    Kontsertidest David Oistrahhi festivali raames: saksa viola da gamba mängija Holger Faust-Peters ja klavessinist Iren Lill 19. juulil Pärnu Eliisabeti kirikus, briti laulja Patricia Rozario ja RTE Vanbrugh Quartet 20. juulil Eliisabeti kirikus

  9. Kuidas suhtute vastuseisu eestikeelsele õppele? / Ilmar Tomusk, David Vseviov, Katri Raik ... [jt.

    2011-01-01

    Küsimusele vastasid: keeleinspektsiooni peadirektor Ilmar Tomusk, ajaloolane David Vseviov, Narva kolledži direktor Katri Raik, MISA keelekümblusprogrammi koordinaator Maire Kebbinau, riigikogu liige, endine rahvastikuminister Urve Palo

  10. Osborne's trilogy : a critique of the management philosophy of David Osborne / Jan-Erik Lane

    Lane, Jan-Erik

    2006-01-01

    Kriitiline lhilevaade David Osborne'i raamatutes Reinventing government (kaasautor T. Gaebler, 1992), Banishing bureaucracy (kaasautor P. Plastrik, 1997) ja The price of government (kaasautor P. Hutchinson, 2004) avaldatud teooriatest

  11. Siim Nestor soovitab : David Morales. Reede ja laupeva parimad palad / Siim Nestor

    Nestor, Siim, 1974-

    2004-01-01

    Popmuusikaritustest: David Morales 15. apr. klubis Moskva, "Eklekter" 16. apr Von Krahlis (esinejaks rootsi diskor DJ Mad Mats), prantsuse diskor DJ Yellow 16. apr. klubis Hollywood, ritusest "Dependent" 17. apr. Tartus

  12. Miks meil on kogu aeg kiire? / David Allen ; interv. Endrik Randoja

    Allen, David

    2006-01-01

    Produktiivsuse ekspert vastab küsimustele ettevõetud tegevuste tulemuslikumalt lõpule viimise kohta. Lisa: Aja paremaks kasutamiseks pakub David Allen lisaks veel kolm tõhusat ja lihtsasti rakendatavat põhimõtet

  13. Juhtimiskonsultant David Erdal: ettevttes osalust omavad ttajad panustavad rohkem / intervjueerinud Kairi Oja

    Erdal, David

    2014-01-01

    Intervjuu juhtimiskonsultant David Erdaliga tema teooriast, mille jrgi ettevtted annavad oma ttajatele ettevtte aktsiaid, et neid sel moel organisatsiooniga siduda. Arvamust avaldavad ka LHV Panga juhatuse esimees Erki Kilu ning Hamburg ja Partnerid partner Hannes Hamburg

  14. Prozaci asemel GTD ehk getting things done / David Allen ; interv. Endrik Randoja

    Allen, David

    2007-01-01

    Konsultant ja koolitaja David Allen oma aja- ja enesejuhtimise meetodist GTD - getting things done. Vt. samas: Vikesed nipid, et thusam olla; Milles seisneb Alleni meetod; Kuidas ma oma lesannet titsin - logiraamat

  15. Siim Nestor soovitab : David Morales. Reede ja laupäeva parimad palad / Siim Nestor

    Nestor, Siim, 1974-

    2004-01-01

    Popmuusikaüritustest: David Morales 15. apr. klubis Moskva, "Eklekter" 16. apr Von Krahlis (esinejaks rootsi diskor DJ Mad Mats), prantsuse diskor DJ Yellow 16. apr. klubis Hollywood, üritusest "Dependent" 17. apr. Tartus

  16. "Not Another Word." - Metafiction and solipsism in the short fiction of David Foster Wallace

    Pijnappel, J.

    2011-01-01

    Departing from an analysis of David Foster Wallace's non-fiction essay "E Unibus Pluram" and Wittgenstein's "Tractatus," this thesis analyzes the inherently ironic effects of metafiction and the connection between metafiction and solipsism, and how this affects present-day culture and postmodern literature. David Foster Wallace's stories "Octet" and "Good Old Neon" are subsequently analyzed, in order to reveal how Wallace escapes the postmodern trap and the "tyranny of irony" he describes in ...

  17. Determinants of vigilance in a reintroduced population of Pre David's deer

    Wei ZHENG, Guy BEAUCHAMP, Xuelei JIANG, Zhongqiu LI, Qinglong YANG

    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available After being kept in captivity and isolated from natural predators for more than 1,200 years, Pre Davids deer has been reintroduced in China and now occurs in a reserve where human activity is the only potential threat. Antipredator vigilance is an important component of survival for many prey animals in their natural habitat. Do deer still adjust vigilance as a function of risk after such a long period of relaxed predation pressure? Here, we examined vigilance levels in Pre Davids deer groups as a function of group size, sex and level of human disturbance. The results showed that individual vigilance significantly decreased with group size in all-female groups but not in all-males or mixed-sex groups. In rutting season, males compete with one another and harass females, and we argue that vigilance is partly aimed at threatening males and that such vigilance increases with group size. This explains why overall vigilance did not vary with group size for males in general and for females in mixed-sex groups. Vigilance increased in more disturbed areas but in in male deer only. The results indicate that despite relaxed predation pressure over centuries, Pre Davids deer can still adjust antipredator responses as a function of perceived risk. Such information may become useful in the rewilding programme now under way for this species in China [Current Zoology 59 (2: 265270, 2013].

  18. Toxinotyping of Clostridium perfringens fecal isolates of reintroduced Pre David's deer (Elaphurus davidianus) in China.

    Qiu, Huiling; Chen, Fu; Leng, Xinyan; Fei, Rongmei; Wang, Libo

    2014-10-01

    Clostridium perfringens is an important pathogen causing sudden death syndrome, necrotic enteritis, and gas gangrene in ruminants, especially some deer species. Pre David's deer (Elaphurus davidianus) is one of the world's rare species and is an endangered and protected species in China. Some Pre David's deer in the Chinese Shishou Pre David's Deer Preserve died due to C. perfringens infection. We investigated the toxin types and C. perfringens enterotoxin-positive (cpe(+)) strains of isolated C. perfringens in Pre David's deer in China. We collected 155 fecal samples from the Beijing Nanhaizi Pre David's Deer Park and the Jiangsu Dafeng Pre David's Deer National Nature Reserve between July 2010 and July 2011. Bacteria isolated using blood agar and mannitol agar plates were identified by Gram staining and nested PCR for 16S rRNA. We isolated C. perfringens from 41 fecal samples and used PCR amplification of five toxin genes to identify the toxinotypes and the cpe(+) strains of C. perfringens. Twenty-one isolates were type A, 15 were type E, and five were type D. Fifteen isolates were cpe(+) strains, including eight that were type A and seven that were type E. PMID:25050802

  19. Particle Physics challenges to the Bohm Picture of Relativistic Quantum Field Theory

    Miranda, Abel

    2011-01-01

    I discuss topics in Particle Physics applying the novel ontological formulation of Relativistic Quantum Field Theory due to David Bohm. I argument that particle physicists might too benefit from this truly novel way of thinking Physics.

  20. Miks paisub Avignon viis korda? / Andres Keil

    Keil, Andres, 1974-

    2006-01-01

    Avignoni teatrifestivali OFF-programmist. Pikemalt Bernard-Marie Koltési näidendi "La nuit juste avant les forets" lavastusest (trupp Compagnie Pourquoi) ja lavastusest "Mascarade" (trupp Viva La Commedia)

  1. Vene suurim teatrifestival tuleb! / Andres Keil

    Keil, Andres, 1974-

    2005-01-01

    Vene draamafestivali "Kuldne mask" paremik 11.-16. oktoobrini Tallinnas. Tutvustatakse lavastusi - "Vennad ja õed" (lav. L. Dodin), "September. doc" (lav. M. Ugarov), "Oblom off" (M. Ugarov), "Kuningas Oidipus" (lav. A. Prikotenko)

  2. Miks paisub Avignon viis korda? / Andres Keil

    Keil, Andres, 1974-

    2006-01-01

    Avignoni teatrifestivali OFF-programmist. Pikemalt Bernard-Marie Koltsi nidendi "La nuit juste avant les forets" lavastusest (trupp Compagnie Pourquoi) ja lavastusest "Mascarade" (trupp Viva La Commedia)

  3. Harrastusteater kutsub profi endale appi / Andres Keil

    Keil, Andres, 1974-

    2005-01-01

    4.-6. nov. Vrus toimunud harrastusteatrite riigifestivalist, kus grand prix' plvis Tartu Vilde teater lavastusega "Vajatakse naist" (lav. R. Adlas), parimaks lavastajaks tunnistati T. Tubin (lavastus "Ilma luumin & muu ri", Vru Teatriateljee), parimaks kunstnikuks M. Ehala, parimaks naisnitlejaks K. Moppel ja parimaks meesnitlejaks O. eludkov

  4. Vene suurim teatrifestival tuleb! / Andres Keil

    Keil, Andres, 1974-

    2005-01-01

    Vene draamafestivali "Kuldne mask" paremik 11.-16. oktoobrini Tallinnas. Tutvustatakse lavastusi - "Vennad ja ed" (lav. L. Dodin), "September. doc" (lav. M. Ugarov), "Oblom off" (M. Ugarov), "Kuningas Oidipus" (lav. A. Prikotenko)

  5. Bulgaaria maanteenomaadid Tallinna tnavatel. Teater / Andres Keil

    Keil, Andres, 1974-

    2008-01-01

    Mrtsis kaubaveoautol toimuvatest etendustest "Cargo Sofia-Tallinn". Esitavad bulgaaria treilerijuhid Ventzislav Borissov ja Nedjalko Nedjalkov. Teose autorid on Stefan Kaegi ja Jrg Karrenbauer. Lavastus on sissejuhatuseks suvisele teatrifestivalile Baltoscandal

  6. Estonia nitas uut logo / Andres Keil

    Keil, Andres, 1974-

    2004-01-01

    Ooperiteatri uue logo autor on Kristjan Kirsfeldt. Liis Kolle lavastab G. Rossini ooperi "Sinjoor Bruschino ehk Poeg juhuse tahtel", kunstnikud Liina Keevallik ja Reili Evart. 2. juunil Rahvusooperis etendunud rahvusooperi niteringi "Welcome to Estonia" Neeme Kuninga kirjutatud ja lavastatud muusikalist "Minu veetlev Eedi".

  7. Täieline teatritipp! / Andres Keil

    Keil, Andres, 1974-

    2004-01-01

    18. augustil esietendunud Von Krahli Teatri ja Filharmoonia Kammerkoori ühisprojektist - Veljo Tormise "Eesti ballaadid", muusikajuht Tõnu Kaljuste, koreograaf Aki Suzuki, lavastaja P. Jalakas. Loo on koostanud Lea Tormis, tekstid seadnud folklorist Ülo Tedre

  8. Draamateater ja Theatrum Riias festivalil / Andres Keil

    Keil, Andres, 1974-

    1999-01-01

    Riias algas 25. okt. rahvusvaheline teatrifestival Homo Novus '99,kus Eestit esindavad Eesti Draamateater Priit Pedajase lavastusega "Mao tee kalju peal" ja Theatrum Lembit Petersoni lavastusega "Pelleas ja Melisande"

  9. Sasha Pepeljajevi ustetagune maailm / Andres Keil

    Keil, Andres, 1974-

    2005-01-01

    Rahvusvahelisel tantsupäeval, 29. apr., jõudis Kanuti Gildi saalis maailmaesietenduseni S. Pepeljajevi ja tema uue nimega trupi - teater APART - tantsulavastus "Uksed", mis põhineb D. Harmsi erinevate teoste tekstidel

  10. Uus film tegi Raagist tegija / Andres Keil

    Keil, Andres, 1974-

    2005-01-01

    Eesti Televisiooni fiktiivne dokumentaaldraama "August 1991" : stsenarist ja režissöör Ilmar Raag : produtsent Gerda Kordemets : operaator Janno-Hans Arro. Lisatud augustiputshi ajal teletorni kaitsnud Jüri Joosti ja Peeter Milli kommentaar

  11. Kaks kiirpilku draamaprogrammile / Andres Keil, Katrin Ruus

    Keil, Andres, 1974-

    2006-01-01

    Balti teatrifestivalil "OmaDraama 2006" nähtud etendustest - Rudolfs Blaumanise ja Inga Abele "Kadunud poeg" Peteris Krilovsi lavastuses, Birute Mari monotükk "Poetess", ZUGA Ühendatud Tantsijate "Naine ja hunt", Merle Karusoo "Misjonärid", Mart Kivastiku- Hendrik Toompere "Põrgu Wärk", Anna Brigadere "P.S Pöialpoiss" Andrejs Jarovojs lavastuses ja Leedu Juozas Miltinise nim. Draamateatri "Sügis tuleb läbi metsa"

  12. Eks eklektikat Piiteris jtku ... / Andres Keil

    Keil, Andres, 1974-

    2004-01-01

    Peterburi festivalist "Uus draama" (Novaja drama), pikemalt peatutakse Aleksei Kazantsevi ja Mihhail Rozhini juhitava Moskva dramaturgia ja rezhissuuri keskuse esitatud H. Kraussleri tkil "Peatus. Kummitused" I. Selini lavastuses

  13. Kaks kiirpilku draamaprogrammile / Andres Keil, Katrin Ruus

    Keil, Andres, 1974-

    2006-01-01

    Balti teatrifestivalil "OmaDraama 2006" nhtud etendustest - Rudolfs Blaumanise ja Inga Abele "Kadunud poeg" Peteris Krilovsi lavastuses, Birute Mari monotkk "Poetess", ZUGA hendatud Tantsijate "Naine ja hunt", Merle Karusoo "Misjonrid", Mart Kivastiku- Hendrik Toompere "Prgu Wrk", Anna Brigadere "P.S Pialpoiss" Andrejs Jarovojs lavastuses ja Leedu Juozas Miltinise nim. Draamateatri "Sgis tuleb lbi metsa"

  14. Kolb's Experiential Learning Theory and Its Application in Geography in Higher Education.

    Healey, Mick; Jenkins, Alan

    2000-01-01

    Describes David Kolb's experiential learning theory focusing on the main features of his theory. Applies Kolb's theory to the teaching of geography addressing ideas such as teaching how theories of gender explain aspects of suburbia, teaching a field course, and encouraging staff to rethink their teaching style. Include references. (CMK)

  15. Remedial investigation/feasibility study for the David Witherspoon, Inc., 901 Site, Knoxville, Tennessee: Volume 2, Appendixes

    NONE

    1996-10-01

    This document contains the appendixes for the remedial investigation and feasibility study for the David Witherspoon, Inc., 901 site in Knoxville, Tennessee. The following topics are covered in the appendixes: (A) David Witherspoon, Inc., 901 Site Historical Data, (B) Fieldwork Plans for the David Witherspoon, Inc., 901 Site, (C) Risk Assessment, (D) Remediation Technology Discussion, (E) Engineering Support Documentation, (F) Applicable or Relevant and Appropriate Requirements, and (G) Cost Estimate Documentation.

  16. Remedial investigation/feasibility study for the David Witherspoon, Inc., 901 Site, Knoxville, Tennessee: Volume 2, Appendixes

    This document contains the appendixes for the remedial investigation and feasibility study for the David Witherspoon, Inc., 901 site in Knoxville, Tennessee. The following topics are covered in the appendixes: (A) David Witherspoon, Inc., 901 Site Historical Data, (B) Fieldwork Plans for the David Witherspoon, Inc., 901 Site, (C) Risk Assessment, (D) Remediation Technology Discussion, (E) Engineering Support Documentation, (F) Applicable or Relevant and Appropriate Requirements, and (G) Cost Estimate Documentation

  17. Ideal Observer Theory

    Liikkanen, Karri-Jaakko

    2013-01-01

    Ideal observer theory is an attempt to solve the meta-ethical question: What does it mean that “x is right” or “x is good”? The starting point for the ideal observer theory can be dated to 1950s and to Roderick Firth’s article “Ethical Absolutism and the Ideal Observer”. For example Adam Smith and David Hume can be seen as predecessors for this theory, but Firth was the first to address this theory fully. The answer to the meta-ethical question stated above is the following....

  18. David Niget, La naissance du tribunal pour enfants: une comparaison France-Qubec (1912-1945)

    Quincy-Lefebvre, Pascale

    2015-01-01

    Louvrage de David Niget est tir dune thse soutenue Angers, bel aboutissement dun travail de cotutelle et dun projet dhistoire croise entre la France et le Qubec. Devenu au fil des ans le principal spcialiste franais de lhistoire de la justice des mineurs pour le premier xxe sicle, David Niget a, plus rcemment, tendu ses tudes la Belgique et, sans abandonner son champ de recherche, sest plus directement investi dans des recherches sur Jeunesses et violences. Il sintr...

  19. Do Père David's Deer Lose Memories of Their Ancestral Predators?

    Li, Chunwang; Yang, Xiaobo; Ding, Yuhua; Zhang, Linyuan; Fang, Hongxia; Tang, Songhua; JIANG, Zhigang

    2011-01-01

    Whether prey retains antipredator behavior after a long period of predator relaxation is an important question in predator-prey evolution. Père David's deer have been raised in enclosures for more than 1200 years and this isolation provides an opportunity to study whether Père David's deer still respond to the cues of their ancestral predators or to novel predators. We played back the sounds of crows (familiar sound) and domestic dogs (familiar non-predators), of tigers and wolves (ancestral ...

  20. Is Mass Society a Threat to Representative Democracy? Revisiting David Riesman’s “Other-Directed Character”

    Pekka Sulkunen

    2012-07-01

    Full Text Available Representative democracy has been based on the idea that interest groups form parliaments through competitive elections, and legislate in favour of their supporters. Declining electoral participation, rise of populist rightwing parties, contingent coalitions, personalized electoral success and scandaldriven politics indicate a crisis in representative democracy. Mass society theories after the Second World War predicted a decline of democracy on the basis of homogenisation of mass consumption societies. The threat was seen to involve totalitarian rule, combined with bureaucracy serving the interests of elites. This paper examines the underlying presuppositions of mass society theory, and argues that the homogeneity argument is insufficient to fit the realities. Following David Riesman, it is argued that the otherdirected character growsfrom unstable interest group identities, but its determinant is not sameness but agency and therefore difference. To have agency is to orient oneself to others as a self, as unique, separate and autonomous subject. This is vindicated by trends in public administration since the 1980s, which stress citizens’ selfcontrol,autonomy and partnership rather than conformity. Political disputes arise around contradictions between difference and autonomy in societies where agency is a principle of justification. Universal autonomy requires homogeneity but agency stresses difference and uniqueness.

  1. The European IST Project DAVID: A Viable Approach Toward Optical Packet Switching

    Dittmann, Lars; Develder, C.; Chioaroni, D.; Neri, F.; Callegati, F.; Koerber, W.; Stavdas, A.; Renaud, M; Rafel, A.; Sole-Pareta, J.; Cerroni, W.; Leligou, N.; Dembeck, L.; Mortensen, Brian Bach; Pickavet, M.; Sauze, N. Le; Mahony, M.; Berde, B.; Eilenberger, G.

    2003-01-01

    , as well as both the wide-area network and multiple-area networks parts of the network. The results presented in this paper were developed in the frame of the research project DAVID (Data And Voice Integration over DWDM) project, funded by the European Commission through the IST-framework....

  2. Käsitsi tegemise võlu / David Jones ; intervjueerinud Kai Lobjakas

    Jones, David, 1953-

    2010-01-01

    10. Kohila keraamikasümpoosionil osalenud briti keraamik ja teoreetik David Jones endast, rakutehnikast, huvist põletamisega seonduvate teemade vastu, Kohila sümpoosioni raames tehtust, keraamika õpetamisest Inglismaal, käsitöö ja keraamika positsioonist praegu ja tulevikus jm.

  3. Surnuist üles äratamine = Reviving the dead / David Crowley

    Crowley, David, 1966-

    2012-01-01

    Eesti ekspositsioonist "Kui pikk on ühe maja elu?" 13. Venezia arhitektuuribiennaalil "Common Ground" (kuraator David Chipperfield). Tallinna Linnahalli minevikust ja praegusest olukorrast. Kuraator Tüüne-Kristin Vaikla, näituse autorid Urmo Vaikla, Tüüne-Kristin Vaikla, Ingel Vaikla, Maria Pukk, Ivar Lubjak, Veronika Valk. Saksa paviljoni näitusest "Reduce, reuse, recycle"

  4. David F. Treagust: congenial soul, science educator, and international research leader

    Tobin, Kenneth; Rennie, Leonie; Venville, Grady; Chu, Hye-Eun; Fensham, Peter; Gallagher, James; Duit, Reinders; Graeber, Wolfgang; van den Berg, Ed; Hand, Brian; Ritchie, Stephen; Dillon, Justin

    2011-09-01

    For almost a half century David F. Treagust has been an exemplary science educator who has contributed through his dedication and commitments to students, curriculum development and collaboration with teachers, and cutting edge research in science education that has impacted the field globally, nationally and locally. A hallmark of his outstanding career is his collaborative style that inspires others to produce their best work.

  5. Forging Futures with Teens and Science Fiction: A Conversation with Greg Bear and David Brin.

    Moltz, Sandy

    2003-01-01

    Presents an interview with Greg Bear and David Brin, two science fiction writers who started Reading for the Future, an international project geared toward secondary school students that shows teachers and librarians how science fiction inspires young readers. Discusses programs that have come out of this group; standards for books geared toward…

  6. Objectivism and Education: A Response to David Elkind's "The Problem with Constructivism"

    Carson, Jamin

    2005-01-01

    This paper responds to David Elkind's article "The Problem with Constructivism," published in the Summer 2004 issue of The EducationalForum. It argues that Elkind?s thesis?teacher, curricular, and societal readiness lead to the implementation of constructivism?is conceptually problematic. This paper also critiques constructivism and supports…

  7. Direitos dos Animais. DEGRAZIA, David. Animal Rights. A very short introduction.

    Gabriel Garmendia da Trindade

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available http://dx.doi.org/10.5007/1807-1384.2012v9n2p275Resenha do livro Animal Rights. A very short introduction, escrito por David DeGrazia, professor do Departamento de Filosofia do Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, George Washington University (EUA.

  8. Resident database interfaces to the DAVID system, a heterogeneous distributed database management system

    Moroh, Marsha

    1988-01-01

    A methodology for building interfaces of resident database management systems to a heterogeneous distributed database management system under development at NASA, the DAVID system, was developed. The feasibility of that methodology was demonstrated by construction of the software necessary to perform the interface task. The interface terminology developed in the course of this research is presented. The work performed and the results are summarized.

  9. Commentary on "An Evolutionarily Informed Education Science" by David C. Geary

    Ellis, George F. R.

    2008-01-01

    Dr. David C. Geary's article centers on the concept of inherited folk psychology modules, together with the idea of a transition from primary to secondary learning. This article suggests that there exist only effective folk psychology modules, which are the result of interaction of inherited primary emotional systems with the physical, biological,…

  10. VIDEO AT OSF - Interview to David Rabanus, ESO, on the ALMA OSF site, at 2900 m

    2015-01-01

    In this interview, recorded on the ALMA OSF (Operations and Support Facilities) site, at 2900 m on the Chajnantor highlands, physicist David Rabanus of ESO/ ALMA takes us inside the heart of the ALMA antennas, to reveal how the antennas detect millimetric and submillimetric radiowaves.

  11. Incorporating a Cross-Cultural Perspective in the Undergraduate Psychology Curriculum: An Interview with David Matsumoto.

    Hill, G. William, IV

    2000-01-01

    Provides an interview with David Matsumoto, Professor of Psychology and Director of the Culture and Emotion Research Laboratory at San Francisco State University. He has studied emotion, human interaction, and culture for more than 15 years. Focuses on cross-cultural psychology and perspectives in relation to the psychology curriculum. (CMK)

  12. 76 FR 39865 - Mr. David Creasey; Notice of Availability of Environmental Assessment

    2011-07-07

    ... regulations, 18 CFR Part 380 (Order No. 486, 52 FR 47897), the Office of Energy Projects has reviewed the... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Mr. David Creasey; Notice of Availability of Environmental Assessment...

  13. A Response to David Kirk: Personal/Professional Views from US Authors

    Hastie, Peter; van der Mars, Hans

    2014-01-01

    This paper represents the views of two scholars in the USA with respect to the scholar lecture presented by David Kirk at the 2012 BERA -- Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy (PESP) Special Interest Group meeting. We discuss how two unique features of the American universities have an impact on both the corporate nature of our work and our…

  14. Quare? Argument in David Daube, after Karl Popper

    Metzger, E.

    2004-01-01

    This article considers the method of argument favoured by David Daube (1909-1999), a scholar of Roman and biblical law. It suggests that Daube used a method of argument championed by Karl Popper (1902-1994), a philosopher of science.

  15. David Kirk on Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy: In Dialogue with Steven Stolz (Part 1)

    Stolz, Steven A.; Kirk, David

    2015-01-01

    Forming the first of two articles, this dialogue begins from the dilemma posed in the writings of David Kirk that physical education is in crisis because the dominant practice of physical education as "sport-techniques" is resistant to change. In order to make sense of crisis discourse, the discussion explores the potential for change in

  16. David Cronenberg ja William S. Burroughs kutsuvad teid lantshile / Aare Ermel

    Ermel, Aare, 1957-2013

    1999-01-01

    Mängufilm "Alasti eine" ("Naked Lunch") William S. Burroughs' teose järgi : režissöör ja stsenarist David Cronenberg : Suurbritannia - Kanada 1991. Lähemalt režissööri kohta. Ka Nädal nr. 35, lk. 29

  17. Outraging the Resident-Alien : King David, Uriah the Hittite, and an El-Amarna Parallel

    Bodi, Daniel

    2003-01-01

    This article compares the treatment that king David inflicted on Uriah the Hittite in 2 Sam 11, who was a "ger tôsah", "resident alien" according to the rabbis, and the outrage that a high official of a pharaoh committed to an "ubaru", "resident-alien" in El-Amarna times.

  18. 78 FR 36591 - David M. Lewis, D.M.D., Dismissal of Proceeding

    2013-06-18

    ....'' Ronald J. Riegel, 63 FR 67132, 67133 (1998); see also William W. Nucklos, 73 FR 34330 (2008). So too..., 73 FR at 34330. Accordingly, there is neither a registration, nor an application, to act upon, and... Enforcement Administration David M. Lewis, D.M.D., Dismissal of Proceeding On December 5, 2012, the...

  19. Q & A with Ed Tech Leaders: Interview with David M. Monetti

    Fulgham, Susan M.; Shaughnessy, Michael F.

    2014-01-01

    Contributing editors Susan Fulgham and Michael Shaughnessy present their interview with David M. Monetti, Professor in the Department of Psychology and Counseling at Valdosta State University. Monetti teaches courses in educational psychology, learning, and measurement and evaluation. He is actively involved with the public schools as a researcher

  20. David Hurst Thomas and the Historical Archaeology of the Spanish Borderlands.

    Snead, James E.

    2000-01-01

    Discusses David Hurst Thomas' archaeological work on the Spanish borderlands, which integrates field archaeology and documentary history. Focuses on locating and studying the Santa Catalina de Guale. Addresses his project on the Pueblo San Marcos that will further test his ideas about the Spanish mission period. (CMK)

  1. The Archives of the History of American Psychology: An Interview with David B. Baker.

    Prieto, Loreto R.

    2001-01-01

    Presents an interview with David B. Baker, Director of the Archives of the History of American Psychology. Covers topics such as: Baker's interest in the history of psychology, his work at the Archives of the History of American Psychology, and recommendations for teachers when addressing history in non-history courses. (CMK)

  2. Crítica y modernidad literaria: la obra de david jiménez

    Fernando Urueta Gutiérrez

    2007-01-01

    El ensayo se propone presentar la obra de David Jiménez al hilode los problemas de la modernidad literaria y sus implicaciones parala crítica. Se empieza por ver cuál es la relación de la literatura modernacon la historia literaria y social. Luego se abor

  3. An Interview with David Rindskopf: A Leading Voice on Teaching Statistics and Methodology

    Bembenutty, Hefer

    2011-01-01

    This article presents an interview with David Rindskopf, a Distinguished Professor of Educational Psychology and Psychology at the City University of New York Graduate Center, where he has taught since 1979. His research and teaching are in the area of applied statistics, measurement, and research design. He is a fellow of the American Statistical…

  4. Henry David Thoreau, Martin Luther King Jr., and the American Tradition of Protest.

    Powell, Brent

    1995-01-01

    Maintains that Henry David Thoreau and Martin Luther King, Jr. fundamentally altered the tradition of protest and reform. Compares and contrasts the role of each man in U.S. social and constitutional history. Concludes that while Thoreau lacked the broad influence of King, his writings influenced both King and Mohandas Gandhi. (CFR)

  5. David Camerons EU treaty veto is a disaster for Britain

    Hix, Simon

    2011-01-01

    Britain is now isolated as the only EU country to walk away from negotiations to rework the Lisbon treaty in order to save the euro. Simon Hix argues that David Cameron has chosen to take a disastrous course of action that imperils both the economic health and political sustainability of the UK

  6. The post-perspectival: screens and time in David Lynch's Inland Empire

    Anne Jerslev

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available Taking Anne Friedberg's notion of the post-perspectival as the point of departure for her analysis of David Lynch's digitally shot and edited Inland Empire from 2006, Anne Jerslev argues that the film deconstructs continuous time and coherent space by constructing multiple planes of representation, multiple layerings of screens and, hence, multiple and fractured modes of perception. The article further suggests that the film's enigmatic structure might best be understood with reference to a new media genre like the website with its hyperlink structure. Finally, the article discusses how a sense of ubiquitous surveillance coalesces with the screen logic.Author Biography Anne Jerslev (PhD is Professor of Film and Media Studies at the Department of Media, Cognition and Communication, University of Copenhagen. Anne Jerslev has published and edited books in Danish and English and published dozens of articles in journals and anthologies in Danish, Scandinavian languages, German and English. Her first book was titled David Lynch i vore jne (David Lynch in our eyes (1991; it was published in German in 1995 under the title David Lynchmentale Landschaften. After the Lynch book she published books about cult movies, youth and media and media and intimacy. She has edited two volumes in English, Realism and Reality in Film and Media (2002, where she contributed a piece about Lars von Trier's The Idiots, and Performative Realism (co-edited with Rune Gade (2005. Her latest edited volume (co-edited with Christa Lykke Christensen is Hvor gr grnsen? Brudflader i den moderne mediekultur [Are there no limits? The crossing of boundaries in contemporary media culture] (Copenhagen 2010. She is currently editing a volume about Impure Cinema together with professor Lcia Nagib from the University of Leeds, which will appear in 2013. Her own contribution to the book is an article about David Lynch's Interview Project.

  7. A Network Text Analysis of David Ayers Fury

    Starling David Hunter

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available Network Text Analysis (NTA involves the creation of networks of words and/or concepts from linguistic data. Its key insight is that the position of words and concepts in a text network provides vital clues to the central and underlying themes of the text as a whole. Recent research has relied on inductive approaches to identify these themes. In this study we demonstrate a deductive approach that we apply to the screenplay of the 2014 World War II-era film Fury. Specifically, we first use genre expectations theory to establish prior expectations as to the key themes associated with war films. We then empirically test whether words and concepts associated with the most influentially-positioned nodes are consistent with themes common to the war-film genre. As predicted, we find that words and concepts associated with the least constrained nodes in the text network were significantly more likely to be associated with the war, action, and biography genres and significantly less likely to be associated with the mystery, science-fiction, fantasy, and film-noir genres.Keywords: content analysis, text analysis, network text analysis, semantic network analysis, film studies, screenplay, screenwriting, war movies, World War II, tanks

  8. David Schoenberg and the beauty of quantum oscillations

    The quantum oscillation effect was discovered in Leiden, in 1930, by W.J. de Haas and P.M. van Alphen in magnetization measurement, and by L.W. Shubnikov and de Haas - in magnetoresistance. Studying single crystals of bismuth, they observed oscillatory variations of magnetization and magnetoresistance with magnetic field. Shoenberg, whose first research in Cambridge had been on bismuth, found that much stronger oscillations are observed when a bismuth sample is cooled to liquid helium rather than to liquid hydrogen, which had been used by de Haas. In 1938 Shoenberg came from Cambridge to Moscow to study these oscillations at Kapitza Institute where liquid helium was available at that time. In 1947, J. Marcus observed similar oscillations in zinc, that persuaded Shoenberg to return to this research, and, since then, the dHvA effect had been one of his main research topic. In particular, he developed techniques for quantitative measurements of the effect in many metals. Theoretical explanation of quantum oscillations was given by L. Onsager in 1952, and the analytical quantitative theory by I.M. Lifshitz and A.M. Kosevich in 1955. These theoretical advancements seemed to provide a comprehensive description of the effect. Since then, quantum oscillations were commonly considered as a tool for measuring Fermi surface extremal cross-sections and all-angle electron scattering times. However, in his pioneering experiments in 1960s, Shoenberg revealed the richness and deep essence of the quantum oscillation effect and showed how the beauty of the effect is disclosed under nonlinear conditions imposed by interactions in the system under study. It was quite unexpected, that under 'magnetic interaction' conditions, the apparently weak effect of quantum oscillations may lead to such strong consequences as breaking the sample into magnetic (now called 'Shoenberg') domains and the formation of an inhomogeneous magnetic state. Owing to his contribution to the field of quantum oscillations and superconductivity, Shoenberg is no doubt one of the 20th century's foremost experts. We describe the experiments on finding the quantitative parameters of electron-electron interaction, which are in line with the Shoenberg ideas that the quantum oscillations are modified by interactions and, hence, their analysis enables one to extract the quasiparticle interaction parameters.

  9. Urban common space, heterotopia and the right to the city: Reflections on the ideas of Henri Lefebvre and David Harvey

    Orlando Alves dos Santos Junior

    2014-05-01

    Full Text Available A city’s common spaces are appropriated by capital that aims to guarantee the conditions necessary for the production-reproduction of capitalist relations. In this context, the challenge is to imagine and construct a very different type of city capable of breaking away from the dynamic of capital, founded on new forms of appropriation of the city, which implies articulating both theory and praxis. For this to occur, however, it is necessary to create new knowledge about the city and a strong anti-capitalist social movement focused on the transformation of daily urban life and involving new forms of appropriation of urban common spaces. It is in this context, and from a dialectic perspective, that this article articulates the ideas of Henri Lefebvre and David Harvey, seeking to contribute to an understanding of the production processes of space in contemporary capitalism, the discussion of the future of cities and perspectives on transition. To do so, the article addresses four central ideas: (i the dialectic conception of space to problematize the production and appropriation of urban common spaces; (ii the recognition of urban common spaces as spaces traversed by contradictions, disputes and material and symbolic conflicts among different agents; (iii the right to the city as a need and as a utopian project; and (iv the challenge of articulating heterotopic practices from the perspective of creative rebellion for the right to the city and the transition to a new urban future.

  10. Seyed Mohammad Hossein Tabatabai and David Hume in the philosophical basis for determining the values

    Mohammad Javad Movahedi

    2013-09-01

    Full Text Available allameh sayyid muhammad husain tabatabaei and David Hume, in regard to influential philosophical thought's, are very important, one in the Muslim world and The other in the West world. Allama has mentioned his thoughts on ethics, in his two books, the principles of philosophy and Method of realism and Al-Mizan interpretation (Quranic exegesis. In The principles of philosophy and Method of realism, his main discussions are actions that export from agent and the relationship between agent and action. In the sixth chapter of the book, Allama generally analyzes mental aspects, and in particular, examines the psychophilosophical analysis and epistemology of the moral concepts. In terms of epistemology, ethics is one of the perceptions of mental aspects, and according to Allama, humans naturally can distinct right from wrong and take steps towards goodness and happiness. The second psychophilosophical aspect of ethics is related to good moral qualities and spiritual positive properties. As was stated before, humans, by nature, are equipped with the ability to recognize right and wrong; so it can be concluded in the issue of good moral qualities and spiritual positive properties, that virtues and vices are in the form of spiritual positive properties and that actualized in regard to need of Physical actions, and accordingly, humans are forced to take action. Allama in epistemological discussions and how human can obtain the knowledge has analyzed the agency of human and relationship between the agent and the action with the aim of demonstrating the role of reason and perceptions in all levels of human life as central and substantial. Hume at the beginning of the third book, a treatise on human nature, stated that "Morality is a subject that interests us above all others"; He spoke of the importance of this field of philosophy. You can even ponder and reflect on the previous parts of the book so that the introductions of a scheme of ethics are discussed. Hume's moral philosophy can be considered as "virtue-based ethics". The main concepts of his ethical theory are such as Behavior, virtues and vices, and not a duty, maxims and obligation. The salient feature of Hume's moral theory is the emphasis upon moral sense according which we discern vicious and virtuous behavior. Consequently, according to Taylor, "Hume's ethics can be contrasted with other forms of virtue-based ethics, such as Aristotelian ethics." In Aristotelian virtue ethics, the focus is on the virtuous agent, and to investigate how people can be involved in the acquisition of virtues and deals with the role of virtue in having a good and calm life; whereas Hume is merely deals with diagnoses and assess the treatment. Most of his work is behavior cognition, and partly psychological and is based on an act-centered attitude. His attitude of moral knowledge based on good and bad behaviors of people is distinguished and evaluated on the context of society and the dialogue and discussion. In other words, evaluation and recognition of the moral norms of virtues- or vices-based is a social practice and the social conditions make it clear. Accordingly, Hume argues that "passions as hate, anger, respect, love, courage, pain and pleasure, all of them bring from the communication with others within the community and not from my natural mood." As a result, one can say that the Allameh Tabatabai argues that human, by nature, has the ability to distinguish right from wrong, and therefore, there are virtues and vices in the form of spiritual positive properties and that actualized in regard to need of Physical actions, and accordingly, humans are forced to take action.  Then, human with using the power of "wisdom", can distinguish between virtues and vices. However, Hume explicitly does not consider distinguishing between good and evil as the act of reason, but of "moral sense", and According to him, "reason is the slave of the passions".

  11. Seyed Mohammad Hossein Tabatabai and David Hume in the philosophical basis for determining the values

    Mohammad Javad Movahedi

    Full Text Available allameh sayyid muhammad husain tabatabaei and David Hume, in regard to influential philosophical thought's, are very important, one in the Muslim world and The other in the West world. Allama has mentioned his thoughts on ethics, in his two books, the principles of philosophy and Method of realism and Al-Mizan interpretation (Quranic exegesis. In The principles of philosophy and Method of realism, his main discussions are actions that export from agent and the relationship between agent and action. In the sixth chapter of the book, Allama generally analyzes mental aspects, and in particular, examines the psychophilosophical analysis and epistemology of the moral concepts. In terms of epistemology, ethics is one of the perceptions of mental aspects, and according to Allama, humans naturally can distinct right from wrong and take steps towards goodness and happiness. The second psychophilosophical aspect of ethics is related to good moral qualities and spiritual positive properties. As was stated before, humans, by nature, are equipped with the ability to recognize right and wrong; so it can be concluded in the issue of good moral qualities and spiritual positive properties, that virtues and vices are in the form of spiritual positive properties and that actualized in regard to need of Physical actions, and accordingly, humans are forced to take action. Allama in epistemological discussions and how human can obtain the knowledge has analyzed the agency of human and relationship between the agent and the action with the aim of demonstrating the role of reason and perceptions in all levels of human life as central and substantial.Hume at the beginning of the third book, a treatise on human nature, stated that "Morality is a subject that interests us above all others"; He spoke of the importance of this field of philosophy. You can even ponder and reflect on the previous parts of the book so that the introductions of a scheme of ethics are discussed. Hume's moral philosophy can be considered as "virtue-based ethics". The main concepts of his ethical theory are such as Behavior, virtues and vices, and not a duty, maxims and obligation. The salient feature of Hume's moral theory is the emphasis upon moral sense according which we discern vicious and virtuous behavior. Consequently, according to Taylor, "Hume's ethics can be contrasted with other forms of virtue-based ethics, such as Aristotelian ethics." In Aristotelian virtue ethics, the focus is on the virtuous agent, and to investigate how people can be involved in the acquisition of virtues and deals with the role of virtue in having a good and calm life; whereas Hume is merely deals with diagnoses and assess the treatment. Most of his work is behavior cognition, and partly psychological and is based on an act-centered attitude. His attitude of moral knowledge based on good and bad behaviors of people is distinguished and evaluated on the context of society and the dialogue and discussion. In other words, evaluation and recognition of the moral norms of virtues- or vices-based is a social practice and the social conditions make it clear. Accordingly, Hume argues that "passions as hate, anger, respect, love, courage, pain and pleasure, all of them bring from the communication with others within the community and not from my natural mood." As a result, one can say that the Allameh Tabatabai argues that human, by nature, has the ability to distinguish right from wrong, and therefore, there are virtues and vices in the form of spiritual positive properties and that actualized in regard to need of Physical actions, and accordingly, humans are forced to take action. Then, human with using the power of "wisdom", can distinguish between virtues and vices. However, Hume explicitly does not consider distinguishing between good and evil as the act of reason, but of "moral sense", and According to him, "reason is the slave of the passions

  12. David W. Ellwood. The Shock of America: Europe and the Challenge of the Century.

    Krabbendam, Hans

    2013-01-01

    In this grand overview of transatlantic relations, associate professor of International History at Bologna University David Ellwood explains how European nations aspiring to modernity had sooner or later to confront the United States. This was best visible in the periods following the two world wars and the end of the Cold War. Contrary to the first impression that it was America’s military power that changed Europe, Ellwood asserts that it were US cultural examples that captivated European a...

  13. Review: Henry E. Brady & David Collier (Hrsg.) (2004). Rethinking Social Inquiry: Diverse Tools, Shared Standards

    Catón, Matthias

    2006-01-01

    Das Buch Rethinking Social Inquiry, herausgegeben von Henry E. BRADY und David COLLIER, ist eine Antwort auf den Band von KING, KEOHANE und VERBA (1994), in dem versucht wird, Standards der quantitativen Forschung in der qualitativen Forschung einzuführen. Die Autoren des hier rezensierten Buchs kritisieren viele der Vorschläge, da sie argumentieren, dass qualitative Forschung anderer Werkzeuge bedürfe. Trotzdem stimmen sie zu, dass die Grundlagen des Forschungsaufbaus ähnlich sind. Das Buch ...

  14. David Mitchell's Ghostwritten and 'The Novel of Globalization': biopower and the Secret History of the Novel

    Vermeulen, Pieter

    2012-01-01

    David Mitchell's debut novel Ghostwritten (1999) not only depicts a globalized world; its peculiar formal organization also embodies the mode of relatedness that characterizes globalization. This article shows that the invisible, decentralized power that defines globalization can be understood as what Michel Foucault called biopower. As a novel of globalization, Mitchell's novel lays bare the hidden historical and theoretical affinities between the novel genre on the one hand and biopower on ...

  15. Between Belonging and Dwelling: The Hospitality of David Malouf's Remembering Babylon

    Nicolette Bragg

    2015-11-01

    Full Text Available This article argues that David Malouf’s Remembering Babylon relates two narratives, one of hospitality and one of the nation. Rather than corroborating each other, these narratives conflict. By emphasising the novel’s account of hospitality and the accommodation of the stranger, this article intervenes in readings of the novel as a national allegory. Rather than simply a legacy of colonialism with revised legitimacy, the nation in Remembering Babylon signals the failure of hospitality.

  16. Book Review: the question of conscience: higher education and personal responsibility by David Watson

    Kalpokas, Ignas

    2014-01-01

    Does a university education hold any value? How do universities determine what skills are relevant in today’s ever-changing world when information could become outdated even before students graduate? These are some of the questions and problems that David Watson sets out to explore in this book. Ignas Kalpokas finds this a timely work that clearly dissects the current condition of HE and provides a rewarding read for those actively involved in the sector.

  17. David Roberts en Córdoba. Vistas de paisaje y arquitectura hacia 1833

    Gámiz Gordo, Antonio; García Ortega, Antonio Jesús

    2015-01-01

    David Roberts' views of Córdoba were carried out in 1833 and later redrafted as lithographs, engravings, and oils. These artworks enjoyed great commercial success and international diffusion due to their thematic and undoubted artistic value. The authors analyze their documentary value as a graphic record -prior to the advent of photography- of the urban landscape and architecture of Cordoba, a city now denominated a World Heritage Site. These images are studied here for the first time as ...

  18. L'helléniste français Jules David (1783-1854

    Jean Caravolas

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available Dans les lignes qui suivent, je présente les points saillants de la vie et de l'œuvre de Jules David, éminent helléniste et fervent philhellène français, sur lequel il n'existe, 150 ans après sa mort, aucune étude ni même un article quelque peu détaillé. 

  19. Hacking the aesthetic: David Haines and Joyce Hinterding's new ecologies of signal

    Murphie, Andrew

    2012-01-01

    Award winning Australian electronic artists David Haines and Joyce Hinterding’s installation work is discussed as ‘‘signal-work.’’ Their work reconfigures signal within original assemblages involving subtle audio, high resolution video (both recorded and animated), kilometers of coiled copper wire, antennae or home-built electronics, electrostatic disturbances, the like of very low frequency radiation from the Milky Way, and cross-signal processing. The article develops a context for thinking...

  20. David Bellos, Is That a Fish in your Ear? Translation and the Meaning of Everything

    Sophie CHIARI

    2013-01-01

    Since the time of the Ottoman dragomans, translators have always been suspected of disloyalty. Paradoxically, [t]he disparagement of translation emanates most powerfully from those very circles where the ability to translate [] is most likely to be found, i.e., from scholars themselves. This explains why translators have long been in need of a talented and persuasive supporter to defend their case. Today, they have found it. David Bellos may well be their ideal promoter. Indeed, not only i...

  1. Between Belonging and Dwelling: The Hospitality of David Malouf's Remembering Babylon

    Nicolette Bragg

    2015-01-01

    This article argues that David Malouf’s Remembering Babylon relates two narratives, one of hospitality and one of the nation. Rather than corroborating each other, these narratives conflict. By emphasising the novel’s account of hospitality and the accommodation of the stranger, this article intervenes in readings of the novel as a national allegory. Rather than simply a legacy of colonialism with revised legitimacy, the nation in Remembering Babylon signals the failure of hospitality.

  2. Idea and community : the growth of David Tudor's Rainforest, 1965-2006

    Rogalsky, M.R.

    2006-01-01

    David Tudor's sound work Rainforest was created in four distinct versions between 1968 and 1973. The work's central concept is the use of various resonant objects as loudspeakers, or "acoustic filters", to modify sounds from numerous sources which are played through the objects. The author traces Tudor's exploration of the "loudspeaker-object" idea, which Tudor dates back to 1965, and considers the significance of the community of artists, engineers, composers and choreographers surrounding T...

  3. Apparat, Raum, Angst Stichworte zum weiblichen Blick im Anschluss an David Finchers Film Panic Room

    Kadi, Ulrike

    2005-01-01

    Sie blickt ihn sanft aus einem geffneten Spalt der Eingangstr an, lchelt verschlafen und fragt wie beilufig: »What do you want?« Der Polizist reagiert umsichtig. Sie mge mit den Augen blinzeln, falls sie sich in irgendeiner Weise unter Druck fhle und deshalb nicht antworten knne. Aber die Frau schaut ihn lediglich verstndnislos an. Nicht einmal ein leises Zucken findet sich an ihren Augenlidern. Diese Szene aus David Finchers Film Panic Room (2002) eignet sich sehr...

  4. The problem of moral based on human nature in David Hume

    Emin Çelebi

    2011-01-01

    The biggest dream of Scottish philosopher David Hume was to establish a science to provide all the unknown about human life with concreteness as is in positive sciences. The science that he called “Human Nature Science” seems as a concept including all human actions like moral, knowledge and liberty. Naturally, everything related to human actions imply a sense in respect of moral, as well. In this study, we try to understand how Hume explained the problem of morality based on huma...

  5. PEOPLE IN PHYSICS: David Bohm and the implicate order: a new paradigm for physics teachers

    Bettany, Laurence

    1998-11-01

    David Bohm (1917-93) was a highly original and individual physicist. His novel ideas and profound intuition extended not only to the physical world but also to the nature of consciousness and society. Bohm regarded science as having become essentially fragmented in its approach to understanding physical reality and sought a more holistic physics based on order, transformation and flowing movement. His notion of an implicate order provides an unusual and exciting challenge for both teachers and students alike.

  6. Sidgwick’s Argument for Utilitarianism and his Moral Epistemology: A Reply to David Phillips

    Skelton, Anthony

    2014-01-01

    David Phillips’s Sidgwickian Ethics is a penetrating contribution to the scholarly and philosophical understanding of Henry Sidgwick’s The Methods of Ethics. This note focuses on Phillips’s understanding of (aspects of) Sidgwick’s argument for utilitarianism and the moral epistemology to which he subscribes. In § I, I briefly outline the basic features of the argument that Sidgwick provides for utilitarianism, noting some disagreements with Phillips along the way. In § II, I raise some object...

  7. Presenting Compassionate Conservatism in PMQ Genre: David Cameron's Questioning Performance in the Staged Verbal Duel with Tony Blair

    Wu, Lin

    2007-01-01

    Modern British political arena is witnessing a radical reform in the Conservative party, ever since David Cameron’s leadership election in 2005. Compassionate Conservatism is promoted as the essential reforming ideology for attracting electorate support to regain the government. Through progressive approaches of limiting the government and empowering individuals and society, David Cameron has made great progress in rebuilding the party to be a center-right party representative of the wide Bri...

  8. DAVID Knowledgebase: a gene-centered database integrating heterogeneous gene annotation resources to facilitate high-throughput gene functional analysis

    Baseler Michael W

    2007-11-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Due to the complex and distributed nature of biological research, our current biological knowledge is spread over many redundant annotation databases maintained by many independent groups. Analysts usually need to visit many of these bioinformatics databases in order to integrate comprehensive annotation information for their genes, which becomes one of the bottlenecks, particularly for the analytic task associated with a large gene list. Thus, a highly centralized and ready-to-use gene-annotation knowledgebase is in demand for high throughput gene functional analysis. Description The DAVID Knowledgebase is built around the DAVID Gene Concept, a single-linkage method to agglomerate tens of millions of gene/protein identifiers from a variety of public genomic resources into DAVID gene clusters. The grouping of such identifiers improves the cross-reference capability, particularly across NCBI and UniProt systems, enabling more than 40 publicly available functional annotation sources to be comprehensively integrated and centralized by the DAVID gene clusters. The simple, pair-wise, text format files which make up the DAVID Knowledgebase are freely downloadable for various data analysis uses. In addition, a well organized web interface allows users to query different types of heterogeneous annotations in a high-throughput manner. Conclusion The DAVID Knowledgebase is designed to facilitate high throughput gene functional analysis. For a given gene list, it not only provides the quick accessibility to a wide range of heterogeneous annotation data in a centralized location, but also enriches the level of biological information for an individual gene. Moreover, the entire DAVID Knowledgebase is freely downloadable or searchable at http://david.abcc.ncifcrf.gov/knowledgebase/.

  9. Towards a new vision of economic policy: Discussion around the new paradigm proposed by David Romer in “Keynesian macroeconomics without the LM curve”

    Marco Leonardo Penagos Rozo

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available New Keynesians (NK refer to an advanced posture compared to the traditional paradigm of the IS-LM equilibrium, which, as a tool, satisfied economic policy explanations for the moment. The model had critics like be considered not to have microeconomic foundations, among others. Perhaps at the times presented: Keynes, in 1936, with the General Theory, Hicks, in 1937, with Mr. Keynes and the classics; Samuelson in 1948 and subsequent years, with his work Economy, it provided important elements in the balance. However, a new approach was needed for the Twenty-First Century, and it is the one proposed by David Romer. The purpose of this article is to make an initial review for understanding how some aspects of economic policy are linked as elements of economic growth.

  10. Hear After: Matters of Life and Death in David Tudor’s Electronic Music

    You Nakai

    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available In David Tudor’s electronic music, home-brew modular devices were carefully connected together to form complex feedback networks wherein all components—including the composer/performer himself—could only partially ‘influence’ one another. Once activated, the very instability of mismatched connections between the components triggered a cascade of signals and signal modulations, so that the work “composed itself,” and took “a life of its own.” Due to this self-producing, perpetuating nature of his works, Tudor insisted on what he called “the view from inside,” focusing more on the internal observation of his devices and sound than in materials external to the immanence of performance. When Tudor passed away in 1996, it became apparent that the sheer lack of resources outside the work—scores, instructions, recordings, texts—had made many of his music impossible to perform in his absence. The works that took a life of their own could not survive their composer’s death partially because of his utter reliance on them to do their work. By connecting often mismatched resources obtained from extended research on Tudor, this paper presents modular observations that seem to offer certain perspectives on the issue of life and death surrounding Tudor’s music. A comparison with developments in systems theory, most notably autopoiesis, outlines a mechanism for the endless life of sounds that compose themselves. Moving out of this theoretical reflection, a fieldwork report of an ongoing attempt to ‘revive’ some of Tudors works is offered. This report demonstrates the observer shifting from one ‘inside’ to another—from an electronic circuitry inside a particular device, to a network composed of several devices, and further into the activation of a composite instrument. Meandering away from the archives, the composer’s “view from inside” of his electronic devices is set side by side with recent insights of object-oriented ontology. A certain portion of this observation then feeds itself back to the perspective of autopoiesis, while others proceed to extract a distinct notion of ‘life’ out of object-orientation, this time in programming: an indeterminate ‘waiting’ time inherent in each ‘object’ that cannot be computed within a singular universal time. This latency embedded in objects that await activation correlates to the trajectory of the observer who is always in a transit from one ‘inside’ to another, finding different objects on each level of observation, and for whom, therefore, the delineation between life and death is always indeterminate. This view provides further explanation to the operative mechanism of Tudor’s music, wherein mismatched components sought to activate and influence one another, constituting an ‘electronic ecology’ endowed with a life of its own, but filled with partial deaths. The paper thus observes ultimately a parallel between the composer’s trajectory within his performances and that within his life, while attempting to reenact the complex nature of these said trajectories through the meandering manner of its own delivery.

  11. David Mabb

    Mabb, David

    2011-01-01

    The 19th Century English wallpaper and fabric designer, poet and socialist William Morris thought that interior design had a fundamental role to play in the transformation of everyday life. This essentially political motivation - a commitment to the radical potential of design - is behind much of his work as a designer and craftsman and the setting up of Morris & Co. In English political life, he was known firstly as a member of the National Liberal League. As he moved leftwards he became a l...

  12. Intraspecific host selection of Pre David's deer by cattle egrets in Dafeng, China.

    Fernandez, Eve V; Li, Zhongqiu; Zheng, Wei; Ding, Yuhua; Sun, Daming; Che, Ye

    2014-06-01

    Studies have focused on foraging ecology of cattle egrets (Bubulcus ibis) and their selection of ungulate host species. However, few studies have been conducted at intraspecific levels, such as the sex/age class of a specific ungulate. In this study, the foraging behavior and intraspecific host selection of cattle egrets associated with Pre David's deer (Elaphurus davidianus) were investigated at the Dafeng National Nature Reserve, China in summer 2011 and 2012. Egret-deer pairing status was analyzed and intraspecific host selection index was calculated. Cattle egrets preferred to feed with female deer compared with male deer and fawns. In contrast to solitary birds, cattle egrets following a deer benefited from a relatively low vigilance output, high foraging success, low energy expenditure, and high total foraging yields. These egrets also maximized benefits when they followed female deer compared with male deer and fawns. Our results further indicated that egrets likely preferred females because of the appropriate moving speed that allowed these egrets to follow and forage sufficiently and effectively. The males of Pre David's deer were possibly more aggressive than the females during the rutting season, causing egrets to experience difficulty in accompaniment and feeding. Fawns were not preferred because they were usually motionless and insufficiently large to stir more insects. We did not find any behavioral differences in vigilance and feeding between juveniles and adults. Our results suggested that cattle egrets could obtain significant benefits from their association with Pre David's deer, and these benefits were maximized when they followed female deer. This article is part of a Special Issue entitled: insert SI title. PMID:24607393

  13. Rectifiability and elliptic measures on 1-sided NTA domains with Ahlfors-David regular boundaries

    Akman, Murat; Badger , Matthew; Hofmann, Steve; Martell, José María

    2015-01-01

    Let $\\Omega \\subset \\mathbb{R}^{n+1}$, $n\\geq 2$, be 1-sided NTA domain (aka uniform domain), i.e.~a domain which satisfies interior Corkscrew and Harnack Chain conditions, and assume that $\\partial\\Omega$ is $n$-dimensional Ahlfors-David regular. We characterize the rectifiability of $\\partial\\Omega$ in terms of the absolute continuity of surface measure with respect to harmonic measure. We also show that these are equivalent to the fact that $\\partial\\Omega$ can be covered $\\mathcal{H}^n$-a...

  14. Murphy, David. – Sembene: Imagining Alternatives in Film and Fiction

    Hoefert de Turégano, Teresa

    2007-01-01

    Ousmane Sembene from Senegal is an acclaimed film maker of over ten films, including Borom Sarret, La noire de..., Mandabi, Ceddo, Xala, and the list goes on. He is also a confirmed author with ten books to his credit, among which the classic God’s Little Bits of Wood (Les bouts de bois de Dieu). There are surprisingly few book-length studies of Sembene’s work, even fewer with in – depth critical analysis, and David Murphy seeks to fill the gap. His principal aim is to dislocate the easy labe...

  15. Media(ting Textual Therapies in David Lodges Therapy and Deaf Sentence

    Lidia Mihaela Necula

    2011-07-01

    Full Text Available What the present article attempts at is mediating the image of a discarnate man who inlays a discursive medium, itself a message. In so doing, it embarks upon two of David Lodges novels, Therapy (1995 and Deaf Sentence (2008 respectively as best implying and suggesting for a mode of survival: the exorcising writing act, manifest at the level of the text under the form of diary pages, letters or emails, seems to work as the best therapeutic treatment for depression (personal or textual, so that the poetics of the text is gradually traded for and replaced by the politics of the fictional game.

  16. Vanguards of Modernity: David Eng Considers the Queer Space of Stanley Kwan's Lan Yu

    Fickle, Tara

    2008-01-01

    On November 5, David L. Eng, Professor of English, Comparative Literature and Asian American Studies at the University of Pennsylvania, gave his audience a glimpse of his fascinating new project entitled “The Queer Space of China” in the Center for the Study of Women’s Faculty Curator Series on “The Color of LGBT: Race in Sexuality.” The timing of the talk was doubly relevant, arriving on the eve of postmodern China’s emergent status as nascent world power and coming just after the passing of...

  17. Sit Down with Sabin: David Schlegel: Hunting Dark Energy (LBNL Summer Lecture Series)

    Russell, Sabin; Schlegel, David

    2011-06-22

    Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory physicist and dark energy hunter David Schlegel chats with Sabin Russell, former San Francisco Chronicle reporter turned Berkeley Lab science writer, June 22, 2011. Their conversation is the first installment of "Sit Down With Sabin," a weekly conversation hosted by Russell. Over the course of five conversations with Berkeley Lab staff this summer, Russell will explore the ups and downs of innovative science — all without the aid of PowerPoint slides. Brought to you by Berkeley Lab Public Affairs.

  18. Book review: slow reading in a hurried age by David Mikics

    Byrne, Aidan, Mr

    2014-01-01

    In this fast-paced world where everything is just a ‘click away’, more and more readers are choosing to ‘skim and skip’ rather than to give their full attention to the written word, believes David Mikics. This book aims to demonstrate how the ‘tried-and-true methods’ of slow reading can provide a more immersive and fulfilling experience. The author’s writing is fluent and passionate throughout, although Aidan Byrne finds the book’s main assertions and purposes to be deeply conservative. Byrne...

  19. Buhler, James. Neumeyer, David. Deemer, Rob. Hearing the Movies: Music and Sound in Film History

    Carlos Henrique Silveira

    2012-05-01

    Full Text Available James Buhler et David Neumeyer sont certainement les auteurs les plus importants à publier sur l’analyse de la musique de film depuis les années quatre-vingt-dix aux Etats-Unis. Entre autres contributions, ils ont édité ensemble (avec Caryl Flinn Music and Cinema, un livre consacré aux différentes perspectives de l’étude de la musique de film. Tous les deux sont professeurs de théorie musicale à l’école de musique de l’université du Texas à Austin (Neumeyer étant aussi professeur à Leslie Wa...

  20. On the morality of deception--does method matter? A reply to David Bakhurst.

    Jackson, J.

    1993-01-01

    Does it signify morally whether a deception is achieved by a lie or some other way? David Bakhurst has challenged my view that it can signify. Here I counter his criticisms--firstly, by clarifying the terminology: What counts as a lie? Secondly, by exploring further what makes lying wrong. Bakhurst maintains that lying is wrong in that it infringes autonomy--and other deceiving stratagems, he says, do so equally. I maintain that lying is wrong in that it endangers trust--and other types of de...

  1. Best Practices Case Study: David Weekley Homes - Eagle Springs and Waterhaven, Houston, TX

    none,

    2011-04-01

    Case study describing David Weekley Homes, Houston Division, has qualified more than 1,240 homes for the DOE Builders Challenge. Advanced framed 2x6 walls with open headers and two-stud corners allow more room for R-20 damp sprayed cellulose wall cavity insulation that is covered with R-5 rigid XPS foam. A radiant barrier cuts heat gain in the R-38 insulated vented attics. Draft stopping at fireplace and duct chases and behind tubs, gluing sheetrock to framing, and extensive caulking make for air-tight homes at 3.0 ACH50.

  2. Para una des-comprensin filosfica del cine: el caso Inland Empire de David Lynch

    Julio Cabrera

    2009-05-01

    Full Text Available El trabajo cuestiona la capacidad hermenutica de la filosofa en su tarea de analizar pelculas, sosteniendo quetal capacidad dej de ser apropiada para hacer surgir el sentido y la verdad de obras cinematogrficas. Se argumentaque una capacidad interactiva y performativa sera ms adecuada. Obras cinematogrficas como las de David Lynchayudan a entender este paso metodolgico y temtico desde la nocin interpretativa de la verdad hacia la nocin interactivade la misma, al construir filmes que se configuran como imposibles hermenuticos. El artculo contiene unaauto-crtica a la propia actitud hermenutica an asumida en mi libro Cine: 100 aos de filosofa, de 1999.

  3. The Dehumanizing American Dream in David Mamets Glengarry Glen Ross

    Mehdi Sepehrmanesh; Ehsan Dehghani

    2014-01-01

    The American Dream is a recurrent theme in American literature. In this response, this paper is an attempt to expose the destructive effects of the dream on the human spirit. It is also shown, through the analysis of David Mamets glengarry Glen Ross, that despite the promise of the dream it contains many contradictions. Beneath the seeming simple surface of the play lies a deep current of meanings that reflect the calamities of modern American life, and in a broader sense, the modern world. ...

  4. Atomic processes and application in honour of David R. Bates' 60th birthday

    Burke, P G

    2013-01-01

    Atomic Processes and Applications is a collection of review articles that discusses major atomic and molecular processes and their applications to upper atmospheric physics and to astrophysics. The book also serves as a 60th birthday tribute to Dr. David R. Bates. The coverage of the text includes the overview of stratospheric aeronomy; upper atmosphere of the earth; and problems in atmospheric pollution. The book also deals with technical and highly specialized issues including photoionization of atomic systems; atomic structure and oscillator strengths; and atomic scattering computations. Th

  5. Bosquejos de niez y proyectos de vida en la novela de Dickens David Copperfield

    Jorge Sanabria-Len

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available La interpretacin de la novela de Charles Dickens David Copperfield se propone destacar las formas en que la literatura somete a debate bosquejos de subjetividad e interaccin. El inters central es la asignacin cultural de atributos individuales que derivan de esquemas predeterminados sobre valores personales y de formas de vida. A la construccin social del prejuicio se le brinda especial atencin. El hilo del anlisis lo lleva la interaccin entre la figuras narrativas de David Copperfield y Urias Heep, pues conforman antpodas reflejo de antagonismos sociales. La configuracin de contrastes entre las caractersticas de los personajes los proyectos que encarnan y sus destinos ofrece un campo para el estudio de las orientaciones para la accin en la vida cotidiana. Tal configuracin prev ordenamientos de la experiencia. Se hace nfasis en los elementos fundadores de una jerarqua de estilos y mundos de vida, que a su vez muestran cmo diferentes niveles simblicos estn comprometidos en la asignacin de roles sociales y sus significados para un colectivo.

  6. Corpses of Metaphor. Images of Death in David Leavitt and Jamaica Kincaid

    Fiorenzo Iuliano

    2010-11-01

    Full Text Available This essay analyzes two works, My Brother by Jamaica Kincaid, and "Saturn Street" by David Leavitt, investigating the construction of homosexuality as a process accomplished by resorting to illness (AIDS and death. In both works, indeed, the slow and dramatic course of AIDS amounts to the progressive unveiling of homosexuality as a social threat or a cause of anxiety and repulsion. The two works are set in different contexts: whereas Jamaica Kincaid refers to the problematic situation of homosexuality in the Caribbean, David Leavitt explores the social and cultural scenario of the 1990s Los Angeles, in the wake of a by now ended utopian confidence in science and technology.  This comparative approach helps us understand the political dynamics through which, in different and, to some extents, opposite realities, the social stigma of AIDS worked as a means to construct homosexual identity and set it apart from the sanitized spectrum of normal and sanctioned sexual behaviors. The point I want to make in this essay is that the corpse is used as an effective metaphor for a dehumanized depiction of male homosexual and ill subjects.  

  7. eXistenZ by David Cronenberg: cyber-fictions for a post-humanity

    Laura Borrs Castanyer

    2003-11-01

    Full Text Available This article analyses David Cronenberg's film, eXistenZ, with the aim of establishing comparative territory with the world of new, electronic text forms. A second objective is to examine the enormous, creative possibilities that can already be seen within our contemporary, literary panorama yet which demand a change in sensibilities in order to adjust them to the needs of the new paradigm. It constitutes a reflection on the transformation of certain cultural habits which may allow us to develop new critical tools for analysing and comprehending this new literary step into the digital environment. Full text (HTML Este artculo presenta un anlisis de la pelcula eXistenZ, de David Cronenberg, con el fin de establecer un terreno comparativo con el mundo de las nuevas textualidades electrnicas y poder observar, de este modo, las enormes posibilidades creativas que ya se aprecian en el panorama literario contemporneo pero que deben ir acompaadas de un cambio de sensibilidad para ajustarse a las necesidades del nuevo paradigma. Se trata de una reflexin sobre las transformaciones de unos ciertos hbitos culturales que, tal vez, nos permitirn llegar a desarrollar nuevas herramientas crticas para el anlisis y comprensin de este nuevo paso de la literatura en el entorno digital.

  8. Urban common space, heterotopia and the right to the city: reflections on the ideas of Henri Lefebvre and David Harvey / Espao urbano comum, heterotopia e o direito cidade: reflexes a partir do pensamento de Henri Lefebvre e David Harvey

    Orlando Alves dos, Santos Junior.

    2014-08-01

    Full Text Available Os espaos urbanos comuns da cidade so apropriados pelo capital visando garantir as condies necessrias para a produo-reproduo das relaes capitalistas. Nesse contexto, o desafio seria imaginar e construir um tipo totalmente diferente de cidade capaz de romper com a dinmica do capital, fund [...] ado em novas formas de apropriao da cidade, o que implica em articular teoria e prxis. Mas para isso ocorrer torna-se necessrio criar um novo conhecimento sobre o urbano e um forte movimento social anticapitalista focado na transformao do cotidiano da vida urbana como seu objetivo, o que envolve novas formas de apropriao dos espaos urbanos comuns. nesse contexto e desde uma perspectiva dialtica que o presente ensaio busca articular as formulaes de Henri Lefebvre e de David Harvey, buscando contribuir para a compreenso dos processos de produo do espao no capitalismo contemporneo, a discusso sobre o futuro das cidades e as perspectivas de transio. Para tanto, o ensaio aborda quatro ideias centrais: (i) uma concepo dialtica de espao para problematizar a produo e a apropriao dos espaos urbanos comuns da cidade; (ii) o reconhecimento dos espaos urbanos comuns das cidades como espaos atravessados por contradies, disputas e conflitos materiais e simblicos entre diferentes agentes; (iii) o direito cidade como uma necessidade e como um projeto utpico; e (iv) o desafio da articulao das prticas heterotpicas na perspectiva da rebeldia criativa pelo direito cidade e da transio para novos futuros urbanos. Abstract in english A city's common spaces are appropriated by capital that aims to guarantee the conditions necessary for the production-reproduction of capitalist relations. In this context, the challenge is to imagine and construct a very different type of city capable of breaking away from the dynamic of capital, f [...] ounded on new forms of appropriation of the city, which implies articulating both theory and praxis. For this to occur, however, it is necessary to create new knowledge about the city and a strong anti-capitalist social movement focused on the transformation of daily urban life and involving new forms of appropriation of urban common spaces. It is in this context, and from a dialectic perspective, that this article articulates the ideas of Henri Lefebvre and David Harvey, seeking to contribute to an understanding of the production processes of space in contemporary capitalism, the discussion of the future of cities and perspectives on transition. To do so, the article addresses four central ideas: (i) the dialectic conception of space to problematize the production and appropriation of urban common spaces; (ii) the recognition of urban common spaces as spaces traversed by contradictions, disputes and material and symbolic conflicts among different agents; (iii) the right to the city as a need and as a utopian project; and (iv) the challenge of articulating heterotopic practices from the perspective of creative rebellion for the right to the city and the transition to a new urban future.

  9. Bohmian mechanics and quantum theory an appraisal

    Goldstein, Sheldon; Cushing, James T

    1996-01-01

    We are often told that quantum phenomena demand radical revisions of our scientific world view and that no physical theory describing well defined objects, such as particles described by their positions, evolving in a well defined way, let alone deterministically, can account for such phenomena. The great majority of physicists continue to subscribe to this view, despite the fact that just such a deterministic theory, accounting for all of the phe­ nomena of nonrelativistic quantum mechanics, was proposed by David Bohm more than four decades ago and has arguably been around almost since the inception of quantum mechanics itself. Our purpose in asking colleagues to write the essays for this volume has not been to produce a Festschrift in honor of David Bohm (worthy an undertaking as that would have been) or to gather together a collection of papers simply stating uncritically Bohm's views on quantum mechanics. The central theme around which the essays in this volume are arranged is David Bohm's vers...

  10. Search theory and applied economic research

    Amstad, Marlene; Berentsen, Aleksander

    2002-01-01

    In the summer of 2002, the Swiss National Bank (SNB) hosted the “SNB-Fed Cleveland Workshop on Monetary Economics”. Recent years have seen the development of the search-theoretic approach to monetary theory. It has established itself as an important strand of monetary theory in a very short space of time, although it has yet to exert a significant influence on the empirical models that are typically used for monetary policy analysis. This is why the conference organisers, David Altig (Federal...

  11. What motivated Dr David Livingstone (1813-73) in his work in Africa?

    Beard, John A S

    2009-05-01

    Born of humble beginnings in a Scottish mill-town, David Livingstone would become one of the great explorers of the 19th century, traversing 30,000 miles of unknown Africa. His pioneering spirit and inquisitive mind brought knowledge and discoveries in the fields of tropical medicine, linguistics, botany, zoology, anthropology and geology. While it can be argued that Livingstone exhibited contradictions and shortcomings as a man, he nonetheless grasped the imagination of Victorian Britain and helped to change European attitudes towards Africa forever. His numerous endeavours were undertaken under the banner of divinely inspired missionary work -- 'If God has accepted my service, then my life is charmed till my work is done' (Livingstone D. Livingstone's Private Journals, 1851-53. London: Chatto & Windus, 1960:108). Yet whether it was indeed religion that truly motivated Livingstone, or rather that he used it as a vehicle for his other passions, is less certain. PMID:19401513

  12. The Poetics of Combinatory Cinema: David Jhave Johnston interviews Roderick Coover and Scott Rettberg

    Roderick Coover

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available For the past several years filmmaker Roderick Coover and fiction writer Scott Rettberg have collaborated on a series of film and digital media projects that address climate change, environmental catastrophe, cross-cultural communication and combinatory poetics. Working between Philadelphia, USA, where Coover directs the graduate programme in Film and Media Arts at Temple University, and Bergen, Norway, where Rettberg is Professor of Digital Culture at the University of Bergen. Their projects, including The Last Volcano, Rats and Cats, Three Rails Live (with Nick Montfort and Toxi•City, deal thematically with contemporary and past moments of environmental change and human loss, and formally with interdisciplinary practice and combinatory poetics. Coover and Rettberg were interviewed by digital poet and experimental filmmaker David Jhave Johnston, Assistant Professor in the School of Creative Media at City University of Hong Kong.

  13. Memory, Identity and Desire: A Psychoanalytic Reading of David Lynch’s Mulholland Drive

    Murat Akser

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available This is a reading of David Mulholland Drive through psychoanalytic approach of Lacan from the perspective of formation of fantasy and shifting identities. Lynch constructs his films consciously choosing his themes from the sub(versive/conscious side of human mind. Previous attempts to read Lynch's films are fixed around the idea that Lynch is using film genres to create postmodern pastiches. Mulholland Drive has been analyzed several times from different approaches ranging from gender (Love, 2004, narratology (Lentzner, 2005; McGowan, 2004; Cook, 2011. Elements of film noir, musical, caper films can be identified in Lynch’s films. This detailed textual analysis intends to rationalize Lynch’s narrative structure through Lacanian terms in reference to Zizekian terminology.

  14. On the morality of deception--does method matter? A reply to David Bakhurst.

    Jackson, J

    1993-09-01

    Does it signify morally whether a deception is achieved by a lie or some other way? David Bakhurst has challenged my view that it can signify. Here I counter his criticisms--firstly, by clarifying the terminology: What counts as a lie? Secondly, by exploring further what makes lying wrong. Bakhurst maintains that lying is wrong in that it infringes autonomy--and other deceiving stratagems, he says, do so equally. I maintain that lying is wrong in that it endangers trust--and other types of deceiving stratagems do not do so equally. Lying to patients, I contend, is an abuse of their trust. Other forms of their intentional deception need not be so, although, in our autonomy-minded culture, they are likely to be so. PMID:8230152

  15. Remedial investigation/feasibility study for the David Witherspoon, Inc., 901 Site, Knoxville, Tennessee: Volume 1

    NONE

    1996-10-01

    This remedial investigation (RI)/feasibility study (FS) supports the selection of remedial actions for the David Witherspoon, Inc. 901 Maryville Pike Site in Knoxville, Tennessee. Operations at the site, used as a recycling center, have resulted in past, present, and potential future releases of hazardous substances in to the environment. This Site is a Tennessee Superfund site. A phased approach was planned to (1) gather existing data from previous investigations managed by the Tenn. Dept. of Environment and Conservation; (2) perform a preliminary RI, including risk assessments, and an FS with existing data to identify areas where remedial action may be necessary; (3) gather additional field data to adequately define the nature and extent of risk-based contaminants that present identifiable threats to human and/or ecological receptors; and (4) develop remedial action alternatives to reduce risks to acceptable levels.

  16. David M. Lubin. Shooting Kennedy : JFK and the Culture of Images.

    François Brunet

    2006-04-01

    Full Text Available Voici un livre décapant, décoiffant et déroutant, qui a d’ores et déjà fait pas mal de bruit outre-Atlantique. Son auteur, David Lubin, enseigne l’histoire de l’art à Wake Forest (Caroline du Nord, et il était déjà connu des américanistes comme l’auteur de Picturing a Nation : Art and Social Change in Nineteenth-Century America (1994. Dans ce dernier livre, comme dans Titanic (1999, Lubin se montrait un historien de l’art novateur, voire iconoclaste, en organisant la confrontation des genr...

  17. Capitalismo, cidade e política na perspectiva de David Harvey

    Marco Aurélio Santana

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available O texto discute alguns eixos conceituais relevantes para a compreensão da obra de David Harvey, concentrando-se especificamente nas formulações do autor acerca da ideia de rearranjo espacial (spatial fix, de novo imperialismo (new imperialism e de acumulação mediante despossessão (acumulation by dispossession. Objetiva-se lidar também com o que se seriam os componentes da teoria critica de Harvey. Além disso, apresenta-se como tais ideias e formulações não podem ser plenamente entendidas sem o seu enraizamento nas reflexões do autor acerca das cidades.

  18. Animals and nature: mapping storylines and metaphors in David Kramer’s narratives

    M. Slabbert

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available This article discusses the representation of animals and nature in selected lyrics from the oeuvre of singer, songwriter and producer David Kramer and considers his engagement with historical and contemporary discourses about human-animal and human-nature interaction in relation to ecological awareness within a South African context. I trace the socio-political commentary voiced through his depiction of animals in the folksongs he wrote during apartheid, especially in lyrics from the album “Baboondogs” (Kramer, 1986. Kramer also employs intertextual references to traditional South African folksongs and tales in his music. Furthermore, the social and environmental significance of Kramer’s representations of nature in a selection of his postapartheid lyrics is investigated. I argue that the pedagogical value of Kramer’s cultural commentary can contribute significantly to the challenge of teaching animal studies and ecocriticism in South African context.

  19. Pattern/randomness. Il rapporto fra testo e lettore in Infinite Jest di David Foster Wallace

    Ugo Panzani

    2013-11-01

    Full Text Available David Foster Wallace questioned the previous literary tradition usually defined as “postmodern” through his narrative and non-fiction production. Following Katherine Hayles, it is possible to consider the decreasing prominence of the presence/absence dialectic typical of deconstructionism and postmodernism and, on a parallel plane, the increasing relevance of a pattern/randomness dialectic. From this point of view, one might argue, many postmodern fictions merely diagnosed the presence of a “technological sublime”, without proposing cognitive solutions to actively deal with it. Through a comparison between some key aspects of neural networks and the narrative structure of Infinite Jest (1996, the primary aim of this contribution is to understand how Wallace's novel may be considered as a literary device that helps the reader to become the manufacturer of new cognitive patterns, by processing and selecting information from the huge amount of data contained in the novel.

  20. Work plan for the radiological survey for the David Witherspoon, Incorporated, Landfill-1630 site, Knoxville, Tennessee

    This work plan establishes the methods and requirements for performing a radiological survey at the David Witherspoon, Incorporated, Landfill-1630 Site, Knoxville, Tennessee (DWI 1630 Site) in accordance with requirements under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 (CERCLA). The radiological survey will identify the radiological contamination level of the equipment and debris stored at the DWI 1630 Site. The data generated from the survey activities will support the decisions for characterization of the equipment/debris and aid in subsequent disposition and waste handling. The survey activities to be performed under this work plan include an equipment radiological survey, a walkover survey, and an immunoassay testing for polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs). This work plan includes a quality assurance (QA)/quality control (QC) project plan, a health and safety (H ampersand S) plan, and a waste management plan

  1. The Dehumanizing American Dream in David Mamets Glengarry Glen Ross

    Mehdi Sepehrmanesh

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available The American Dream is a recurrent theme in American literature. In this response, this paper is an attempt to expose the destructive effects of the dream on the human spirit. It is also shown, through the analysis of David Mamets glengarry Glen Ross, that despite the promise of the dream it contains many contradictions. Beneath the seeming simple surface of the play lies a deep current of meanings that reflect the calamities of modern American life, and in a broader sense, the modern world. This article indicates how capitalism inculcates ideologies in the mind of individuals in order to facilitate the exploiting process and unquestioning subordination. Ragged individualism, for instance, as the most prominent of these ideologies, disrupts all communal bonds and even exceeds to the disintegration of friendship and family life.

  2. Remedial investigation/feasibility study for the David Witherspoon, Inc., 901 Site, Knoxville, Tennessee: Volume 1

    This remedial investigation (RI)/feasibility study (FS) supports the selection of remedial actions for the David Witherspoon, Inc. 901 Maryville Pike Site in Knoxville, Tennessee. Operations at the site, used as a recycling center, have resulted in past, present, and potential future releases of hazardous substances in to the environment. This Site is a Tennessee Superfund site. A phased approach was planned to (1) gather existing data from previous investigations managed by the Tenn. Dept. of Environment and Conservation; (2) perform a preliminary RI, including risk assessments, and an FS with existing data to identify areas where remedial action may be necessary; (3) gather additional field data to adequately define the nature and extent of risk-based contaminants that present identifiable threats to human and/or ecological receptors; and (4) develop remedial action alternatives to reduce risks to acceptable levels

  3. David Roberts en Córdoba. Vistas de paisaje y arquitectura hacia 1833

    Gámiz Gordo, Antonio

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available David Roberts' views of Córdoba were carried out in 1833 and later redrafted as lithographs, engravings, and oils. These artworks enjoyed great commercial success and international diffusion due to their thematic and undoubted artistic value. The authors analyze their documentary value as a graphic record -prior to the advent of photography- of the urban landscape and architecture of Cordoba, a city now denominated a World Heritage Site. These images are studied here for the first time as a group, since they are either virtually untraceable or dispersed in museums throughout the world. In addition, these views have been contextualized with information concerning the artist and his Spanish journey, including a letter that he wrote from Córdoba. The documentary reliability of every image is also assessed, while the significant transformations of the places represented are indicated.Las vistas realizadas en Córdoba por David Roberts en 1833, reelaboradas como litografías, grabados y óleos, han gozado de gran éxito comercial y difusión internacional por su temática e indudable interés artístico. Esta investigación profundiza en su valor documental como registros gráficos previos a la aparición de la fotografía, del paisaje y la arquitectura de una ciudad hoy considerada Patrimonio de la Humanidad. Las imágenes presentadas se analizan por primera vez como conjunto, pues algunas son de difícil localización o están dispersas en museos de todo el mundo, y se contextualizan con datos sobre el pintor y su viaje por España, considerando una carta que éste escribió desde Córdoba. También se valora la fiabilidad documental de cada vista, a la vez que se detectan significativas transformaciones de los lugares representados.

  4. Capacity theory on algebraic curves

    Rumely, Robert S

    1989-01-01

    Capacity is a measure of size for sets, with diverse applications in potential theory, probability and number theory. This book lays foundations for a theory of capacity for adelic sets on algebraic curves. Its main result is an arithmetic one, a generalization of a theorem of Fekete and Szegö which gives a sharp existence/finiteness criterion for algebraic points whose conjugates lie near a specified set on a curve. The book brings out a deep connection between the classical Green's functions of analysis and Néron's local height pairings; it also points to an interpretation of capacity as a kind of intersection index in the framework of Arakelov Theory. It is a research monograph and will primarily be of interest to number theorists and algebraic geometers; because of applications of the theory, it may also be of interest to logicians. The theory presented generalizes one due to David Cantor for the projective line. As with most adelic theories, it has a local and a global part. Let /K be a smooth, complet...

  5. The Eclipse of the Public: A Response to David Elliott's "Music Education as/for Artistic Citizenship"

    Woodford, Paul

    2014-01-01

    This paper is an invited response to a one published by David Elliott in The Music Educator in 2012 in which music teachers were enjoined to encourage children to use music's expressive power as a political tool in pursuit of social justice. While in agreement with him that this can be an appropriate use of music, there is a curious avoidance…

  6. Constructing the Image of Authorial Presence: David O. Selznick and the Marketing of "Since You Went Away."

    Fenster, Mark

    1989-01-01

    Analyzes David O. Selznick's marketing campaign for the film "Since You Went Away," focusing on the promotion of the book from which the movie was adapted, and on the production of the film's souvenir program. Examines Selznick's image as author from both the auteurist and cine-structuralist perspectives. (MM)

  7. Religious Literacy or Spiritual Awareness? Comparative Critique of Andrew Wright's and David Hay's Approaches to Spiritual Education

    Filipsone, Anta

    2009-01-01

    On the basis of a comparison of the educational approaches of Andrew Wright and David Hay this paper illustrates the persisting problem of dichotomising cognitive and trans-cognitive aspects of spiritual development and education. Even though both Wright and Hay speak of the same topic--spirituality and spiritual education--they define these terms…

  8. A toxidez da escrita como um destino da sublimação em David Foster Wallace

    Ana Cecília Carvalho

    2010-09-01

    Full Text Available A autora discute o conceito de sublimação sob a luz da segunda teoria freudiana do conflito pulsional, a fim de examinar os aspectos funcionais e disfuncionais na criação literária, tomando como exemplo o caso de alguns escritores suicidas para destacar, dentre eles, o autor americano David Foster Wallace.

  9. The logic of logistics: theory, algorithms and applications for logistics management

    Claudio Barbieri da Cunha

    2010-04-01

    Full Text Available

    Nesse texto o autor apresenta uma resenha acerca do livro "The logic of logistics: theory, algorithms and applications for logistics management", de autoria de Julien Bramel e David Simchi-Levi, publicado pela Springer-Verlag, em 1997.

  10. Response to the Point of View of Gregory B. Pauly, David M. Hillis, and David C. Cannatella, by the Anuran Subcommittee of the SSAR/HL/ASIH Scientific and Standard English Names List

    Frost, Darrel R.; McDiarmid, Roy W.; Mendelson, Joseph R., III

    2009-01-01

    The Point of View by Gregory Pauly, David Hillis, and David Cannatella misrepresents the motives and activities of the anuran subcommittee of the Scientific and Standard English Names Committee, contains a number of misleading statements, omits evidence and references to critical literature that have already rejected or superseded their positions, and cloaks the limitations of their nomenclatural approach in ambiguous language. Their Point of View is not about promoting transparency in the process of constructing the English Names list, assuring that its taxonomy is adequately reviewed, or promoting nomenclatural stability in any global sense. Rather, their Point of View focuses in large part on a single publication, The Amphibian Tree of Life, which is formally unrelated to the Standard English Names List, and promotes an approach to nomenclature mistakenly asserted by them to be compatible with both the International Code of Zoological Nomenclature and one of its competitors, the PhyloCode.

  11. EN LA TEORÍA ECONÓMICA DE DAVID RICARDO

    FRANCISCO CORREA RESTREPO

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo tiene como objetivo central analizar el papel del recurso tierra en la teoría económica de David Ricardo como primer acercamiento al análisis económico de los recursos naturales. Esto se realiza mediante una revisión bibliográfica analítica de la obra de Ricardo y de otros autores en torno a la misma. En este sentido, se examina el concepto de renta de la tierra, así como los planteamientos en torno a la llamada ley de los rendimientos decrecientes. Asimismo, se establecen algunas reflexiones críticas con relación al enfoque de la renta de la tierra. Un resultado importante del trabajo es que en el análisis de la renta de Ricardo está ausente el concepto de costo de oportunidad, lo cual implica una reconsideración del concepto de renta para abordar el análisis económico de recursos naturales.

  12. Las biografías criminales de David Viñas

    Román Setton

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available Con el seudónimo de Pedro Pago, David Viñas escribió al comienzo de su carrera como narrador tres novelas sobre bandidos célebres argentinos: Chicho Grande, Chicho Chico y Mate Cocido. Publicadas en 1953 en la colección Crimen, estas novelas casi no han recibido atención. Este trabajo se propone mostrar que estos textos adelantan aspectos fundamentales de la narrativa de Viñas, así como de sus guiones para el cine. Asimismo, estos relatos son significativos desde la perspectiva de la historia del policial argentino. En contraste con la historización llevada a cabo por Walsh ese año (1953, que pone en el centro el relato de enigma, las novelas de la colección Crimen proponen una tradición diferente, que atiende menos al misterio y la solución deductiva que a la biografía criminal y sus determinaciones sociales.

  13. David Price--Pioneer of digital ICP monitoring, neurosurgeon and teacher.

    Czosnyka, Marek; Kirollos, Ramez; van Hille, Philip

    2015-06-01

    In early 1970s first personal desk-top computers started to be available in hospitals. Mr Price was one of the pioneers introducing his own software to identify Marmarou's model of CSF space during infusion studies to diagnose patients suffering from hydrocephalus. His closed-loop control system for infusion of mannitol to manage patients at risk of intracranial hypertension was designed in 1977. The system worked successfully for 10 years in Pinderfields Hospital in Wakefield, UK. In the middle 1980's he initiated international cooperation with Children's Health Centre in Poland in long-term computer-assisted monitoring and analysis of ICP. Software designed in a course of this cooperation paved the way for contemporary package of ICM+ (Intensive Care Monitor, University of Cambridge, UK). Our scientific portfolio from these years (1985-1995) contains hundreds of head injured patients with waveform ICP analysis, introduction of compensatory reserve index RAP, few highly cited papers. Now, we understand ICP much better thanks to David's personal passion and extremely friendly support. PMID:25721034

  14. Clássicos versus Keynes: a abordagem formal de David Champernowne

    Cláudia Heller

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available Este texto tem por objetivo ressaltar um aspecto que não tem sido tratado com a devida profundidade na literatura que estuda a formalização da Teoria Geral do Emprego, dos Juros e da Moeda de John Maynard Keynes (1936. Mais precisamente, o texto destaca a estratégia de formalização adotada por David G. Champernowne em seu artigo intitulado "Unemployment, Basic and Monetary: the classical analysis and the keynesian", publicado em 1935-36 na Review of Economic Studies. Chamamos a atenção para o fato dele distinguir a teoria clássica da teoria de Keynes não apenas pelos pressupostos adotados por cada teoria, mas principalmente pela construção de subsistemas a partir de um sistema geral, com características recursivas (relações de causalidade distintas. As explicações "em prosa", a descrição algébrica das funções comportamentais e condições de equilíbrio e a ilustração por meio de diagramas, além da escolha de conjuntos específicos de variáveis para representar cada uma das teorias e suas diferentes versões são aspectos deste artigo de Champernowne que merecem uma análise mais minuciosa.

  15. David Blackwell’s Forty Years in the Idaho Desert, The Foundation for 21st Century Geothermal Research

    McLing, Travis; McCurry, Mike; Cannon, Cody; Neupane, Ghanashyam; Wood, Thomas; Podgorney, Robert; Welhan, John; Mines, Greg; Mattson, Earl; Wood, Rachel; Palmer, Carl

    2015-04-01

    Dr. David Blackwell has had a profound influence on geo-thermal exploration and R&D in Idaho. Forty years have elapsed since the first Southern Methodist University (SMU) temperature logging truck rolled onto the high desert in Southern Idaho, yet even after so much time has elapsed, most recent and ongoing geothermal R&D can trace its roots to the foundational temperature studies led by Dr. Blackwell. We believe that the best way to honor any scientist is to see their work carried forward by others. As this paper demonstrates, it has been an easy task to find a host of Idaho researchers and students eager to contribute to this tribute paper. We organize this paper by ongoing or recent projects that continue to benefit left to Idaho by Dr. David Blackwell.

  16. The DAVID Gene Functional Classification Tool: a novel biological module-centric algorithm to functionally analyze large gene lists

    Huang, Da Wei; Sherman, Brad T; Tan, Qina; Collins, Jack R; Alvord, W. Gregory; Roayaei, Jean; Stephens, Robert; Baseler, Michael W; Lane, H. Clifford; Lempicki, Richard A.

    2007-01-01

    The DAVID Gene Functional Classification Tool uses a novel agglomeration algorithm to condense a list of genes or associated biological terms into organized classes of related genes or biology, called biological modules. This organization is accomplished by mining the complex biological co-occurrences found in multiple sources of functional annotation. It is a powerful method to group functionally related genes and terms into a manageable number of biological modules for efficient interpretat...

  17. Book review: Market-based banking and the international financial crisis, edited by Iain Hardie and David Howarth

    McCormick, Roger

    2014-01-01

    "Market-Based Banking and the International Financial Crisis." Iain Hardie and David Howarth (eds.). Oxford University Press. August 2013. --- Economics and political economy lack the analytical tools to explain the differing impact of the recent international financial crisis that erupted in 2007 on developed economies. The principal aim of this edited volume is to offer a ‘market-based banking’ framework which transcends the dominant dichotomous understanding of financial systems in terms o...

  18. Book review: the question of peace in modern political thought edited by Toivo Koivukoski and David Edward Tabachnick

    Blanchard, Alexander

    2015-01-01

    Can the study of peace be separated from the study of war? In The Question of Peace in Modern Political Thought, editors Toivo Koivukoski and David Edward Tabachnick attempt to present an interrogation of peace as an independent strand of philosophical inquiry. While Alexander Blanchard suggests that challenging the conflation of the study of war and of peace may not be fully achieved, he welcomes the volume for exploring philosophers not usually associated with the conce...

  19. Book review: the Oxford handbook of Indian foreign policy edited by David M. Malone, C. Raja Mohan and Srinath Raghavan

    Malone, David M.; Mohan, C. Raja; Raghavan, Srinath

    2016-01-01

    In The Oxford Handbook of Indian Foreign Policy, editors David M. Malone, C. Raja Mohan and Srinath Raghavan aim to offer an authoritative and up-to-date survey of foreign policy in India since 1947. Raj Verma writes that, despite some limitations, the book is an essential read for students at all levels and scholars who want to familiarise themselves with India’s foreign policy debates.

  20. Evaluation of MLC leaf positioning accuracy for static and dynamic IMRT treatments using DAVID in vivo dosimetric system.

    Karagoz, Gulay; Zorlu, Faruk; Yeginer, Mete; Yildiz, Demet; Ozyigit, Gokhan

    2016-01-01

    Accuracy and precision of leaf positioning in multileaf collimators (MLCs) are significant factors for the accuracy of IMRT treatments. This study aimed to inves-tigate the accuracy and repeatability of the MLC leaf positioning via the DAVID invivo dosimetric system for dynamic and static MLC systems. The DAVID system was designed as multiwire transmission ionization chamber which is placed in accessory holder of linear accelerators. Each wire of DAVID system corresponds to a MLC leaf-pair to verify the leaf positioning accuracy during IMRT treatment and QA. In this study, verifications of IMRT plans of five head and neck (H&N) and five prostate patients treated in a Varian DHX linear accelerator with 80-leaf MLC were performed using DAVID system. Before DAVID-based dosimetry, Electronics Portal Imaging Device (EPID) and PTW 2D ARRAY dosimetry system were used for 2D verification of each plan. The measurements taken by DAVID system in the first day of the treatments were used as reference for the following measurements taken over the next four weeks. The deviations in leaf positioning were evaluated by "Total Deviation (TD)" parameter calculated by DAVID software. The delivered IMRT plans were originally prepared using dynamic MLC method. The same plans were subsequently calculated based on static MLC method with three different intensity levels of five (IL5), 10 (IL10) and 20 (IL20) in order to compare the performances of MLC leaf positioning repeatability for dynamic and static IMRT plans. The leaf positioning accuracy is also evaluated by analyzing DynaLog files based on error histograms and root mean square (RMS) errors of leaf pairs' positions. Moreover, a correlation analysis between simultaneously taken DAVID and EPID measurements and DynaLog file recordings was subsequently performed. In the analysis of DAVID outputs, the overall deviations of dynamic MLC-based IMRT calculated from the deviations of the four weeks were found as 0.55% ± 0.57% and 1.48% ± 0.57% for prostate and H&N patients, respectively. The prostate IMRT plans based on static MLC method had the overall deviations of 1.23% ± 0.69%, 3.07% ± 1.07%, and 3.13% ± 1.29% for intensity levels of IL5, IL10, and IL20, respectively. Moreover, the overall deviations for H&N patients were found as 1.87% ± 0.86%, 3.11% ± 1.24%, and 2.78% ± 1.31% for the static MLC-based IMRT plans with intensity levels of IL5, IL10 and IL20, respectively. Similar with the DAVID results, the error rates in DynaLog files showed upward movement comparing the dynamic IMRT with static IMRT with high intensity levels. In respect to positioning errors higher than 0.005 cm, static prostate IMRT plans with intensity levels of IL10 and IL20 had 1.5 and 2.6 times higher error ratios than dynamic prostate IMRT plans, respectively, while these values stepped up to 8.4 and 12.0 for H&N cases. On the other hand, according to the leaf pair readings, reconstructed dose values from DynaLog files had significant correlation (r = 0.80) with DAVID and EPID readings while a stronger relationship (r = 0.98) was found between the two dosimetric systems. The correlation coefficients for deviations from reference plan readings were found in the interval of -0.21-0.16 for all three systems. The dynamic MLC method showed higher performance in repeatability of leaf positioning than static MLC methods with higher intensity levels even though the deviations in the MLC leaf positioning were found to be under the acceptance threshold for all MLC methods. The high intensity levels increased the position-ing deviations along with the delivery complexity of the static MLC-based IMRT plans. Moreover, DAVID and EPID readings and DynaLog recordings showed mutually strong correlation, while no significant relationship was found between deviations from reference values. PMID:27074451

  1. Electrical solitons theory, design, and applications

    Ricketts, David S

    2010-01-01

    The dominant medium for soliton propagation in electronics, nonlinear transmission line (NLTL) has found wide application as a testbed for nonlinear dynamics and KdV phenomena as well as for practical applications in ultra-sharp pulse/edge generation and novel nonlinear communication schemes in electronics. While many texts exist covering solitons in general, there is as yet no source that provides a comprehensive treatment of the soliton in the electrical domain.Drawing on the award winning research of Carnegie Mellon's David S. Ricketts, Electrical Solitons Theory, Design, and Applications i

  2. A New Idea about Ricardos Comparative Advantage Theory on Condition of Multi-Commodity and Multi-Country

    Yiqian Tian

    2009-01-01

    Today, many theories prove the imperfection and limits of David Ricardos comparative advantage theory. This paper offers necessary explanations and creates a model for the n*n condition (n countries and n commodities) derived from the comparative advantage theory. It is a static equilibrium analysis based on the original model. This paper advances the final distribution methods and ways for the n*n model of multi-commodity trade.

  3. Riia Uus Teater - hea Läti teater / Andres Keil

    Keil, Andres, 1974-

    2004-01-01

    Läti teatri esindusfestivalist Riias. Lähemalt järgmistest lavastustest : V. Sigarevi "Plastiliin" Riia Uue Teatri esituses ja A. Jarovojsi lavastuses ning A. Strindbergi "Preili Julie" samuti Riia Uue teatri esituses ja M. Kimele lavastuses

  4. Mrts - teatrikuu, ndalavahetusel viis esietendust / Tiiu Laks, Andres Keil

    Laks, Tiiu, 1984-

    2008-01-01

    Ndalavahetuse viiest esietendusest : Teatris NO99 William Shakespeare'i "Perikles" Tiit Ojasoo lavastuses, Endlas "Pommimng" Joseph Helleri nitemngu "Me pommitasime New Havenit" jrgi Madis Kalmeti lavastuses, Tallinna Linnateatris Jn Atli Jnassoni "Murdlainetus" Jaanus Rohumaa lavastuses, Eesti Draamateatris Enn Vetemaa-Erki Aule "Sigma TAU C705" Merle Karusoo lavastuses, Rakvere Teatris Urmas Lennuki kirjutatud ja lavastatud "Peva lpus"

  5. Mida teeks tulevane kultuuriminister 500 miljoni krooniga? / interv. Andres Keil

    2007-01-01

    Suuremate erakondade kultuurispetsialistid (kultuuriministrikandidaadid) Urmas Paet, Andres Herkel, Peeter Jalakas, Indrek Saar, Jaak Allik, samuti kultuuriminister Raivo Palmaru vastavad ksimustele, mis on suurimad ohud eesti keele ja rahvuskultuuri silimisele, milline on kultuuriministeeriumi ja -ministri portfelli staatus praeguses valitsuses, kas kultuuri rahastamine riigieelarvest on piisav, mille poolest erineb nende erakonna ngemus kultuuripoliitikast teiste erakondade omast, kuhu nad suunaksid 50, 500 miljonit, kui see oleks nende ksutuses

  6. "Kalevi naised" - mis asi see oli? / Andres Keil

    Keil, Andres, 1974-

    2008-01-01

    Produtsent Kristian Taska Kalev Spordis nitamiseks valminud Venezuela seebiseriaali Eesti oludele mugandatud "Kalevi naised" esimene osa (lavastaja Ingomar Vihman, osades Maria Avdjushko, Jan Uuspld, Britta Vahur)

  7. Piiteri "Uue draama" mrgistik hakkab selguma / Andres Keil

    Keil, Andres, 1974-

    2004-01-01

    Peterburi teatrifestivalist "Novaja drama" (Uus draama), kus M. Karusoo lavastus "Eestisse sndinud" tekitas furoori. Pikemalt peatutakse ka K. Kostenko "Klaustrofoobial" - Koljada-Teatri ja Teatroni koostl, samuti gruusia autori L. Bugadze nidendi "okeeritud Tatjana" lavastusel.

  8. Leedu teater näitas vene sisu / Andres Keil

    Keil, Andres, 1974-

    2004-01-01

    Rahvusvahelisest teatrifestivalist Sirenos, mis toimub 24. sept. 3. okt. Vilniuses. Näidatakse ette Leedu teatri paremik. Lähemalt R. Tuminase ja A. Dapshyse "Madagaskarist", V. Masalskise "Kuningas Learist", C. Grauzhinise "Tõrksa taltsutusest" ja G. Varnase "Kuritööst ja karistusest"

  9. Lti teater laotab vaatajate ette hooaja parimad lavastused / Andres Keil

    Keil, Andres, 1974-

    2005-01-01

    19.-23. nov. Riias toimunud teatrifestivalist "Spelmanu nakts", kus vis nha Lti teatri parimaid lavastusi. Pikemalt vaadeldakse I. Turgenevi "Kuu aega maal" (lav. M. Kimele, Riia Uus teater) ja G. Priede nitemngu "Sinine" (lav. M. Eihe, Liepaja teater). Nimetatakse ka tiitlile kandideerivad lavastused

  10. Bulgaaria maanteenomaadid Tallinna tänavatel. Teater / Andres Keil

    Keil, Andres, 1974-

    2008-01-01

    Märtsis kaubaveoautol toimuvatest etendustest "Cargo Sofia-Tallinn". Esitavad bulgaaria treilerijuhid Ventzislav Borissov ja Nedjalko Nedjalkov. Teose autorid on Stefan Kaegi ja Jörg Karrenbauer. Lavastus on sissejuhatuseks suvisele teatrifestivalile Baltoscandal

  11. Tampere Teattrerikesä algas veidi teispoolselt / Andres Keil

    Keil, Andres, 1974-

    2005-01-01

    Soomes alanud teatrifestivalist Tampere teatrisuvi. Pikemalt A. Raivio "Viimasest karavanist" Q-teatteri esituses, M. Ivashkeviciuse " Poisikesest" Korshunovase Teatri ja Vilniuse Linnateatri koostöös ning sakslaste norton.commander.productions lavastusest "Solaris"

  12. Elmo Nganeni "Laulatus" vitis Poolas neli preemiat / Andres Keil

    Keil, Andres, 1974-

    2005-01-01

    E. Nganeni Poolas, Toruni teatris valminud lavastus - W. Gombrowiczi "Laulatus"- plvis Opole festivalil "Poola klassika" neli preemiat : Nganen sai lavastaja-, A. Sekula kunstnikupreemia ja lisaks kaks nitlejapreemiat - V. Bogdanasele ja S. Maciejewskile

  13. Omadraama pärjas eestlasi / Andres Keil

    Keil, Andres, 1974-

    2006-01-01

    Balti teatrifestivalil "OmaDraama 2006" nähtud etendustest said viis auhinda eestlased - Mart Kivastik näidendi "Põrgu Wärk" eest, Hendrik Toompere lavastuse eest, Harriet Toompere naisosatäitmise eest, Jan Uuspõld Wiiralti kehastamise eest ning Margus Prangel Tuglase osa eest; Merle Karusoo sai auhinna järjepidevuse eest sotsiaalselt aktuaalsete probleemide tõstatamisel. Ülejäänud kaks auhinda said läti trupi lavastus "P:S. Pöialpoiss" ning leedu luuletaja ja näitleja Birute Mar Salomeja Nerise kuju eest lavastuses "Poetess"

  14. "Lavakad" laval - kaheksa kuud enne diplomit / Andres Keil

    Keil, Andres, 1974-

    2007-01-01

    Eesti Muusika ja Teatriakadeemia Lavakunstikooli 23. lennu lavastustest : kaksiklavastus "Pink" VAT Teatris, Mart Kase "Perekond" Eesti Nuku- ja Noorsooteatris ja William Shakespeare'i "Eksituste komöödia" Stephen Harperi ja Elmo Nüganeni lavastuses Hobuveskis

  15. "Lavakad" laval - kaheksa kuud enne diplomit / Andres Keil

    Keil, Andres, 1974-

    2007-01-01

    Eesti Muusika ja Teatriakadeemia Lavakunstikooli 23. lennu lavastustest : kaksiklavastus "Pink" VAT Teatris, Mart Kase "Perekond" Eesti Nuku- ja Noorsooteatris ja William Shakespeare'i "Eksituste komdia" Stephen Harperi ja Elmo Nganeni lavastuses Hobuveskis

  16. Baltoscandal on lppenud, uued mtted on saadud / Andres Keil

    Keil, Andres, 1974-

    2006-01-01

    Eesti teater oli Baltoscandalil koondatud olematu teatri miste alla. Andres Noormetsa "Reunioon", Mart Kangro ja Ansambel U "Mng", Marco Laimre "Vangistus", Asko Knnapi "Slpool jge", Anders Hrmi "Cooking and Shitting", Sven Kuntu "Miks Eesti mehed ei tantsi?", Linnar Priime "Inimese lhn"

  17. Estonia näitas uut logo / Andres Keil

    Keil, Andres, 1974-

    2004-01-01

    Ooperiteatri uue logo autor on Kristjan Kirsfeldt. Liis Kolle lavastab G. Rossini ooperi "Sinjoor Bruschino ehk Poeg juhuse tahtel", kunstnikud Liina Keevallik ja Reili Evart. 2. juunil Rahvusooperis etendunud rahvusooperi näiteringi "Welcome to Estonia" Neeme Kuninga kirjutatud ja lavastatud muusikalist "Minu veetlev Eedi".

  18. Imperi coloniali da Oriente a Occidente: immagini dell’Altro da Tacito a David Malouf, da Salman Rushdie a Michael Ondaatje

    Elvira Gòdono

    2011-11-01

    Full Text Available Many centuries before Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness (1902 and Rudyard Kipling’s Kim (1901 were published, the East and West were still divided, as in Tacito’s De Germania, by a limes also visible in David Malouf’s An Imaginary Life (1978, in which the poet Ovid exiled at Tomi, is friends with the savage Child, of animal nature in a human body, similar to the metamorphic migrants of Salman Rushdie’s The Satanic Verses (1988, which hides the magnificent and ancient East of Mahābhārata and Rāmāyana in many Western identities, lost in diabolic European cities. This chaotic antithesis in Michael Ondaatje’s pages lets Sri Lanka’s childish ghosts float amidst stories of peregrination and in search of a Promised Land. In the Skin of a Lion (1987 includes an epigraph from the ancient poem of Gilgamesh, an Eastern echo in a novel profoundly important for many Western studies that often focus on the theory of the canon or on postmodern literature. These categories are discussed with the prospect of broadening cultural and post-colonial studies, in order to merge theory of genres and thematic criticism with anthropology, mythology, and ethnology. Multiple citations expand the original object of research, adding the colonial prophecy present in North American myths, as demonstrated by Margaret Atwood, Margaret Laurence or Lévi-Strauss. Incessantly moving from one space to another, authors give voice to the native cry from multiple perspectives, narrating – like all colonial empires founded on human cruelty– the beast’s nature that has shown its worst aspect.

  19. Testimony of David Yardas, water resources analyst Environmental Defense Fund on the contemporary needs and management of the Newlands Reclamation Project

    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — This is the testimony of David Yardas, water resource analyst for the Environmental Defense Fund, concerning the contemporary needs and management of federal...

  20. A rendezvous with the queen of ion channels: Three decades of ion channel research by David T Yue and his Calcium Signals Laboratory.

    Dick, Ivy E; Limpitikul, Worawan B; Niu, Jacqueline; Banerjee, Rahul; Issa, John B; Ben-Johny, Manu; Adams, Paul J; Kang, Po Wei; Lee, Shin Rong; Sang, Lingjie; Yang, Wanjun; Babich, Jennifer; Zhang, Manning; Bazazzi, Hojjat; Yue, Nancy C; Tomaselli, Gordon F

    2016-01-01

    David T. Yue was a renowned biophysicist who dedicated his life to the study of Ca(2+) signaling in cells. In the wake of his passing, we are left not only with a feeling of great loss, but with a tremendous and impactful body of work contributed by a remarkable man. David's research spanned the spectrum from atomic structure to organ systems, with a quantitative rigor aimed at understanding the fundamental mechanisms underlying biological function. Along the way he developed new tools and approaches, enabling not only his own research but that of his contemporaries and those who will come after him. While we cannot hope to replicate the eloquence and style we are accustomed to in David's writing, we nonetheless undertake a review of David's chosen field of study with a focus on many of his contributions to the calcium channel field. PMID:26176690

  1. David L. Parkhurst as the recipient of the 2012 O.E. Meinzer Award of the Hydrogeology Division of the Geological Society of America

    Glynn, Pierre D.

    2012-01-01

    Describes the impact of USGS scientist David Parkhurst's influential contributions to the fields of aqueous geochemistry and hydrogeology. Parkhurst is the recipient of the 2012 O.E. Meinzer award of the Geological Society of America's Hydrogeology Division.

  2. Temperature profiles from XBT casts from the DAVID STARR JORDAN and other platforms from 17 August 1972 to 05 August 1979 (NODC Accession 8300083)

    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce Temperature profiles were collected from XBT casts from the DAVID STARR JORDAN and other platforms. Data were collected by the National Marine Fisheries Service...

  3. Interview to David Thompson NASA astrophysicist, on the occasion of the Spaceparts conference at CERN, on the 100th anniversary of the cosmic rays discovery.

    CERN Visual Media Office

    2012-01-01

    Interview to David Thompson NASA astrophysicist, on the occasion of the Spaceparts conference at CERN, on the 100th anniversary of the cosmic rays discovery, focussing on the gamma ray sky and the Fermi space telescope.

  4. David Triggle: Research collaborations and scientific exchanges with the China Pharmaceutical University, Nanjing, China.

    Dai, De-Zai

    2015-11-15

    Over the period 1995-2012, David Triggle was a frequent visitor to the China Pharmaceutical University in Nanjing, China making many important contributions that enhanced the activities of the Research Division of Pharmacology at the University. In addition to providing collegial advice and facilitating interactions with the international pharmacological community, Professor Triggle's international reputation as a thought leader in the field of ion channel research and drug discovery provided important insights into the potential pathophysiological and therapeutic effects of targeting ion channels. This included the L-type calcium channel and the outward delayed rectified potassium currents of rapid (IKr) and slow (IKs) components in the myocardium. The Nanjing research team had been particularly interested in ion channel dysfunction in the context of cardiac arrhythmias, remodeling and drug discovery. With Professor Triggle's assistance, the relationship between an increase in ICa.L and other biological events including an enhancement of IKr and IKr currents, NADPH oxidase and endothelin receptor activation, down regulation of calcium modulating protein FKBP12.6, sarco/endoplasmic reticulum Ca(2+)ATPse (SERCA2A) and calsequens 2 (CASQ2), calcium leak at the diastole and endoplasmic reticulum stress, were evaluated and are discussed. Additionally, the organization of several international symposia was greatly enhanced by input from Professor Triggle as were the published research manuscripts in international pharmacology journals. During his association with the China Pharmaceutical University, Professor Triggle aided in enhancing the scientific standing of the Pharmacology department and was a highly effective ambassador for international research cooperation. PMID:25980334

  5. MATERNAL AND NEONATAL CARE IN DAVID CAPISTRANO FILHO BIRTH CENTER, RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL

    Adriana Lenho de Figueiredo Pereira

    2012-04-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo: Analisar os dados maternos e neonatais dos atendimentos realizados por enfermeiras obstétricas em casa de parto. Método: Pesquisa transversal e retrospectiva, que utilizou os documentos oficiais de produtividade e perfil anual do atendimento da Casa de Parto David Capistrano Filho, período março de 2004 a dezembro de 2009. Os dados receberam tratamento estatístico descritivo e foram comparados aos resultados de pesquisas nacionais e internacionais. Resultados: Foram atendidos 1477 partos normais e 1475 nascidos vivos. A episiotomia foi realizada em 3,9% das parturientes e o trauma perineal grave ocorreu em 0,27% dos partos. Os casos de asfixia neonatal representaram 0,3% dos nascidos vivos, os demais nasceram em boas condições de vitalidade. As transferências maternas (12,3% para o hospital foram causadas pela bolsa amniótica rota (33%, mecônio no líquido amniótico (22,5 e distócias (19,2%. O desconforto respiratório (30,6%, hipoatividade/sucção débil (17,3%, baixo peso/prematuridade (16,3% e infecção (15,3% causaram as transferências neonatais (6,6%. Conclusão: As parturientes atendidas tiveram a presença do acompanhante, o períneo foi preservado no parto e seus filhos nasceram em boas condições de vitalidade. Os indicadores assistenciais foram semelhantes aos descritos em pesquisas nacionais e internacionais sobre os Centros de Parto. As transferências neonatais foram mais elevadas em comparação aos Centros de Parto brasileiros. Descritores:  Assistência de enfermagem, Centros independentes de assistência à gravidez e ao parto, Parto humanizado

  6. EXTENDING JUST WAR THEORY: THE JUS AD BELLUM AND THE CAPABILITIES APPROACH TO ARMED CONFLICT

    Deane-Peter Baker; Deborah Roberts

    2011-01-01

    As the nature of armed conflict continues to change, so the living ethical traditionthat is just war theory has to adapt to meet new challenges. This paper offers aproposal for extending just war theory by incorporating into its framework a humancapabilities-based ethic drawn from the work of Martha Nussbaum. This newapproach is analysed in the light of two important recent challenges to just wartheory: David Rodin’s critique of the principle of national defence, and the emergingdoctrine of h...

  7. Coding Theory

    Lint, J.H. van; Nieuwland, G.Y.

    1996-01-01

    Coding theory lies naturally at the intersection of a large number of disciplines in pure and applied mathematics: algebra and number theory, probability theory and statistics, communication theory, discrete mathematics and combinatorics, complexity theory, and statistical physics. The workshop on coding theory covered many facets of the recent research advances.

  8. Innovation Support in Latin America and Europe: Theory, Practice and Policy in Innovation and Innovation Systems [RECENSIONES

    M.E. Martínez

    2015-01-01

    Recensión de: ANDERSON, Mark; EDGAR, David; GRANT, Kevin; HALCRO, Keith; RODRÍGUEZ, Julio Mario y GUERA GENSKOWSKY, Lautaro (2014) Innovation Support in Latin America and Europe: Theory, Practice and Policy in Innovation and Innovation Systems Gower, Burlington

  9. "implicate Order" and the Good Life: Applying David Bohm's Ontology in Human World

    Ravn, Ib.

    In an attempt to formulate a coherent view of quantum reality, the theoretical physicist David Bohm has proposed a new concept of order to supplement the mechanistic Cartesian order of traditional physics. The "implicate" order is a subtler and deeper order that emphasizes "unbroken wholeness in flowing movement," in contrast to the coarser and more superficial, "explicate" Cartesian order of distinct phenomena. This dissertation attempts to develop a meaning for the idea of implicate order in the world of human experience. First is offered an account of some evolutionary episodes in terms of implicate and explicate order which draws on compatible work in cosmology, embryogenesis, visual perception, brain memory, decision making and phenomenology. Two important characteristics of the implicate order are then identified: in an implicate order, the whole is enfolded (or represented) in its parts; and all parts render different perspectives of the whole. Using arguments from decision making, the study of "flow" in human consciousness, and a model of skill acquisition, it is suggested that these characteristics manifest themselves in the human world as the "unity experience" and the "diversity experience," respectively. The former is the experience that a given part of one's life reveals a larger wholeness or unity; the subject-object distinction is transcended and one becomes absorbed in the flow of whatever activity is pursued. The latter is a deep appreciation of the diversity of ways in which people may seek the unity experience. These experiences are proposed as general values: social and psychological conditions ought to be such that these experiences are enhanced in all people. A two-by-two matrix of the two experiences demonstrates the danger of pursuing one to the exclusion of the other. The experience of unity without diversity turns into absolutism, the insistence that one's chosen activities or beliefs are the only right ones. The experience of diversity without unity becomes relativism, the excessive tolerance of and indifference to other people's pursuits. The good life lies in the simultaneous realization of both, unity-in -diversity. Lastly, it is suggested that this so-called unity-diversity matrix may be used as a personal compass the meaning of which is negotiated and calibrated in a community of users.

  10. DAVID-a translucent multi-wire transmission ionization chamber for in vivo verification of IMRT and conformal irradiation techniques

    Permanent in vivo verification of IMRT photon beam profiles by a radiation detector with spatial resolution, positioned on the radiation entrance side of the patient, has not been clinically available so far. In this work we present the DAVID system, which is able to perform this quality assurance measurement while the patient is treated. The DAVID system is a flat, multi-wire transmission-type ionization chamber, placed in the accessory holder of the linear accelerator and constructed from translucent materials in order not to interfere with the light field. Each detection wire of the chamber is positioned exactly in the projection line of a MLC leaf pair, and the signal of each wire is proportional to the line integral of the ionization density along this wire. Thereby, each measurement channel essentially presents the line integral of the ionization density over the opening width of the associated leaf pair. The sum of all wire signals is a measure of the dose-area product of the transmitted photon beam and of the total radiant energy administered to the patient. After the dosimetric verification of an IMRT plan, the values measured by the DAVID system are stored as reference values. During daily treatment the signals are re-measured and compared to the reference values. A warning is output if there is a deviation beyond a threshold. The error detection capability is a leaf position error of less than 1 mm for an isocentric 1 cm x 1 cm field, and of 1 mm for an isocentric 20 cm x 20 cm field

  11. David m. friedman, con mentalidad propia. historia cultural del pene (barcelona:península, 2007), 362 p.

    Hincapié García, Alexánder

    2012-01-01

    “En una cultura donde la virgen simbolizaba todo lo puro, el pene era el referente de todo lo malo. Lo que defi nía la santidad de María era su ausencia de contacto con un pene”1. Una frase sentenciosa que, poco después de iniciar el recorrido del libro aquí reseñado, señala una de las tantas divisiones —y oposiciones— culturales con las cuales Occidente ha persistido en producirse a sí mismo. David M. Friedman elabora un trabajo de historia cultural que tiene por objeto un órg...

  12. The Discovery of Anti-Matter The Autobiography of Carl David Anderson, the Youngest Man to Win the Nobel Prize

    1999-01-01

    In 1936, at age 31, Carl David Anderson became the second youngest Nobel laureate for his discovery of antimatter when he observed positrons in a cloud chamber.He is responsible for developing rocket power weapons that were used in World War II.He was born in New York City in 1905 and was educated in Los Angeles. He served for many years as a physics professor at California Institute of Technology. Prior to Oppenheimer, Anderson was offered the job of heading the Los Alamos atomic bomb program but could not assume the role because of family obligations.He was a pioneer in studying cosmic rays

  13. Self-love and self-liking in the moral and political philosophy of Bernard Mandeville and David Hume

    Tolonen, Mikko

    2010-01-01

    This work offers a novel interpretation of David Hume’s (1711–1776) conception of the conjectural development of civil society and artificial moral institutions. It focuses on the social elements of Hume’s Treatise of human nature (1739–40) and the necessary connection between science of man and politeness, civilised monarchies, social distance and hierarchical structure of civil society. The study incorporates aspects of intellectual history, history of philosophy and book history. ...

  14. Nice Work de David Lodge : Un « Condition of England novel » des années 1980 ? Nice Work: A « Condition of England novel » of the 1980s?

    Armelle Parey

    2009-11-01

    Full Text Available In Nice Work, David Lodge appropriates the model of the « condition-of-England novel » which he transposes into the 1980s. More than a mere transposition, Nice Work turns out to be an open rewriting of the Victorian novels quoted in epigraphs since the text, with its comical aspect and its auto-reflexive dimension, distances itself from realism. Far from being innocent, this rewriting considers critically the Thatcher era as well as contemporary literary theory and gives a discerning homage to Victorian novels.

  15. David Bleich's Subjective Criticism; Reading, Response and Values in the Teaching of Literature.

    Graham, Robert J.

    1984-01-01

    Outlines Bleich's theory of subjective criticism and traces its roots in the work of the psychoanalytic critic Norman N. Holland. Suggests that the subjective criticism approach to literature can help elicit student response in the classroom and initiate discussions of value questions which literature inevitably raises. (RBW)

  16. A solution of David Galeďs lion and man problem

    Sgall, Jiří

    2001-01-01

    Roč. 259, 1-2 (2001), s. 663-670. ISSN 0304-3975 R&D Projects: GA AV ČR IAA1019901; GA ČR GA201/97/P038 Keywords : combinatorial game theory Subject RIV: BA - General Mathematics Impact factor: 0.468, year: 2001

  17. Thinking outside the Chinese Box: David Mitchell and Murakami Haruki’s subversion of stereotypes about Japan

    Chikako Nihei

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available Japan has often been portrayed by orientalist stereotypes, as famously framed by Edward Said, that were mainly constituted within Europe and North America. There are two distinct streams of orientalist discourse around Japan: traditional Orientalism and techno-Orientalism. Here the West speaks of the Other/the non-West rather than allowing it to speak for itself. In regards to the discourse of ‘Otherness’, another interesting phenomenon is Japan’s self-Orientalising: through the internalisation of the Western Orientalist discourse, Japan identifies itself and constructs its own subjectivity.In his literary works, the author David Mitchell attempts to subvert the conventional orientalist approach to describe Japan while concurrently maintaining his position as a British observer. He makes use of Western perspectives to cater to his Western readers’ preference for Japan’s traditional and cultural elements, and yet at the same time attempts to subvert stereotypes. Mitchell’s approach is reminiscent of Japanese author Murakami Haruki’s use of both ‘Japaneseness’ and ‘un-Japaneseness’ in his works. Mitchell also learnt the importance of the use of the subjective narrative voice from Murakami. In this article, I examine how David Mitchell, as a western author, attempts to go beyond orientalist stereotypes, and how his writing is influenced by Murakami Haruki.

  18. Preserving the soul of medicine and physicians: a talk with David Whyte. Interview by Richard L. Reece.

    Whyte, D

    2000-01-01

    Richard L. Reece, MD, interviewed David Whyte, a poet, consultant, and author of The Heart Aroused, on December 15, 1999, to discuss preserving the soul of physicians in corporate America. David describes the soul as "a measure of our belonging in the world. When there is little sense of belonging, there is very little sense of soul." In the workplace, he thinks about whether "people have a sense of belonging to the particular work or the organization." He talks about life in the upper world of the workplace and life in the dark subterranean caves where the soul lives. The soul is where people's true creativity and imagination resides ... and by inviting it into the workplace, organizations and employees can become more successful, innovative, and adaptable. In corporate settings, he uses poetry to bring an understanding of the process of change, helping clients to understand individual and organizational creativity to transform the workplace. The poetry can teach and touch those places that the corporate language cannot speak to. PMID:10847937

  19. Underway physical and meteorological data collected aboard the NOAA Ship DAVID STARR JORDAN in the North Pacific from 01/05/2004 to 07/07/2004 (NODC Accession 0001669)

    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce Temperature, pressure, conductivity, salinity, bottom depth, and other data were collected using meteorological sensors, and thermosalinograph from the DAVID STARR...

  20. Underway physical and meteorological data collected aboard the NOAA ship DAVID STARR JORDAN in the Pacific from 2/2/2002 to 12/8/2002 (NODC Accession 0000880)

    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce Temperature, pressure, conductivity, salinity, bottom depth, and other data were collected using meteorological sensors, and thermosalinograph from the DAVID STARR...

  1. String Theory or Field Theory?

    Marshakov, A.

    2002-01-01

    The status of string theory is reviewed, and major recent developments - especially those in going beyond perturbation theory in the string theory and quantum field theory frameworks - are discussed. This analysis helps better understand the role and place of string theory in the modern picture of the physical world. Even though quantum field theory describes a wide range of experimental phenomena, it is emphasized that there are some insurmountable problems inherent in it - notably the impos...

  2. String theory

    Marino Beiras, Marcos

    2011-01-01

    We give an overview of the relations between matrix models and string theory, focusing on topological string theory and the Dijkgraaf--Vafa correspondence. We discuss applications of this correspondence and its generalizations to supersymmetric gauge theory, enumerative geometry and mirror symmetry. We also present a brief overview of matrix quantum mechanical models in superstring theory.

  3. Ring Theory

    Jara, Pascual; Torrecillas, Blas

    1988-01-01

    The papers in this proceedings volume are selected research papers in different areas of ring theory, including graded rings, differential operator rings, K-theory of noetherian rings, torsion theory, regular rings, cohomology of algebras, local cohomology of noncommutative rings. The book will be important for mathematicians active in research in ring theory.

  4. String theory

    The paper traces the development of the String Theory, and was presented at Professor Sir Rudolf Peierls' 80sup(th) Birthday Symposium. The String theory is discussed with respect to the interaction of strings, the inclusion of both gauge theory and gravitation, inconsistencies in the theory, and the role of space-time. The physical principles underlying string theory are also outlined. (U.K.)

  5. David Gauntlett, Making is Connecting, The social meaning of creativity, from DIY and knitting to YouTube and Web 2.0

    Thély, Nicolas

    2013-01-01

    Creativity contributes to favoring social links. This is the thesis of a new essay by David Gauntlett. Without distinguishing between major arts and minor arts, between amateur and professional practices, the sociologist is interested in “every day arts,” the ones that appear on the Internet and which concern the handmade and the Do It Yourself. The concept of creativity is central to the research of David Gauntlett who, since 2006, has been Professor of Media and Communications at the Univer...

  6. Cadrage, décadrage et recadrage dans Baa Baa Black Sheep : A Jungle Tale de David Malouf et Michael Berkeley Patrimonial Deconstruction and Reconstruction in David Malouf and Michael Berkeley’s Baa Baa Black Sheep : A Jungle Tale

    Jean-Philippe Héberlé

    2011-11-01

    Full Text Available This article discusses Michael Berkeley’s first opera, Baa Baa Black Sheep: A Jungle Tale. Premiered under the baton of Paul Daniel on July 3rd 1993 at the Cheltenham International Festival of Music, this opera is based on two texts by Rudyard Kipling: The Jungle Books (1894-1895 and “Baa, Baa, Black Sheep” from the short story collection Wee Willie Winkie and Other Stories, first published in 1888. The libretto was penned by the Australian poet, novelist, playwright and librettist, David Malouf. After a brief survey of some of the earliest transpositions of The Jungle Books, I analyse the way David Malouf deals with both texts. “Baa Baa Black Sheep” is used as the central element of his libretto, and episodes and characters from The Jungle Books are incorporated to draw parallelism between the main topics of the two texts. Both Malouf’s endeavour and Berkeley’s, through the music, aims at deconstructing the preposterous oldest transpositions of The Jungle Books and at focusing on the key elements of Kipling’s famous book, notably identity and hybridism, two important themes of colonial and postcolonial literature. The aim of David Malouf and Michael Berkeley is to address an adult audience and show that The Jungle Books are not only aimed at children as Disney’s or Baden Powell’s appropriations of the work could wrongly make us believe.Cet article porte sur Baa Baa Black Sheep: A Jungle Tale, le premier opéra de Michael Berkeley. Créé au Everyman Theatre de Cheltenham le 3 juillet 1993 sous la direction de Paul Daniel, cette œuvre est le fruit de la collaboration entre le compositeur britannique et l’écrivain australien David Malouf. Le livret de Malouf se fonde sur deux récits de Rudyard Kipling : la nouvelle autobiographique “Baa, Baa, Black Sheep” auquel l’opéra doit son nom et The Jungle Books. Après m’être intéressé aux premières transpositions musicales de The Jungle books, je montre comment Malouf utilise la nouvelle pour encadrer –au sens littéral du terme – des éléments extraits de The Jungle Books. Le but de Berkeley et de Malouf est de déconstruire les adaptations et réécritures du célèbre ouvrage de l’écrivain anglais qui ont précédé leur opéra en ancrant leur propre réécriture autour de l’identité et de l’hybridité, deux thèmes centraux dans le livre de Kipling ainsi que dans la littérature coloniale et postcoloniale. Contrairement aux reprises ou réappropriations de l’histoire par Disney et Baden Powell, qui pourraient nous faire penser, à tort, que l’ouvrage ne s’adresse qu’aux enfants, l’opéra de Malouf et de Berkeley vise donc avant tout un public d’adultes.

  7. String theory or field theory?

    The status of string theory is reviewed, and major recent developments - especially those in going beyond perturbation theory in the string theory and quantum field theory frameworks - are analyzed. This analysis helps better understand the role and place of experimental phenomena, it is emphasized that there are some insurmountable problems inherent in it - notably the impossibility to formulate the quantum theory of gravity on its basis - which prevent it from being a fundamental physical theory of the world of microscopic distances. It is this task, the creation of such a theory, which string theory, currently far from completion, is expected to solve. In spite of its somewhat vague current form, string theory has already led to a number of serious results and greatly contributed to progress in the understanding of quantum field theory. It is these developments, which are our concern in this review

  8. Last Words: David's Mars Disarmed by Venus and the Graces (1824. Subjectivity, Death, and Postrevolutionary Late Style

    Padiyar, Satish

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available Completed as he was approaching death in 1825, Jacques-Louis David's final refractory history painting is an intricate summation of a life in politics and painting. The article attempts to re-interpret the canvas in relation to the dual problem of 'late style' and the condition of exile. I argue that this history painting invokes the metaphor of non-sex for the condition of exile; and as a late gesture stages an anomalous return to a pre-lapsarian eighteenth century. The painting, I conclude, reveals less the transcendent subjectivity of an artist approaching biological death, than the critical disarming of a once-radical neoclassical aesthetic itself, in its tragic late phase.

  9. Recordando o rei David: vivência coral e criatividade musical na Europa pós-carolíngia

    Ferreira, Manuel Pedro

    2014-01-01

    Este trabalho explora a presença do Rei David no quotidiano e no imaginário do clero latino medieval, através do Livro dos Salmos e de novas peças musicais (antífonas, sequências e tropos) inspiradas em episódios biográficos recolhidos no Antigo Testamento. Centrado em repertório consolidado por volta do século XI (com referências adicionais quer à mentalidade pré-carolíngia, quer ao impacto humanístico na polifonia do século XVI), põe em relevo a tensão entre uma estética musical expansiva e...

  10. Cyclic theories

    Caramello, Olivia; Wentzlaff, Nicholas

    2014-01-01

    We describe a geometric theory classified by Connes-Consani's epicylic topos and two related theories respectively classified by the cyclic topos and by the topos $[{\\mathbb N}^{\\ast}, \\mathbf{Set}]$.

  11. Supergravity theories

    Of all supergravity theories, the maximal, i.e., N = 8 in 4-dimension or N = 1 in 11-dimension, theory should perform the unification since it owns the highest degree of symmetry. As to the N = 1 in d = 11 theory, it has been investigated how to compactify to the d = 4 theories. From the phenomenological point of view, local SUSY GUTs, i.e., N = 1 SUSY GUTs with soft breaking terms, have been studied from various angles. The structures of extended supergravity theories are less understood than those of N = 1 supergravity theories, and matter couplings in N = 2 extended supergravity theories are under investigation. The harmonic superspace was recently proposed which may be useful to investigate the quantum effects of extended supersymmetry and supergravity theories. As to the so-called Kaluza-Klein supergravity, there is another possibility. (Mori, K.)

  12. "Neither Can They Die Any More; for They Are Equal Unto the Angels": Secular Epiphanies in David Almond's "Counting Stars"

    Grace, Deborah

    2014-01-01

    Written before the successful publication of Skellig (1998), David Almond's short story collection, "Counting Stars," has attracted less critical attention than his more famous novels. Falling between fiction and autobiography, the earlier short stories are more firmly grounded in realism than the novels, which feature elements of

  13. "In the Hands of the Receivers": The Politics of Literacy in "The Savage" by David Almond and Dave McKean

    Hateley, Erica

    2012-01-01

    David Almond and Dave McKean's "The Savage" is a hybrid prose and graphic novel which tells the story of one young man's maturation through literacy. The protagonist learns to deal with the death of his father and his own "savage" self by writing a graphic novel. This article reads "The Savage" in the context of earlier, "Northern" literacy

  14. Critical Terrorism Studies Since 11 September 2001: What Has Been Learned? Edited by David Miller, Jessie Blackbourn, Rani Dhanda and Helen Dexter. New York, NT: Routledge, 2014.

    Mark Roberts

    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available Critical Terrorism Studies Since 11 September 2001: What Has Been Learned? Edited by David Miller, Jessie Blackbourn, Rani Dhanda and Helen Dexter. New York, NT: Routledge, 2014. ISBN 978-0-415-83852-8. Graphs. Tables. Sources cited. Index. Pp. viii, 144. $137.75.

  15. The EU Referendum rebellion has left David Cameron with little room to manoeuvre and is picking apart his liberal conservative project

    Redford, Pete

    2011-01-01

    While the House of Commons vote for a referendum on EU membership was easily defeated on Monday, it saw 81 Conservative MPs defy their party’s 3-line whip. Pete Redford argues that this rebellion shows the growing differences between the Conservative front and back benches over Europe – differences that could cause considerable headaches for David Cameron in the future.

  16. The Integration of Jesus' Great Commandment within Christian Higher Education: An Analysis of the Leadership Praxis of Dr. David S. Dockery

    Hickman, Tanner Franklin

    2010-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to better understand the leadership philosophy and key strategic actions of Dr. David S. Dockery in relation to Jesus' Great Commandment. Dockery's leadership has been instrumental in shaping and defining the meaning of Christian education during his fourteen year tenure as president of Union University. During his…

  17. Quantum theory a two-time success story

    Struppa, Daniele C

    2013-01-01

    Yakir Aharonov is one of the leading figures in the foundations of quantum physics. His contributions range from the celebrated Aharonov-Bohm effect (1959), to the more recent theory of weak measurements (whose experimental confirmations were recently ranked as the two most important results of physics in 2011). This volume will contain 27 original articles, contributed by the most important names in quantum physics, in honor of Aharonov's 80-th birthday.Sections include 'Quantum mechanics and reality,' with contributions from Nobel Laureates David Gross and Sir Anthony Leggett and Yakir Aharo

  18. Ring theory

    Rowen, Louis H

    1991-01-01

    This is an abridged edition of the author's previous two-volume work, Ring Theory, which concentrates on essential material for a general ring theory course while ommitting much of the material intended for ring theory specialists. It has been praised by reviewers:**""As a textbook for graduate students, Ring Theory joins the best....The experts will find several attractive and pleasant features in Ring Theory. The most noteworthy is the inclusion, usually in supplements and appendices, of many useful constructions which are hard to locate outside of the original sources....The audience of non

  19. Agency Theory

    Linder, Stefan; Foss, Nicolai Juul

    Agency theory studies the problems and solutions linked to delegation of tasks from principals to agents in the context of conflicting interests between the parties. Beginning from clear assumptions about rationality, contracting, and informational conditions, the theory addresses problems of ex ...... agency theory to enjoy considerable scientific impact on social science; however, it has also attracted considerable criticism.......Agency theory studies the problems and solutions linked to delegation of tasks from principals to agents in the context of conflicting interests between the parties. Beginning from clear assumptions about rationality, contracting, and informational conditions, the theory addresses problems of ex...

  20. Agency Theory

    Linder, Stefan; Foss, Nicolai Juul

    Agency theory studies the problems and solutions linked to delegation of tasks from principals to agents in the context of conflicting interests between the parties. Beginning from clear assumptions about rationality, contracting and informational conditions, the theory addresses problems of ex a...... agency theory to enjoy considerable scientific impact on social science; however, it has also attracted considerable criticism.......Agency theory studies the problems and solutions linked to delegation of tasks from principals to agents in the context of conflicting interests between the parties. Beginning from clear assumptions about rationality, contracting and informational conditions, the theory addresses problems of ex...

  1. Atomic theories

    Loring, FH

    2014-01-01

    Summarising the most novel facts and theories which were coming into prominence at the time, particularly those which had not yet been incorporated into standard textbooks, this important work was first published in 1921. The subjects treated cover a wide range of research that was being conducted into the atom, and include Quantum Theory, the Bohr Theory, the Sommerfield extension of Bohr's work, the Octet Theory and Isotopes, as well as Ionisation Potentials and Solar Phenomena. Because much of the material of Atomic Theories lies on the boundary between experimentally verified fact and spec

  2. String theory or field theory?

    The status of string theory is reviewed, and major recent developments - especially those in going beyond perturbation theory in the string theory and quantum field theory frameworks - are analyzed. This analysis helps better understand the role and place of string theory in the modern picture of the physical world. Even though quantum field theory describes a wide range of experimental phenomena, it is emphasized that there are some insurmountable problems inherent in it - notably the impossibility to formulate the quantum theory of gravity on its basis - which prevent it from being a fundamental physical theory of the world of microscopic distances. It is this task, the creation of such a theory, which string theory, currently far from completion, is expected to solve. In spite of its somewhat vague current form, string theory has already led to a number of serious results and greatly contributed to progress in the understanding of quantum field theory. It is these developments which are our concern in this review. (reviews of topical problems)

  3. David and Goliath: comparative use of facilitation and competition studies in the plant ecology literature

    C. J. Lortie

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available Competition and facilitation are extensively studied in plant ecology and are central to ecological theory. However, these processes do not occur in isolation from each other and should be studied concurrently and synthetically. Here, we compare the relative citation success of studies that focus on either side of the same interaction coin in terms of number of publications and citations per publication in six of the following major themes in plant ecology: biogeography, populations, communities, ecosystems, evolution and conservation. There were eight times more publications on plant competition than on facilitation but this is not surprising given its long history of comprehensive and relatively exclusive study in plant ecology. Although studies of facilitation comprised a smaller body of literature, the mean citation rate for each publication was equivalent to that of competition studies. Thus, facilitation studies are being used as much as competition. These patterns of use by the ecological community clearly indicate that both aspects of plant interactions address broad themes and that studies on plant interactions should now strive to either test both simultaneously or at the very minimum include interpretations and relevant literature from both sets of ideas. Importantly, these broad trends illustrate the old axiom that quality and not quantity of studies may be a consideration in the success of a sub-discipline.

  4. David and Goliath : the procedures for selling ENEL distribution lines to city-owned companies

    This paper analyzed the economic impacts of the provisions under Article 9 of the Bersani Decree, relating to the sale of the ENEL distribution networks to city-owned companies, with particular reference to the ENEL-AEM Milano case. The Bersani Decree states that the sale of networks must be made according to normal market rules, but also rules that ENEL is obliged to sell its own distribution network. Through the use of analytical instruments inspired by the contract theory, this study highlighted several contradictions in the decree. It was noted that the deferment to private parties bargaining to perform the sale was contradictory, as it was counterbalanced and blocked by the legal compulsion to sell. The Bersani Decree influences the bargaining power of the parties by handing it over to the city-owned company, who then make as low an evaluation of the contract as possible. This has prompted several companies to seek arbitration. If the arbitrators are unable to arrive at a satisfactory price, the contract will not be completed. The refusal to accept a proposed price may be seen as an attempt to negotiate a different purchase price. In addition, magistrates undertake the bargaining power that would be be granted to both parties to respect the Bersani Decree, in that the magistrate has the power to order one or both parties to conclude the contract. The independent setting of the sale is compromised and does not necessarily reflect the evaluations of parties involved. Appeals to appraisers, hearings and research mean that the costs to both parties, and society, increases. It was suggested that legislators should allow the market to work independently, without mandating the terms of private companies' transactions, and without additional procedural phases. A market-oriented formulation could avoid useless extensions and costs in the sale of ENEL-owned distribution networks to city-owned companies. 17 refs., 4 tabs., 12 figs

  5. David Hull's generalized natural selection as an explanation for scientific change

    Little, Michelle Yvette

    2001-10-01

    Philosophers of science such as Karl Popper and Thomas Kuhn have employed evolutionary idiom in describing scientific change. In Science as a Process (1988) Hull makes evolutionary theory explanatorily applicable. He modifies key evolutionary terms in order that both biological evolution and scientific change are instances of a general selection process. According to Hull, because of naturally-existing competition for credit among researchers and the professional lineages they constitute, scientists are constrained to cooperate and collaborate. This process entails two important philosophical consequences. First, it allows for a natural justification of why the sciences can provide objective empirical knowledge. Second, appreciating its strength means that a philosophical analysis of scientific change is solidly difficult features to combine. I work on strengthening two weaknesses in Hull's arguments. First, operating in his analysis is an unexplicated notion of ``information'' running parallel to the equally opaque notion of genetic information. My third chapter provides a clear account of ``genetic information'' whose usefulness extends beyond the assistance it can render Hull as a clear concept is needed in biological contexts as well. The fourth and fifth chapters submit evidence of scientific change from radio astronomy. Hull insists on empirical backing for philosophical theses but his own book stands to suffer from selection effects as it offers cases drawn from a single subspecialty in the biological sciences. I found that in the main scientists and the change they propel accords well with Hull's explanation. However, instances of major change reveal credit- and resource-sharing to a degree contrary with what Hull would expect. My conclusion is that the naturalness of competition, instantiated during the course of standardized and relatively ``normal'' scientific research, is not the norm during periods of new research and its uncertain standards of protocol. As such my position is an inversion of the relationship Hull views between cooperation and competition in scientific change. Cooperation is a precondition for competition, rather than the other way around.

  6. Postmodernism or Neo-Realism: On Parody in David Lodge’s Campus Novel Small World

    Zhao-guo DING

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available Parody in Small World, working in both comic and meta-fictional ways, embodies the liberal humanist spirit of traditional realist novel and critical consciousness of the anti-humanist post-theories though it looks like a technique of postmodern novel superficially. Small World, as a work of neo-realism, marks a significant tendency in the development of postwar British novel, both inheriting the great realist tradition of British novel and absorbing some innovative factors of postmodernist fiction.
    Keywords: Lodge; Small World; parody; realism; postmodernism

    Résumé: La parodie de Petit Monde, qui fonctionne de deux manière:comique et métafictionnel, incarne l'esprit humaniste libéral de roman réaliste traditionnel et la conscience critique de post-théories anti-humaniste, même si elle ressemble à une technique de roman postmoderne superficiellement. Petit Monde, en tant qu'une œuvre de néo-réalisme, marque une tendance importante dans le développement de roman britannique d'après-guerre, qui hérite à la fois la tradition réaliste du roman britannique et absorbe certains facteurs novateurs de la fiction postmoderniste.
    Mots-clés: Lodge; Petit Monde; parodie; réalisme; postmdernisme

  7. MOND theory

    Milgrom, Mordehai

    2014-01-01

    A general account of MOND theory is given. I start with the basic tenets of MOND, which posit departure from standard dynamics in the limit of low acceleration -- below an acceleration constant a0 -- where dynamics become scale invariant. I list some of the salient predictions of these tenets. The special role of a0 and its significance are then discussed. In particular, I stress its coincidence with cosmologically relevant accelerations. The deep-MOND limit and the consequences of its scale invariance are considered in some detail. General aspects of MOND theories are then described, after which I list briefly presently known theories, both nonrelativistic and relativistic. Most full-fledged theories modify the gravitational action, hinge on a0, introduce an interpolating function between the low and high accelerations, and obey MOND requirements in the opposite limits. These theories have much heuristic value as proofs of various concepts (e.g., that covariant MOND theories can be written with correct gravi...

  8. Chaos theory

    Brock, W A

    2000-01-01

    The article summarizes the Czech Economic Association's seminar on Chaos Theory,"" held in May 2000. The main speaker, Pavel Kohout (PPF, a.s., Prague), presented several examples of how chaos theory can be used toward modeling the economy and, in particular, financial markets. He also spoke of the dangers inherent in attempts to indiscriminately transplant chaos theory from physics to economics. The presentation was followed by a lively discussion, also briefly summarized in this article.

  9. Viability Theory

    Aubin, Jean-Pierre; Saint-Pierre, Patrick

    2011-01-01

    Viability theory designs and develops mathematical and algorithmic methods for investigating the adaptation to viability constraints of evolutions governed by complex systems under uncertainty that are found in many domains involving living beings, from biological evolution to economics, from environmental sciences to financial markets, from control theory and robotics to cognitive sciences. It involves interdisciplinary investigations spanning fields that have traditionally developed in isolation. The purpose of this book is to present an initiation to applications of viability theory, explai

  10. Model theory

    Chang, CC

    2012-01-01

    Model theory deals with a branch of mathematical logic showing connections between a formal language and its interpretations or models. This is the first and most successful textbook in logical model theory. Extensively updated and corrected in 1990 to accommodate developments in model theoretic methods - including classification theory and nonstandard analysis - the third edition added entirely new sections, exercises, and references. Each chapter introduces an individual method and discusses specific applications. Basic methods of constructing models include constants, elementary chains, Sko

  11. Elastoplasticity theory

    Hashiguchi, Koichi

    2009-01-01

    This book details the mathematics and continuum mechanics necessary as a foundation of elastoplasticity theory. It explains physical backgrounds with illustrations and provides descriptions of detailed derivation processes..

  12. Confabulation Theory

    Solari, Soren; Smith, Andrew; Minnett, Rupert; Hecht-Nielsen, Robert

    2008-06-01

    Confabulation Theory [Hecht-Nielsen R. Confabulation theory. Springer-Verlag; 2007] is the first comprehensive theory of human and animal cognition. Here, we briefly describe Confabulation Theory and discuss experimental results that suggest the theory is correct. Simply put, Confabulation Theory proposes that thinking is like moving. In humans, the theory postulates that there are roughly 4000 thalamocortical modules, the muscles of thought. Each module performs an internal competition ( confabulation) between its symbols, influenced by inputs delivered via learned axonal associations with symbols in other modules. In each module, this competition is controlled, as in an individual muscle, by a single graded (i.e., analog) thought control signal. The final result of this confabulation process is a single active symbol, the expression of which also results in launching of action commands that trigger and control subsequent movements and/or thought processes. Modules are manipulated in groups under coordinated, event-contingent control, in a similar manner to our 700 muscles. Confabulation Theory hypothesizes that the control of thinking is a direct evolutionary outgrowth of the control of movement. Establishing a complete understanding of Confabulation Theory will require launching and sustaining a massive new phalanx of confabulation neuroscience research.

  13. Graph Theory

    Sanfilippo, Antonio P.

    2005-12-27

    Graph theory is a branch of discrete combinatorial mathematics that studies the properties of graphs. The theory was pioneered by the Swiss mathematician Leonhard Euler in the 18th century, commenced its formal development during the second half of the 19th century, and has witnessed substantial growth during the last seventy years, with applications in areas as diverse as engineering, computer science, physics, sociology, chemistry and biology. Graph theory has also had a strong impact in computational linguistics by providing the foundations for the theory of features structures that has emerged as one of the most widely used frameworks for the representation of grammar formalisms.

  14. The E-pistolary Novel: Print Screens of Media-driven Thoughts in David Llewellyns Eleven

    Oana Celia GHEORGHIU

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available Contemporary literature seems to have reconciled the idea that everything valuable has already been said and done and, as such, has wilfully inscribed itself in a never-ending cycle of narratives about narratives, in a process of recycling and updating the past, which some love to name postmodernist. What is left at stake is simply the consumerist need to produce an oxymoronic original copy: to launch that piece of literature unseen and unheard of before on a crowded book market. A recipe for success seems to be the ability to combine the novelty of the architectural design the formal innovation with the thematisation of the present. It is precisely what the young Welsh novelist and scriptwriter, David Llewellyn, achieves with his debut novel, Eleven. In an attempt to translate the old into the new, Eleven is constructed following the design of the early modern epistolary novels, yet making use of a contemporary mode of writing: the email. Thematically, it is an exploration of patterns of individual thinking shaped by the media, against the background of an event with global consequences, which is, nevertheless, viewed from afar, without the inherent trauma so visible in American post-9/11 fiction. The present paper aims at analysing the construction of the novel, including the linguistic transformations it employs, and at accounting for the identitaryrevolt that transpires from the e mails exchanged between various character-narrators on an apparently ordinary day: September 11, 2001.

  15. Sperm morphology assessment using David's classification: time to switch to strict criteria? Prospective comparative analysis in a selected IVF population.

    Blanchard, M; Haguenoer, K; Apert, A; Poret, H; Barthélémy, C; Royère, D; Guérif, F

    2011-04-01

    The aim of this study was to compare assessment of sperm morphology by using David's classification (DC), a method of manual analysis most common in France, with a computer-assisted method (Integrated Visual Optical System) based on the strict criteria (CASA SC) for their ability to predict fertilization in a selected in vitro fertilization (IVF) population. A total of 120 couples engaged in IVF protocols were prospectively included in the study. To focus mainly on sperm morphology, couples were excluded in cases of abnormalities of sperm concentration and/or motility and immunological factors and when a low number of oocytes were collected. Sperm morphology analysis was performed on the day of oocyte retrieval by the same trained biologist. Our results showed a moderate correlation between the two techniques (r = 0.49). The DC sperm morphology analysis was less indicative of fertilization than CASA SC (r = 0.07, p = 0.47 vs. r = 0.22, p = 0.014). Using receiver-operating characteristics analysis, we showed that DC was not discriminating in the prediction of fertilization (AUC = 0.572). DC seemed less appropriate for the prediction of fertilization success or failure. In contrast, with CASA SC, the previously determined cut-off value of around 14% was confirmed (AUC = 0.735, cut-off = 6%). Our results argue in favour of the replacement of DC by SC to tend towards worldwide standardization. PMID:20497261

  16. LA TEORÍA DE LA DECISIÓN DE DAVID LEWIS Y LA PARADOJA DE NEWCOMB

    Esteban Céspedes

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available En el presente trabajo se realiza una exposición breve del punto de vista filosófico de la teoría de la decisión, profundizando específicamente en el trabajo que propone David Lewis al respecto. Este autor sustenta que la teoría de la decisión puede sostenerse sobre bases causales o no causales, siendo la Teoría Causal de la Decisión un modelo necesario para el análisis de este tipo de problemas. En casos particulares como en la Paradoja de Newcomb, las teorías no causales de la decisión serían insuficientes. A continuación se presentarán brevemente las nociones básicas del análisis de decisiones, para en segundo lugar explicar en detalle algunos aspectos de la Paradoja de Newcomb. Finalmente se presentan las tesis principales de la teoría de Lewis y algunas posibles objeciones de la misma.

  17. David Kirkaldy (1820-1897) and his museum of destruction: the visual dilemmas of an engineer as man of science.

    Robertson, Frances

    2013-09-01

    This paper examines codes of representation in nineteenth century engineering in Britain in relation to broader visual culture. While engineering was promoted as a rational public enterprise through techniques of spectacular display, engineers who aimed to be taken seriously in the intellectual hierarchies of science had to negotiate suitable techniques for making and using images. These difficulties can be examined in the visual practices that mark the career of engineer David Kirkaldy. Beginning as a bravura naval draughtsman, Kirkaldy later negotiated his status as a serious experimenter in material testing science, changing his style of representation that at first sight seems to be in line with the 'objective' strategy in science of getting nature to represent herself. And although Kirkaldy maintained a range of visual styles to communicate with different audiences, making rhetorical use of several technologies of inscription, from hand drawing to photography, nevertheless, his work does in fact demonstrate new uses of the concept of objectivity in representation when up against the practices of engineering. While these might seem merely pragmatic in comparison to the ethical weight given to the discourse of objective representation in science, in the messy world of collapsing bridges and law suits, virtuous engineers had to develop various forms of visual knowledge as practical science. This was not 'applied science' but a differentiated form of enquiry whose complexities hold as much interest as the better known visual cultures of late nineteenth century science or art. PMID:23578693

  18. Perturbation theory

    After noting some advantages of using perturbation theory some of the various types are related on a chart and described, including many-body nonlinear summations, quartic force-field fit for geometry, fourth-order correlation approximations, and a survey of some recent work. Alternative initial approximations in perturbation theory are also discussed. 25 references

  19. Shielding Theory

    Ion N.Chiuta

    2009-05-01

    Full Text Available The paper determines relations for shieldingeffectiveness relative to several variables, includingmetal type, metal properties, thickness, distance,frequency, etc. It starts by presenting some relationshipsregarding magnetic, electric and electromagnetic fieldsas a pertinent background to understanding and applyingfield theory. Since literature about electromagneticcompatibility is replete with discussions about Maxwellequations and field theory only a few aspects arepresented.

  20. Quantum Theory

    Manning, Phillip

    2011-01-01

    The study of quantum theory allowed twentieth-century scientists to examine the world in a new way, one that was filled with uncertainties and probabilities. Further study also led to the development of lasers, the atomic bomb, and the computer. This exciting new book clearly explains quantum theory and its everyday uses in our world.

  1. Uncertainty theory

    Liu, Baoding

    2015-01-01

    When no samples are available to estimate a probability distribution, we have to invite some domain experts to evaluate the belief degree that each event will happen. Perhaps some people think that the belief degree should be modeled by subjective probability or fuzzy set theory. However, it is usually inappropriate because both of them may lead to counterintuitive results in this case. In order to rationally deal with belief degrees, uncertainty theory was founded in 2007 and subsequently studied by many researchers. Nowadays, uncertainty theory has become a branch of axiomatic mathematics for modeling belief degrees. This is an introductory textbook on uncertainty theory, uncertain programming, uncertain statistics, uncertain risk analysis, uncertain reliability analysis, uncertain set, uncertain logic, uncertain inference, uncertain process, uncertain calculus, and uncertain differential equation. This textbook also shows applications of uncertainty theory to scheduling, logistics, networks, data mining, c...

  2. Potential Theory

    Lukeš, Jaroslav; Netuka, Ivan; Veselý, Jiří

    1988-01-01

    Within the tradition of meetings devoted to potential theory, a conference on potential theory took place in Prague on 19-24, July 1987. The Conference was organized by the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Charles University, with the collaboration of the Institute of Mathematics, Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences, the Department of Mathematics, Czech University of Technology, the Union of Czechoslovak Mathematicians and Physicists, the Czechoslovak Scientific and Technical Society, and supported by IMU. During the Conference, 69 scientific communications from different branches of potential theory were presented; the majority of them are in­ cluded in the present volume. (Papers based on survey lectures delivered at the Conference, its program as well as a collection of problems from potential theory will appear in a special volume of the Lecture Notes Series published by Springer-Verlag). Topics of these communications truly reflect the vast scope of contemporary potential theory. Some contributions deal...

  3. Concept theory

    Hjørland, Birger

    2009-01-01

    organizing systems (e.g. classification systems, thesauri and ontologies) should be understood as systems basically organizing concepts and their semantic relations. The same is the case with information retrieval systems. Different theories of concepts have different implications for how to construe......, evaluate and use such systems. Based on "a post-Kuhnian view" of paradigms this paper put forward arguments that the best understanding and classification of theories of concepts is to view and classify them in accordance with epistemological theories (empiricism, rationalism, historicism and pragmatism......  Concept theory is an extremely broad, interdisciplinary and complex field of research related to many deep fields with very long historical traditions without much consensus. However, information science and knowledge organization cannot avoid relating to theories of concepts. Knowledge...

  4. Les vieux matres et les jeunes gnies Old masters and young geniuses: artistic temporality, creativity and recognition according to David Galenson

    Nathalie Heinich

    2011-10-01

    Full Text Available Cet article rend compte dun ouvrage de lconomiste amricain David W. Galenson consacr aux deux cycles de vie de la crativit artistique et leurs prolongements dans diffrents domaines, y compris scientifique. Il en propose quelques applications lart contemporain, en suggrant notamment, partir dun exemple concret, que la question des temporalits pourrait aussi tre tendue avec profit aux modalits de la reconnaissance en art.This paper provides an in-depth review of a book published by the American economist David W. Galenson on the two cycles of artistic creativity and their developments in various domains, including science. It offers a few applications to contemporary art, before demonstrating, out of a specific case, that the issue of temporalities should also be extended to the modes of artistic recognition.

  5. Post-transcriptional modifications and "Calmodulation" of voltage-gated calcium channel function: Reflections by two collaborators of David T Yue.

    Soong, Tuck Wah; Mori, Masayuki X

    2016-01-01

    This review article is written to specially pay tribute to David T. Yue who was an outstanding human being and an excellent scientist who exuded passion and creativity. He exemplified an inter-disciplinary scientist who was able to cross scientific boundaries effortlessly in order to provide amazing understanding on how calcium channels work. This article provides a glimpse of some of the research the authors have the privilege to collaborate with David and it attempts to provide the thinking behind some of the research done. In a wider context, we highlight that calcium channel function could be exquisitely modulated by interaction with a tethered calmodulin. Post-transcriptional modifications such as alternative splicing and RNA editing further influence the Ca(2+)-CaM mediated processes such as calcium dependent inhibition and/or facilitation. Besides modifications of electrophysiological and pharmacological properties, protein interactions with the channels could also be influenced in a splice-variant dependent manner. PMID:26054929

  6. Themes of action and life in four philosophical theories of mind

    Spat, William

    1992-01-01

    The thesis makes use of the framework of action and life to consider four philosophical theories of mind, enunciated in the writings of Rene Descartes, David Hume, William James, and Thomas Nagel. Showing how each theory makes an appeal to action or life in order to attempt to provide a characterization of mind that is not too restrictive nor too lax is the concern of the extensive historical portion of the thesis. It is on the basis of the success or failure of these app...

  7. Thomas Hardy’s Tess of the D’Urbervilles: A Pure Woman (Not So) Faithfully Presented in Modern Adaptations by Roman Polanski and David Blair

    Buckingham, S.M.A.

    2015-01-01

    This BA thesis aims to describe how modern adaptations maintain Hardy's criticism of Victorian society in his novel Tess of the D'Urbervilles. It focuses on the character of Tess Durbeyfield, with regard to her sexual purity, independence and religious morals. The modern adaptations include the film Tess by Roman Polanski (1979) and the mini-series Tess of the D'Urbervilles by David Blair (2008). They offer different interpretations of the aforementioned traits: Polanski's Tess appears to be ...

  8. Redescriptions and lectotype designations of Central American species of Phaenonotum Sharp ( Coleoptera , Hydrophilidae ) based on the type material from the David Sharp collection

    Deler-Hernández, Albert; Fikáček, Martin

    2016-01-01

    Abstract In order to understand the identity of the Central American species of the genus Phaenonotum Sharp, 1882, the type specimens of the species described by Sharp (1882) deposited in the David Sharp collection in the Natural History Museum in London have been re-examined. The following species are redescribed: Phaenonotum apicale Sharp, 1882, Phaenonotum collare Sharp, 1882, Phaenonotum dubium Sharp, 1882 (confirmed as junior synonym of Phaenonotum exstriatum (Say, 1835)), Phaenonotum la...

  9. « Irish Culture and Colonial Modernity 1800-2000: The Transformation of Oral Space », David Lloyd

    McCann, Fiona

    2014-01-01

    In his latest monograph, David Lloyd offers a stimulating analysis of the ways in which, as the subtitle of his work indicates, the oral space in Ireland has been profoundly and radically altered over the last two hundred years or so. Extremely erudite, Lloyd’s work retraces the transformation of Irish oral spaces from the clachan to the H-Blocks, via the public house, situating this metamorphosis within the context of capitalist expansion and colonial control and exploring the multifarious e...

  10. David N. Reznick's The " Origin" Then and Now: An Interpretive Guide to the " Origin of Species": A Précis

    Ruse, Michael

    2013-09-01

    David Reznick is one of the world's leading evolutionary biologists. His book on Charles Darwin's Origin of Species is given here in a précis, in order to show the underlying approach that he takes towards a work that is a classic in his field. It is shown that Reznick's interests are less in Darwin for his own sake and more in the importance of Darwin's ideas for science today.

  11. “THE BOOK OF RUTH” IN JEWISH LITERATURE (THE BIBLICAL SUBTEXT IN THE NOVELS OF ISAAC BASHEVIS SINGER AND DAVID ALBAHARI

    Биљана С. Турањанин

    2011-02-01

    Full Text Available The work points out the significance of the biblical subtext, primarily “The Book of Ruth”, for understanding the novel “Slave” Isaac Bashevis Singer and “Bait” David Albahari. Over motives Wandering Jew and Lord-savior, are underlined intertextual links that make these works more complex, open them to each other and make them members of the same literary family.

  12. Historiography in modern poetry: text, imagination and authority in the work of David Jones, Geoffrey Hill and Ian Duhig; and King Harold: a long poem in three parts

    Jordan, Meirion Owen

    2012-01-01

    This thesis explores how modern poetry is shaped by its relationships with academic and historical texts. Occasioned by creative writers’ increasing involvement in the academy, it considers the consequences of this relationship for contemporary poetry praxis. Through close readings of David Jones’ Anathemata, Geoffrey Hill’s Mercian Hymns and Ian Duhig’s The Speed of Dark, it explores how imaginative conceptions of poems relate to and are affected by their material presentations as texts. In ...

  13. David Lasagabaster, Aintzane Doiz and Juan Manuel Sierra, eds. 2014. Motivation and Foreign Language Learning. From Theory to Practice. 190 pp. Amsterdam and Philadelphia: John Benjamins

    Villacañas de Castro, Luis Sebastián

    2015-01-01

    The present volume, edited by Lasagabaster, Doiz and Sierra, brings together different perspectives on the interrelation between motivation and foreign language learning. Following the editors' introduction, which carefully summarizes the main ideas explored in each chapter¿hence my decision not to organize this review in the same way, but rather to focus on a general aspect that has the potential to encompass all of them¿the volume is divided into two parts, each of four chapters. Whereas th...

  14. Mapping Theory

    Smith, Shelley

    This paper came about within the context of a 13-month research project, Focus Area 1 - Method and Theory, at the Center for Public Space Research at the Royal Academy of the Arts School of Architecture in Copenhagen, Denmark. This project has been funded by RealDania. The goals of the research...... project, Focus Area 1 - Method and Theory, which forms the framework for this working paper, are: * To provide a basis from which to discuss the concept of public space in a contemporary architectural and urban context - specifically relating to theory and method * To broaden the discussion of the concept...

  15. Plasticity theory

    Lubliner, Jacob

    2008-01-01

    The aim of Plasticity Theory is to provide a comprehensive introduction to the contemporary state of knowledge in basic plasticity theory and to its applications. It treats several areas not commonly found between the covers of a single book: the physics of plasticity, constitutive theory, dynamic plasticity, large-deformation plasticity, and numerical methods, in addition to a representative survey of problems treated by classical methods, such as elastic-plastic problems, plane plastic flow, and limit analysis; the problem discussed come from areas of interest to mechanical, structural, and

  16. Invariant theory

    1987-01-01

    This volume of expository papers is the outgrowth of a conference in combinatorics and invariant theory. In recent years, newly developed techniques from algebraic geometry and combinatorics have been applied with great success to some of the outstanding problems of invariant theory, moving it back to the forefront of mathematical research once again. This collection of papers centers on constructive aspects of invariant theory and opens with an introduction to the subject by F. Grosshans. Its purpose is to make the current research more accesssible to mathematicians in related fields.

  17. Number theory

    Andrews, George E

    1994-01-01

    Although mathematics majors are usually conversant with number theory by the time they have completed a course in abstract algebra, other undergraduates, especially those in education and the liberal arts, often need a more basic introduction to the topic.In this book the author solves the problem of maintaining the interest of students at both levels by offering a combinatorial approach to elementary number theory. In studying number theory from such a perspective, mathematics majors are spared repetition and provided with new insights, while other students benefit from the consequent simpl

  18. Plasma theory

    A series of lectures on plasma theory with the main headings: introduction; charged particles moving in em fields; the liquid model; transport phenomena in the plasma; wave propagation in plasmas; plasma instabilities. 57 figs. (qui)

  19. Biocultural Theory

    Carroll, Joseph; Clasen, Mathias; Jonsson, Emelie; Kratschmer, Alexandra Regina; McKerracher, Luseadra Joy; Riede, Felix; Svenning, Jens-Christian; Kjærgaard, Peter C.

    Biocultural theory is an integrative research program designed to investigate the causal interactions between biological adaptations and cultural constructions. From the biocultural perspective, cultural processes are rooted in the biological necessities of the human life cycle: specifically huma...

  20. Chemical, physical, and other data collected using bottle casts from the NOAA Ship DAVID STARR JORDAN, ROGER REVILLE, and NEW HORIZON as part of the California Cooperative Fisheries Investigation from 07 August 1996 to 19 April 1997 (NODC Accession 9800118)

    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce Chemical, physical, and other data were collected from the NOAA Ship DAVID STARR JORDAN, ROGER REVILLE, and NEW HORIZON from August 7, 1996 to April 19, 1997. Data...

  1. Rezension: Abraham David, Anke Kltsch und Stephan Wendehorst: Leipziger Judentmer in Stadt und Universitt. Katalog zur gleichnamigen Ausstellung in der Bibliotheca Albertina Leipzig vom 13. Januar bis 25. April 2010 Leipzig 2010

    Tim H. Deubel

    2010-10-01

    Full Text Available Abraham David, Anke Kltsch und Stephan Wendehorst Leipziger Judentmer in Stadt und Universitt.Katalog zur gleichnamigen Ausstellung in der Bibliotheca AlbertinaLeipzig vom 13. Januar bis 25. April 2010Leipzig 2010

  2. Cloud amount/frequency, NITRATE and other data from DAVID STARR JORDAN in the NE Pacific from 1969-08-20 to 1969-09-17 (NODC Accession 8100360)

    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce Conductivity, temperature and Depth probe was used to collect data from the National Oceanographic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) ship DAVID STARR JORDAN. The...

  3. Cloud amount/frequency, NITRATE and other data from DAVID STARR JORDAN in the NE Pacific from 1971-07-01 to 1971-07-12 (NODC Accession 8100361)

    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce Conductivity, temperature and Depth probe was used to collect data from the National Oceanographic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) ship DAVID STARR JORDAN. The...

  4. Chemical, physical, and other data collected using bottle casts from the NOAA Ship DAVID STARR JORDAN and NEW HORIZON as part of the California Cooperative Fisheries Investigation (CALCOFI) project, from 04 January 1995 to 03 May 1996 (NODC Accession 9700040)

    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce Chemical, physical, and other data were collected from the NOAA Ship DAVID STARR JORDAN and NEW HORIZON from January 4, 1995 to May 3, 1996. Data were collected...

  5. Carbon dioxide, temperature, and salinity collected via surface underway survey from R/V David Starr Jordan off the West Coast of the US and Mexico from August 6, 2006 to October 28, 2007 (NODC Accession 0084176)

    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — NODC Accession 0084176 includes chemical, physical, and underway - surface data collected aboard the DAVID STARR JORDAN in Channel Islands National Marine...

  6. Conspiracies & Theories

    Bayat, A.

    2006-01-01

    Currently, many people seem to be preoccupied with creating or discussing conspiracy theories. At the same time, others discredit unwelcome inquiries into hidden political agendas by labelling the resulting ideas conspiracy theories. In such an environment, the distinction between fantasy and critical thought tends to become blurred. Only by acknowledging that real conspiracies exist, and by refuting ideas that cannot be empirically staved, will we be able to analyse political situations in...

  7. Game theory

    Rosenmüller, Joachim; Trockel, Walter

    2001-01-01

    Game Theory describes human interaction involving conflict, cooperation and competition, the term Interpersonal Decision Theory is synonymous. The term reflects the fact that most essential features of this field are manifested in parlor games. This topic-level treatment covers large parts of the basic concepts and methods and sketches some fields of recent applications. The simultaneous occurrence of strategic, stochastic and dynamic phenomena, the fundamental role of epistemic aspects like ...

  8. Graph theory

    Gould, Ronald

    2012-01-01

    This introduction to graph theory focuses on well-established topics, covering primary techniques and including both algorithmic and theoretical problems. The algorithms are presented with a minimum of advanced data structures and programming details. This thoroughly corrected 1988 edition provides insights to computer scientists as well as advanced undergraduates and graduate students of topology, algebra, and matrix theory. Fundamental concepts and notation and elementary properties and operations are the first subjects, followed by examinations of paths and searching, trees, and networks. S

  9. Quantum Theory

    Murdin, P.

    2000-11-01

    A theory based on the premise that, on the microscopic scale, physical quantities have discrete, rather than a continuous range of, values. The theory was devised in the early part of the twentieth century to account for certain phenomena that could not be explained by classical physics. In 1900, the German physicist, Max Planck (1858-1947), was able precisely to describe the previously unexplaine...

  10. Complexity theory

    Bentley, R.A.; Maschner, H.D.G.

    2008-01-01

    Book description: This handbook gathers original, authoritative articles from leading archaeologists to compile the latest thinking about archaeological theory. The authors provide a comprehensive picture of the theoretical foundations by which archaeologists contextualize and analyze their archaeological data. Student readers will also gain a sense of the immense power that theory has for building interpretations of the past, while recognizing the wonderful archaeological traditions that cre...

  11. Work plan for the removal and subsequent management of specific waste from David Witherspoon, Inc., Knoxville, Tennessee

    The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) and the Department of Energy (DOE) have made the determination that approximately 258 drums of waste and 10 open-top boxes of waste now located at the site known as David Witherspoon, Inc., (DWI) in south Knoxville, Tennessee, should be repackaged as necessary and transferred to the K-25 Site in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, for management. This work plan addresses the four phases of activity planned and the methods of accomplishment The lint phase will consist of an assessment to determine requirements for managing the waste. Items to be investigated include site access, site conditions, personal protective equipment, waste characterization needs, packaging and labeling, transportation, receipt and storage of the waste at the K-25 Site, and site controls and monitoring required during the packaging operations to be conducted at DWI. The second phase will include mobilization of on-site support and operating facilities, sampling and transferral of a randomly selected representative fraction of the 232 drums now stored on-site in sea/land containers to storage facilities at the K-25 Site, and sampling of the waste now stored in the 26 drums inside the main process building and the 10 open-top boxes of waste stored outside and adjacent to the building. The third phase will include repackaging and transferral of the 26 drums and 10 boxes of waste to the K-25 Site and placement of the containerized waste into appropriate storage at the K-25 Site. Participants in the fourth phase of activity will demobilize the support and operating facilities from DWI, conduct an on-site evaluation at the K-25 site to verify compliance with storage and other management requirements, prepare a closeout report for the activity assessing the actions, and develop a plan for the final management method for the waste

  12. Information Theory, Inference and Learning Algorithms

    Mackay, David J. C.

    2003-10-01

    Information theory and inference, often taught separately, are here united in one entertaining textbook. These topics lie at the heart of many exciting areas of contemporary science and engineering - communication, signal processing, data mining, machine learning, pattern recognition, computational neuroscience, bioinformatics, and cryptography. This textbook introduces theory in tandem with applications. Information theory is taught alongside practical communication systems, such as arithmetic coding for data compression and sparse-graph codes for error-correction. A toolbox of inference techniques, including message-passing algorithms, Monte Carlo methods, and variational approximations, are developed alongside applications of these tools to clustering, convolutional codes, independent component analysis, and neural networks. The final part of the book describes the state of the art in error-correcting codes, including low-density parity-check codes, turbo codes, and digital fountain codes -- the twenty-first century standards for satellite communications, disk drives, and data broadcast. Richly illustrated, filled with worked examples and over 400 exercises, some with detailed solutions, David MacKay's groundbreaking book is ideal for self-learning and for undergraduate or graduate courses. Interludes on crosswords, evolution, and sex provide entertainment along the way. In sum, this is a textbook on information, communication, and coding for a new generation of students, and an unparalleled entry point into these subjects for professionals in areas as diverse as computational biology, financial engineering, and machine learning.

  13. David Owen WILLIAMS

    2006-01-01

    Lidy Williams-Oonk and her children Mark & Marietta, being unable to thank everybody individually, would like to express their sincere thanks to friends and colleagues at CERN and abroad for their great help and support, their messages and flowers, as well as their donations to the Ligue Genevoise contre le Cancer, on the death of their beloved husband and father.

  14. Taastuvenergeetika eluliin / David Talbot

    Talbot, David

    2009-01-01

    Taastuvate energiaallikate laialdasem kasutamine nõuab muutusi ja uuendusi elektrienergia ülekandeliinide süsteemis. Artiklis on lähemalt käsitletud taastuvenergia tootmist Saksamaal ja Ameerika Ühendriikides

  15. Reviews / David J. Smith

    Smith, David J.

    2012-01-01

    Arvustus: Kasekamp, Andres. A history of the Baltic states. Basingstoke (Hampshire) ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2010. Artiklis tutvustatakse raamatut eelkige kui tielikku levaadet Balti riikide postsotsialistlikust edukast arengust ja selle ajaloolistest juurtest

  16. Anekdoodid lugemiseks / David Vseviov

    Vseviov, David, 1949-

    2008-01-01

    Arvustus: Borev, Juri. Kurjast võimust vaevatud : [anekdoodid / tõlkinud, kommenteerinud ja isikunimede registriga varustanud Toomas Kall] ; Thengiz Mirzashvili illustratsioonide ja Leonid Stolovitshi sissejuhatusega. Tartu : Atlex, 2008

  17. Reviews / David J. Smith

    Smith, David J.

    2012-01-01

    Arvustus: Kasekamp, Andres. A history of the Baltic states. Basingstoke (Hampshire) ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2010. Artiklis tutvustatakse raamatut eelkõige kui täielikku ülevaadet Balti riikide postsotsialistlikust edukast arengust ja selle ajaloolistest juurtest

  18. Montaa, Luis David

    Montaa, Luis David

    2011-01-01

    From my studies on pediatric anatomy to be issued in the near future, I am interested in beginning its publication with a paper on the macroscopic anatomy of the thymus. In this chapter I shall try to describe the thymus, its form, size, most important anatomical relations, its irrigation, and innervation. Later on I hope to explain its embryology and its histology since its physiological role is being seriously investigated and is so far the subject of conflicting opinions. I shall abstain f...

  19. Eesti hirmuvabaks! / David Vseviov

    Vseviov, David, 1949-

    2011-01-01

    Erinevalt parteiliikmetest saab üksikkandidaadina valitu Riigikogus hääletada vabast tahtest lähtudes ja karistushirmu tundmata. Me ei peaks panustama lootusele, et üks inimene osutub paljudest teistest vabamaks ja julgemaks, vaid sellele, et arvamuste väljendamine ja hirmuvaba otsustamine on Eestis norm

  20. Eesti hirmuvabaks! / David Vseviov

    Vseviov, David, 1949-

    2011-01-01

    Erinevalt parteiliikmetest saab ksikkandidaadina valitu Riigikogus hletada vabast tahtest lhtudes ja karistushirmu tundmata. Me ei peaks panustama lootusele, et ks inimene osutub paljudest teistest vabamaks ja julgemaks, vaid sellele, et arvamuste vljendamine ja hirmuvaba otsustamine on Eestis norm

  1. David Fiander (1931 - 2015)

    2015-01-01

    It was with shock and sorrow that we heard that Dave Fiander had passed away on 29 March.    Dave was born in London in 1931 and educated in a number of schools in Wales, finishing up in Swansea. He studied Engineering at Imperial College London – a university which has always enjoyed a premier reputation in the subject. After graduation he worked for several years for the United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority, where he worked on the production of enriched uranium fuel rods for nuclear power stations. In 1963, he was offered a job at CERN and joined a group in the PS Division headed by Fred Asner and responsible for injection and ejection systems. This was an exciting time for CERN. Europe’s first large synchrotron, the PS, had been completed and had begun to accelerate bunches of protons to a world record energy of 28 GeV. Once accelerated, the 25 bunches of particles circulated at intervals of 110 ns around the 100-metre-radius circle that was the PS accelerato...

  2. Poleemika / David Elliott

    Elliott, David

    1998-01-01

    Stockholmi Moodsa Kunsti Muuseumi direktor D. Elliott sellest, kuidas ta inglise kunstiteadlasena tunneb end Rootsi ühe olulise kunstiinstitutsiooni juhina, väljapaistvate kunstiteadlaste rotatsioonist.

  3. Possibility Theory versus Probability Theory in Fuzzy Measure Theory

    Parul Agarwal

    2015-05-01

    Full Text Available The purpose of this paper is to compare probability theory with possibility theory, and to use this comparison in comparing probability theory with fuzzy set theory. The best way of comparing probabilistic and possibilistic conceptualizations of uncertainty is to examine the two theories from a broader perspective. Such a perspective is offered by evidence theory, within which probability theory and possibility theory are recognized as special branches. While the various characteristic of possibility theory within the broader framework of evidence theory are expounded in this paper, we need to introduce their probabilistic counterparts to facilitate our discussion.

  4. Quantum theory

    This textbook for students of physics is oriented in the selection of matter by the contents of a two-semester course about quantum theory. Thereby the foundations of quantum theory, among them the quantum-mechanical measurement process, the mathematical formalism, and Bell's inequalities, are extensively treated. Also modern concepts like feynman's path integral are regarded. This work is equally suited for a self-study, as course-accompanying lecture, and for preparations of examina. Application examples, supplementary explanations, and numerous illustration take car for a good understanding of the theoretical contents

  5. Galois theory

    Stewart, Ian

    2003-01-01

    Ian Stewart's Galois Theory has been in print for 30 years. Resoundingly popular, it still serves its purpose exceedingly well. Yet mathematics education has changed considerably since 1973, when theory took precedence over examples, and the time has come to bring this presentation in line with more modern approaches.To this end, the story now begins with polynomials over the complex numbers, and the central quest is to understand when such polynomials have solutions that can be expressed by radicals. Reorganization of the material places the concrete before the abstract, thus motivating the g

  6. Scattering theory

    This book emerged out of graduate lectures given by the author at the University of Kiev and is intended as a graduate text. The fundamentals of non-relativistic quantum scattering theory are covered, including some topics, such as the phase-function formalism, separable potentials, and inverse scattering, which are not always coverded in textbooks on scattering theory. Criticisms of the text are minor, but the reviewer feels an inadequate index is provided and the citing of references in the Russian language is a hindrance in a graduate text

  7. MSM Book Review: Let Them Eat Prozac: The Unhealthy Relationship between the Pharmaceutical Industry and Depression, by David Healy.

    Leemon B. McHenry

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available Ever since David Healy first announced in 1991 that SSRIs (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors have a causal role in some suicide cases, he has had to face ostracism from corporate psychiatry, has had a job offer from the University of Toronto withdrawn, been accused of practicing 'junk science' by the pharmaceutical industry and of covertly promoting a non-SSRI antidepressant via a secret plot with a particular company and of constructing with Carl Elliott his own martyrdom. The New York Times (Nov 15, 2005 recently dubbed Healy 'psychiatry's gadfly' for his stinging criticism of his profession's blind acceptance of the safety and efficacy data provided by drug companies-data based on their clinical trials of their own drugs. Let Them Eat Prozac details in quasi-autobiographical fashion the events that led up to Healy's discontent with psychiatry's cozy relationship with the pharmaceutical industry. The critical issue of concern is the aggressive marketing of the SSRIs that has usurped the authority of science and led to a cover-up of the risks involved in the use of these psychotropic drugs. The story begins with the case of Caitlin Hurcombe, a 19-year old girl who hanged herself in her bedroom a few weeks after starting to take Prozac. Healy explains, 'SSRIs can cause suicide in individuals who have no nervous conditions, primarily by inducing mental turmoil during the early stages of treatment. Patients who develop akathisia while on SSRIs are likely to be seen by primary-care physicians who have not been trained to recognize the problem' (p. 15. The role of akathisia, a drug-induced form of intense agitation, is crucial to linking these drugs with suicide. From the Hurcombe case, we are guided through the history of psychopharmacology in the 20th century, leading up to the creation of the SSRIs, the debate over the effectiveness of these drugs and the adverse reactions they cause and the predictable response from an industry that collectively makes $10 billion a year from the sales of SSRIs. After discussing in detail the different lawsuits that have been filed in the United States alleging a link between SSRI use and suicide or murder, the book ends with the Toronto affair, where the offer of a university post for Healy was withdrawn after he suggested in a lecture there that the SSRIs could cause suicidal behavior. [Abstract not available.

  8. Theory U

    Monthoux, Pierre Guillet de; Statler, Matt

    The recent Carnegie report (Colby, et al., 2011) characterizes the goal of business education as the development of practical wisdom. In this chapter, the authors reframe Scharmer’s Theory U as an attempt to develop practical wisdom by applying certain European philosophical concepts. Specifically...

  9. Theory summary

    This is a summary of the advances in magnetic fusion energy theory research presented at the 17th International Atomic Energy Agency Fusion Energy Conference from 19 24 October, 1998 in Yokohama, Japan. Theory and simulation results from this conference provided encouraging evidence of significant progress in understanding the physics of thermonuclear plasmas. Indeed, the grand challenge for this field is to acquire the basic understanding that can readily enable the innovations which would make fusion energy practical. In this sense, research in fusion energy is increasingly able to be categorized as fitting well the 'Pasteur's Quadrant' paradigm, where the research strongly couples basic science ('Bohr's Quadrant') to technological impact ('Edison's Quadrant'). As supported by some of the work presented at this conference, this trend will be further enhanced by advanced simulations. Eventually, realistic three-dimensional modeling capabilities, when properly combined with rapid and complete data interpretation of results from both experiments and simulations, can contribute to a greatly enhanced cycle of understanding and innovation. Plasma science theory and simulation have provided reliable foundations for this improved modeling capability, and the exciting advances in high-performance computational resources have further accelerated progress. There were 68 papers presented at this conference in the area of magnetic fusion energy theory

  10. Scattering theory

    Friedrich, Harald [Technische Univ. Muenchen, Garching (Germany). Physik-Department

    2013-08-01

    Written by the author of the widely acclaimed textbook. Theoretical Atomic Physics Includes sections on quantum reflection, tunable Feshbach resonances and Efimov states. Useful for advanced students and researchers. This book presents a concise and modern coverage of scattering theory. It is motivated by the fact that experimental advances have shifted and broadened the scope of applications where concepts from scattering theory are used, e.g. to the field of ultracold atoms and molecules, which has been experiencing enormous growth in recent years, largely triggered by the successful realization of Bose-Einstein condensates of dilute atomic gases in 1995. In the present treatment, special attention is given to the role played by the long-range behaviour of the projectile-target interaction, and a theory is developed, which is well suited to describe near-threshold bound and continuum states in realistic binary systems such as diatomic molecules or molecular ions. The level of abstraction is kept as low as at all possible, and deeper questions related to mathematical foundations of scattering theory are passed by. The book should be understandable for anyone with a basic knowledge of nonrelativistic quantum mechanics. It is intended for advanced students and researchers, and it is hoped that it will be useful for theorists and experimentalists alike.

  11. Matching theory

    Plummer, MD

    1986-01-01

    This study of matching theory deals with bipartite matching, network flows, and presents fundamental results for the non-bipartite case. It goes on to study elementary bipartite graphs and elementary graphs in general. Further discussed are 2-matchings, general matching problems as linear programs, the Edmonds Matching Algorithm (and other algorithmic approaches), f-factors and vertex packing.

  12. Combinatorial Theory

    Hall, Marshall

    2011-01-01

    Includes proof of van der Waerden's 1926 conjecture on permanents, Wilson's theorem on asymptotic existence, and other developments in combinatorics since 1967. Also covers coding theory and its important connection with designs, problems of enumeration, and partition. Presents fundamentals in addition to latest advances, with illustrative problems at the end of each chapter. Enlarged appendixes include a longer list of block designs.

  13. David Haslam’s reference book to tenancies on Irish estates in the ownership of Thomas Taylour, 2nt Marquess of Headfort, Kells, County Meath

    Nelson, John; Nelson, Monica; Haslam, David

    2014-01-01

    David Haslam lived in Cannon Street, Kells, County Meath, and worked as a Bailiff and Steward on Headfort Estate. During the tenure of his office he kept a reference book detailing some information on Estate business and holdings. David’s book starts with an index to its contents which covers 154 folios. The book appears to have been compiled in the 1860’s with entries in a column entitled ‘Observations’ continuing up to 1871 (folio 31), however, one entry in folio 133 refers to a lease wh...

  14. EXPLORING THE NARRATIVE ART OF DAVID WI-ESNER: USING A GRAMMAR OF VISUAL DESIGN AND LEARNING EXPERIENCES ON THE WORLD WIDE WEB

    ISABEL ORTIGAS; LEN UNSWORTH

    2008-01-01

    This paper discusses the use of ‘a grammar of visual design’ with children’s literature. This ‘visual grammar’ is an account of the meaning-making resources of images that has been developed by Gunther Kress and Theo van Leeuwen. The basic ideas of the visual grammar are firstly illustrated with a de-scription of images mainly selected from the picture book, Zoo by the British author, Anthony Browne. The focus is then on the picture books of David Wiesner and the ways in which the grammar of ...

  15. Metamorphosis as fantasy of the hybrid. Postmodern horror and the destiny of the human body in The Fly (David Cronenberg, 1986)

    Sánchez-Biosca, Vicente

    2000-01-01

    A diferencia del resurgir animista que orienta buena parte de las películas de terror modernas, La mosca (David Cronenberg, 1986) presenta una convergencia entre los temas que ocupan a la biología y la genética y las fantasías de despedazamiento del cuerpo humano. Utilizando como soporte la idea de metamorfosis, La mosca se revela como fa cara despiadada de esa otra fantasía de cuerpos ligeros y bien formaados de la que nos habla la publicidad. La tesis de este artículo consiste en sostener q...

  16. Fuel to the nuclear debate : [Rezension von:] Nuclear power in crisis, Andrew Blowers and David Pepper (editors), New York, Nichols; London ..., Croom Helm, 1987

    Renn, Ortwin

    1988-01-01

    Nuclear energy is one of the most popular topics of today’s publication market. The literature about the pros and cons of nuclear power may easily fill a whole library. Is there anything new to add to this voluminous body of arguments and contra-arguments that would justify editing another book on nuclear energy? Andrew Blowers and David Pepper obviously felt that way and published a reader on Nuclear Power in Crisis. The book consists of 13 articles covering mainly the political, social and ...

  17. Memory, modelling and Marr: a commentary on Marr (1971) 'Simple memory: a theory of archicortex'.

    Willshaw, D J; Dayan, P; Morris, R G M

    2015-04-19

    David Marr's theory of the archicortex, a brain structure now more commonly known as the hippocampus and hippocampal formation, is an epochal contribution to theoretical neuroscience. Addressing the problem of how information about 10 000 events could be stored in the archicortex during the day so that they can be retrieved using partial information and then transferred to the neocortex overnight, the paper presages a whole wealth of later empirical and theoretical work, proving impressively prescient. Despite this impending success, Marr later apparently grew dissatisfied with this style of modelling, but he went on to make seminal suggestions that continue to resonate loudly throughout the field of theoretical neuroscience. We describe Marr's theory of the archicortex and his theory of theories, setting them into their original and a contemporary context, and assessing their impact. This commentary was written to celebrate the 350th anniversary of the journal Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society. PMID:25750246

  18. Elastoplasticity theory

    Hashiguchi, Koichi

    2014-01-01

    This book was written to serve as the standard textbook of elastoplasticity for students, engineers and researchers in the field of applied mechanics. The present second edition is improved thoroughly from the first edition by selecting the standard theories from various formulations and models, which are required to study the essentials of elastoplasticity steadily and effectively and will remain universally in the history of elastoplasticity. It opens with an explanation of vector-tensor analysis and continuum mechanics as a foundation to study elastoplasticity theory, extending over various strain and stress tensors and their rates. Subsequently, constitutive equations of elastoplastic and viscoplastic deformations for monotonic, cyclic and non-proportional loading behavior in a general rate and their applications to metals and soils are described in detail, and constitutive equations of friction behavior between solids and its application to the prediction of stick-slip phenomena are delineated. In additi...

  19. Operator theory

    2015-01-01

    A one-sentence definition of operator theory could be: The study of (linear) continuous operations between topological vector spaces, these being in general (but not exclusively) Fréchet, Banach, or Hilbert spaces (or their duals). Operator theory is thus a very wide field, with numerous facets, both applied and theoretical. There are deep connections with complex analysis, functional analysis, mathematical physics, and electrical engineering, to name a few. Fascinating new applications and directions regularly appear, such as operator spaces, free probability, and applications to Clifford analysis. In our choice of the sections, we tried to reflect this diversity. This is a dynamic ongoing project, and more sections are planned, to complete the picture. We hope you enjoy the reading, and profit from this endeavor.

  20. Gauge theories

    An introduction to the unified gauge theories of weak and electromagnetic interactions is given. The ingredients of gauge theories and symmetries and conservation laws lead to discussion of local gauge invariance and QED, followed by weak interactions and quantum flavor dynamics. The construction of the standard SU(2)xU(1) model precedes discussion of the unification of weak and electromagnetic interactions and weak neutral current couplings in this model. Presentation of spontaneous symmetry breaking and spontaneous breaking of a local symmetry leads to a spontaneous breaking scheme for the standard SU(2)xU(1) model. Consideration of quarks, leptons, masses and the Cabibbo angles, of the four quark and six quark models and CP violation lead finally to grand unification, followed by discussion of mixing angles in the Georgi-Glashow model, the Higgses of the SU(5) model and proton/ neutron decay in SU(5). (JIW)

  1. Communication theory

    Stein, Irene F.; Stelter, Reinhard

    ascribe specific meanings to their experiences, their actions in life or work, and their interactions. Meaning is reshaped, adapted, and transformed in every communication encounter. Furthermore, meaning is cocreated in dialogues or in communities of practice, such as in teams at a workplace or in school......Communication theory covers a wide variety of theories related to the communication process (Littlejohn, 1999). Communication is not simply an exchange of information, in which we have a sender and a receiver. This very technical concept of communication is clearly outdated; a human being is not a...... data processing device. In this chapter, communication is understood as a process of shared meaning-making (Bruner, 1990). Human beings interpret their environment, other people, and themselves on the basis of their dynamic interaction with the surrounding world. Meaning is essential because people...

  2. Transport theory

    The various quantities used in the theory are defined; starting from fundamental property of neutron transport, the integro-differential form of the transport equation is established with its associated boundary conditions, and then the integral form. The second part is devoted to the fundamental theorems of the theory; to begin with, the reciprocity theorem is considered; a number of examples is also given illustrating the facility with which it can be applied to practical cases; finally the complementarity theorem is dealt with; from this theorem one then derives naturally a third, less known, form of the transport equation; from this version of the equation a very rapidly converging analytical method of solution is obtained; it has been the subject of several researches during the last few years

  3. Potential theory

    Helms, Lester L

    2014-01-01

    Potential Theory presents a clear path from calculus to classical potential theory and beyond, with the aim of moving the reader into the area of mathematical research as quickly as possible. The subject matter is developed from first principles using only calculus. Commencing with the inverse square law for gravitational and electromagnetic forces and the divergence theorem, the author develops methods for constructing solutions of Laplace's equation on a region with prescribed values on the boundary of the region. The latter half of the book addresses more advanced material aimed at those with the background of a senior undergraduate or beginning graduate course in real analysis. Starting with solutions of the Dirichlet problem subject to mixed boundary conditions on the simplest of regions, methods of morphing such solutions onto solutions of Poisson's equation on more general regions are developed using diffeomorphisms and the Perron-Wiener-Brelot method, culminating in application to Brownian motion. In ...

  4. Poetical Theory

    Angela Brown

    2014-01-01

    African-American literature has both been influenced by the great African diasporic heritage and shaped it in many countries. It has been created within the larger realm of post-colonial literature, although scholars distinguish between the two, saying that African American literature differs from most post-colonial literature in that it is written by members of a minority community who reside within a nation of vast wealth and economic power.Keywords: Literary Analysis, Poetical Theory, Poet...

  5. Testing theories

    This paper discusses some simple issues that arise in testing models, with a focus on models for low energy nuclear structure. By way of simplified examples, we illustrate some dangers in blind statistical assessments, pointing out especially the need to include theoretical uncertainties, the danger of over-weighting precise or physically redundant experimental results, the need to assess competing theories with independent and physically sensitive observables, and the value of statistical tests properly evaluated. (paper)

  6. Psychoanalytic theory

    Bondi, Liz

    2007-01-01

    Psychoanalytic theory and practice originated in the late nineteenth century in the work of Sigmund Freud (1956-1939). It offers a distinctive way of thinking about the human mind and of responding to psychological distress. Psychoanalysis has travelled widely from its central European origins, and has evolved into a complex, multi-facetted and internally fractured body of knowledge situated at the interface between the human and natural sciences, and between clinical practice ...

  7. MOND theory

    Milgrom, Mordehai

    2014-01-01

    A general account of MOND theory is given. I start with the basic tenets of MOND, which posit departure from standard dynamics in the limit of low acceleration -- below an acceleration constant a0 -- where dynamics become scale invariant. I list some of the salient predictions of these tenets. The special role of a0 and its significance are then discussed. In particular, I stress its coincidence with cosmologically relevant accelerations. The deep-MOND limit and the consequences of its scale ...

  8. Theory Construction

    Sallantin, Jean; Cerri, Stefano A.

    2012-01-01

    Theory construction is a process, i.e., a set of state changes by an autonomous agent, or by an organism composed of several autonomous agents. In the first case, we may recall the approach of Pierce (1931) that considers three logical operations (inference rules) on a knowledge base, i.e., a set of propositions asserted to be valid: abduction, deduction, and induction. Abduction generates new hypotheses from which deduction derives predictions to be confirmed by experience. The confirmed hyp...

  9. Game theory

    Petrosjan, L A

    1996-01-01

    Game theory is a branch of modern applied mathematics that aims to analyze various problems of conflict between parties that have opposed, similar or simply different interests.Games are grouped into several classes according to some important features. In this volume zero-sum two-person games, strategic n-person games in normal form, cooperative games, games in extensive form with complete and incomplete information, differential pursuit games and differential cooperative n-person games are considered.

  10. Scattering theory

    Friedrich, Harald

    2016-01-01

    This corrected and updated second edition of "Scattering Theory" presents a concise and modern coverage of the subject. In the present treatment, special attention is given to the role played by the long-range behaviour of the projectile-target interaction, and a theory is developed, which is well suited to describe near-threshold bound and continuum states in realistic binary systems such as diatomic molecules or molecular ions. It is motivated by the fact that experimental advances have shifted and broadened the scope of applications where concepts from scattering theory are used, e.g. to the field of ultracold atoms and molecules, which has been experiencing enormous growth in recent years, largely triggered by the successful realization of Bose-Einstein condensates of dilute atomic gases in 1995. The book contains sections on special topics such as near-threshold quantization, quantum reflection, Feshbach resonances and the quantum description of scattering in two dimensions. The level of abstraction is k...

  11. Dislocation Theory

    1. Introduction; basic definitions; the slip process in crystalline solids; the Burgers vector. 2. The elementary theory of discrete dislocations in an isotropic elastic continuum; plane and anti-plane strain. 3. Dislocation solutions in an isotropic elastic medium; stresses and strains; elastic energy of a dislocation; interactions with other dislocations. 4. Defect sources and the complete decomposition of distortion fields. 5. The general field-theoretic theory of dislocations; an elementary introduction using Green's function methods; infinitesimal loops, rational dislocation elements; incompatibility elements. 6. Discrete dislocations in anisotropic bodies; significance of anisotropy; examples. 7. Partially discrete models of dislocations; Peierls and Van-der-Merwe models; core effects. 8. Fully atomic models; harmonic lattices and general case. 9. The interaction of dislocations in crystals; dislocation nodes and sources. 10. The interaction of dislocations with point defects and the kinetics of the segregation process. 11. Work-hardening in face centred cubic metal crystals; 12. Dislocation boundaries. 13. The non-linear theory of the continuously dislocated lattice. (author)

  12. Jane Eyre de Michael Berkeley et de David Malouf : La transposition opératique d’un grand classique de la littérature anglaise Jane Eyre by Michael Berkeley and David Malouf: The Operatic Rewriting of a Great Classic English Novel

    Jean-Philippe Héberlé

    2009-10-01

    Full Text Available This article discusses Michael Berkeley’s opera Jane Eyre. Premiered on June 30, 2000 by Music Theatre Wales at the Cheltenham International Festival of Music, this opera is based on the novel by Charlotte Brontë and the libretto is written by the Australian poet, novelist, playwright and librettist, David Malouf. It was risky and daring to try to adapt this famous and long novel for the stage. We will particularly focus on the similarities and differences between the novel and the opera as well as on the strategies used both by David Malouf and Michael Berkeley to adapt it. Through the analysis of the similarities we will see how Michael Berkeley set to music some of the great themes and elements of the novel: passion, a sense of entrapment, the “Gothic” atmosphere. On the other hand, the analysis of the discrepancies between the novel and the opera as they appear in both the libretto and the music will lead us to a modern apprehension of the characterization of madness as well as of the metafictional dimension of the rewriting of Jane Eyre by David Malouf and Michael Berkeley.  

  13. Basic Color Terms: Their Universality and Evolution. The David Hume Series of Philosophy and Cognitive Science Reissues.

    Berlin, Brent; Kay, Paul

    Ethnoscience studies, and studies of color vocabulary in particular, have firmly established that to understand the full range of meaning of a word in any language, each new language must be approached on its own terms, without a priori theories of semantic universals. It has been shown that color words in fact encode a great deal of…

  14. LA(S IDENTIDAD(ES MAPUCHE(S DESDE LA CIUDAD GLOBAL EN MAPURBE VENGANZA A RAÍZ DE DAVID ANIÑIR

    María José Barros Cruz

    2009-11-01

    Full Text Available En este artículo se analiza el poemario Mapurbe venganza a raíz de David Aniñir, una obra en la cual la identidad étnica mapuche es resignificada por un nuevo escenario de escritura: la ciudad de Santiago de la era global. Desde esta perspectiva, se examina la experiencia de la globalización de los mapuches asentados en los bordes de la ciudad, temática que constituye un nuevo hito poético en el campo literario de esta etnia.This article is an analysis ofthe poetical work Mapurbe venganza a raíz, by David Aniñir, where Mapuche ethnic identity is given a new meaning, thanks to a new writing scenary: the city of Santiago in the global era. From this perspective, I examine the experience of globalization for the Mapuche people settled on the margins ofthe city, a thematic that constitutes a new poetry milestone in the literary field of this ethnic group.

  15. Comment Hollywood figure lintriorit dans les films hollywoodiens de David Lynch, Lost Highway (1997, Mulholland Dr. (2001 et Inland Empire (2006

    David ROCHE

    2011-09-01

    Full Text Available Larticle prend comme point de dpart les travaux de Zachary Baqu et vise montrer, travers une tude diachronique, que les films hollywoodiens de Lynch ne le sont pas uniquement par leur reprsentation satirique dun systme corrompu qui compromet les ambitions quil suscite, ni mme par la faon dont il retravaille les conventions gnriques et narratives propres au cinma hollywoodien. Hollywood est une prsence la fois horizontale et verticale, physique et abstraite, relle et imaginaire, qui renvoie la ville, au systme, au cinma et au rve, si bien que la satire, la topographie, les motifs visuels parfois clichs et les rfrences filmiques sont intimement lis en une expression de la subjectivit et de lintrioritThe article takes Zachary Baqus study of Los Angeles in the films of David Lynch as a starting point to explore David Lynchs Hollywood movies. The author contends that the films offer more than a satirical representation of a corrupt, unhealthy system which threatens dreams and artistic creativity, or a parodic play on Hollywood genre and narrative conventions. Rather, Hollywood is a character, a presence, revealed as both horizontal and vertical, physical and abstract, evoking the city, the studio system, cinema and dreams, so that the satire, the visual motifs and clichs and the topography of Hollywood, and the references to Hollywood films, constitute a complex fabric of subjectivity and interiority.

  16. Poetical Theory

    Angela Brown

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available African-American literature has both been influenced by the great African diasporic heritage and shaped it in many countries. It has been created within the larger realm of post-colonial literature, although scholars distinguish between the two, saying that African American literature differs from most post-colonial literature in that it is written by members of a minority community who reside within a nation of vast wealth and economic power.Keywords: Literary Analysis, Poetical Theory, Poetical Verse

  17. Graph theory

    Diestel, Reinhard

    2012-01-01

    HauptbeschreibungThis standard textbook of modern graph theory, now in its fourth edition, combinesthe authority of a classic with the engaging freshness of style that is the hallmarkof active mathematics. It covers the core material of the subject with concise yetreliably complete proofs, while offering glimpses of more advanced methodsin each field by one or two deeper results, again with proofs given in full detail.The book can be used as a reliable text for an introductory course, as a graduatetext, and for self-study. Rezension"Deep, clear, wonderful. This is a serious book about the

  18. Residuation theory

    Blyth, T S; Sneddon, I N; Stark, M

    1972-01-01

    Residuation Theory aims to contribute to literature in the field of ordered algebraic structures, especially on the subject of residual mappings. The book is divided into three chapters. Chapter 1 focuses on ordered sets; directed sets; semilattices; lattices; and complete lattices. Chapter 2 tackles Baer rings; Baer semigroups; Foulis semigroups; residual mappings; the notion of involution; and Boolean algebras. Chapter 3 covers residuated groupoids and semigroups; group homomorphic and isotone homomorphic Boolean images of ordered semigroups; Dubreil-Jacotin and Brouwer semigroups; and loli

  19. Activity Theory

    Bertelsen, Olav Wedege; Bødker, Susanne

    The rise of personal computer challenged mainframes systems for automation of existing work routine. Furthermore it brought forth a need to focus on how to work on materials and objects through the computer. In search for theoretical and methodical perspectives it seemed promising to turn towards...... the young HCI research tradition. But HCI was already facing problems: lack of consideration for other aspects of human behavior, for interaction with other people, for culture. Cognitive science-based theories lacked means to address several issues that came out of the empirical projects....

  20. The philosophy of set theory an historical introduction to Cantor's paradise

    Tiles, Mary

    2004-01-01

    A century ago, Georg Cantor demonstrated the possibility of a series of transfinite infinite numbers. His methods, unorthodox for the time, enabled him to derive theorems that established a mathematical reality for a hierarchy of infinities. Cantor's innovation was opposed, and ignored, by the establishment; years later, the value of his work was recognized and appreciated as a landmark in mathematical thought, forming the beginning of set theory and the foundation for most of contemporary mathematics. As Cantor's sometime collaborator, David Hilbert, remarked, ""No one will drive us from the

  1. Options theory

    Techniques used in conventional project appraisal are mathematically very simple in comparison to those used in reservoir modelling, and in the geosciences. Clearly it would be possible to value assets in mathematically more sophisticated ways if it were meaningful and worthwhile so to do. The DCf approach in common use has recognized limitations; the inability to select a meaningful discount rate being particularly significant. Financial Theory has advanced enormously over the last few years, along with computational techniques, and methods are beginning to appear which may change the way we do project evaluations in practice. The starting point for all of this was a paper by Black and Scholes, which asserts that almost all corporate liabilities can be viewed as options of varying degrees of complexity. Although the financial presentation may be unfamiliar to engineers and geoscientists, some of the concepts used will not be. This paper outlines, in plain English, the basis of option pricing theory for assessing the market value of a project. it also attempts to assess the future role of this type of approach in practical Petroleum Exploration and Engineering economics. Reference is made to relevant published Natural Resource literature

  2. Narrative ethics, authentic integrity, and an intrapersonal medical encounter in David Foster Wallace's "luckily the account representative knew CPR".

    Nash, Woods

    2015-01-01

    In Wallace's short story "Luckily the Account Representative Knew CPR," a vice president (VP) suffers cardiac arrest. As an account representative (AR) administers CPR, he discovers his own impersonality mirrored back to him by the VP-a disturbing vision of himself that the AR wishes to escape. Because modern moral theories would have the AR respond impersonally to the VP, those theories would only exacerbate his existential predicament. In contrast, by regarding the AR's act as one that he, in particular, should perform, narrative ethics can discern a resolution for his predicament: because the AR still values his diminished capacities for care and spontaneity, this situation offers him an opportunity to revive those former traits. Doing so would give him greater authentic integrity, or narrative continuity with the most important aspects of his past. Authentic integrity can serve narrative ethics as a helpful starting point for understanding how the life stories of patients, clinicians, and others might appropriately unfold. PMID:25473862

  3. Sustainablegrowth theories

    With reference to highly debated sustainable growth strategies to counter pressing interrelated global environmental and socio-economic problems, this paper reviews economic and resource development theories proposed by classical and neoclassical economists. The review evidences the growing debate among public administration decision makers regarding appropriate methods to assess the worth of natural resources and ecosystems. Proposed methods tend to be biased either towards environmental protection or economic development. Two major difficulties in the effective implementation of sustainable growth strategies are also evidenced - the management of such strategies would require appropriate revisions to national accounting systems, and the dynamic flow of energy and materials between an economic system and the environment would generate a sequence of unstable structures evolving in a chaotic and unpredictable way

  4. Graph theory

    Diestel, Reinhard

    2000-01-01

    This book is a concise, yet carefully written, introduction to modern graph theory, covering all its major recent developments. It can be used both as a reliable textbook for an introductory course and as a graduate text: on each topic it covers all the basic material in full detail, and adds one or two deeper results (again with detailed proofs) to illustrate the more advanced methods of that field. This second edition extends the first in two ways. It offers a thoroughly revised and updated chapter on graph minors, which now includes full new proofs of two of the central Robertson-Seymour theorems (as well as a detailed sketch of the entire proof of their celebrated Graph Minor Theorem). Second, there is now a section of hints for all the exercises, to enhance their value for both individual study and classroom use.

  5. EXTENDING JUST WAR THEORY: THE JUS AD BELLUM AND THE CAPABILITIES APPROACH TO ARMED CONFLICT

    Deane-Peter Baker

    2011-08-01

    Full Text Available As the nature of armed conflict continues to change, so the living ethical traditionthat is just war theory has to adapt to meet new challenges. This paper offers aproposal for extending just war theory by incorporating into its framework a humancapabilities-based ethic drawn from the work of Martha Nussbaum. This newapproach is analysed in the light of two important recent challenges to just wartheory: David Rodin’s critique of the principle of national defence, and the emergingdoctrine of humanitarian intervention. While the results of this analysis can only beconsidered to be preliminary, the authors argue that indications are thatsupplementing just war theory with Nussbaum’s human capabilities-based ethic, orsomething similar, could yield significant benefits for the ethical analysis ofcontemporary armed conflicts.

  6. What is String Theory?

    Polchinski, Joseph

    1994-01-01

    The first part is an introduction to conformal field theory and string perturbation theory. The second part deals with the search for a deeper answer to the question posed in the title. Contents: 1. Conformal Field Theory 2. String Theory 3. Vacua and Dualities 4. String Field Theory or Not String Field Theory 5. Matrix Models

  7. Field theory questions for string theory answers

    We discuss the field theory of 3-brane probes in F-theory compactifications in two configurations, generalizing the work of Sen and of Banks, Douglas and Seiberg. One configuration involves several parallel 3-brane probes in F-theory compactified on T4/Z2, while the other involves a compactification of F-theory on T6/Z2 x Z2 (which includes intersecting D4 singularities). In both cases string theory provides simple pictures of the space-time theory, whose implications for the 3-brane world-volume theories are discussed. In the second case the field theory on the probe is an unusual N=1 superconformal theory, with exact electric-magnetic duality. Several open questions remain concerning the description of this theory. (orig.)

  8. The scanpath theory: its definitions and later developments

    Privitera, Claudio M.

    2006-02-01

    The scanpath theory was defined in 1971 by David Noton and Lawrence Stark in two articles that appeared in Science1 and Scientific American2, and since then it has been considered one of the most influential theory of vision and eye movements. The scanpath theory explains the vision process in a topdown fashion by proposing that an internal cognitive representation controls not only the visual perception but also the related mechanism of active looking eye movements. Evidence supporting the scanpath theory comes from experiments showing the repetitive and idiosyncratic nature of eye movements during experiments with ambiguous figures, visual imagery and dynamic scenes. Similarity metrics were defined in our analysis procedures to quantitatively compare and measure the sequence of eye fixations in different experimental conditions. More recent scanpath experiments performed using different motor read-out systems have served to better understand the structure of the visual image representation in the brain and the presence of several levels of binding. A special emphasis must be given to the role of bottom-up conspicuity elaboration in the control of the scanpath sequence and interconnection of conspicuity with such higher level cognitive representations.

  9. Bohmian mechanics. The physics and mathematics of quantum theory

    Duerr, Detlef [Muenchen Univ. (Germany). Fakultaet Mathematik; Teufel, Stefan [Tuebingen Univ. (Germany). Mathematisches Inst.

    2009-07-01

    Bohmian Mechanics was formulated in 1952 by David Bohm as a complete theory of quantum phenomena based on a particle picture. It was promoted some decades later by John S. Bell, who, intrigued by the manifestly nonlocal structure of the theory, was led to his famous Bell's inequalities. Experimental tests of the inequalities verified that nature is indeed nonlocal. Bohmian mechanics has since then prospered as the straightforward completion of quantum mechanics. This book provides a systematic introduction to Bohmian mechanics and to the mathematical abstractions of quantum mechanics, which range from the self-adjointness of the Schroedinger operator to scattering theory. It explains how the quantum formalism emerges when Boltzmann's ideas about statistical mechanics are applied to Bohmian mechanics. The book is self-contained, mathematically rigorous and an ideal starting point for a fundamental approach to quantum mechanics. It will appeal to students and newcomers to the field, as well as to established scientists seeking a clear exposition of the theory. (orig.)

  10. Bohmian mechanics. The physics and mathematics of quantum theory

    Bohmian Mechanics was formulated in 1952 by David Bohm as a complete theory of quantum phenomena based on a particle picture. It was promoted some decades later by John S. Bell, who, intrigued by the manifestly nonlocal structure of the theory, was led to his famous Bell's inequalities. Experimental tests of the inequalities verified that nature is indeed nonlocal. Bohmian mechanics has since then prospered as the straightforward completion of quantum mechanics. This book provides a systematic introduction to Bohmian mechanics and to the mathematical abstractions of quantum mechanics, which range from the self-adjointness of the Schroedinger operator to scattering theory. It explains how the quantum formalism emerges when Boltzmann's ideas about statistical mechanics are applied to Bohmian mechanics. The book is self-contained, mathematically rigorous and an ideal starting point for a fundamental approach to quantum mechanics. It will appeal to students and newcomers to the field, as well as to established scientists seeking a clear exposition of the theory. (orig.)

  11. Uma teoria naturalista da justificação das crenças na epistemologia de David Hume

    Claudiney José de Souza

    2014-01-01

    One of the first difficulties in interpreting Hume’s epistemological writings concerns precisely the meaning of the words ‘knowledge’ and ‘belief’. In this article it is shown, initially, how, from a humean point of view, the traditional epistemic criterion to define ‘knowledge’ and ‘belief’ appears very restrictive. Hume’s theory of causal belief is then briefly reviewed in the light of epistemological naturalism of the Michael J. Costa and Louis E. Loeb. Finally, it is submitted that the ex...

  12. Fabien Desage, David Guéranger, La politique confisquée. Sociologie des réformes et des institutions intercommunales

    Hélène Reigner

    2011-01-01

    « L’intercommunalité comme la démocratie sont des affaires trop sérieuses pour être laissées aux seuls élus. » (p.229). Le ton est donné et c’est toute la thèse des auteurs, Fabien Desage et David Guéranger, qui est synthétisée là. Ces derniers se placent sur le registre de l’intervention pour dénoncer l’absence de publicité qui caractérise selon eux le fonctionnement politique de gouvernements intercommunaux « invisibles ». Pour ce faire, ils mutualisent dans cet ouvrage leurs travaux de rec...

  13. ‘The Solution to his Own Enigma’: Connecting the Life of Montague David Eder (1865–1936), Socialist, Psychoanalyst, Zionist and Modern Saint1

    THOMSON, MATHEW

    2011-01-01

    This article examines the career of pioneer British psychoanalyst David Eder (1865–1936). Credited by Freud as the first practising psychoanalyst in England, active in early British socialism and then a significant figure in Zionism in post-war Palestine, and in between an adventurer in South America, a pioneer in the field of school medicine, and a writer on shell-shock, Eder is a strangely neglected figure in existing historiography. The connections between his interest in medicine, psychoanalysis, socialism and Zionism are also explored. In doing so, this article contributes to our developing understanding of the psychoanalytic culture of early twentieth-century Britain, pointing to its shifting relationship to broader ideology and the practical social and political challenges of the period. The article also reflects on the challenges for both Eder’s contemporaries and his biographers in making sense of such a life. PMID:23752865

  14. From David Walker to President Obama: Tropes of the Founding Fathers in African American Discourses of Democracy, or The Legacy of Ishmael

    Elizabeth J. West

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available More than a century after the Emancipation Proclamation, in a society that still others blackness, we continue to hold to the mythical humanizing power of literacy. In our own time this has been poignantly evinced in the public reception of the current President of the United States, Barack Obama. He has been internationally hailed for his written and oral eloquence, and many Americans expected that Obamas evident intellectual prowess would reverse prevailing stereotypes of black inferiority. Obamas rhetorical success is rooted in the longstanding literary practice of invoking the mythical founding fathers to validate text and subject. In this regard, David Walkers Appeal (1829 represents the emergence of a long tradition of black voices invoking Americas most sacred patriarchs and their rhetoric of Americanness.

  15. Fabien Desage, David Guéranger, La politique confisquée. Sociologie des réformes et des institutions intercommunales

    Hélène Reigner

    2011-11-01

    Full Text Available « L’intercommunalité comme la démocratie sont des affaires trop sérieuses pour être laissées aux seuls élus. » (p.229. Le ton est donné et c’est toute la thèse des auteurs, Fabien Desage et David Guéranger, qui est synthétisée là. Ces derniers se placent sur le registre de l’intervention pour dénoncer l’absence de publicité qui caractérise selon eux le fonctionnement politique de gouvernements intercommunaux « invisibles ». Pour ce faire, ils mutualisent dans cet ouvrage leurs travaux de rec...

  16. The Liberating Role of Astronomy in an Old Farmer's Almanac: David Rittenhouse's "Useful Knowledge" and a Benjamin Banneker Almanac for 1792

    Walker, Theodore, Jr.

    2012-06-01

    Traditionally, astronomy met theology and political ethics in almanacs. As presented in early New England almanacs of the farmer's type, astronomy was deity-affirming and liberty-oriented. The old English label for astronomy that affirms theology was "Astro-theology" (William Derham, 1715). The New England rendering of astro-theology was so strongly oriented towards liberty that it can now be labeled astro-liberation theology. This 21st century label is appropriate because 18th century New England printers and astronomers used astronomy to demonstrate the glory of the Creator (astro-theology) and to encourage liberation from colonialism and slavery (astro-liberation theology). A philosophy of astronomy as "useful knowledge' expressed by David Rittenhouse in 1775 - and implicit in a Benjamin Banneker almanac for 1792 - included liberty-oriented visions of planet Earth as seen from outer space, and liberty-oriented visions of intelligent life on other planets orbiting other stars.

  17. David A. BELL, The Cult of the Nation in France. Inventing Nationalism, 1680-1820, Cambridge (Mas.) et Londres, Harvard University Press, 2001, 304 p.

    Guilhaumou, Jacques

    2008-01-01

    David Bell, professeur d'histoire à la Johns Hopkins University, ne considère pas la nation comme une réalité dont l'essence aurait été définie par les Français du XVIIIe siècle. Dans la lignée de réflexions anglo-américaines (en particulier les travaux de Benedict Anderson, Ernest Gellner, Éric Hobsbawm et Anthony Smith), il l'appréhende plutôt comme un produit de la volonté politique, par le fait d'un artefact politique à construire dans un processus d'invention du nationalisme. Il donne ai...

  18. Asymptotic freedom in the theory of the strong interaction. Comment on the nobel prize in physics 2004

    The 2004 Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded to David J. Gross, Frank Wilczek and H. David Politzer for their decisive contributions to the theory of the asymptotic freedom of the strong interaction (a fundamental interaction). The fundamental elements of quantum chromodynamics (QCD) and the theory of the strong interaction are briefly reviewed in their historical context. How to achieve asymptotic freedom is introduced and its physical meaning explained. The latest experimental tests of asymptotic freedom are presented, and it is shown that the theoretical prediction agrees excellently with the experimental measurements. Perturbative QCD which is based on the asymptotic freedom is outlined. It is pointed out that the theoretical discovery and experimental proof of the asymptotic freedom are crucial for QCD to be the correct theory of strong interaction. Certain frontier research areas of QCD, such as 'color confinement', are mentioned. The discovery and confirmation of asymptotic freedom has indeed deeply affected particle physics, and has led to QCD becoming a main content of the standard model, and to further development of the so-called grand unification theories of interactions. (author)

  19. Dystopian Social Theory and Education

    Warmington, Paul

    2015-01-01

    In this article Paul Warmington examines the dystopian analyses pervading recent work by David Blacker, John Marsh, and Pauline Lipman. Their unsettling depictions of education under late capitalism bear witness to irreversible economic and environmental malaise, the colonization of education by neoliberalism, and the unsustainability of faith in…

  20. "A reader's guide to Calvin's Institutes" by Anthony N. S. Lane; "A theological guide to Calvin's Institutes: essays and analysis" edited by David W. Hall and Peter A. Lillback

    Eglinton, James

    2009-01-01

    Reviews of Anthony N. S. Lane, A Reader's Guide to Calvin's Institutes (Grand Rapids, Mich.: Baker Publishing Group, 2009). David W. Hall and Peter A. Lillback (eds.), A Theological Guide to Calvin's Institutes: Essays and Analysis (Phillipsburg, N.J.: P & R Publishing, 2008)

  1. The History of Negation in the Languages of Europe and the Mediterranean. Volume 1: Case studies Ed. by David Willis, Christopher Lucas & Anne Breitbarth Oxford: Oxford University Press, 553 pages. ISBN 978-0-19-960253-7

    Llop i Naya, Ares

    2015-01-01

    This is a review of the book The History of Negation in the Languages of Europe and the Mediterranean, edited by David Willis (University of Cambridge), Christopher Lucas (SOAS, University of London) and Anne Breitbarth (Universiteit Gent). 2013. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

  2. Review of Planning for uncertainty: living wills and other advance directives for you and your family, 2nd edition by David John Doukas, M.D., and William Reichel, M.D

    Bernal Ellen W

    2008-05-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Advance directives are useful ways to express one's wishes about end of life care, but even now most people have not completed one of the documents. David Doukas and William Reichel strongly encourage planning for end of life care. Although Planning for Uncertainty is at times fairly abstract for the general reader, it does provide useful background and practical steps.

  3. PREFACE: HITES 2012: 'Horizons of Innovative Theories, Experiments, and Supercomputing in Nuclear Physics'

    Hecht, K. T.

    2012-12-01

    This volume contains the contributions of the speakers of an international conference in honor of Jerry Draayer's 70th birthday, entitled 'Horizons of Innovative Theories, Experiments and Supercomputing in Nuclear Physics'. The list of contributors includes not only international experts in these fields, but also many former collaborators, former graduate students, and former postdoctoral fellows of Jerry Draayer, stressing innovative theories such as special symmetries and supercomputing, both of particular interest to Jerry. The organizers of the conference intended to honor Jerry Draayer not only for his seminal contributions in these fields, but also for his administrative skills at departmental, university, national and international level. Signed: Ted Hecht University of Michigan Conference photograph Scientific Advisory Committee Ani AprahamianUniversity of Notre Dame Baha BalantekinUniversity of Wisconsin Bruce BarrettUniversity of Arizona Umit CatalyurekOhio State Unversity David DeanOak Ridge National Laboratory Jutta Escher (Chair)Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Jorge HirschUNAM, Mexico David RoweUniversity of Toronto Brad Sherill & Michigan State University Joel TohlineLouisiana State University Edward ZganjarLousiana State University Organizing Committee Jeff BlackmonLouisiana State University Mark CaprioUniversity of Notre Dame Tomas DytrychLouisiana State University Ana GeorgievaINRNE, Bulgaria Kristina Launey (Co-chair)Louisiana State University Gabriella PopaOhio University Zanesville James Vary (Co-chair)Iowa State University Local Organizing Committee Laura LinhardtLouisiana State University Charlie RascoLouisiana State University Karen Richard (Coordinator)Louisiana State University

  4. Theory and Vocational Education.

    Swanson, Gordon I.

    1988-01-01

    The search for an explanation of day-to-day problems is the appropriate framework for describing theory. Theory and research have reciprocal relationships: Theory gives direction to research and research refines theory. Vocational education occurs in the context of many theoretical frames. Understanding this theory relatedness is important to…

  5. String theory: an update

    de Boer, Jan

    2002-01-01

    An overview of some of the developments in string theory over the past two years is given, focusing on four topics: realistic (standard model like) models from string theory, geometric engineering and theories with fluxes, the gauge theory-gravity correspondence, and time dependent backgrounds and string theory. Plenary talk at ICHEP'02, Amsterdam, July 24-31, 2002.

  6. Copter: Cosmological perturbation theory

    Carlson, Jordan

    2013-04-01

    Copter is a software package for doing calculations in cosmological perturbation theory. Specifically, Copter includes code for computing statistical observables in the large-scale structure of matter using various forms of perturbation theory, including linear theory, standard perturbation theory, renormalized perturbation theory, and many others. Copter is written in C++ and makes use of the Boost C++ library headers.

  7. Recursion Theory Week

    Mller, Gert; Sacks, Gerald

    1990-01-01

    These proceedings contain research and survey papers from many subfields of recursion theory, with emphasis on degree theory, in particular the development of frameworks for current techniques in this field. Other topics covered include computational complexity theory, generalized recursion theory, proof theoretic questions in recursion theory, and recursive mathematics.

  8. Intuitionistic fixed point theories over set theories

    Arai, Toshiyau

    2013-01-01

    In this paper we show that the intuitionistic fixed point theory FiX^{i}(X) over set theories T is a conservative extension of T if T can manipulate finite sequences and has the full foundation schema.

  9. K-theory and representation theory

    This contribution includes K-theory of orders, group-rings and modules over EI categories, equivariant higher algebraic K-theory for finite, profinite and compact Lie group actions together with their relative generalisations and applications

  10. Gravity, general relativity theory and alternative theories

    The main steps in plotting the current gravitation theory and some prospects of its subsequent development are reviewed. The attention is concentrated on a comparison of the relativistic gravitational field with other physical fields. Two equivalent formulations of the general relativity (GR) - geometrical and field-theoretical - are considered in detail. It is shown that some theories of gravity constructed as the field theories at a flat background space-time are in fact just different formulations of GR and not alternative theories

  11. Weird astronomical theories of the solar system and beyond

    Seargent, David

    2016-01-01

    After addressing strange cosmological hypotheses in Weird Universe, David Seargent tackles the no-less bizarre theories closer to home. Alternate views on the Solar System's formation, comet composition, and the evolution of life on Earth are only some of the topics he addresses in this new work. Although these ideas exist on the fringe of mainstream astronomy, they can still shed light on the origins of life and the evolution of the planets. Continuing the author's series of books popularizing strange astronomy facts and knowledge, Weird Astronomical Theories presents an approachable exploration of the still mysterious questions about the origin of comets, the pattern of mass extinctions on Earth, and more. The alternative theories discussed here do not come from untrained amateurs. The scientists whose work is covered includes the mid-20th century Russian S. K. Vsekhsvyatskii, cosmologist Max Tegmark, British astronomers Victor Clube and William Napier, and American Tom Van Flandern, a special...

  12. Inflation and String Theory

    Baumann, Daniel

    2014-01-01

    We review cosmological inflation and its realization in quantum field theory and in string theory. This material is a portion of a book, also entitled "Inflation and String Theory", to be published by Cambridge University Press.

  13. Foundations for a theory of gravitation theories

    Thorne, K. S.; Lee, D. L.; Lightman, A. P.

    1972-01-01

    A foundation is laid for future analyses of gravitation theories. This foundation is applicable to any theory formulated in terms of geometric objects defined on a 4-dimensional spacetime manifold. The foundation consists of (1) a glossary of fundamental concepts; (2) a theorem that delineates the overlap between Lagrangian-based theories and metric theories; (3) a conjecture (due to Schiff) that the Weak Equivalence Principle implies the Einstein Equivalence Principle; and (4) a plausibility argument supporting this conjecture for the special case of relativistic, Lagrangian-based theories.

  14. New Trade Theory Takes Over Monetary Theory

    Gani, M.

    2004-01-01

    Prevailing trade theory is a neglected stepchild of economics. Micro rejects the sole reason for trade’s occurrence. It declares zero profit in equilibrium. Monetary theory and macroeconomics dismiss concerns of trade financing. They assert that money has nothing to do with traded output, but everything to do with storing value. But now a new trade theory takes over monetary theory, by reducing money into a mere tool of trade, as just a means of payment. It takes over theory of exchange, abol...

  15. Supersymmetric Gauge Theories from String Theory

    Metzger, Steffen

    2005-01-01

    The subject of this thesis are various ways to construct four-dimensional quantum field theories from string theory. In a first part we study the generation of a supersymmetric Yang-Mills theory, coupled to an adjoint chiral superfield, from type IIB string theory on non-compact Calabi-Yau manifolds, with D-branes wrapping certain subcycles. Properties of the gauge theory are then mapped to the geometric structure of the Calabi-Yau space. In particular, the low energy effective superpotential...

  16. Elementary particle theory

    The present state of the art in elementary particle theory is reviewed. Topics include quantum electrodynamics, weak interactions, electroweak unification, quantum chromodynamics, and grand unified theories. 113 references

  17. Abstraction Super-structuring Normal Forms: Towards a Theory of Structural Induction

    Silvescu, Adrian

    2011-01-01

    Induction is the process by which we obtain predictive laws or theories or models of the world. We consider the structural aspect of induction. We answer the question as to whether we can find a finite and minmalistic set of operations on structural elements in terms of which any theory can be expressed. We identify abstraction (grouping similar entities) and super-structuring (combining topologically e.g., spatio-temporally close entities) as the essential structural operations in the induction process. We show that only two more structural operations, namely, reverse abstraction and reverse super-structuring (the duals of abstraction and super-structuring respectively) suffice in order to exploit the full power of Turing-equivalent generative grammars in induction. We explore the implications of this theorem with respect to the nature of hidden variables, radical positivism and the 2-century old claim of David Hume about the principles of connexion among ideas.

  18. Pavlov's conceptualization of the dynamic stereotype in the theory of higher nervous activity.

    Windholz, G

    1996-01-01

    David Joravsky (1989) alleges that Ivan Petrovich Pavlov's theory of higher nervous activity fails to explain "most forms of complex behavior" because establishment of second-order and third-order chains of conditional reflexes was not feasible. Yet, Pavlov (1951a), relying on experimental evidence, some of which is presented, held that the interaction of higher organisms with the external environment was based on the dynamic stereotype, that is, on the integration in the cortical hemispheres of neural traces coming from the external and internal environments. In its formulation in the 1930s, Pavlov's theory was dynamic, not associative. It postulated the synthesis of conditioned reflexes, not associative chains of conditioned reflexes. PMID:8644888

  19. Local homotopy theory

    Jardine, John F

    2015-01-01

    This monograph on the homotopy theory of topologized diagrams of spaces and spectra gives an expert account of a subject at the foundation of motivic homotopy theory and the theory of topological modular forms in stable homotopy theory. Beginning with an introduction to the homotopy theory of simplicial sets and topos theory, the book covers core topics such as the unstable homotopy theory of simplicial presheaves and sheaves, localized theories, cocycles, descent theory, non-abelian cohomology, stacks, and local stable homotopy theory. A detailed treatment of the formalism of the subject is interwoven with explanations of the motivation, development, and nuances of ideas and results. The coherence of the abstract theory is elucidated through the use of widely applicable tools, such as Barr's theorem on Boolean localization, model structures on the category of simplicial presheaves on a site, and cocycle categories. A wealth of concrete examples convey the vitality and importance of the subject in topology, n...

  20. Märts - teatrikuu, nädalavahetusel viis esietendust / Tiiu Laks, Andres Keil

    Laks, Tiiu, 1984-

    2008-01-01

    Nädalavahetuse viiest esietendusest : Teatris NO99 William Shakespeare'i "Perikles" Tiit Ojasoo lavastuses, Endlas "Pommimäng" Joseph Helleri näitemängu "Me pommitasime New Havenit" järgi Madis Kalmeti lavastuses, Tallinna Linnateatris Jón Atli Jónassoni "Murdlainetus" Jaanus Rohumaa lavastuses, Eesti Draamateatris Enn Vetemaa-Erki Aule "Sigma TAU C705" Merle Karusoo lavastuses, Rakvere Teatris Urmas Lennuki kirjutatud ja lavastatud "Päeva lõpus"