Dear diary, The strangest thing happened the other day. Phoebe came up to me and asked me if I would like to go for a walk with her. In all these months we’ve been living together, that was the first time she actually asked me to accompany her to one of her regular walks. I agreed immediately of course as… Read more →
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Rosie’s Post: William Shakespeare
Not really that long before my time, 77 miles away from Cambridge, lived a great man whose talent is still widely celebrated all over the world today. His name brings into mind famous lines from his work and is associated with the best ever written theatre works there have ever been. His name William Shakespeare. Shakespeare, whose birthday is unknown,… Read more →
Rosie’s Post: My worst fears
People talked often about the Covent Garden Square. It was laid down in 1630s, and the first small shops around it had already made a name for themselves. People always talk about the good things when they want to forget all the tragic ones. I must have been less than 12 months old, in 1665, when the Great Plague came… Read more →
Rosie’s Post: Every myth bares a fragment of truth
Every myth bares a fragment of truth. That’s what my father used to say. You see, his interests did not lay solely in the field of science but in the realms of myth as well. He believed that if one penetrated deep into the core of myth, they discover wonders. He was a keen collector of myths – always looking… Read more →
Rosie’s Post: The Emerald Tablet
It’s been some time since I first found small hints in Isaac Newton’s work referring to Alchemy! To be honest I always had my suspicions, mainly due to what my father told me about him. He seemed always to be hiding something. Most of the people thought it was just his discoveries and experiments. But I knew it was more… Read more →
Rosie’s Post: London Bridge is falling down
Dear diary, While waiting in the museum today for Alex to finish his morning shift, so we could enjoy our lunch together I happened upon a family of 4 – the parents, along with their twin baby girls , of about 3 years of age. The little girls were playing with a tablet (something which still surprises me to see…honestly…every… Read more →
Rosie’s Post: Homesick of my room at Cambridge
Thinking about Cambridge today and feeling slightly homesick. As I was browsing today at photos online (wow! I would have never thought of it when in Cambridge of the 17th century – how bizarre to have access to all this vast amount of information at the click of a button… but the absurdity of that, and how unbelievable I find… Read more →
Rosie’s Post: Dear Diary… where am I?
Hmmm…busy, busy, busy…so many things to catch up on. Had a wonderful spring break with my friends, just chilling in Virtus but in the meantime all the things that I have yet to discover… The things I missed in all those years. Scientific discoveries, world wars, kingdoms falling apart, books and poetry.. Thankfully, with all the help I can get,… Read more →
Rosie’s Post: Kepler – the beginning of the Cosmographer
I want to start telling you a few things about Kepler, this great Mathematician, Astronomer and Astrologist. He played such an important role in our quests, in my father’s work, in Newton’s research and so on. Kepler had quite a turbulent life. He was a complicated man and a really bright mind. It is worth talking about him. It will… Read more →
Rosie’s Post: What is forever?
“One day man will connect his apparatus to the very wheelwork of the universe […] and the very forces that motivate the planets in their orbits and cause them to rotate will rotate his own machinery”. – Nikola Tesla I remember sitting by the fire when my Dad explained again and again physics and mathematics, all of the secrets of… Read more →
Rosie’s Post: My kaleidoscope
How unbelievable my life turned out to be? It’s really hard to imagine, even now that it’s been quite some time since Cambridge…well I wouldn’t want to dwell on that now though. My thoughts today revolve around my kaleidoscope. Ever since I can remember myself, my father – quite a brilliant man and scientist – would potter around the house,… Read more →
Rosie’s Post: Newton part II: the «Philosophiæ Naturalis Principiæ Mathematica»
Newton’s most important work is the ‘PRINCIPIA’ or the ‘Philosophiæ Naturalis Principiæ Mathematica’ which means Mathematical principles of the Physics Philosophy. With this work he established the foundations of mechanics using a very strict but also analytic model. These foundations were so rigid that lasted at least 250 years. The first earthquake came by Albert Einstein in 1905, with his… Read more →
ROSIE’S POST: Sir Isaac Newton
Isaac Newton was born on Christmas of 1642 according to the old English calendar, in Woolsthorpe of Lincolnshire. This was the year Galileo Galilei died. He was a physicist, mathematician, astronomer, philosopher, alchemist and theologian. Obviously in the times You live in, times of extreme specialization this seems almost impossible. But back then (and believe you me) in times that… Read more →
ROSIE’S POST: Giordano Bruno: the first man who envisioned universe’s infinity… and died for it.
Giordano Bruno (1548-1600) was born near Naples (Italy) and went to Naples to be educated. At the age of 17 he joint the monastery at San Domenico Maggiore in Naples and changed his name from Filippo to Giordano after his tutor Giordano Crispo. He started working on how to expand the forces of the mind via a method called ‘the… Read more →
ROSIE’S POST: I was born in the Renaissance.
Some believe that the Scientific Renaissance (1450-1630) is the first part of the Scientific Revolution which started in the 17th century. I was born in Cambridge (England) at the end of the Scientific Renaissance, just as we were passing on to the next level of scientific discoveries. And then something remarkable happened and I was given the chance – a… Read more →