Ranmanujan Knew Infinity

Ranmanujan Knew Infinity

Have you seen the movie ‘THE MAN WHO KNEW INFINITY’ ?  The name Ranmanujan is well known by many mathematicians, but not the common crowd. I had neither known of him or how to speak his name.

Ranmanujan realized something commonly thought of as unknowable. With effort he helped make it less distant.  With the research of Robert Kanigel which inspired the filmmaker, infinity is introduced to our hearts. Truly moved, I now know of Ranmanujan, and here is some of the trail of my research for the who, the what and the why . . .

  • Srinivasa Ranmanujan wiki
  • The Man Who Knew Infinity  movie review in Peter Woit’s blog, ‘Not Even Wrong‘ Prof. Woit notes that the filmmaker was inspired by
  • Robert Kanigel’s excellent 1991 biography of the same name The  film took 10yrs to make due to financial difficulties. One major, potential financier wanted a plot change to include a romance with an English nurse played by their starlet and was rejected.  Thank you Mr. Filmmaker.
  • Towards a Grand Unified Theory of Physics and Mathematics by Peter Woit 2015
    • In his conclusion . . . Such a theory by itself would not say anything about most of the rich phenomena that mathematicians study, but would just indicate the existence of a distinguished point in the space of all mathematical structures. The nature of this point might however shed light on some new connections between such structures.
      • And I would add . . . yes, indeed.

Are We Simulations?

Are We Simulations?

I am not a physicist. I am not a gamer.  It is simply enough that I AM profoundly stimulated by the points raised by this video on life and how they resonate with some of my own experiences.   ‘Are We Simulations’ is a good effort to explain something, that for many, is just plain explainable, out-of-mind, or cause for a LOL.

and/or for Keanu Reeves/Matrix fans

Max Planck Quote   All matter originates and exists only by virtue of a force… We must assume behind this force the existence of a conscious and intelligent Mind. This Mind is the matrix of all matter.

Max Planck was talking this way in the 1930’s and 40’s.  Hmmm. . . now how about comparing that vision of existence to one where power-centered minds prop up a lower-matrix version of existence over the centuries to keep us happy, ignorant and warring our way into media of every kind, reinforcing lower-matrix life everywhere as in the Truman Show with Jim Carrey . Incredulous?  Have you watched the 2016 US Presidential Debates?   Have you lost track of how many times the debt ceiling has been lifted? and there’s more. Continue reading “Are We Simulations?”

About SpinHacking

About SpinHacking

Mission Statement/ Purpose/Objective

The Psalm of Life by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow and SpinHacking

The Spin. . .

Tell me not, in mournful numbers,

  Life is but an empty dream!

For the soul is dead that slumbers,

  And things are not what they seem.


The Hack. . .  

Not enjoyment, and not sorrow,

  Is our destined end or way;

But to act, that each to-morrow

  Find us farther than to-day.” Continue reading “About SpinHacking”