...to notice that he has what one might call, if one were feeling charitable toward the fellow, an ideosyncratic preference for backticks ( ` ) over apostrophes ( ' ). A poster on the n-category café named Stephan (archived in That Hard-to-Find Baez Material) also noticed this, as have others.
So extreme is the affectation, it could almost be mistaken for an obsessive-compulsive disorder.
From El Naschie's home page:
He is Honorary Professor in Shanghai`s Jiao Tong University as well as the Donghua University in the People`Republic of China.
These, from getcited.org, are the titles of some of his papers in Chaos, Solitons and Fractals:
- Extended renormalizations group analysis for quantum gravity and Newton`s gravitational constant (2008)
- Noether`s theorem, exceptional Lie groups hierarchy and determining 1/ alpha = 137 of electromagnetism (2008)
- Estimating the experimental value of the electromagnetic fine structure constant alpha = 1/137.036 using the leech lattice in conjunction with the mosnter group and Spher`s kissing number in 24 dimensions (2007)
- The Fibonacci code behind super strings and P-branes. An answer to M. Kaku`s fundamental question (2007)
- Is Einstein`s general field equation more fundamental than quantum field theory and particle physics? (2006)
- On the vital role played by the electron-volt units system in high energy physics and mach`s principle of "Denkökonomie" (2006)
- A few hints and some theorems about Witten`s M theory and T-duality (2005)
- Dead or alive: Desperately seeking Schrödinger`s cat (2005)
- Determining the number of Higg`s Particle starting from general relativity and various other field theories (2005)
- Einstein`s dream and fractals geometry (2005)
What a remarkable coincidence, then, that certain people who have posted on various threads in support of Dr. El Naschie (for example "Elisabeth Steinbach"; "J. O`Connor"; "Manfred"; and "Gerhard Kroll") share this unusual typographical mannerism!
Fortunately, Mr. Free Legaladvice assures us that Dr. El Naschie does not use the Internet. Otherwise, we might be tempted, wrongly and unjustly, to conclude that these identities are Dr. El Naschie's sock puppets.
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