BTW, some other "recollections" (and also the one above) can be found in:http://books.google.com/books?id=k-6TXcheN94C&printsec=frontcoverThe foreword reads like a Bond novel (high-speed chase in the Swiss Alps :D), but, personally, I like this final sentence (from the "Symposium Announcement") the most:'Additionally, the symposium addresses the attempt to use artistic approaches to gain knowledge on space-time and it is discussed which connections between physics and art exist.'Good to know that. Next time for the purpose of studying gravity I'll go to an artistic exhibition rather than going to a library to borrow some books from Weinberg or Hawking.P.S. If you want to know something about the "Gulliver effect" in relativity just scroll down the book to the end. :Dshrink
See this funny review of the book mentioned in the previous comment:http://www.infibeam.com/Books/info/P-Weibel/Space-Time-Physics-and-Fractality-Festschrift-in/321125210X.html'Space and Time are the prison bars of reality. Space Time Physics and Fractality is an attempt to tunnel through the rigidity of it all ??? by turning everything into dust or smoke. These two ancient traditions are brought together here for the first time ??? in the spirit of Democritus and Anaxagoras. Mohamed El Naschie, the sexagenarian, is the "dust dragon." The book contains papers by people who are infected by the same virus of desperately wanting to understand, and represents an incomparable breakthrough. Not for the feebleminded, however.'shrink
there is a new article of El Naschie in chaos solitons and fractals. Apparently, he still manages to publish there:Chaos Solitons and Fractals, Vol 41, Issue 3, p 1263 (2009)M.S.El Naschie, BPS states, dualities and determining the mass of elementary particles
And there is more in the same volume:A simple direct connection between superstrings and E8 unificationPages 1329-1330M.S. El Naschie
In fact they stop accepting paper in CSF.This was anounced recently in CSF:"Currently we have many accepted Chaos, Solitons and Fractals papers waiting to be published. We feel it is inappropriate to keep scientists waiting too long before their research paper is published and therefore, for the moment, we are not accepting any new submissions to the journal Chaos, Solitons and Fractals.We trust you understand our decision and we hope you will find another suitable journal for publication of your research paper (please have a look at: www.elsevier.com). We apologise for any inconvenience and please do consider us again for your next upcoming research paper."In fact the number of papers accumalted just one yeear before El naschie's dismiss was about 1000 article. El naschie him self had about 70 articles, and of course they will appear in the journal. At least for me this journal must be terminated.