Sunday, April 4, 2010

Fundamental and Computational Physics 2008

A great find by an anonymous poster on FQXi-395. His post is timestamped Apr. 4, 2010 @ 05:50 GMT. You can scroll down to it here at FQXi or go directly to the post here in our archive.


You'll want to look at these:

  • The home page for the Ninth International Symposium Frontiers of Fundamental and Computational Physics, 7-9 January 2008, University of Udine and ICTP Trieste.

  • A nice big poster of the event, with the Great Man's name on it.

  • The list of registrants, where El Naschie uses his Alexandria University affiliation. Readers may remember that Alexandria University is a little embarrassed by him.

  • El Naschie's entry in the author index.

  • And most importantly, the Great Man's remarkable slide show (PDF), "Average exceptional Lie group hierarchy and high energy physics", on the first page of which El Naschie claims to be the director of King Abdullah Al Saud Institute for Nano & Advanced Technologies.


Can you imagine the attendees squirming uncomfortably through El Naschie's presentation? The fact that he had the balls to give it to a conference of experts suggests he may actually believe his own nonsense.

The anonymous FQXi poster provided two links to document that El Naschie's claimed directorship is bogus, unfortunately broken, but if you go to the King Abdullah Al Saud Institute for Nanotechnologies site and click around you'll find no trace of El Naschie's name among the personnel. So this looks like another case of affiliational arrogation.

Reminder: We still need the rest of the subtitles. It doesn't have to be the same person providing them, and they don't have to be in perfect English, just understandable. I'll fix them up. And it's ok to just provide the next few. Many hands make light the work.

The interview is awesome with the subtitles so far!

Translate English to Arabic


محمد النشائى El Naschie Watch محمد النشائي El Naschie News محمد النشائى
محمد النشائي All El Naschie All The Time محمد النشائى

StumbleUpon.com

9 comments:

  1. Nice find, thanks! So this explains where the photos with Leggett and Osheroff have been taken - no photoshop necessary this time ;-)

    BTW, the poster lists the Great Man as a member of the "International Advisory Committee" of the meeting, so it is no surprise that he had a chance to speak - the question to ask is, however, how did he end up in this committee ;-) ?

    Actually, the proceedings of the meeting are here. Some of the abstracts are fascinating indeed.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Very good, thank you for pointing out that it's the sourse of the Leggett and Osheroff pictures. As to how he ended up on the advisory comittee, he was probably recommended by W. Greiner who approved a PhD thesis under El Naschie's supervision, or by B.G. Sidharth, who "connected fractal spacetime with fuzzy sets and P-Adic quantum mechanics" according to E-infinity communication No. 16.

    ReplyDelete
  3. > Can you imagine the attendees squirming uncomfortably through El Naschie's presentation? The fact that he had the balls to give it to a conference of experts suggests he may actually believe his own nonsense.

    But this was not a conference of "experts", it was a conference of crackpots (other than the three Nobel Laureates who gave talks but did not attend any of the rest of the meeting). One of the organizers is the well-known lunatic B.G.Sidharth, one of MSElN's former co-editors at CSF who apparently invited all his friends and CSF co-authors.

    > Some of the abstracts are fascinating indeed.

    Yes, the author names in the proceedings read like a "who's who" of looney tunes land, with nary a single legitimate scientist among them, much less experts in anything.

    Even the majority of the session chairs are known quacks
    (the remainder unknown quacks).

    ReplyDelete
  4. Hahaha. I did not know it was a conference of crackpots. Are you sure the Nobelists didn't attend the crackpot talks?

    ReplyDelete
  5. It is worthy to investigate the suspicious relation of El naschie and the International Symposiums on Frontiers of Fundamental and Computational Physics. He attended many of them, and in most of these Symposiums you find there many crackpots, Notale , The great man, Sidrah,...

    The great man attended the following:

    http://www.books-express.ro/book/9780306466410/Frontiers-of-Fundamental-Physics-4.html
    Frontiers of Fundamental Physics 4, in India.

    http://www.fisica.uniud.it/ffp6/program.html
    Sixth International Symposium on Frontiers of Fundamental and Computational Physics, 7-9 January 2004,Udine, Italy.

    http://scitation.aip.org/dbt/dbt.jsp?KEY=APCPCS&Volume=905&Issue=1
    Frontiers of Fundamental Physics (FFP 8): Eighth International Symposium, held in
    Madrid, Spain, in October 2006.
    The great man shared by a paper titled
    Deterministic Quantum Mechanics Versus Classical Mechanical Indeterminism and Nonlinear Dynamics.
    In fact this conference in Spain could explain the two photos of the great man in Spain in his website http://www.el-naschie.net/el-naschie-physicist.asp?site=249&lang=
    The great once time was circulating in arabic media that he was honored by the king of Spain for his scientific acheivement, but he didn't insist in circulating that more enough.

    http://agenda.fisica.uniud.it/difa/internalPage.py?pageId=1&confId=9
    Ninth International Symposium Frontiers of Fundamental and Computational Physics, 7-9 January 2008, University of Udine and ICTP Trieste.

    ReplyDelete
  6. The anonymous April 7, 2010 8:24 AM commenter said the authors and session chairs include many crackpots. It would be useful to have a list of crackpots or alternatively a list of non-crackpots who attended these symposia. My knowledge is limited to El Naschie's immediate circle.

    The main thing that stands out about the India, Spain and Italy symposia is that 't Hooft attended all of them. El Naschie somehow latched on to the hapless laureate.

    ReplyDelete
  7. Hi Jason, please take care of this observation.

    This conference in Spain could explain the two photos of the great man in Spain in his website http://www.el-naschie.net/el-naschie-physicist.asp?site=249&lang=

    The great once a time was circulating in arabic media that he was honored by the king of Spain for his scientific achievements, but he didn't insist in circulating that more enough.

    ReplyDelete
  8. Tenth International Symposium Frontiers of Fundamental and Computational Physics, (FFP10) Perth, Western Australia November 24-26, 2009
    http://www.ffp10.physics.uwa.edu.au/#
    El naschie wasn't there but Gerard 't Hooft was.
    It is interesting that B.G. Sidharth was also there
    http://www.ffp10.physics.uwa.edu.au/Conf2.php

    ReplyDelete
  9. honored by the king of Spain

    Do you have a link for his claiming that? That would be fantastic. And thank you for saying the two pictures are of him in Spain which is obvious now but I never realized it before. That's the Spanish flag, and the portrait shows King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia. Amazing.

    ReplyDelete