When El Naschie wants to learn quantum field theory he gets a Nobel Laureate to teach him. From FQXi-395, here's a remark by sockpuppet J.A., timestamped Mar. 16, 2010 @ 18:58 GMT:
All what El Naschie knows about classical quantum field theory was taught to him by Gerard ‘tHooft. All what ‘tHooft knows about nonlinear dynamics and negative dimensions was taught to him by El Naschie.
El Naschie Watch readers are aware that El Naschie frequently refers to Nobel Laureate Ilya Prigogine as "my teacher Ilya Prigogine".
Today El Naschie tells us who taught him economics.
El Naschie's Rosa Al-Youssef column is up for Tuesday August 3. Speed increases the size of money. Arabic or English.
First part of a two-parter. El Naschie drops names as usual. Albert Einstein, President John F. Kennedy. He explains that in special relativity the mass of an object increases without bound as it approaches the speed of light. He compares this to a ten-pound note seeming to increase in value as it is passed rapidly around a circle, because multiple people expecting imminently to hold it would consider it theirs simultaneously. The money analogy is attributed to an economist named Fischer. (That could be Irving Fisher, I don't know.) Implausibly, El Naschie then says he learned it from
my teacher the late John Kenneth Galbraith, who was an economist at Harvard University in addition to being a science adviser to former U.S. President John F. Kennedy, as well as the U.S. ambassador in India.
Part two tomorrow.
Galbraith was not a Nobel Laureate, so it was gracious of Dr. El Naschie to condescend to be his pupil.
World-famous authorities on anything, anywhere in the world, are in posthumous danger of retroactively becoming El Naschie's teachers.
Can any reader identify the Indian dignitaries? They are the central subject of the photographic composition, so they must be important. The picture is from Life Magazine.
UPDATE. Zahy points to CSF, Volume 32, Issue 2, April 2007, Pages 269-270 in which El Naschie wrote An economist for all seasons – John Kenneth Galbraith. Presumably El Naschie makes the "my teacher" claim in that article too, but I have not seen it.
Shrink confirms Zahy's guess that Nehru is depicted with this photo and caption:
Arrival of Prime Minister of India, 06 November 1961
Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland
Date: November 06, 1961
Copyright: Public Domain
Credit: Photograph by Abbie Rowe, National Park Service, in the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Boston.
AR 6881-E 06 November 1961 Arrival ceremonies for Prime Minister of India. L-R: John K. Galbraith, U. S. Ambassador to India; Angier Biddle Duke, U. S. Chief of Protocol; President Kennedy; General Lyman Lemnitzer; Braj Kumar Nehru, Ambassador of India to the United States; Secretary of State Dean Rusk; Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson; Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru. Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland. Photograph by Abbie Rowe, National Park Service, in the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Boston.
UPDATE: El Naschie's Rosa Al-Youssef column is up for Wednesday August 4. Bureaucracy and stagnation. Arabic or English.
Second part of this two-part column. El Naschie says that the value of the rapidly circulating ten-pound note can be made as large as desired by adding people to the circle. He talks about bubbles, economic collapses, recessions and bankruptcies. Fortunately, he says (coming to the point he had been wanting to make all along) Egypt's leadership wisely employs a group of skilled economists, so there's nothing to worry about.
Zahy notes there are several other mentions of Galbraith by El Naschie sockpuppets in our SCIAM archive, including claims that El Naschie was his friend.
UPDATE: Zahy read the piece and says that El Naschie is actually claiming credit for the money-relativity analogy
علي كل حال موضوع السرعة في الاقتصاد النظري أدخله الاقتصادي الأمريكي المشهور فيشر.
هناك تجربة نظرية بسيطة توضح معني السرعة الذي قصده فيشر وعلاقته بنظرية أينشتين الذي لاحظته أنا منذ أكثر من عشرين سنة
Any way, the notion of speed was introduced in theoretical economy by the famous American economist Fisher. There is a simple thought experiment clarifying the meaning of speed that Fisher meant and its relation with Einstein's theory, and I personally realized and noticed that since more than twenty years
just as he claims prediction of the golden ratio in physics as confirmed by Coldea et al.