Sunday, October 24, 2010

JNAA is defunct, says Editor-in-Chief

This is a follow-up to My email to JNAA.

As Zahy noted in the comments, they apparently only published one volume. That was back in June 2008.

In response to my email I got a message from Editor-in-Chief Dr. Reza Saadati saying "Dear Sir, JNAA is not a active journal" and I thanked him for the information.

Number 47 on the master list of Ji-Huan He's editorial positions has been updated to reflect this.

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  1. El Naschie's Rosa Al-Youssef column is up for Monday, October 25. Engineering continued. Original Arabic or Google's English translation.

    El Naschie tells his readers that he discovered twenty years ago that space-time is 4.236069 dimensional. He apologizes for being so technical, but says he had to in order to explain the non-commutative geometry of Alain Connes, which he will do next time.

  2. El naschie meant continuous geometry not Engineering continued, and he talked about the Von Neumann book that was titles continuous geometry.

  3. Thank you, Zahy. Google Translate leaves a lot to be desired.

  4. OMG, Jason, your photoshops are truly masterpieces! Maybe you should dedicate a post to vote for the best one. ;)

  5. El Naschie's Rosa Al-Youssef column is up for Tuesday, October 26. Mathematician Extraordinary. Original Arabic or Google's English translation.

    Today's name-drops include Alain Connes, Albert Einstein, Isaac Newton, Jon von Neumann, Georg Cantor, Stephen Hawking and Roger Penrose. He talks about Penrose tilings and related Arab patterns used to decorate the Alhambra in Spain. He credits himself for figuring out that the Golden Section is important in such tilings and, through application to Cantor sets, in quantum mechanics. He tells us Connes won the Fields medal, the math equivalent of the Nobel. He compares himself to Connes, but points out the difference, which is that El Naschie is a physicist while Connes is a mathematician for whom the physics is secondary.

  6. Interestingly since Alain Connes is still alive, the douche has to confess that he has never met him (while at the same time the douche somehow knows Connes' jokes that are not fit for polite society). So it seems that the douche has met or was a student or colleague of every dead scientist that has ever lived, but does not have any contacts with any living noteworthy scientist. What a douche!

  7. EXACTLY. Every prominent person (not only scientists) will be in danger, when they die, of having been a positive influence on him.

  8. In his Rosa Al-Youssef column for Tuesday, October 26. Mathematician Extraordinary. It seems that the great man read the book of Smolin titled The trouble with physics and picked up some phrases after translating into arabic.

    In page 245 of Smolin's book
    Perhaps the greatest living
    mathematician - and certainly the funniest - is Alain Connes...

    I don't always understand everything he says, but I go away giddy, both from the profundity of his ideas and the absurdity of his jokes.

    in page 246
    Alain's approach to quantum gravity has been to go back to the foundations and invent a new mathematics that perfectly unifies
    the mathematical structures of geometry and quantum theory. This is the math I alluded to in chapter 14, called noncommutative geometry.

    The great man's philosophy is to read books and then memorizing and catching phrases to impress people without even understanding what he is saying. Even worse the great man just read popular science books and then he thinks that is more than enough for doing research and shocking the Establishment.

  9. Zahy -- I have the Smolin book, and have read it, and I think you're right. Yes. What he does is he reads things he can quote and sound smart. Popularizations are ideal. It doesn't even have to be math or physics. That's why he talked about philosophers Hegel and Nietzsche on Elbeet Beetak.

    And by the way that is why he never got beyond elementary point set topology. Stuff like Cantor sets and cardinality is often used as introductory material for, e.g., undergrad math majors because it's easy and has no prerequisites, while still allowing for rigorous proofs and a superficial appearance of depth. Beyond that level he can do only numerology.

    By the way can anyone translate this passage:

    وأن هذا ما جعل أبناء مصر نابغين في الخارج، لكن النظام الإداري يشوبه بعض الأخطاء، فالجامعة علي سبيل المثال رحبت بالدكتور محمد النشائي كأستاذ غير متفرغ رغم أنه ليس عضواً بهيئة التدريس

    It is from

  10. I agree with Zahy and I'm surprised no one on this blog has pointed this out about the douche before. EVERYTHING HE SAYS IS PROBABLY TAKEN FROM BOOKS THAT POPULARIZE SCIENCE AND MATHEMATICS FOR THE GENERAL PUBLIC. There you go, all capitalized :) It might be interesting to have a competition to find the sources of his delusional rants.

    There is another hint at that in the video where he and his wife appear. His wife said that she met him when she was in college studying English literature. She mentions that she was surprised to find him as versed in liteature as in engineering (which is probably not syaing much). She says that he would go on speaking for hours on ANY topic, mainly because of his wide range of readings. I think it's clear that he is well read in popular general culture and he has mistaken that for the real thing.

  11. The sentence in Arabic doesn't make sense since it's taken out of context in the middle of the sentence. The speaker is an Egyptian scientist at NASA who seems that he wants to pull a Naschie on the Egyptian media, but I'm not sure. He seems to have lost his position at Cairo University because he stayed for too long on his mission at NASA. He says that he talked over the phone with the president of Cairo U who said that the administrative system is perfect, and that is why Egyptians abroad are so successful (the quote you have cuts in the middle of this sentence). He goes on to say that the system does make mistakes, case in point the university welcomed El-Naschie as a part-time professor even though he was not on the faculty.

  12. The mistake was that El Naschie was welcomed -- did I understand that correctly? So that he is expressing anti El Naschie views.

    The NASA scientist Farouk El-Baz comes up all the time in lists of top Egyptian scientists. For example see any of my "not like the other things" posts.

  13. That is correct. The speaker is not El-Baz however, but a younger scientist by the name Essam Heggy.

  14. Anonymous, it's hard for us - non-native Arab speakers - to notice direct quotes from popular books because of bad google translation. Thanks to you, Zahy and others we can be fairly sure of that. I can add another hint: In a paper of the Great Man published in CSF I noticed that he quoted "In search of the ultimate building blocks" - a popular book by 't Hooft.