Category Theory

By cjohnson | May 21, 2006 4:10 pm

Some splendid groupings of objects seen today in London on my wanderings in my old ‘hood (I’ll be explaining more later):

harrods hats

rockets science

harrods hats

tools science

-cvj

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  • Kea

    Oooh, Clifford. Can I have the blue hat on the right? (Flutters eyelids)

  • http://hep.phys.sfu.ca/~tstewart/blog/ Travis

    I look forward to finding out more about the display of rockets and tools. Sadly the hats do not appeal to me nearly as much.

  • http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/cosmicvariance/clifford/ Clifford

    Kea, Yea, it’s pretty lovely isn’t it? Sadly, Harrods is closed now, and I must be checked in for my flight before it opens again. (So the eyelid fluttering, powerful as it probably is, won’t get the job done.) Sorry! 😉

    And before anyone flutters at me (don’t get me wrong…I like the fluttering) to ask me for a hammer or a Saturn V rocket….. Same story.

    Cheers,

    -cvj

  • Cynthia

    Is this hat collection made with advanced rocket science or primitive tool science?

  • http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/cosmicvariance/clifford/ Clifford

    Actually, the Rockets and Tools were made with advanced Hat science and technology. Little known fact.

    -cvj

  • Cynthia

    Oh really…quite a twist on logical reasoning.

  • i

    did you get a new hat for your LA summer?

  • http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/cosmicvariance/clifford/ Clifford

    No… did not occur to me. Old one going strong. Incidentally, it was bought in a famous department store in Paris during the Strings 2004 conference there. So I could make a nice resonance of I got my next hat in a Beijing department store this June.

    -cvj

  • Kea

    Sigh. Oh, well. Not sure when I’ll get to London next. Last time I was in Europe I managed to skip London, in a feat of master traveling, on a budget 14 hour trip from Sheffield to Grindelwald.

  • http://eskesthai.blogspot.com/2006/05/project-satellite-energy-exchange-see.html Plato
  • Rufus

    What happened to the science that was supposed to be on this blog?

  • Ambitwistor

    Or are they groupoids of objects?

  • http://eskesthai.blogspot.com/2006/05/pattern-recognition.html Plato

    I am sure we’ll get the full scoop on this when Clifford has time.

    I mean looking at the pictures above, does it seem natural?

    As a aging student, it is confusing.

  • spyder

    I quite literally grew up with much of that rocket collection in my house. My father researched, designed, engineered and managed the building of several of those payload delivery systems. He also helped evaluate and analyze the intelligent reports on some of the other systems from the Soviet era that are displayed their as well in your photo. Thanks for the precious memories just from that one image. Now if only i hadn’t been such a destructive little twit.

  • citrine

    Which of these hats would make good “thinking caps” for the Physicists here? Ummmmm…. the camoflage one with the red ribbon for Clifford, the turquoise one for JoAnne, the orange one for Risa and brown hats for Sean or Mark.

  • http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/cosmicvariance/clifford/ Clifford

    [Inserted comment:] Yes, folks… Dear Rufus still can’t stop himself or herself from reading, despite helpful suggestions, e.g., here and here, and still posts up amusing rude remarks to let us know (s)he’s here.

    LOL!

    -cvj

  • http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/cosmicvariance/clifford/ Clifford

    Hey! Why can’t I have Kea’s blue one? (Although the other choice is nice too)   :-)

    -cvj

  • Kea

    Because it’s mine!

  • http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/cosmicvariance/clifford/ Clifford

    Oh. Good point. Ok.   :-(

    -cvj

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