As it has been said many, many times before, science is about the pursuit of truth and the truth is always a threat to someone. How shall this threat manifest in 2019? No this is not about Brexit!
In the "….Of Great Mathematicians...." blog I discussed Einstein and current researchers' difficulties in creating an appropriate Mathematical Framework. I'd like to add to that.
Albert Einstein was not a mathematician. In his scientific biography, “Subtle is the Lord”, his friend and colleague Abraham Pais identifies, especially in his Appendix, over thirty mathematicians with whom Albert collaborated: in his quest to interpret Physical Reality. As you know, he never achieved this goal. It was not his fault. He simply lacked the appropriate mathematical framework.
The article ‘Selecting the right mains filter for your application’ by Keith Armstrong (EW Sep. 2018) provides extremely useful guidance. It describes the construction of several types of filter, identifies their characteristics and indicates how the manufacturer’s data can be used during the process of selection.
…But it can't sing and dance, and it can't walk, or so the song goes. Unfortunately, with the Four Freedoms - Goods, Services, People and Capital, people and capital can indeed walk away from the UK. Actually, capital flight has yet to be addressed for Brexit.
… Or so the proverb goes. As Parliament has now entered an early “silly season”, otherwise known as the Autumn Recess, an unusual event occurred. Norman Lamb, who chairs the Science and Technology Select Committee, midway through conducting an Inquiry into Quantum Technologies, on the 18th of July, sent an open appeal to the Treasury. But would he have been wiser to keep silent at this juncture?