Applied conformal field theory by Ginsparg P.

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T h e r e is a famous story c o n c e r n i n g Michael Faraday. Because his fame h a d spread far a n d wide, he was often visited by curious bystanders. W h e n o n e asked what his work was good for, he answered, " W h a t is the use of a child? It grows to be a m a n . " O n e day, William Gladstone, t h e n Chancellor of the Exchequer, visited Faraday in his laboratory. Knowing n o t h i n g a b o u t science, Gladstone sarcastically asked Faraday what use the h u g e electrical contraptions in his laboratory could possibly have for England.

He immersed himself in Weber's laboratory, convinced that the new mathematics would yield a comprehensive u n d e r s t a n d i n g of these forces. Now, b u r d e n e d with having to p r e p a r e a major public lecture on t h e "foundation of geometry," to support his family, a n d to c o n d u c t scientific experiments, his health finally collapsed a n d he suffered a nervous breakdown in 1854. Later, he wrote to his father, "I b e c a m e so absorbed in my investigation of the unity of all physical laws that when the subject of the trial lecture was given m e , I could n o t tear myself away from my research.

T h e fourth dimension a p p e a r e d in the literary works of Oscar Wilde, Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Marcel Proust, H. G. Wells, and J o s e p h Conrad; it inspired some of the musical works of Alexander Scriabin, Edgard Varese, a n d George Antheil. It fascinated such diverse personalities as psychologist William James, literary figure G e r t r u d e Stein, a n d revolutionary socialist Vladimir Lenin. T h e fourth dimension also inspired the works of Pablo Picasso a n d Marcel D u c h a m p a n d heavily influenced the development of Cubism a n d Expressionism, two of the most influential art movements in this century.

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