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About fbenedictus

Philosopher of physics at Amsterdam University College and Utrecht University, managing editor for Foundations of Physics and international paraclimbing athlete

Reign of Error: Chapter Two

Read Chapter One of ‘Reign of Error’ Our cleaning droid, CD-2, is crashing on a blue-greenish planet, but what is happening on the planet below? Read on to find out!

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Reign of Error: Chapter One

Read the prologue to ‘Reign of Error’ “…It all started when the first manned interstellar mission ever recorded was carried out by the society that had produced me. Ever recorded, because scientists had been unable to determine whether the feat … Continue reading

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The reign of Error: prologue

This summer I’ll continue writing my short story series ‘Alice in Numberland’, but before I do, I’d like to share with you a SF-like story I wrote several years ago. What motivated me to write it was, believe it or … Continue reading

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Coping with covid II: English translation

I promised that I would write another blogpost (click here for the first) about how I cope with the whole quarantine situation, so here it is. The second part of my strategy is to do a lot of writing. That … Continue reading

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Het ideale kerstcadeau!

Met voorwoord van Nobelprijswinnaar Gerard ‘t Hooft Bestellen? klik hier!

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What is the philosophy of physics?

Physics and its philosophy Physics is the search for a mathematical model which describes the phenomena around us. New physics usually starts with observing something that cannot be explained, after which a hypothesis is formulated which explains the observations. The … Continue reading

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Coping with Covid

Because the number of Covid infections increased rapidly, the Dutch government has decided that the Netherlands should go into a ‘partial lockdown’. I fully understand why this is necessary, but that doesn’t mean that it doesn’t bother me. I live … Continue reading

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Verloren hoofdstuk: ‘Newton, Astronoom of Astroloog?’

Het is dan eindelijk zover: vanaf deze week ligt mijn boek “Op zoek naar de grenzen van de natuurkunde” in de boekhandel! Door het gedoe rondom corona zal er geen officiële boekpresentatie plaatsvinden, maar dat betekent natuurlijk niet dat de … Continue reading

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“Op zoek naar de grenzen van de natuurkunde”

In mei gaat Prometheus mijn boek “Op zoek naar de grenzen van de natuurkunde” publiceren. Een mooie kans om al je zorgen even van je af te zetten en helemaal op te gaan in diepe gedachten over wetenschap en filosofie. … Continue reading

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Irrational Happiness

When I started writing this blogpost a week ago, I wrote this: “When times are as difficult and unpredictable as they are today, I find comfort in mathematics. No matter how things turn out, how many more difficulties come our … Continue reading

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