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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

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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Back in Utrecht

My wife has decided that she wants to split up with me, so I have moved back to my old home in Utrecht (the Netherlands). I am very sad, because I really saw a future for us together in Sweden, … Continue reading

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Changes!

I have great news! No, I’m not pregnant, I’m moving to Sweden. My wife accepted a job as a teacher at an international school in Älmhult (near Malmö), so from August 1 I’ll be driving my tricycle in Viking-country. One … Continue reading

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WK 2019: Briançon, 16/17 juli

De organisatie van het WK paraklimmen 2019 heeft bekend gemaakt dat het WK dit jaar toch niet in Tokio zal zijn. Het wordt gehouden in Briançon (Fr), en niet in augustus, maar op 16/17 juli. Ik vind dat jammer en … Continue reading

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