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Rembrandt Bugatti

Rembrandt Bugatti was an Italian sculptor, known for his bronze sculptures of wildlife subjects. During World War I, he volunteered for paramedical work at a military hospital in Antwerp, an experience that triggered in Bugatti the onset of depression, aggravated by financial problems, which caused him to commit suicide on 8 January 1916 in Paris, France, he was 31 years old. Born in Milan into an artistic family, Rembrandt Bugatti was the second son of Carlo Bugatti and his wife, Teresa Lorioli, his older brother Ettore Bugatti became a famous automobile manufacturer. He was given his first name by painter Giovanni Segantini, his father was an Art Nouveau furniture and jewelry designer who worked in textiles and silver metalware. As such, Rembrandt Bugatti grew up in an environment where a great many of his parent's friends were from the artistic world. In 1902, the family moved to Paris; as a child, he hung around his father's workshop and was encouraged to try sculpting in plasticine by a family friend, Russian sculptor Prince Paolo Troubetzkoy.

Rembrandt Bugatti was a young man when he began to work with the art foundry and gallery owner, Adrian Hébrard. He produced a number of bronzes, which were promoted by Hébrard. Bugatti's love of nature led to him spending a great deal of time in the wildlife sanctuary near the Jardin des Plantes in Paris or at the Antwerp Zoo, where he studied the features and movement of exotic animals, his sculptures of animals such as elephants and lions became his most well-known works. The elephant mascot that sits on top of the radiator of the Bugatti Royale was cast from one of Rembrandt's original sculptures, his art works are now priced. A cast of his 1909-1910 bronze, Babouin Sacré Hamadryas, was auctioned at Sotheby's in 2006 for $2.56 million. In May 2010, the Babouin reappeared at auction at Sotheby's, along with a male and female Lion and Lionne de Nubie, a Grande girafe tête basse and seven other pieces from the S. Joel Schur Collection the finest collection of masterpieces by Bugatti in private hands according to one report.

One of the Bugatti pieces was reported sold as part of a group of sculptures for an aggregate of $20 million. During World War I, he volunteered for paramedical work at a military hospital in Antwerp, an experience that triggered in Bugatti the onset of depression, aggravated by financial problems arising because now he was no longer able to give so much time to his artistic work. At the same time, Antwerp Zoo was forced, by feedstuff shortages, to start killing its animals, which affected Bugatti because he had used many of them as subjects for his sculpture. In 1916, at the age of 31, he committed suicide, he is interred in the Bugatti family plot at the municipal cemetery in Dorlisheim in the Bas-Rhin département of the Alsace region of France. Edward Horswell, Rembrandt Bugatti and Figures, published by The Sladmore Gallery 1993 Edward Horswell, Rembrandt Bugatti, Life in Sculpture, published by The Sladmore Gallery 2004 Edward Horswell, Rembrandt Bugatti, une vie pour la sculpture, éd. de l'Amateur 2006, published by The Sladmore Gallery Veronique Fromanger, Rembrandt Bugatti Sculpteur-Répertoire monographique, published by éd. de l'Amateur 2010 Veronique Fromanger, Rembrandt Bugatti Sculptor, a meteoric rise-Répertoire monographique, published by éd. de l'Amateur 2016 Edgardo Franzosini, The Animal Gazer, published by The Head of Zeus 2019 Bugatti Company, Rembrandt Bugatti biography ArtBronze, Rembrandt Bugatti Biography on the National Museum of Wildlife Art Bugatti's Cat Sculptures Rembrandt Bugatti in American public collections, on the French Sculpture Census website

Farish Jenkins

Farish Alston Jenkins was a professor at Harvard University who studied and taught paleontology. His discoveries included a transitional creature with characteristics of both fish and land animals — Tiktaalik roseae —and one of the earliest known frogs, Prosalirus bitis. Farish Jenkins was born in Manhattan on May 19, 1940, he was the oldest of three sons of a marketing executive but was raised by his grandmother in Colorado while his father served in World War II. While he was a student at Princeton, studying geology, Jenkins met Eleanor Tracy, he married her and they had two children — Henry Edgar and Katherine Temperance. He obtained a master's and doctorate from Yale and served as a captain in the United States Marine Corps; as a graduate student at Yale, Jenkins took a trip to Nairobi where he is said to have taken his first interest in live animal research: "At the time, black rhinos in the bush were as thick as rats in a dump. With my camera set on self-timer, I managed to pose with one.

I made it back to my Morris Minor in time, lost a lens cap on the way, but became, as a result of those three weeks, as much intrigued by living vertebrates as by their extinct relatives." He went on to teach at both Harvard. In his life, Jenkins served at Harvard as a professor of biology, the Alexander Agassiz Professor of Zoology and curator of vertebrate paleontology at the Museum of Comparative Zoology. Jenkins made numerous expeditions to the Arctic, including a dozen expeditions to the Triassic of Jameson Land in Greenland, to other sites from East Africa to Wyoming, he is credited as having helped explain the fish-to-tetrapod evolutionary transition as he helped discover the 375 million year old Tiktaalik roseae. Jenkins was known for his eccentricity as a professor; when lecturing on the subject of gait, he would illustrate this by walking on a peg leg as the character Captain Ahab from Herman Melville’s Moby Dick. When on expedition, he would dress in the dashing style of Indiana Jones and carry a high-powered rifle.

He used cineradiography to take internal pictures of animals moving in various ways. These could be quite exciting, using treadmills and a wind tunnel. "Tree shrews ricocheted across my bookshelves and desk," he reminisced. After being diagnosed with cancer, he said "as a paleontologist, I'm familiar with extinction." He died from pneumonia at Brigham and Women's Hospital on November 11, 2012

Bader Saleh

Bader Saleh. He is the author and presenter of EyshElly YouTube show, Tonight With Bader show and Bader show on YouTube, he earned his fame through his satirical programs on YouTube. His YouTube show EyshElly was rated No. 1 show in Saudi Arabia for more than six years. He appeared in the "Sheft Al-Layl" TV series in 2012 as guest of honor, in 2015 he became the first person in the Middle East to earn the video-sharing website's highly-coveted Golden Button, he was lived there. He did not complete his university studies, his start was through radio but this did not last long. He started the Arabic-language YouTube show "Eysh Elly", he gained a wide fanbase which made him the selected media face of Dubai tourism festival for the years 2015 and 2016, in he presented The Tonight Show with Bader Saleh, broadcast on MBC channel. In 2012 he announced his marriage to fashion designer Iman Khalid, they were divorced in 2017. Sheft Al-Layl TV series in 2012 as guest of honor; the Tonight Show with Bader Saleh 2016–2017.

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The Unreasonable Effectiveness of Mathematics in the Natural Sciences

"The Unreasonable Effectiveness of Mathematics in the Natural Sciences" is the title of an article published in 1960 by the physicist Eugene Wigner. In the paper, Wigner observed that the mathematical structure of a physical theory points the way to further advances in that theory and to empirical predictions. Wigner begins his paper with the belief, common among those familiar with mathematics, that mathematical concepts have applicability far beyond the context in which they were developed. Based on his experience, he says "it is important to point out that the mathematical formulation of the physicist's crude experience leads in an uncanny number of cases to an amazingly accurate description of a large class of phenomena", he invokes the fundamental law of gravitation as an example. Used to model falling bodies on the surface of the earth, this law was extended on the basis of what Wigner terms "very scanty observations" to describe the motion of the planets, where it "has proved accurate beyond all reasonable expectations".

Another oft-cited example is Maxwell's equations, derived to model the elementary electrical and magnetic phenomena known as of the mid 19th century. These equations describe radio waves, discovered by David Edward Hughes in 1879, around the time of James Clerk Maxwell's death. Wigner sums up his argument by saying that "the enormous usefulness of mathematics in the natural sciences is something bordering on the mysterious and that there is no rational explanation for it", he concludes his paper with the same question with which he began: The miracle of the appropriateness of the language of mathematics for the formulation of the laws of physics is a wonderful gift which we neither understand nor deserve. We should be grateful for it and hope that it will remain valid in future research and that it will extend, for better or for worse, to our pleasure though also to our bafflement, to wide branches of learning. Wigner's work provided a fresh insight into both physics and the philosophy of mathematics, has been often cited in the academic literature on the philosophy of physics and of mathematics.

Wigner speculated on the relationship between the philosophy of science and the foundations of mathematics as follows: It is difficult to avoid the impression that a miracle confronts us here, quite comparable in its striking nature to the miracle that the human mind can string a thousand arguments together without getting itself into contradictions, or to the two miracles of laws of nature and of the human mind's capacity to divine them. Hilary Putnam explained these "two miracles" as being necessary consequences of a realist view of the philosophy of mathematics. However, in a passage discussing cognitive bias Wigner cautiously labeled as "not reliable", he went further: The writer is convinced that it is useful, in epistemological discussions, to abandon the idealization that the level of human intelligence has a singular position on an absolute scale. In some cases it may be useful to consider the attainment, possible at the level of the intelligence of some other species. Whether humans checking the results of humans can be considered an objective basis for observation of the known universe is an interesting question, one followed up in both cosmology and the philosophy of mathematics.

Wigner laid out the challenge of a cognitive approach to integrating the sciences: A much more difficult and confusing situation would arise if we could, some day, establish a theory of the phenomena of consciousness, or of biology, which would be as coherent and convincing as our present theories of the inanimate world. He further proposed that arguments could be found that might put a heavy strain on our faith in our theories and on our belief in the reality of the concepts which we form, it would give us a deep sense of frustration in our search for what I called'the ultimate truth'. The reason that such a situation is conceivable is that, fundamentally, we do not know why our theories work so well. Hence, their accuracy may not prove their consistency. Indeed, it is this writer's belief that something rather akin to the situation, described above exists if the present laws of heredity and of physics are confronted. Peter Woit, a theoretical physicist, believes that this conflict exists in string theory, where abstract models may be impossible to test in any foreseeable experiment.

If this is the case, the "string" must be thought of either as real but untestable, or as an illusion or artifact of either mathematics or cognition. Wigner's original paper has inspired many responses across a wide range of disciplines; these include Richard Hamming in computer science, Arthur Lesk in molecular biology, Peter Norvig in data mining, Max Tegmark in physics, Ivor Grattan-Guinness in mathematics and Vela Velupillai in economics. Richard Hamming, an applied mathematician and a founder of computer science, reflected on and extended Wigner's Unreasonable Effectiveness in 1980, mulling over four "partial explanations" for it. Hamming concluded, they were: 1. Humans see; the belief that science is experimentally grounded is only true. Rather, our intellectual apparatus is such that much of what we see comes from the glasses we put on. Eddington went so far as to claim that a sufficiently wise mind could deduce all of physics, illustrating his point with the following joke: "Some men went fishing in the sea with a net, upon examining what they caught they concluded that there was a minimum size to the fish in the sea."

Hamming gives four examples of nontrivial physical phenomena he believes arose from the mathematical tool

1980–81 New York Rangers season

The 1980–81 New York Rangers season was the 55th season for the team in the National Hockey League. In the regular season, the Rangers finished in fourth place in the Patrick Division with 74 points and earned a berth in the playoffs. New York won series with the Los Angeles Kings and St. Louis Blues to reach the NHL semi-finals, where the team was defeated by the New York Islanders in a four-game sweep. Fred Shero, citing a drinking problem, chose to resign as coach. Craig Patrick, the Rangers' director of operations, replaced him. Craig Patrick became the third generation of the Patrick family to coach the Rangers, after Lester Patrick, Lynn Patrick and Muzz Patrick. Halfway through the season, veteran Phil Esposito decided to retire, he retired after the last six with the Rangers. He finished his career with 1,590 points. Note: GP = Games played, W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, Pts = Points, GF = Goals for, GA = Goals againstNote: Teams that qualified for the playoffs are highlighted in bold.

Key: Win Loss Skaters Goaltenders†Denotes player spent time with another team before joining Rangers. Stats reflect time with Rangers only. ‡Traded mid-season. Stats reflect time with Rangers only. New York's picks at the 1980 NHL Entry Draft in Montreal, Canada at the Montreal Forum. McFarlane, Brian. One hundred years of hockey. Toronto, Ontario: Deneau Publishers. ISBN 0-88879-216-6

Tim Renner

Tim Renner is a German music producer and author. From 2001 to 2004, he was Chairman of Universal Music GmbH in Germany. Since April, 28th 2014, Renner is one of the secretaries of the city of Berlin for cultural affairs, he discovered German band Rammstein. Renner's mother worked as a social worker in a prison regime, his biological father Hans Christof Stenzel is a movie director, his stepfather Herbert Renner works in bibles; when he was seven years old, the family moved to Hamburg. At the beginning of the 1980s, Renner created his own cassette-based fanzine called "Festival der guten Taten". After that, he worked as moderator for a radio show of Norddeutscher Rundfunk, he wrote pop columns for the magazine "Script", as well as for Hamburg's city papers "Tango" und "Tempo". In 1984, he was part of directing and screenwriting for the production of the filmproject "Für eine Handvoll D-Mark", a music-magazine e.g. with Abwärts, Markus Oehlen and Ti-Tho. In 1986, he started working as Artists-&-Repertoire-Manager at Polydor, where he led the new division "Polydor Progressive Music" starting in 1989.

In 1994, he founded the Polygram sub-label Motor Music Ltd. which became one of the iconic labels of the 1990s in Germany. He built up acts like Philip Boa, Element of Crime and Sportfreunde Stiller, his greatest success was internationally known Berlin formation Rammstein. When Polygram merged with Universal in 1998 to "Universal Music Deutschland", Renner succeeded former CEO Wolf D. Gramatke, as well as becoming Chairman. In 2003, he was named "Global Leader for Tomorrow" at the World Economic Forum in Davos. In 2004, Tim Renner left Universal Music and wrote the book "Kinder, der Tod ist gar nicht so schlimm", about his personal views on the future of the music industry. With "Motor Entertainment", Renner created a group of companies, ranging from the label Motor Music over Motor Tours as well as doing management; until 2011, there was the radio channel Motor FM. In 2009, Tim Renner became professor at Popakademie Baden-Württemberg. In 2011, he released the book "Digital ist besser", written together with his two years older brother, the media journalist Kai-Hinrich Renner.

The title of the book stems from a album from band Tocotronic. Since May 2011, Renner and Motor Entertainment co-produce monthly TV show "Berlin live" at "ZDKkultur". Since March 2012, he moderates. In 2013, he released the book Wir hatten Sex in den Trümmern und träumten: Die Wahrheit über die Popindustrie; the title comes from a song of the band Die Sterne. At the age of 18, Tim Renner left the party soon after. In November 2013, Tim Renner entered the party for the second time. On February, 27th 2014, Berlin's mayor Klaus Wowereit introduced Renner as new secretary for cultural affairs of Berlin, he succeeded André Schmitz. He is said to have little influence, according to magazine "Kulturpolitische Mitteilungen"; when Berlin named Katja Lucker "Rock- und Popbeauftragte" in 2013, with her "Music Board", they gave her one million Euros and a team. 95 percent of money spent in Berlin on cultural topics is dedicated to operas and theatres. In March 2014, Tim Renner made public that he wanted to name Chris Dercon as new intendant for the "Volksbühne Berlin", having worked for the Tate Gallery of Modern Art.

The decision has been met with skepticism, criticized for instance by Claus Peymann. In November 2016, Renner announced that he would leave state politics and instead run for a parliamentary seat in the 2017 national elections. Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Berlin, Member of the Presidium Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe Foundation, Ex-Officio Member of the Board of Trustees German Historical Museum, Ex-Officio Substitute Member of the Board of Trustees Renner is married, with two daughters. Kinder, der Tod ist gar nicht so schlimm. Über die Zukunft der Musik- und Medienindustrie. Campus, Frankfurt am Main 2004, ISBN 3-593-37636-9. Digital ist besser. Warum das Abendland auch durch das Internet nicht untergehen wird. Campus, Frankfurt am Main 2011, ISBN 978-3-593-39208-0. Wir hatten Sex in den Trümmern und träumten: Die Wahrheit über die Popindustrie. Berlin Verlag, Berlin 2013, ISBN 978-3-8270-1161-9.: Barenboim und Berghain. Popmanager Tim Renner wird Staatssekretär. In: Berliner Zeitung, 27.

April 2014 Tim Renner on IMDb Literature by and about Tim Renner in the German National Library catalogue Works by and about Tim Renner in the Deutsche Digitale Bibliothek Website of Tim Renner