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G. Fiore - Learning from Julius

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The SEENET-MTP Workshop JW2011
Scientific and Human Legacy of Julius Wess
27-28 August 2011, Donji Milanovac, Serbia

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G. Fiore - Learning from Julius

  1. 1. Learning from Julius Incomplete, unconstrained and unordered memories of aguy who knowsonly a small part of Julius’s scientific career…
  2. 2. Nucl. Phys. Proc. Suppl. 18 (1990)
  3. 3. Learning from his human & scientific qualities...
  4. 4. learning from his human & scientific qualities...• Physical intuition, “exploration sixth sense”, thought-independence, creativity• aestethical sense, hierarchy assessment ability, conciseness, clarity, persuasion ability• concreteness, honesty, humbleness• ambition, courage to dare• coherence, rigour, determination• familiarity, cosiness; openness, patience• sense of humour, kindness, elegance
  5. 5. Learning from his work: never tired of emphasising• Symmetries (groups, supergroups, quantum groups,…)• Gauge symmetry principle• Conservation laws• Priority of algebraic structures (“At the Very Beginning there was the Algebra…”)• PBW property• *-structures• ….
  6. 6. It was summer 1993…• Workshop “Interface between physics and mathematics”, Hangzhou, China• First Caribbean School of Mathematics and Theoretical Physics Saint-François, Guadeloupe.
  7. 7. “*” became a sort of “aristocratic” part of his nameBlabla Conference Blabla Symposyum.9-13/9/yyyy 10-15/9/yyyySpeakers include: Speakers include:• …. • ….• Julius Wess* • Julius Wess* • ….• …. * To be confirmed* To be confirmed
  8. 8. • He was so kind that he could not say from the beginning “No, I am not participating to the conference”• or maybe so open that he did not exclude he could accept the invitation at the last moment

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