## Tagore – Einstein Conversations

## A critical Evaluation

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- On The Nature Of Reality – Chapter 1
- On the nature of reality – Chapter 2
- What is the Pythagorean Argument?
- What Is The Problem Of The Logic of Continuity?
- On the nature of reality – Chapter 3
- Looking from a Different Perspective
- Truth is Dependent or Independent of Human Beings
- On the nature of reality – Chapter 4

## Looking from A Different Perspective

**Opinion 1:**

The existence of humans and numbers are present in separate layers of nature. In spite, a total catastrophe which happens, as the dinosaurs ceased to exist, numbers will continue to exist. The question rises who observes the observer? If someone is watching us, who is watching the observer? We get into what is called a Gödelian knot (7) and the end is infinite.

**Opinion 2:**

Numbers have the basic sense of counting but as stated earlier, if the observer does not exist then the sense of comprehending the reality cease to exist and hence we call it that the numbers do not exist.

When we talk of abstract mathematics like linear algebra, group theory, topology, the concept of abstraction is dependent on the observer. Abstract mathematics or abstract geometry exists only when the observer exists, otherwise not. On the other hand , ‘seven men’ will continue to exist without the observer but without the observer will lose the sense of abstraction.

Also there is a sense of order. For example, if you take the concept of homeomorphism in topology then the function $f$ and the reverse of the function $f^{_{-1}}$ is dependent on the observer. The cup turning to a donut through a function $f$ and again the reverse function $f^{_{-1}}$ also becomes true if there is a sense of direction, bijectional mapping. But ‘seven men’ is independent of any observer.

Leopold Kronecker, the famous mathematician, who framed the Kronecker product and Kronecker delta once said:

*“Die ganzen Zahlen hat der liebe Gott gemacht, alles andere ist Menschenwerk.“*

(“God made the integers; all else is the work of man”)

## References:

Shounak Bhattacharya is working as a Director, Training and Placement Department for Asian College of Teachers, Thailand. Apart from training, he is a researcher as well as a teacher in the area of

- Tensor analysis,
- General theory of relativity,
- Differential geometry and
- Introductory topology.

Shounak has been researching and educating the global crowd in the area of building career opportunities through teaching, researching, and communicating. Working with Asian College of Teachers, his main focus has been **increasing employability** factors among young students. The path leads to many factors including teaching, researching, communicating as well as creating a unique model which would employ the right person for the right job.

Relentlessly working in **simplifying difficult mathematical concepts**, Shounak’s interest revolves around Einstein’s general theory of relativity and creating structures, models, videos to educate the mass. He has been in touch with Prof. Lohiya, a former student of Dr. Stephen Hawking, and has conducted interviews regarding his experience working with Stephen Hawking.

He is working under the guidance of Dr.Richard Sot, Ph.D. Mathematics, University of Rochester, NY and Dr.Santosh Karn, Ph.D., Physics from Delhi University.

He has held numerous live interviews with researchers, educators, teachers, and dignitaries around the globe primarily,

- Thailand,
- Malaysia,
- Japan,
- The United Kingdom,
- Australia and
- Vietnam

He is a professional translator of the Arabic language, certified from RMIC. He is currently into Persian-Urdu translation of literary texts and creating videos on complex mathematical concepts.

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