Perusal, Synthesis, Bliss

La Science, jusque là, fut le produit d’éminentes personnalités solitaires voguant librement au fil de grandes questions, souvent nées, parfois de faits singuliers : « les petits faits, disait Paul Valéry, renversent l’explication des grands faits. Cette recherche ne coûtait rien, souvent menée par des « amateurs » comme Faraday ou Einstein, ou par des professeurs en dehors de leur activité officielle (Louis de Broglie, me parlant de son professorat, m’a dit : « Il fallait bien que je gagne ma vie »). Quant à Max Planck, il passait pour un professeur sans imagination et on le laissait en paix pour son grand plaisir. (Georges Lochak)

My name is Julien Scordia, I live in France and work as an engineer. I use LyX to take reading notes, write syntheses, and maintain some diaries. Some of my notes are uploaded on this website, which is named Perusal, Synthesis, Bliss. They are provided "as is", with no censorship, since I have not enough time to tweak them for hours; yet I hope that the contents may be of some use to people finding them by serendipity. Perusal, Synthesis, Bliss is written in English language as much as possible but it may contain French here and there (when relevant or when I did not take time to write in English).

You may contact me by clicking here; if needed my public key for encryption is available.

Perusal, Synthesis, Bliss is completely made from LyX source documents, using a homemade script generating the index pages and menus automatically from a directory hierarchy on my computer (about 2000 lines of Python code). Manual operations are reduced to the minimum. As a LyX to HTML converter I use elyxer since for the time being it is superior to the LyX to XHTML internal converter.

Without further mention on a particular page, Perusal, Synthesis, Bliss is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.

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