Nepal – the country of the Buddha and the Mt. Everest

Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without – Buddha

Archive for October, 2017

All about BitCoin?

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on October 27, 2017

 

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Stephen Hawking’s 1966 doctoral thesis made available for first time

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on October 24, 2017

He now holds 12 honorary degrees – and then moved to Cambridge to undertake research in cosmology. From 1979 to 2009 he was the Lucasian professor of mathematics at the university – a post once held by Isaac Newton.

His 1988 A Brief History of Time became one of the most successful popular science books ever published, with more than 10m copies sold worldwide in more than 40 languages.

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Anyone in the world can now download and read the doctoral thesis of a 24-year-old Cambridge postgraduate student, written in 1966; how many will fully understand Properties of Expanding Universes is another matter.

Stephen Hawking hopes that giving free access to his early work will inspire others, not just to think and learn but to share research. He said: “By making my PhD thesis open access, I hope to inspire people around the world to look up at the stars and not down at their feet; to wonder about our place in the universe and to try and make sense of the cosmos.

“Anyone, anywhere in the world should have free, unhindered access to not just my research, but to the research of every great and inquiring mind across the spectrum of human understanding.” Read the rest of this entry »

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Remarkable Europe Tour

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on October 5, 2017

2 weeks Europe tour (12 – 30 September) was with magnificent achievements. Major activities:

  1. Handed over 9 page research report written to British Museum Director Hartwig Fischer and UK Prime Minister HE Theresa May to correct British Museum erroneous information on World Peace Symbol Buddha’s birthplace to Nepali ambassador to UK HE Dr. Durga Bahadur Subedi.

British Museum story on Buddhas birthplace:

Because of thousands of suggestions through social media to correct the erroneous information on World Peace Messenger Buddha’s birthplace within few days, British Facebook Page on 7th of November, 2011 wrote:  In the spirit of clarity, the British Museum wants to be unambiguous and accurate on this issue – the Buddha was born in Lumbini which is in Nepal. The Museum is always seeking to find the clearest way to put past history into understandable statements in the Museum, on our website and in our online records. Thank you for your feedback. Please be assured this is an important issue to the Museum and has been passed on to our curatorial team to establish where further clarity in the Museum and online may be required.

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After query British Museum South Asia Collection curator Dr. Sona Datta wrote to me in a letter, “The information panel that you question on the Life of the Buddha and that was previously on display in our Gallery 33, which houses our main displays of the cultures of South Asia, refers to the Buddha’s birthplace at Lumbini. It does not, however, state that Lumbini is in Nepal.  Our wording was unintentionally ambiguous, which we regret.  We have created new signage that has been on view as of 11 December, 2011.

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