Wednesday, 18 January 2012

Wednesday Doorway: J-A Lissajous

I love this building and its big gate (for a Wednesday Doorway, I'm stretching things a bit again). It is the birthplace of Jules-Antoine Lissajous a mathematician (1822-1880). You'll have to follow the link to find out what he invented, I am so bad at maths that I can't even summarise it!

J'aime beaucoup cet immeuble (et son portail) où est né Jules-Antoine Lissajous (1822-1880), un mathématicien. Pour savoir ce qu'il a inventé, va falloir cliquer sur le lien parce que je suis tellement nulle en maths que je suis incapable de résumer...

20 comments:

T. Becque said...

Lovely spot of light you've caught. I'm with you on the math thing :{

Robert Geiss said...

In solch einem Haus kann auch nur Klassik wohnen. Beeindruckend seine Kurven.

Einen guten Mittwoch dir.

Olivier said...

sur ce batiment, c'est surtout la grille du balcon que je trouve pas mal.

Woody said...

The gate and building are fabulous!

You've made my geek day, thanks! I remember studying Lissajous curves on oscilloscopes in college. Wikipedia has a nice simulation at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lissajous_curve

Some are quite psychedelic, which made them popular back in the, ahem, 70's.

Randy said...

Now that's my kind of house!

Paulie said...

Beautiful! I tried to go to the link but the site is blocking everything in protest presently. I think I will boycott W from now on.

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

Beautiful lights on this historical find !

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

I tried the link thinking that you had inspired me to learn something about mathematics, but Wikipedia is dark for 24 hours in protest of some legislation in the U.S. Congress.

I do not resent Wikipedia doing a protest. It is a good way to make people aware of their cause. For 24 hours, if we need to know something, there are other sources on the internet. Or we could (but probably won't) go to a library and read an encyclopedia like we used to do when I was in school.

ALAIN said...

C'est pas compliqué : il a inventé le voyage dans le temps.

Malyss said...

Pareil pour les maths et moi! donc je me contente d'admirer l'architecture! mais j'aimerais bien voir les apparts dedans, ça doit être beau et gigantesque!

Bergson said...

c'eest l'inventeur du télégraphe optique en ballon remplacé depuis peu par I Phone 4S

PerthDailyPhoto said...

There's a door there Ciel I see it!! I agree, it is a lovely building, especially in that soft light. I too tried Wiki to no avail, will try another means to find out about M. Lissajous!

VP said...

I can't remember what kind of waves/curves he discovered and Wikipedia won't help today.

Lowell said...

Gorgeous building and light. It's elegance shines through. I'm really good at math: 2 X 2 + X = Y - 6. Huh?

Or, as my math teacher said in disgust, "Go figure!"

Halcyon said...

I can see why you like the building. The light here is perfect too. It has a shimmery look!

EG Wow said...

The light is gorgeous on the building - warm and wonderful.

Andrew said...

Wonderful to see..

Jack said...

It is a handsome house, caught in wonderful light. It is too late in life for me to make any good use of knowing about Mr. L's curves.

JM said...

Just beautiful!

Living In Williamsburg Virginia said...

Great capture. The gate itself is beautiful but the light and dark you captures makes it perfect.

Darryl and Ruth :)