Editor: Roy Lisker,PhD
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This photograph of myself was taken by activist Gene Keyes, at the 50th Anniversary Reunion of the Committee for Non-Violent Action,held in Voluntown, Connecticut, June 11-13, 2010.
For other photos of persons present at the reunion, several of whom are very famous in the anti-war movements of the 60's and since, go to CNVA
For the 50th Anniversary of the historic Draft Card Burning Demonstration in Union Square, NYC, November 6,1965, in which I was a participant!:
(2)Interview An interview by students from Belmont High School
(3)New York LeftAn account of the anti-war movement in New York City 1965-67
(4)TranscriptTranscript of the sentence July 18, 1967 (pdf version)
November 18th, 2015
the Einstein/Grossman Theory of General Relativity
The origins of Ferment Magazine date back to my coverage of the
Einstein Centennial Symposium, at the
Institute for Advanced Study, March 14-18, 1979.
My report was published in Les Temps Modernes in December.
One can read the English version here at
The Einstein Centennial Symposium
Here is a list of the links on Ferment Magazine that address various aspects of GR:
(1) On Spontaneous Changes in the Speed of Light
(2)Observations on the Hubble Expansion
The Road to Reality,by Roger Penrose
(4) Barrier Theory
(5) Gravity and the Pre-Socratics
(6) Algebraic Causation
(7) Relative Motion on projective 2-manifolds
(8)Emilee de Chatelet
(9)6 Variations on the Theme of Space-Time
Coping with conceptions of infinity in modern mathematics,
in the models of modern physics
Tales of Greater Cambridge
A compilation in progress
:The Girls at the Waldorf: Harvard Square in the early 60's
The Delusion of Juan Rodriguez:Somerville, May 1980
I do appreciate it when someone notifies me to report a broken link. I welcome all forms of sane communication.
For the background to the on-going debate about the right to call myself Dr. Roy Lisker, go to
I am sometimes at a loss to decide the field in which my degree has been earned. I might as well call myself a Doctor of Philosophy. given that very few philosophy departments (as understood in the ancient world)in contemporary American colleges or universities, are worthy of the name.
Yes; and that applies to most English departments as well (Beginning of a long discussion that I won’t go into.)
As for math departments: sure they do good work, but who can stand to be in them?
A report on the 8-year struggle of the North End Action Team to obtain decent living conditions for the residents of Middletown's North End, may now be read at