Ryszard Paweł Kostecki

Assistant Professor
National Quantum Information Centre
Faculty of Mathematics, Physics and Computer Science
University of Gdańsk

mail: ul. gen. W. Andersa 27, 81-824 Sopot, Poland
email: ryszard.kostecki % fuw.edu.pl

  Scientific CV (11.07.2019)
  Main research interests

in physics:
  • Quantum information theory
  • QFTs and nonequilibrium quantum stat. mech.
  • Space-time emergence
  • Multi-agent information relativity
in mathematics:
  • Quantum information geometry
  • Operator algebras and functional analysis
  • 1/n/∞-category/topos theory
  • Foundations of smoothness and integration
in philosophy (out of office):
  • Structural epistemology and inference
  • Intersubjectivity and semiotics
  • Cross-cultural anthropology
  • Yoga
  Publications, preprints, drafts

  recent work:   early papers on quantum inference, quantum entropy, and quantum foundations:   drafts, notes, reports:   old work:   theses:   in polish:   supervised master theses:   notes from the underground quantum fight club:   introductory scientific texts (2000-2008, in Polish):   experimental reports from physical laboratories (2000-2003, in Polish):   council of PhD students (2006-2010, in Polish): kilka archiwalnych dokumentów z czasów mojego uczestnictwa w Radzie Doktorantów Wydziału Fizyki UW:   inutile arithmetic varia:
  Selected scientific talks
  Some other public talks
  Photographic meditations


  Graphics & sketches


These graphics are made from photos, subjected to postprocessing via various transformations. The main intention of processing is to uncover some 'deeper' content (both semantic and structural) of the graphics, when the rudimentary 'realistic' content of the photo ceases completely or sufficiently strongly, so that the pulsation of the noise (always raising from the original photo) becomes a semiotically potent factor itself, corresponding to 'dynamical' aspects of perception that form a part of alive experience of the viewing process, but are lost in the 'static representation'. This noise becomes in turn a substrate for painting on a digital canvas, with tonality, colours, and shape patterns expressing various 'transitionary' esthetic experiences and mental states. (One of the original and thus rare effects, used especially in the Abstractions and Wilder Wein cycles, is based on processing a binary .jpg file with an initial photo through a converter of Polish 8-bit ASCII codepages.) With time I've started to put more and more emphasis on using complete crops of photos as globally defined layers (or, eventually, distinct parts) of the image, so that the local structures of the resulting graphics would have in principle larger inter-local cohesiveness. In Spiritual transformations cycle this constraint has helped to increase the integrity of formal substance and semiotic essence (reflections of light, literally and figuratively, from experiential μsamādhis). The short collection of the covers of Imaginary albums has more humoresque character, yet check out the (literal and metaphorical) layers of 'The Lwów Volta'.


  translations: The intention behind the translation style used here is to maximise the transmission of the original polyvalence of semiotic interconnections between particular wordings (i.e., their semiotic loci), constrained by the limitations of translator etc., at the expense of suboptimal translation of the structure of rythms and rhymes. This expresses the intuition that the latter reflect foremostly the structural properties of a particular language (thus, a large-scale global feature, providing a data type that is common to many users), while the specific choices of the semiotic interconnections represents more the individual soundscape of an author (so the rythms and rhymes characteristic to his individual data type are represented primarily in the relationships between meanings).

  aberrations 3 (texts in English):
  aberrations 5/2 (texts in non-English and non-Polish):
  aberrations 2 (texts in Polish):
  collections of poems and songs (in Polish):
  aberrations (texts in Polish):
  zines (in Polish):
  friends' works corner (in Polish, except of instrumental 'JAG-Odi I'):

  booklets & photos:
  Programs (in Polish, except YAFG & PXM.h)
 programy związane z życiem w IX LO (Hoffmanowej) w latach 1996-2000:  klasy w C++ stworzone przez Konrada Grochowskiego (we współpracy ze mną):
  Scientifically enriched social groupoids and their web-functors          

 ongoing:  past:
  Scientific conferences, workshops & schools

  scientifically co-organised:   locally co-organised:
  Teaching (in Polish)
  • Semestr letni 2012/2013 - Matematyka dla humanistów (COME UW)
  • Semestr letni 2011/2012 - Matematyka dla humanistów (COME UW)
  • Semestr zimowy 2011/2012 - Matematyka dla humanistów (COME UW)
  • Semestr letni 2010/2011 - Matematyka dla humanistów (COME UW)
  • Semestr zimowy 2010/2011 - Matematyka dla humanistów (COME UW)
  • Wrzesień 2010 - Kurs START (Zaawansowana matematyka)
  • Semestr letni 2009/2010 - Matematyka dla humanistów (COME UW)
  • Semestr zimowy 2009/2010 - Matematyka dla humanistów (COME UW)
  • Semestr letni 2008/2009 - Matematyka dla humanistów (COME UW)
  • Semestr zimowy 2008/2009 - Mechanika klasyczna
  • Semestr zimowy 2008/2009 - Matematyka dla humanistów (COME UW)
  • Semestr letni 2007/2008 - Matematyka dla humanistów (COME UW)
  • Semestr zimowy 2007/2008 - Matematyka dla humanistów (COME UW)
  • Semestr letni 2006/2007 - Podstawy fizyki współczesnej
  • Semestr letni 2006/2007 - Informatyka dla biologów
  • Semestr letni 2006/2007 - Matematyka dla humanistów (COME UW)
  • Semestr letni 2005/2006 - Elektrodynamika ośrodków materialnych
  • Semestr zimowy 2005/2006 - Programowanie C++
  Lost library shelf    (scans of some generally unavailable* works by other authors)
Many thanks to: Piotr Achinger, Dorota Czarnocka-Cieciura, Tobias Fritz, Jeremy Gibbons, Paolo Gibilisco, Carlos Guedes, Nicolas Hadjisavvas, Tetiana Iurovych, Grzegorz Kapustka, Marcin Kotowski, Aleksander Kubica, Pekka Lahti, Mustafa Muratov, Hiroshi Nagaoka, Lech Piotrowski, Angelina Romaniuk, Don Solmon, Piotr Sołtan, Marek Zawadowski, and László Zsidó for their help in obtaining some of those works.

* Unavailable (or, eventually, with very volatile presence), even when including quite wide range of access beyond paywalls (including Library genesis and sci-hub, yet not only), at some moment of time. Regarding some of the texts: since I've put them here, their scanned versions appeared independently elsewhere on the internet. It would be a waste of life to run subsequent searches in order to remove some of the scans. Also, they were worth the human concern put into obtaining them.
  External resources    (Links, updated rarely)

  authors:   friends:

  libraries:   beyond:   news & blogs:

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