George F.R. Ellis, FRS (on this website)
Professor Emeritus, Applied Mathematics, University of Cape Town, South Africa
ArXiv (Summary) ArXiv: 100 Years of General Relativity, 2015 Blog
Book (historic):The Large Scale Structure of Space Time (with Stephen Hawking)
Book (current): The Universe Around Us: An Integrative View of Science & Cosmology
Conference: Time in Cosmology FRS
Google Scholar Video Wiki YouTube
Our emails to Prof. Dr. George F.R. Ellis
Our Fourth Email
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Dear Prof. Dr. George Ellis, FRS:
Just an update… we are still at it, working with the numbers generated from applying base-2 notation from the Planck units to the Age of the Universe. Our latest chart is here: http://81018.org It is horizontally scrolled so we can more easily follow the progression of a particular Planck unit. The natural inflation of the numbers is sometimes counter-intuitive, but we attribute that to our learning curve and naivete.
You have your own page within our new website! I’ll insert it below. Essentially it is to document our letters to you and provide key references to your work for our students and web visitors.
I hope the page meets with your approval. Thank you.
Our web page about your work and our correspondence follows:
5 October 2016 (Updated and resent on April 18, 2017)
Thank you for your work on The Universe Around Us: An Integrative View of Science & Cosmology.
It appears to be the first time that little continuity equation with all its numbers was actually written out and posted on the web. It certainly is simple. It is mathematically integrated. It appears to be an alternative to the big bang (and the big bang’s nihilism).
It seems that most of the people at the Perimeter Institute conference, Time in Cosmology, accept the place of the big bang.
To help our students and to attempt to context that diverse dialogue, I have created a few links to the conference and to your work. There currently are three key pages. First, there is a brief overview of the conference on our homepage today (fourth section down). It will be there for a few days to come: http://81018.com. Thereafter: https://81018.com/2016/10/02/2october2016/
There is also this page on the conference:
Our general overview page of your work is here:
If there is anything you would like to have added, deleted or changed, please just say the word! Thanks.
Now, thinking about time and the large-scale universe, perhaps another conference could be entertained, Time in the small-scale and human scale universe. In less than a second, the universe within this base-2 model has already expanded well into the large-scale universe. Of the 200 notations, the first second from Planck Time is within notations 144-145. The first day (86400 seconds) is between notations 160 and 161. A light year is between notation 168 and 169. That’s all cosmology.
If we engage the numbers generated using base-2 from the Planck base units, it appears to expand rather quietly right out beyond the need for a big bang.
PS. Yes, I know how naive and idiosyncratic our work is. The simplicity of the logic and math, however, has caught our attention. The numbers seem to speak louder than words. Although temperature is a problem, I think in time we’ll be able to adjust that line of figures with some kind of “reasonable” rationale, perhaps even a different algorithm. -BEC
Our second email: (some of the links have been updated)
Dear Prof. Ellis:
I am working through your 2009 ICG Portsmouth Powerpoint presentation at the Unity of the Universe meeting, “Critical Tests of the Standard Model of Cosmology .” Thank you.
Since this report below (January 2016), the following key documents have emerged.
1. Unification: https://bblu.org/speculations/unification/
4. Human will: https://bblu.org/2016/07/23/chaordic/
Your comments are invited on any one posting, yet the small-scale domain from the Planck base units to the particle zoo is of keen interest to me. Could pure math and geometry beget those numbers? I think so; and if so, we have as new view of reality within which to get to work.
Our first email: January 11, 2016
My dear Prof. Dr. Ellis:
In reflecting on reports from your conference in December (2015) at the LMU in Munich, I ask a rather unusual question, “Could a new construct possibly come out of a high school? Could the naive possibly have the simple mathematics for a model of the universe that includes everything, everywhere and for all times? Yes, ours is a very simple model in search of a theory.
Our small-but-growing group of high school teachers and students used base-2 exponential notation, the Planck base units, simple geometries, and the simple numbers and concepts to map our universe. We’ve been at it since December 2011.
At the time we did not know about Kees Boeke and his base-10 scale of the universe. We were studying a tetrahedron with its embedded octahedron. We were observing the parts-whole relations — the four half-sized tetrahedrons and an octahedron within each tetrahedron and the six half-sized octahedrons and eight tetrahedrons within each octahedron. We observed the four hexagonal plates within each octahedron and could see many different tessellations of our universe.
Chasing those geometries, going within about 40 times, we were in the range of the fermion. Another 67 times we were in the range of the Planck Length. To get consistent we then started at the Planck base units and went out to the Age of the Universe in just over 200 notations. It gave us an ordered universe, nevertheless, the authorities responded, “So what?” or “See Boeke’s work” or something like, “Cute.” The first 67 notations were so impossibly small, our “small-scale universe” was discounted by most “real” scientists and mathematicians.
So to attempt to explain its potential importance as an alternative model, at the end of the year I wrote up a David Letterman-like Top Ten. Ours is titled, The Top Ten Reasons to give up those little worldviews for a much bigger and more inclusive UniverseView. That wasn’t enough, so I immediately began prioritizing the numbers that were important to us. Though way-way beyond our pay grade, we are trying to make sense of many new concepts all at the same time. We ask, “What does Kepler’s conjecture have to do with anything?” Right now I am in the process of abusing Mitchell Feigenbaum’s constants.
I’ll continue to stutter around, unfortunately skimming and bouncing over details on what skiers call Black Diamond slopes (way beyond my capacities). We’ll continue to take quite a few tumbles and hard falls. It is a heck of a way to attempt to make sense of things that we have never ever observed in the past. It’s a very steep learning curve!
Your comments would be most welcomed.