On learning a little about the work of Niayesh Afshordi…

Niayesh_AfshordiNiayesh Afshordi, Perimeter Institute (PI) and University of Waterloo,
Department of Physics and Astronomy, Waterloo, Ontario

ArXivOut of the White Hole: A Holographic Origin for the Big Bang (2013)
Homepage(s): CV, Waterloo, Facebook, PhD, Twitter
YouTube: Reflections on Spacetime (See notes on that page), 2017

Key Quote: “…empirical evidence and theoretical insights from particle physics, astrophysics, and cosmology point to a concrete and more fundamental paradigm for spacetime.”

Second email:  20 June 2022 at 3:01 PM

Dear Prof Dr. Niayesh Afshordi:

Your sheer joy within the picture above gives the viewer encouragement and hope. It’s been six years since my first note so I went looking for your latest work and discovered your May 2022 article from the Fundamental Physics Working Group of the Laser Interferometer Space Antenna (LISA) Consortium. I was glad to see Lisa Randall, Claudia de Rham, AND Stefan Vandoren, were a part of the team. If you can take time to look at two recent documents — Concepts That Shift Paradigms (.https://81018.com/editors/ ) and The Universe As A Totally-Integrated System (.https://81018.com/known/ ), your comments would be invaluable. Thank you.



PS. You might also take a look at this page — https://81018.com/geometries — about basic geometry! Thanks again. -BEC

First email: 6 June 2016

Our reference regarding big bang cosmology:  https://81018.com/2016/06/01/quiet/
Our referencing page: https://81018.com/2016/06/30/perimeter/

Dear Prof Dr. Niayesh Afshordi:

I have gotten to know you through your writings on the web. The link above goes to our posting critical of the Big Bang. It begins:

“In September 2014 for the first time we publicly raised questions about the big bang theory (herein abbreviated “bbt“). Of course, Stephen Hawking has always been its biggest and best salesperson. He has become a rock star among scientists, especially with his PBS-TV series, Genius, and the continued updating-and-capitalizing on his 1988, best-selling book, A Brief History of Time. In 1973 he co-authored his first book about the the subject, The Large Scale Structure of Space-Time.

“Only a fool would dare challenge his (Hawking) work.”

So, such is life; each of us must at sometime play the fool. Much further down I say:

“The key: More than just the bbt‘s four forces of nature within the Planck scale, we assume a certain unification of all the Planck base units and those constants that define them, and that this unification is carried through the entire 202 base-2 exponential notations to the current time and present day (until proven to be otherwise). The Planck base units are defined by length, time, mass and charge. These Planck units are further defined by the speed of light (or special relativity), the gravitational constant (or general relativity), the reduced Planck constant (or ħ or quantum mechanics), the Coulomb constant (or ε0 or electric charge or electromagnetism), and the Boltzmann constant (or kB or of temperature).”

I wonder if you might have any comments about our model? …just so much idiosyncratic poppycock?Thank you.

Most sincerely,
Bruce E. Camber


“Dr. Afshordi works in Astrophysics, Cosmology, and Physics of gravity and is obsessed with observational hints that could help address problems in fundamental physics.”

Afshordi regarding the YouTube video above:

“I outline why I think convergence of empirical evidence and theoretical insights from particle physics, astrophysics, and cosmology point to a concrete and more fundamental paradigm for spacetime.”

– Niayesh Afshordi, University of Waterloo, and Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics,  June 14, 2017
Cosmology and the Future of Spacetime conference, Western University, London, Ontario, Canada


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