Director, Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics
Book: The Universe Within
TED: Working on a model of the universe that explains the big bang
YouTube Channel Video: The Astonishing Simplicity of Everything
Most recent email: Tuesday, October 4, 2016
Thank you for your conference, Time in Cosmology. What an extraordinarily astute group of people; the videos of the sessions are most helpful.
I have created a few links to the conference, to your work and to the Perimeter Institute. You all have already greatly informed us on our journey here in New Orleans. We expect you will continue to do so.
There currently are three key pages. First, there is a brief overview of the conference, Time in Cosmology, on our homepage today, in the 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: https://81018.com/2016/06/30/perimeter/ Our general overview page of your work is here: https://81018.com/2016/08/02/turok/
If there is anything you’d like 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. Before the first three minutes, time is well in to 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. Now we finally get inside cosmology.
If we engage the numbers generated using base-2 from the Planck base units, it all 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 a different algorithm. -B
First email: August 2, 2016
Dear Prof. Dr. Turok:
What a wonderful introduction and lecture.
You are so powerfully endearing.
I would like to invite you to demythologize and debunk
our work that started in a high school geometry class
when we divided the edges of a tetrahedron in half and
connected the four new vertices. There was a half-sized
tetrahedron in each corner and an octahedron in the middle.
We did the same for the octahedron and kept going further
within. In about 45 steps we were in the range of a fermion.
In another 67 steps we had arrived at the Planck scale.
When we multiplied by 2, in about 89 steps we were out
to the Age of the Universe. Great fun, yet it took us two years
to begin to believe that base-2 notation from the Planck Scale
had not yet been done. Base-10, of course, had Kees Boeke’s
imprint and Gerard t’Hooft recently did his Time in Powers of Ten.
For us, base-2, the Planck base units, an inherent geometry and
a simple little continuity equation from the smallest to the largest
possible measurements of length, time, charge, mass, and temperature
just seemed like the achievement of a lifetime. We had fun.
It is a great little STEM tool.
But then, we started filling in the numbers:
It may be simplicity incorporated! Did it ever raise questions?
Obviously, our logic is wrong or the old big bang is wrong.
We named the progression from the singularity to the fermion
and friends, the Quiet Expansion. It must be pure math with a
very special reality kin to Dark Energy and Dark Matter.
We would love to know what you think.
You can be rough on us. We can take it.
Thanks again for all that you do.
PS. Thank you as well for your introduction to
Art McDonald and his work with neutrinos in subterranean Sudbury.
We will be having discussion groups around your online video,
The Astonishing Simplicity of Everything. And we were especially
happy to hear that you believe we will eventually understand the
reason for the simplicity, homogeneity and isotropy of our universe home.