On following the work of Christopher Conselice

Christopher J. Conselice, Professor of Extragalactic Astronomy,
University of Manchester
Manchester, UK

ArXiv (329): Galaxy formation: where do we stand?
This search of articles renders 411 documents.
Books: The Cosmic Evolution of Galaxy Structure
Homepage(s): Office  Turing
Inspire HEP
Twitter https://twitter.com/conselice

Please note: The joint announcement, Thursday, October 13, 2016, between  NASA (Washington, DC), the European Space Agency (ESA-Paris) and the Royal Astronomical Society (RAS-London)

References within this website (most recent first):
September 2022: https://81018.com/analysis/#Footnotes
September 2020: https://81018.com/continuity/#Chris
May 2020: https://81018.com/alternative/#Intro
December 2017: https://81018.com/everybody/
Introductory and primary article, November 2016: https://81018.com/galaxies/

Most recent email: Tuesday, 27 September 2022 

Dear Prof. Dr. Christopher Conselice:

We are still working on that base-2 chart of the universe that started in 2011 in the geometry classes of a New Orleans high school.

Do you know if there has ever been an exploration of the question, “Is universe foundationally linear or exponential?” I am looking for references now. If our universe is truly, fundamentally exponential, how we interpret data? How do we interpret redshift?

As you see, I am still poking away at it and made a quick reference to your work here: https://81018.com/communicate/#Conselice

If you do not know of any such study, I’ll start one with the next homepage. It’ll start with Hawking’s 2016 comment on PBS-TV: “Everything in existence, expanding exponentially in every direction, from an infinitely small, infinitely hot, infinitely dense point, creating a cosmos filled with energy and matter.”

Thanks so much.



Fourth email: Thursday, September 17, 2020 - a Heads Up

Dear Prof. Dr. Christopher Conselice:

The next top posting on our site will reference and again link to your work. That URL on our site is: https://81018.com/continuity/#Chris This is what I said:

What if… Yes, if time is discrete, quantized, and derivative, how do we deal with it?

For example. If time is continuously discrete, how would it affect the work of all the galaxy counters? Remember back in 2016 when there were joint announcements about trillions of galaxies? A brilliant, young-and-spirited scientist from the Centre for Astronomy & Particle Physics of Nottingham in England, Chris Conselice, was leading that charge.

Hardly a trivial question, I did my own calculations. If we redefine time, it will be fun to re-open questions about our current methods to count galaxies. -BEC

Occasionally reviewing our first principles is key. Here are a few of my rather unique points of view: https://81018.com/claims-2020/

Best wishes always,


Third email: 23 June 2020 — on simple logic

Dear Prof. Dr. Christopher Conselice:

I just came on this Reddit discussion, More planets than seconds, and thought you would find it as interesting as I do. The writer attributes the compilation of data to astrophysicist, Ethan Siegel, and to David Kipping, Department of Astronomy, Columbia University.

Best wishes,


Second email:  Tuesday, 19 November 2019 @ 12:30 PM

Dear Prof. Dr. Christopher Conselice:

How time flies… it has been three years since I interrupted your day with my idiosyncratic construct.  I hope you don’t mind another very brief intercession regarding your 2T galaxy number. You may remember that you motivated me to attempt to calculate the 2T using a base-2 expansion, and that I got quite close.  You may also remember my reluctance to embrace the infinitely hot and the work of Stephen Hawking and his entourage. I was nobody from no place special with no reputation to build or destroy!

So, I have another peculiar idea to pass by you, recognizing as best I can that your work is designed around the pioneering use of “…the fact that the speed of light is constant to determine how galaxy evolution has occurred.”

Remember my chart of 202 notations using base-2 from the Planck units? Simple math, simple logic, and simple people (moi). Also, you might remember that the work has a modest history from within a high school math class. I have slowly pushed at it to see where the logic and mathematics fail us. In writing to a friend about this month’s homepage about Newton’s absolute space-and-time, I said,

“I believe that most of the confusion within astrophysics today is our understanding of space and time. Those 202 notations are not recognized or understood. People do not know from which notation they are measuring values. Perhaps there is a way to help them discern it, by giving them the speed of light at each notation perhaps within a femtometer so they might possibly attempt to separate the redshift more accurately by gauging it against each particular notation’s speed of light (given that most notations have unique light signatures — line 10 in the chart.  Remember at the one second mark between notations 143 and 144, the speed of light was mathematically confirmed. To the best our knowledge, this was the first time the speed of light was ‘uncovered’ mathematically. Then, we found that every notation, of course, approximated the speed of light.”

Any thoughts or is it just more idiosyncratic nonsense!?!  Thanks.


PS. By the way, you may have found my earlier writing to you on the web (this page):
https://81018.com/2016/11/08/conselice/ At this stage in my life, I have to try to keep track of it all and this is one way to do it.

First email: Saturday, November 5, 2016

Dear Prof. Dr. Chris Conselice:

That’s a dramatic announcement. Yet, your impressive body of work posted within ArXiv reminds me of Dolly Parton’s comment, “It took me 20 years to become an overnight success.”

You certainly are the expert, yet still don’t you think somewhere in your deep intuition that two trillion galaxies is a bit much for a big bang? If the universe is just a mere 435 quadrillion seconds old (13.8 billion years), wouldn’t that place enormous pressure on the big bang, Λ-Cold Dark Matter cosmology, and galaxy formation-and-evolution in general?

Isn’t there something that’s off?  But, what?

1. The age of the universe seems sacrosanct.
2. Perhaps we are counting from the wrong baseline assumptions about space and time. Perhaps Leibniz was right after all. But, that just opens the exploration and discounts nothing.
3. Might this new 2T figure imply exponentiation as the starting point? Could this exponentiation be a basis for natural inflation and a new logic to give us those two trillion galaxies? Exponentiation from the so-called singularity of the Planck base units …right from the start could change everything.  Crazy?  Maybe so. Yet, I would dearly appreciate your insights.


Most sincerely,

NOTE:  Because new galaxies are lower-mass systems, most big bang scientists believe there is no reason to change our cosmology. Nevertheless, out of naivete, in a posting for November 7, 2016, I challenged the mathematics.

Monday, November 7, 2016

Chris –
Thank you. Yes, “Thank you, thank you.”
I could easily make a bigger fool of myself than I already do.
Let me noodle your deeply informed insights.
Of course, I was hoping you would have said
something like, “Let’s talk. You may have a point!”

I am just an idiosyncratic one.

The complexity, incompleteness, and theatrical compression of the big bang is one group that raises doubt, the other is the way base-2 exponential notation from “the Plancks” to the age of the universe mimics, or perhaps simulates, the big bang without a bang. It also uses a very ordinary natural inflation. A bit boring by contrast, but Wheeler and Feynman drilled simplicity into us, didn’t they?

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