Siegel, Ethan

Ethan R. Siegel, Ph.D.

Most recent email: July 16, 2018

Dear Ethan,

You are such a Lucasian 2/17!
Of course, Newton is #2 and Hawking #17.
(Editor’s Note: Two most-famous Lucasian Professors of Cambridge University)

What if in regards to space and time, they are both mistaken?
What if the universe starts very quietly, with the least-possible amount
of density, the very least amount of temperature, and infinitesimally
small (which is quite the counterpoint to Hawking’s
…infinitely small, infinitely hot, infinitely dense point…“)?

In less than a second, on the path of this counterpoint, it could get
get noisy, but even Hoyle would probably say it is not so much a
bang as it is a harmonic emergence or something like that.

Nobody has truly defrocked the logic of our quiet expansion starting
with the Planck base units, then doubling, each over and over again.
We hypothesize that the Planck Sphere must be the first manifestation
with a space-time moment establishing pi’s finite-infinite bridge.

How nutty is that?

Tweet: 5 January 2017


Hi Bruce,

Thanks for your link (that’s an interesting visualization) and your questions about time, space and the speed of light. For me, the speed of light is the fundamental relationship between those two entities: space and time. I think that Einstein, Planck and others put that together extremely well.

Remember that the Universe has expanded over time; using special relativity and/or flat space isn’t going to cut it if you want a quantitatively accurate description. For that, you need general relativity, whose math typically goes beyond what a high school student can handle.

Thanks for your inquiry, and hope you keep enjoying the articles!

All the best,

Thank you, Ethan.

Our high school kids are typical, but tenacious.
Plus, I am a strong advocate for breaking out
of old sack clothes and intricate cocoons.

Strangely enough, I think base-2 from the first
to the 67th notation give enough infrastructure
and complexity to handle GR, SR, and QM.


The original note
on 12/23/16

Thanks, Ethan, for your article in Forbes about the speed of light and time.

Did Max Planck tell us best? Is time simply an aspect of light? Is space a necessary component of light?

We’ve been exploring the issue since our December 2011 high school geometry class when we mapped the universe using base-2 notation. Kees Boeke used base-10 We would love to hear your comments!

We are still trying to figure out if we are wrong, and if so, how?


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