Paul C. W. Davies
ASU Beyond Time
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First email: 9 September 2016
Beyond Center for Fundamental Concepts in Science
Arizona State University
P.O. Box 870506
Tempe, AZ 85287–0506
Dear Prof. Dr. PCW Davis:
If my memory serves me, I was one of two people who introduced you at your first Boston Colloquium lecture back in-and-around 1974. It was a little experiment with student introductions. I had been a groupie of the series for three years and because I was one of those who read as much as possible before the lecture (and always crafted sensitive questions), Bob Cohen would often invite me to the pre-lecture dinner and sit me next to the guest. Looking back, it was as if I was a decoy for what I always thought were nasty comments immediately after the lecture during the Q&A.
If your memory serves you better than mine does me, might you happen to remember that auspicious evening? I suspect your topic was related to your book, The Physics of Time Asymmetry, or perhaps a precursor of Space and Time in the Modern Universe.
I’ll continue dabbling along in my own way, but as idiosyncratic as it is, we just may have stumbled into something here. That little model does wonders for space and time!