Matsakis, Demetrios

Demetrios Matsakis
US Naval Observatory, Washington, DC
Atlantic Monthly article:

Most recent email: Aug 20, 2015, 12:03 PM

Dear Demetrios,

You are undoubtedly one of my very favorite people within government!
You are also a favorite within science!
You have heart and soul (recalling your email to me from years ago).

Here is a link to work that came out of a NASA SpaceApp Challenge:

If this email bounces, I’ll certainly try to find your current email address.
How would you like to be the timekeeper for the universe?
I’ve started the ball rolling. Can you help with it?

Most all my current work is now within one website:
Thanks for all that you do.

Most sincerely,

First email: Oct 30, 2015, 7:58 AM

Science knows experimentally that light travels 299,792.458 km/second (a light second). Within this chart it is confirmed using simple mathematics. To our knowledge, this chart is the first where time is confirmed in this manner. Also, a Planck Time multiple, either 1.202 seconds or .6011 seconds, could be used as a standard unit of time that is based on a theoretical constant. We will explore further the calculations for a day, week, month and year based on such a systemWe’ll also explore it in light of recent work to define the theoretical chronon.

Dear Dr. Demetrios Matsakis:

We have met you so many times in so many places (TV, YouTube, blogs, LinkedIn, Twitter and more), you feel like an old friend.  You surely have an endearing quality about your being; it is obvious you love time and it is such a deep-seated part of your being, you probably can “guess” within the thousandths of a second at any given time the exact time.  So indeed, why wear a watch? 

The above statement came out of our work to chart Planck Time and Planck Length to the Age of the Universe and to the Observable Universe using base-2 exponential notation.  There are surprising facts and figures throughout that chart, i.e. there are just under 202 notations from one end to the other. 

It was developed in a high school in New Orleans beginning with Planck Length in December 2011, then with Planck Time in December 2014, and finally with the Planck base units in February 2015.  We move slowly in high school!

Would you be so kind as to comment? Do you think what we are doing is just silliness or are we possibly on to something?  Thanks.

And thank you for keeping the world’s time on track.

Most sincerely,

Bruce Camber
New Orleans

Original References Prior to this Website:  
The Length-Time Chart:

Reflections about the chart:


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