Atiyah, Sir Michael Francis

Sir Michael Francis AtiyahAtiyah

University of Edinburgh
Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

Articles:   The fine-structure constant, September 2018
__________ A Shifted View of Fundamental Physics (2010)
__________ Fundamental Philosophical Questions
__________ “Michael Atiyah’s Imaginative State of Mind” (2016, Quanta Magazine)
ArXiv:   Geometric Models of Matter
__________ with Paul M. Sutcliffe, Polyhedra in physics, chemistry and geometry, March 2003
Books:   The geometry and physics of knots, Cambridge Univ Pr, 1990.
LectureThe Nature of Space, Sir Michael Atiyah, University of Edinburgh, Oct 2005
YouTube:The Science of BeautyWhat is a Spinor ? 
__________ And dozens more.  Web of Stories

Most recent email: 29 September 2018

My dear Sir Michael:

Trees in mathematics are being shaken with your Reimann – fine-structure constant (α) work. In the spirit of shaking the tree, I have several baseline questions for you:

1. Why not start with the Planck base units? If space-time are defined by light whereby Planck Length divided by Planck Time is a variable across the expansion of the universe, we have a very different starting environment — is my initial exploration of the topic and has all the actual numbers.

2. If we take as a given that the Planck units are the most basic starting points, what does the universe look like within that initial expansion? Does the most prevalent constant, π, define the initial look and feel of that space-time, mass-energy unit? Might it be a sphere? Might we call it a plancksphere?

3. Can we define the finite-infinite bridge with all the dimensionless constants that define the Planck base units? Is this the first emergence of  Length, Time, Mass and Charge?

Thank you.

Most sincerely,
Bruce Camber
Austin, Texas

First email: 13 February 2018

My dear Sir Michael:

If time is derivative/discrete, then what is infinite? Can continuity, symmetry and harmony be used, just for now, to describe the infinite?

If so, and we use base-2 from the Planck scale and assume fundamental geometries abide, then we construct the universe one bit at a time from the quantum foam and spin network. There are just 202 notations and the first second emerges between the 143rd and 144th notations. So, it appears that each notation is an active current definition of the universe and, of course, these 202 notations contain everything, everywhere for all time.

Most sincerely,
Bruce Camber
Austin, Texas

PS. My “What Is Life?” at MIT work is here:
A related article:

References: Iterated Exponentials, Joel Anderson, Penn State, p. 679

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