**Sir Michael Francis Atiyah**

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.**CV**

Lecture: The Nature of Space, Sir Michael Atiyah, University of Edinburgh, Oct 2005**Twitter**: Dreams**Wikipedia****YouTube**:*The Science of Beauty, What is a Spinor ? **__________ And dozens more. *Web of Stories M.Atiyah@ed.ac.uk atiyah@maths.ed.ac.uk

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 — https://81018.com/c/ is my initial exploration of the topic and https://81018.com/chart 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? https://81018.com/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? https://81018.com/emergence

Thank you.

Most sincerely,

Bruce

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Bruce Camber

http://81018.com

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

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Bruce Camber

http://81018.com

Austin, Texas

PS. My “What Is Life?” at MIT work is here: https://81018.com/mit

A related article: https://81018.com/relations

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