What are the key insights of Matt Leifer?

Matthew Saul LeiferSchmid College of Science and Technology
Institute for Quantum Studies, Chapman University,  One University Drive, Orange, CA 92866

ArXivMathematics is physics (PDF)
Books: Dirty Secrets of Quantum Foundations
Homepage (another)
Twitter: @mattleifer

Within this website:
A Different Framework To Define the Universe
Communications in January 2020

Most recent email: Monday, January 13, 2020

Dear Prof. Dr. Matthew Saul Leifer:

I see now that I have written three prior emails thanking you for your work. Might you be able to answer two questions for me? These are:

1. Have you ever seen the universe ordered by base-2 notation from the Planck base units to the age/size of the universe in just 202 notations? Unless you happened to go to my website, I suspect not. It’s work that came out of a high school geometry class. There has been no “peer review.” It is quite idiosyncratic, but I don’t think it is idiotic, yet I am entirely open to that conclusion. Notwithstanding, is it worth pursuing as a model?

2. Do you think that Newton’s absolute space and time is the commonsense view of the universe held by mathematicians and other scholars who think about such things?

Thank you.
Most sincerely,

Third email: Monday, November 25, 2019

Dear Prof. Dr. Matthew Saul Leifer:

On October 31 I began reading Mathematics is physics within the Trick or Truth. WOW.  Congratulations.  The FQXi people are also to be thanked and you all need to be encouraged!  Thank you.



Second email:  Monday, Aug 13, 2018, 1:13 PM

Dear Prof. Dr. Matthew Saul Leifer:

Thank you for all your work and efforts to understand the flow
between mathematics and physics. While I profoundly appreciate
your structure of a scale-free network, I unwittingly went in the opposite
direction. I think, however, that work might be able co-exist within yours.

BTW, we once lived in Irvine and have many friends associated
with Chapman. We are currently in Sacramento for another couple
of weeks while I work a little with some of the Stanford people,
particularly at SLAC.

Though I introduced my work to you earlier, it slowly progressing.
I continue to ask, “What can we do with our simple model of the universe
using the Planck base units. There are just the 202 base-2 notations
from the Planck scale to the observable universe and age of the universe!
Just 202. https://81018.com/chart/

I have been asking all the scholars who have some openness,
“Can we use the Planck scale in such a manner? Is it logical?
Is our sense of the doubling functions appropriate?
Is it just too simplistic?”

It is simple… perhaps John Wheeler might approve.
I wonder about failures of logic; perhaps there just too many.

The current homepage is the most current work;
in the near future that page can be accessed here:

Most sincerely,

First email: February 23, 2018 @ 10:50 AM

Dear Prof. Dr. Matthew Leifer:

I am just about four years behind the curve, just catching up with the FQXi family. So, your “Its from Bits” work is new to me just today. But, I’m on it!

Good to see that you’ve settled at Chapman, a fine school!

My work is focused here: http://81018.com
But I’m an idiosyncratic old fellow who has just (2012) returned to my even older (1970-1980) academic haunts.

Best wishes,


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