**Raphael Bousso**, Bousso Group, University of California at Berkeley

66 LeConte Hall MC 730, Berkeley, CA, 94720-7300

– R. Bousso as quoted inIs Nature Unnatural? by Natalie Wolchover, Quanta Magazine,May 24, 2013(also published in Scientific American, June 2013)

**ArXiv**: Joseph Polchinski: A Biographical Memoir**Bousso Group**, Interests, Members**Homepage**(s): FQXi 1999-INI **inSpire ^{HEP}**

**Wikipedia**

**YouTub**e: Why Believe in Multiple Universes?, 2021

Within this website (14) Among those pages is: https://81018.com/1999-ini/

Third email: 3 March 2023 at 12:03 AM

Dear Prof. Dr. Raphael Bousso and your Bousso group,

We started following you and your group and aggregate that data here: https://81018.com/bousso/

We are focusing on pi (π), trying to grasp a more complete definition. Our understanding has been challenged by many, even on Pi Day! In 2015 Steven Strogatz (Cornell) wrote a seminal article about pi for the *New Yorker* which opened up the Fourier and a more dynamic engagement with circles and spheres.

Might you have insights to add in light of your work in spacetime geometry, quantum information theory, and relativistic field theory. I agree with you that we’ve been *thinking about this in totally the wrong way*. Our current homepage — actual URL , https://81018.com/pointing/ — starts with continuity, symmetry and harmony as a functional whole to render the first sphere. And given Planck Time an extraordinary dense-fast-simple expansion which is not ex nihilo because there are so many dimensionless constants and natural units within that initial equation.

Of course, your comments or those of your group would be appreciated. Thank you.

Most sincerely,

Bruce

Second email: 21 August 2022 at Noon

Dear Prof. Dr. Raphael Bousso:

Is there anything about pi (π) that is infinite?

Thank you.

Sincerely,

Bruce

First email: 25 March 2020 @ 5:43 PM

Dear Prof. Dr. Raphael Bousso:

What a fine read, your tribute to Joe Polchinski. Thank you.

Might you be able to reconstruct a comment you made to Natalie Wolchover when you said, “…*everything would just come out of math and pi and twos. And we came in and said, ‘Look, it’s not going to happen, and there’s a reason it’s not going to happen. We’re thinking about this in totally the wrong way.’ “* It prompted these questions:

- Do you know anybody who has thought about starting the universe from Planck Time and his base units? If not, you are meeting one such knucklehead with this note.
- Has anybody thought to apply base-2 exponential notation?
- Has anybody thought that the first manifestation of Planck units could be a sphere?
- Has anybody thought about sphere stacking beyond the density math questions?

Now you know why I was taken back with your quote. Could it possibly be that simple?

You may find our current homepage to be a short summary of our idiosyncratic work: https://81018.com/uni-verse

Thanks.

Most sincerely,

Bruce

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