On learning about the work of Susy Lidström, Roland Allen, and PQE

Suzy Lidström, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Texas A&M University
College Station, Texas
• 1992 PhD, Physics, Applied Physics @ Uppsala University
• Physics Odyssey LLC, 1404 Post Oak Cir, College Station, TX 77840

ArXiv: Light, the universe and everything 12 Herculean tasks for quantum cowboys
_____ and black diamond skiers, J.Mod.Opt. 65 (2017) no.11, 1261-1308) Feb. 2017
•  The sounds of science: a symphony for many instruments and voices (PDF) 2019
•  See: 6. What is consciousness, and do we have free will? with Roland E. Allen
(PDF) 2019
Google Scholar (20 articles on Muon research and other matters)(PDF)
IOP: Life, the Universe, and everything—42 fundamental questions, Physica Scripta, 2016
•  Consciousness as the collective excitation of a brainwide web – understanding consciousness from below quantum fields to above neuronal networks
Physica Scripta, editor


Third email: 15 October 2022 at 4:39 PM

I am updating some of our pages and wondered if you might have any suggestions for our page about you and your work: https://81018.com/2020/03/25/lidstrom/ (this page)

Also, given your wonderful work as a writer and editor, might you have any comments or suggestions about our current homepage: https://81018.com/reason/

Thanks so much.



Second email: 26 March 2020 at 5:30 PM

Dear Dr. Suzy Lidström:

I have three documents opened on my desktop:

  1. Life, the Universe, and everything — 42 fundamental questions
  2. Light, the universe and everything 12 Herculean tasks…
  3. Consciousness as the collective excitation of a brainwide web

The two articles that include “the universe and everything” beg for bold thinking. The Consciousness article, like all 20 references, suggests we have a long way to go before we know what we are trying to model.

In our naive-and-entirely-idiosyncratic model of the universe, everything, everywhere, for all time is necessarily pulled into a base-2 grid that begins with the Planck base units and captures the universe in 202 notations. I think that chart is rather magical. There are real clues within those first 64 notations.  Clearly we are in a never-never land of the infinitesimally small, way smaller than particles and waves, and probably into the land of strings and Langlands programs. The upper end of those notations would necessarily involve loop quantum gravity.

Because this work began as recently as December 2011 in high school geometry classes, it has not had any serious review by the scholarly community. To attempt to get some critical feedback I have written a fair number of letters and most recently I have submitted a short article for the FQXi people: https://81018.com/3u/

I have developed a summary page of your work so I can have a quick review before going further: https://81018.com/2020/03/25/lidstrom/

Would you have any advice for us?

Stay well!  I hope to hear from you.



First email: Dec 8, 2018, 4:30 PM

Dear Prof. Dr. Suzy Lidström:

Congratulations on all that you do. You have an extraordinary scope and depth, perhaps best encapsulated within your five years as the Editor-in-chief of Physica Scripta.

I initially found you through the PQE Colloquium, “Light, the universe, and everything…” and particularly through your work with Roland Allen. I reference you in my note to him.

I know how idiosyncratic our work is. The concept of a base-2 model of the universe is too simple and obvious, and out of the mainstream! Given you are are who you are, I would enjoy your comments.

Again, congratulations on all that you’ve done. Most impressive!


PS. See Physics of Quantum Electronics (PQE) Also: https://81018.com/planck-scale/

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