On discovering the work of John Lane Bell

John Lane Bell,  University of Western Ontario (emeritus),  London, Ontario

ArXiv: Cover Schemes, Frame-Valued Sets and Their Potential Uses in Spacetime Physics, 2003
•  Reference by D Perlis: Taking physical infinity seriously, 2016
•  Reference by Michael O’Connor, An Introduction to Smooth Infinitesimal Analysis, 2008
Youtube: Lecture at Ecole Normale Superieure, May 2007

A sample of articles:

A sampling of books:

Appearing within this website: Intuition https://81018.com/intuition/

Second email: 21 June 2022 at 1:16 PM

Dear Prof. Dr. John Lane Bell:

In 2011 we followed Zeno down into a tetrahedron (and its octahedron) by dividing the edges by 2 and  connecting the new vertices. It creates a rather unique path down into particle physics in about 45 steps and down to the Planck base units in another 67 steps.

That’s simple geometry. When we multiplied by 2, we found just 90 additional steps to the approximate  age and size of the universe. No mystery. Boeke did a base-10 version in 1957 with his high school class.

We thought it was a great little STEM tool: 202 notations to see the universe as an integrated whole. Naiveté can be invigorating at first, then it becomes confusing within its own idiosyncrasies:
1. It was more simple than big bang phenomenology.
2. It had 67 notations that had never been explored per se. Here the infinitesimal is truly outlined. 

Is our logic so naive, it would be too much trouble to just slap it down? You’ve only got a couple of years  on me. At this stage in our life, you can be brutal!

Thanks so much.



PS. Embedded links above:
1. STEM: https://81018.com/stem/
2. 202 Notations: https://81018.com/chart/
Other references:
1. Our page about your work: https://81018.com/2022/06/20/bell/
2. Tetrahedron: https://81018.com/tot-2/
3. Boeke: https://81018.com/Boeke/

Thanks. -BEC

First email: Monday, September 4, 2017, 2:27 PM


Dear Prof. Dr. John Lane Bell:

I thank you again and again for your body of work and the work of your doctoral students (now professors) who studied with you.

Our work is focused on base-2 notation from the Planck units, out to Observable Universe and the Age of the Universe in 202 notations: http://81018.com. Chart of numbers: https://81018.com/chart

We are entirely idiosyncratic, often naive, yet hopefully open to learning as much as we can about why we are wrong, and, if by chance, why we are right.

Thanks again for all your work so germane to our discussions.



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