Upon discovering the work of Rohan Abeyaratne…

Rohan Abeyaratne, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139

Articles/books: Evolution of phase transitions, May 2006
•  Evolution of Phase Transitions: a Continuum Theory, co-author J.K. Knowles, Cambridge University Press, 2006
• Universal energy transport law for dissipative and diffusive phase transitions, Phys. Rev. B 93, 104109
CV (ResearchGate)

Second email: 11 August 2019  at 6:10 PM

Dear Prof. Dr. Rohan Abeyaratne:

I clicked on the link within Wikipedia, Her spirit will live on in all those who loved her. What a brilliant career. You were very bold and entirely disciplined to have set out for Pasadena in 1975 and achieved such success at one of the USA’s finest schools.

I do have a few quick YES/NO questions:
1. Might we define two of the largest possible mathematical continuums, one for space and other for time?
2. Might we start with Planck’s base units of length and time?
3. Would those units also be the first units? It seems to be just a simple logic. But, perhaps not.

Warmest regards,


First email: 11 August 2019 @ 11:57 AM

Dear Prof. Dr. Rohan Abeyaratne:

In three quick steps I had opened and engaged your Volume II, Lecture Notes
Continuum Mechanics (1988, 2012, 2015). In 2011, we naively assumed a simple mathematically-defined boundary condition from the Planck scale through the microscale, human scale, and macroscale by using base-2, simply doubling the Planck base units just over 202 times. https://81018.com/chart/

If it is not totally naive, we may have opened a very fascinating back door to a deeper understanding of our universe. Of course, we were encouraged to make further assumptions and to begin to formulate these as presuppositions: Might we assume that Planck time is the very first unit of time within the universe?  Might we assume that Planck Length is the first spatial dimension?

We then took a bit of a leap of faith in Einstein’s baseline equation to include Planck mass and Planck charge.

Are these resulting 202 notations or doublings worthy of anyone’s time to study?

You are surely in a very unique position to judge that question and I would be most pleased to hear your thoughts about it. Thank you.

Warm regards,