Elena Ivanovna Deza, School of Mathematics, Moscow State Pedagogical University,
Books: Encyclopedia of Distances, 2009
Publications: Many books and articles, mostly in Russian
Within this website:
First email: 7 January 2022 at 11:49 AM (TZ19)
Dear Prof. Dr. Elena Deza:
Yes, indeed, thank you for all your most remarkable work.
I am enjoying reading your work and about your work today.
PS. I am so idiosyncratic in 2011 with high school geometry students, we walked inside the tetrahedron (and its internal octahedron) by dividing the edges by 2, connecting the new vertices, and then doing a Zeno-like walk deeper and deeper within. In 45 steps we were with the fermions. Within 67 more steps we were within the Planck base units.
Great fun. We multiplied by 2, and in 90 steps we were out on the edges of the observable universe watching what we imagined to be the current expansion. That’s 202 base-2 steps from Planck Time to the current day.
What a crazy model! Are Pythagoras, E.P. Wigner, and our crazy friend, Max Tegmark (MIT) wrong? Isn’t the universe mathematical? Isn’t it all within numbers, geometries, and equations? So, what makes base-2 wrong? I have no idea! Maybe you do! -BEC
Bruce E. Camber
Editor’s note: Michel Deza is a frequent co-author. One of his works that is of interest is on fullerenes: http://micheldeza.altervista.org/InRussian/ExtFamRichmond.pdf https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michel_Deza
Alexandre V. Borovik