Upon discovering the work of Elena Ivanovna Deza…

Elena Ivanovna Deza, School of Mathematics, Moscow State Pedagogical University,
Moscow, Russia

ArXiv (3)
Books: Encyclopedia of Distances, 2009
Google Scholar
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.
Most sincerely,

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 PythagorasE.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
Also see:
Alexandre V. Borovik