by Bruce Camber

Foundational Questions Institute — their URL is https://fqxi.org (FQXi) — is a very good name. Among the groups that support research at the edge of physics and cosmology, FQXi has a most empowering statement of their goals-mission-and-vision. Notwithstanding, they are wholesome skeptics and have their own unique set of sacrosanct first principles.

Of the people with whom I have communicated (listed below in larger type), there does not appear to be much discussion about the old Newton debate with Leibniz (through Samuel Clarke). One of my goals in writing to these scholars is to see if they might reconsider Leibniz and to discern how the Leibniz’s point of view (relationality) would re-open the dialogue and our imaginations. Also, I often ask about the 202 base-2 notations and it’s potential as a model.

Often those in that larger point size will go to our own summary pages of their work and a copy of our correspondence to them.

March 2020, my submission, Determinancy becomes unpredictable, uncomputable and undecidable, was accepted by FQXi for evaluation for a competition for the best essay on the topic, Undecidability, Uncomputability, and Unpredictability. The deadline was extended to April 24, 2020 so a revision of the March article was submitted on April 23, 2020.

Note: https://81018.com/2020/03/14/fqxi-pdf/ https://81018.com/3u/
The PDF is: https://fqxi.org/data/essay-contest-files/Camber_3u.pdf


Some of the members of FQXi

Emily Christine Adlam, The University of Cambridge

Anthony Aguirre, UC Santa Cruz

Yakir Aharonov, Tel Aviv University

Larissa Albantakis, University of Wisconsin, Madison

David Albert, Columbia University

Andreas Albrecht, University of California, Davis

Stephon Alexander, Brown

Foundational Questions in Cosmology and Quantum Gravity

Giovanni Amelino-Camelia, (FQXi), Naples

Edward Anderson, Concept of Shape  Problem of Time

Marcus Appleby, University of Sydney

Nathan Argaman, Nuclear Research Center, Negev

Abhay Ashtekar, (PSU) Pennsylvania State University

Markus Aspelmeyer, Institute for Quantum Optics and Quantum Information (IQOQI) Vienna, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna, Austria.

Eugeny Babichev, Laboratoire de Physique Theorique d’Orsay

Guido Bacciagaluppi Utrecht University

John C Baez, UC Riverside (UC-R)

Amedeo Balbi, Dipartimento di Fisica, Università di Roma Tor Vergata

Tom Banks, UC Santa Cruz (UC-SC)

Julian Barbour, Platonia

Carlos Barcelò, Institute of Astrophysics of Andalusia (IAA-CSIC)

Howard N Barnum, Leibniz Universität Hannover and University of New Mexico

Jeffrey Alan Barrett, University of California, Irvine

John W. Barrett, Nottingham University

Jonathan Barrett, University of Oxford

John Barrow, Cambridge University (FQXi)

Angelo Bassi, University of Trieste

Iosif Bena,IPhT, CEA Saclay

William Bialek, Princeton University

Jacob Biamonte,Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology

Eugenio Bianchi, The Pennsylvania State University

Diego Blas, CERN

Miles P. Blencowe, Dartmouth College

Martin Bojowald, Pennsylvania State University

Tommaso Bolognesi, CNR – ISTI

Nick Bostrom, Oxford University

Raphael Bousso, UC Berkeley

Jonathan Braden, Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics

Robert Brandenberger, McGill University

Adam Brown, Stanford University

Harvey Brown, University of Oxford

Katherine Brown, Hamilton College

Caslav Brukner, University of Vienna & Institute for Quantum Optics and Quantum Information

David Edward Bruschi, Universität des Saarlandes

Thomas Buchert, Université Claude Bernard Lyon

DMITRY BUDKER, Helmholtz Institute Mainz

Jeremy Butterfield, University of Cambridge

Adan Cabello, University of Seville

Craig Callender, Ethics, University of California, San Diego

Bernard John Carr ,Queen Mary, University of London

Sean Carroll, California Institute of Technology

Ariel Caticha, University at Albany, State University of New York

Eric Cavalcanti, Griffith University

Gregory Chaitin, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro UFRJ

David Chalmers, Australian National University

Giulio Chiribella, The University of Hong Kong

Hyung S Choi, Greenville College

Bob Coecke, Oxford University

Elise M Crull, The City College of New York

Catalina Curceanu, LNF-INFN

Erik Curiel ,Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy (LMU Munich)

Giacomo Mauro D’Ariano, Università di Pavia

Raissa D’Souza, University of California, Davis

Borivoje Dakic, Institute for Quantum Optics and Quantum Information

Paul Davies, Arizona State University

FQXi: The Destiny of the Universe

Simon DeDeo, Santa Fe Institute

Lidia del Rio, ETH Zurich

David Deutsch, Oxford University

Daniel Dewey, Future of Humanity Institute

Savas Dimopoulos, Stanford University

Dribus, Ben, William Carey University

Lajos Diosi, Wigner Research Centre for Physics

Bianca Dittrich, Perimeter Institute

Thomas Durt, Ecole Centrale de Marseille-Institut Fresnel

Richard Easther, University of Auckland

Jens Eisert, Free University of Berlin

Thomas Joseph Elliott, Nanyang Technological University

George F. R. Ellis, University of Cape Town

Willy Fischler, University of Texas at Austin

Victor Flambaum, University of New South Wales

Tobias Fritz Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences

Christopher A. Fuchs University of Massachusetts Boston

Ivette Fuentes University of Nottingham

Rodolfo Gambini, University of the Republic, Uruguay

Jaume Garriga, Universitat de Barcelona

Saikat Ghosh, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur

Domenico Giulini, Leibniz University of Hannover

Shelly Goldstein, Rutgers University

Philip Goyal, University at Albany (SUNY)

Steven Gratton, Kavli Institute for Cosmology and Institute of Astronomy, Cambridge University

Brian Greene, Columbia University

Alexei Grinbaum CEA

Sean Gryb University of Bristol

Mile Gu Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Otfried Guehne University of Siegen

Eduardo I. Guendelman Physics Dept. Ben Gurion University

Lucien Hardy Perimeter Institute

Jenny Harrison UC Berkeley

Philipp Hoehn Austrian Academy of Sciences

Sabine Hossenfelder,  FIAS

Masahiro Hotta Tohoku University

Veronika E Hubeny UC Davis

Nick Huggett, University of Illinois at Chicago

Piet Hut Institute for Advanced Study

Christopher Isham, Imperial College

Jenann Ismael, Columbia University

Renata E Kallosh Stanford University Physics Department

Joanna Karczmarek University of British Columbia

Dagomir Kaszlikowski Centre for Quantum Technologies

Adrian Kent University of Cambridge

Gaurav Khanna UMass Dartmouth

Justin Khoury, Perimeter Institute

Claus Kiefer, University of Cologne

Eleanor Knox King’s College London

Tim Andreas Koslowski Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México

Mikhail Kozlov, Petersburg Nuclear Physics Institute

Robert Lawrence Kuhn,”Closer to Truth”

Pawel Kurzynski, Centre for Quantum Technologies; Adam Mickiewicz University

Klaas Landsman Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen

Jan-Ake Larsson University of Linkoping

Greg Laughlin UC Santa Cruz

Tony Leggett University of Illinois

Matthew Saul Leifer, Chapman University

Janna Levin, Barnard College, FQXi

Stefano Liberati SISSA

Eugene Lim Columbia University

Andrei LindeStanford University

Garrett Lisi, Theiss Research

Seth Lloyd MIT

Abraham Loeb, Harvard University

Olimpia Lombardi CONICET-University of Buenos Aires

Peter J Love Tufts University

David Anthony Lowe Brown University

Lorenzo Maccone Universita’ di Pavia

Joao MagueijoImperial College London

Jarmo Matti Mäkelä, Vaasa University of Applied Sciences

Stefano Mancini, University of Camerino

Corinne A. Manogue, Oregon State University

Matilde Marcolli, Caltech

Fotini Markopoulou, London

Chiara Marletto, University of Oxford

Samir D. Mathur, The Ohio State University

Tim MaudlinNew York University


Zeeya Merali, Foundational Questions Institute

Flavio Mercati, Physics Department, Sapienza University of Rome

Laura Mersini-Houghton, University of North Carolina

Gerard James Milburn, The University of Queensland

Ettore Minguzzi, University of Florence, Italy

John William Moffat, Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics

Markus P Mueller, Institute for Quantum Optics and Quantum Information

George Musser, Scientific American

Wayne C. Myrvold The University of Western Ontario

Rahul Nandkishore University of Colorado at Boulder

Miguel Navascués IQOQI

Farzad Nekoogar Multiversal Journeys

Alyssa Ney University of California, Davis

Yasunori Nomura UC Berkeley

Franco Nori RIKEN

Travis Ty Norsen Smith College

Ken Olum Tufts University

Jonathan Oppenheim University of Cambridge

Daniele Oriti Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics

Thanu PadmanabhanIUCAA

Tim Palmer, Oxford

Jian-Wei Pan University of Science and Technology of China

Siddharth Parameswaran University of California, Irvine

Gheorghe-Sorin Sorin Paraoanu Aalto University

Renaud Parentani Universite Paris-Sud

Maulik Parikh Arizona State University

Tomasz Paterek Nanyang Technological University

Subodh Patil Niels Bohr Institute
Philip Pearle Hamilton College

Ekkehard Peik PTB

Hiranya V. Peiris University College London

Roger Penrose, Oxford University

Paolo Perinotti University of Pavia

Marco Piani University of Strathclyde

Stefano Pironio Université Libre de Bruxelles

Andrew Pontzen University College London

Chanda Prescod-Weinstein University of Washington

Huw Price, University of Cambridge

Jorge Pullin, Louisiana State University

Matthew F Pusey University of York

Lisa Randall, Harvard University

Martin Rees, Cambridge University

Michael Reisenberger Theiss Research

Renato Renner ETH Zurich

Dean Rickles, University of Sydney

David Rideout, University of California, San Diego

Carlo Rovelli, Samy Maroun Center

Moshe Rozali University of British Columbia

Subir Sachdev Harvard University

Ana Belen Sainz International Centre for Theory of Quantum Technologies – University of Gdansk

Mairi Sakellariadou King’s College London

Saswat Sarangi Columbia University

Simon Saunders Oxford University

Ignacy Sawicki Dept. de physique theorique, Université de Genève

Ruediger Schack Royal Holloway, University of London

Urs Schreiber Czech Academy of Sciences (CAS) Prague

Ralf Schuetzhold Universitat Duisburg-Essen

Keith Charles Schwab Caltech

Delia Schwartz-Perlov Tufts University

Sara Seager MIT

Rick Searle Institute for Ethics of Emerging Technologies

Marc Séguin Collège de Maisonneuve

Sergey Sibiryakov INR RAS

Tejinder Pal Singh Tata Institute of Fundamental Research

Lee Smolin, Perimeter Institute

Robert W. Spekkens Perimeter Institute

Henry P. Stapp, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Susanne Still University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

Andrew Strominger Harvard University

Daniel Sudarsky Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México

Sumati Surya Raman Research Institute

Leonard SusskindStanford University

Gerard t Hooft, Universiteit Utrecht

eza Tavakol Queen Mary, University of London

Max Tegmark, MIT

Larus Thorlacius University of Iceland

Christopher Gordon Timpson Brasenose College

David Tong University of Cambridge

Naotsugu Tsuchiya Monash University

Tommaso Tufarelli University of Nottingham

Roderich Tumulka University of Tübingen

Neil Turok, Perimeter Institute

Jos Uffink University of Minnesota

Hendrik Ulbricht University of Southampton

William Unruh, University of British Columbia

Jean-Phillipe Uzan Institut d’Astrophysique de Paris

Tanmay Vachaspati Arizona State University

Jan Pieter van der Schaar University of Amsterdam

Vitaly Vanchurin University of Minnesota

Vlatko Vedral University of Oxford

Alexander Vikman Institute of Physics (FZU) of the Czech Academy of Sciences (ASCR)

Alexander Vilenkin, Tufts University

Matt Visser, Victoria University

Sara Imari Walker Arizona State University

Jan Walleczek Fetzer Franklin Foundation

James Owen Weatherall @ University of California, Irvine (website)

Brian Wecht Queen Mary University of London

Gregor Weihs University of Innsbruck

Steven Weinberg, University of Texas at Austin

Silke Christine Edith Weinfurtner The University of Nottingham

Steve Weinstein, University of Waterloo

Xiao-Gang Wen MIT

Sylvia Wenmackers KU Leuven

Reinhard F. Werner University of Hanover

Geoffrey B. West, Santa Fe Institute

Frank Wilczek, MIT

Serge Winitzki Ludwig-Maximilians University

Stephen Wolfram, Wolfram Research

Mischa Woods University College London

Yong-Shi Wu University of Utah

Christian Wuthrich, University of Geneva

Noson S. Yanofsky, Brooklyn College

Anton Zeilinger IQOQI – Wien FQXi

Hector Zenil Algorithmic Nature Lab, LABORES

Wojciech H. Zurek video , Los Alamos National Laboratory

Michael Zwolak, National Institute of Standards and Technology