On learning from the work of Adrian Frederick Melhuish Smith…

Sir Adrian F. M. Smith, Director, Alan Turing Institute
President, The Royal Society, London

Books: Bayesian Theory and Applications: In Honor of Sir Adrian Smith, 2013
Bayesian Methods for Nonlinear Classification and Regression, 2002
Bayesian Theory, 2001
Aspects of Uncertainty: A Tribute to D. V. Lindley, 1994
Statistical Analysis of Finite Mixture Distributions, Wiley 1986

First Tweet: September 4, 2021 at 11:31 AM

@turinginst and @royalsociety As president of the Royal Society, Sir Adrian would do well to initiate a global discussion about Newton’s absolutes of space and time. He’d become a rock star. Let’s do it. Space-time is derivative and finite: https://81018.com

Editor’s note: Of course, that issue is debatable and that is the reason for the tweet. Sir Isaac Newton was the second president of the Royal Society. It is time for the Royal Society to become an even brighter intellectual beacon for the world.

First email: 31 August 2021 at 2:02 PM

Dear Prof. Dr. Sir Adrian Smith,

We have Planck Time on one side of us and somewhere around 13.81 billion years on the other. In between there are a finite number of seconds. Could that Planck Time be the first unit of time? What would it look like? …an infinitesimal sphere? Would the Fourier transform apply?

I am on your homepage: https://www.turing.ac.uk/people/programme-committee/adrian-smith
You are an educator of the highest order, so I hope you do not mind my simple questions. I am flummoxed.

As a further backdrop for those questions, might we start at the Planck Scale, particularly Planck Time, and watch the flow of those units, apply base-2 to create an ordering-sorting mechanism, you discover that within just 202 base-2 notations, we are out to over 13.81 billion years. That renders a Planck-scale universe: https://81018.com/chart/  

Are those just numbers or are they meaningful? I think we can instantiate meaning: https://81018.com

Thank you.

Most sincerely,