On learning about the work of Andrei Linde

Andrei Linde, Stanford Department of Physics, Stanford, California

ArXiv: Inflation, Quantum Cosmology and the Anthropic Principle
Homepage(s): Stanford, Stanford Profile, Edge,
YouTube: Stanford, Closer to the Truth,

Second email: September 14, 2017

Dear Prof. Dr. Andrei Linde:

I was a product of the Boston Colloquium for Philosophy of Science; that’s
the Cohen-Stachel-Wartofsky 1970’s era (Boston University). At that time, 1972,
little had been done with the Planck units. Perhaps Frank Wilczek (MIT) writing
in Physics Today in 2001 helped to move those units beyond a Dirac-like numerology.
Wilczek, both in his office and in a little New Hampshire restaurant, personally
encouraged our investigations.

Of course, over the years, the outside visions of others from other disciplines,
have been welcomed. At other times, those insights have not been so welcomed.
What is space? What is time? What is the finite-infinite relation?
Without better answers to those questions, our derivative disciplines are
like the Whirling Dervishes without proper initiation by the Mevlevi Order.
Most of us simply get dizzy and gain very little insight.

You are so right about studying the anomalous magnetic moment of the muon.
I’ve begun that study.* My self-defined goal for a first paper is due in a month.

Over the years, I have had the help of many fine professors:
•  John Wheeler who summered down the road in Maine, gave me his little preprint of Frontiers of Time, and I began following his work as best I could.
•  In 1997, with David Bohm and eight other doctoral students, we talked for seven hours about points, lines, triangles and tetrahedrons.
•  Viki Weisskopf had me in his home to talk about his work with the Pontifical Academy and on the nature of infinity.
•  My work at MIT in 1979 brought me into discussions with many of the greats around our academic world at that time.

Now, this coming week I’ll be in downtown San Francisco for a conference.
I don’t know if you’d ever have the inclination,
but I thought it could be worth asking the question:
Would you have time for a quick meet-and-greet?
Your 70-year old “de facto” student has informally begun his work
on the anomalous magnetic moment of the muon.
A few of my “textbooks” are listed below!

Thanks so much.

Most sincerely,
Bruce E. Camber
Austin, Texas 78701

PS. Reference articles and books:
• Applications of perturbative QCD (pQCD):  U. AgliettiY SuminoP Skands,
The ubiquitous photon: helicity method for QED and QCD / R. Gastmans, Tai Tsun Wu
The anomalous magnetic moment of the muon: a theoretical introduction, Marc Knecht ( 2003)
E. Witten, Nucl. Phys. B223, 422 (1983)
Theory of the Muon Anomalous Magnetic Moment 
• Wikipedia: Anomalous magnetic dipole moment

First email: Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Dear Prof. Dr. Andrei Linde:

We are nobody from nowhere special. We certainly have no pedigree to justify writing to you.  You have made the origin and the global structure of the universe your life’s work; in 2011, we just started our studies of cosmology and we were literally backing into it through our studies of very simple geometries.

We discovered what we were doing was using base-2 notation to go from the Planck Length to the Observable Universe. It seemed logical. It was part of our high school geometry class focused on tiling and tessellating the universe and on embedded geometries. At first, we posted our results on the web in various blogs. Last summer we finally got our own website: https://81018.com

At first, we declared our studies to be a STEM tool to learn Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. Then we started adding the other Planck base units and we went out to the Age of the Universe.  At the end of that chart is the Now, today, the current time.

Now, that was puzzling. It seems that scholars are reluctant to criticize or guide us.

Our most recent work is posted here:  http://81018.com  We anticipate that this site will go beyond our high school work.

Are we just idiots?


Most sincerely,


Google’s References within the site to Andrei Linde:

Stephen Hawking became its spokesperson. George Ellis signed on, Alan Guth and Andrei Linde got involved. Then, it began to take over the sandbox. Inflation, proposed in 1981 by Alan Guth, and later modified by Andrei Linde, Paul Steinhardt, Andreas Albrecht, and others.

Our References – Our Universe In 200+ Notations