Upon learning a little about the work of Lobsang Tenzin Negi…

Homepage(s): Center for Sustainable Living, Apple Podcast

First email: 1 April 2022 at 12:55 PM

Lobsang Tenzin Negi, PhD
Center for Contemplative Science and Compassion-Based Ethics
Department of Religion
Emory University
Atlanta, GA 30322

Dear Prof. Dr. Lobsang Tenzin Negi:

As we all know so well, our little world consistently makes a diabolical mess of things. If we are ever going to get it right, we’ve got to do as Julie Andrews (Sound of Music) and James Peebles (Nobel 2019) say, and “Start at the very beginning.” We don’t know where that is, so we guess.

And so I ask, “Can we guess a little more boldly?”

Here is how I’d do it:

1. If we start with the Planck base units, we’ll begin to see our entire universe.

2. How did the universe start? When we agree, we’ll all really get to work.

3. Checklist: Acknowledge, consider, note, observe

4. Our rather simple overview about the start of the universe

Thank you.


Bruce E. Camber
Center for Perfection Studies

Upon bumping into new work by Stewart Brand…

Stewart Brand is a writer, organizer, and instigator.  He is best known  as editor of the Whole Earth Catalog. He is the founder of The WELL, the Global Business Network, and the Long Now Foundation.

Bruce Camber: “My goal in writing to Stewart is to have his group expand their mission and vision to include the universe. Let’s start a Whole Universe Catalog.”


Third email: December 18, 2021 at 4:21 PM


Dear Stewart, 

One of our biggest problems as a people is our short-term orientation. Thinking and vision are the penultimates. Our overly simplistic understanding of infinity doesn’t help much either. Here’s another look at it:  https://81018.com/almost/ 

Max Tegmark might even relax (but I doubt it).

Have a wonderful end of year celebration. Just maybe we can begin to see the universe instead of the little space-time coordinates that our body occupies!

Best wishes,


PS. I just linked your video from our page about Priyamvada — https://81018.com/natarajan/ It is listed as Video: Long Now Foundation So, I think now I’ll start a page about you!  -BEC

Second email: 3 September 2016

Dear Stewart,

Email is so unreliable these days, I have taken to posting my notes then tweeting and re-sending my email with that link.

I suspect my notes to you are caught in some kind of filter, so
please allow me now to point the way to that July 9, 2016 email here:
https://81018.com/brand/ (that’s this page)

If you are just too busy with life, certainly I understand, yet
I believe a “Whole Universe Catalog” could be your greatest achievement!


First email: Saturday, Jul 9, 2016 (in a long, long time)

Dear Stewart:

What a treat to see Tim O’Reilly’s retweet of your Tweet!
Rigid ideologies distort our view of reality… and value too little love, humility, and kindness.”
-Stewart Brand, editor/publisher, Whole Earth Catalog.

My first response was, “Yes, T.H.E. # 1 Brand lives!” My second response: “Classic Brand!”

How totally special to find you so in the fight. You’ll get this:

It seems too simple, but we’ve all had an obvious blind spot.
We’re off on some of the fundamentals.
Here’s the backgrounder: https://81018.com/home/

Here are our first efforts at reconciliation therapy:
A Quiet Expansion of the Universe – Worldviews Are Too Limited Interesting? If so, let’s talk.
This could be the beginning of a Whole Universe Catalog (in 201 pages).
Let’s subtitle it: Propaedeutics to Harmonizing Everything, Everywhere, for All Time.


Tweet to Stewart: (also on Saturday, 23 September 2016)
@stewartbrand “The Whole Universe Catalog” in just over 200 pages!
It would change the world and save the universe.

Emails and Letters

On following the work of Ngô Bao Châu

Ngô Bao Châu, University of Chicago

ArXiv: The 80-year development of Vietnam mathematical research, 2020
ArXiv: Invariant theory for the commuting scheme of symplectic Lie algebras; Algebraic Geometry (math.AG), February 2021. https://arxiv.org/abs/0801.0446: “We propose a proof for conjectures of Langlands, Shelstad and Waldspurger known as the fundamental lemma for Lie algebras and the non-standard fundamental lemma. The proof is based on a study of the decomposition of the l-adic cohomology of the Hitchin fibration into direct sum of simple perverse sheaves.”

Research and Relate: (1) Hitchin fibrations — purely geometric objects, (2) Galois groups in algebraic number theory to automorphic forms and representation theory of algebraic groups over local fields and adeles, (3) the automorphic L-function, L (s, π, ρ), as Langlands discovered, depended not only on the automorphic representation π, but also on an auxiliary finite dimensional representation ρ of a canonically associated dual group or L-group.

Homepages: Chicago, Google Scholar, IAS, VIASM (About)
Semantic Scholar

References with this website:
This page

First email: 4 December 2021 at 4 PM

Dear Prof. Dr. Ngô Bao Châu:

I spent a few days in Hanoi and Saigon about ten years ago. My very first interactions with Hanoi were in 1969 and 1970. That’s a long story.

In 2014 I picked up Ed Frenkel’s Love & Math and was introduced to Robert Langlands, of course, and to others like Drinfeld and Gelfand. It is a very steep learning curve; and like most, I have barely scratched the surface.

Your work quickly came to my attention and it has taken until today to humble myself and confess that I will probably die before even grasping the essentials… even after spending time on the IAS papers of so many of the primary program authors like yourself.

My working summary page about your work is here: https://81018.com/2021/11/18/chau/. (this page). It is just starting.

May I ask you a few questions? It will be in light of my current work to follow-up this page: https://81018.com/almost/ The next article will open with comments about the Langlands programs understanding of place and role of infinity, pi, and infinitesimal spheres? Thank you.

Most sincerely,


Bruce E. Camber


Could part of the universe have started cold even with an infinitesimally short-burst of light at the Planck Temperature? These are the wrestlings from a “cold-start” camp.


A cold-start of the universe is postulated so basic structure can be analyzed in light of the Planck base units. Can the most basic forms and functions within science logically and systematically unfold?
(1).Here, the.progenitor of the circle and sphere, pi (π), has a pivotal role as one of our earliest working equations.
(2).Pi.comes out of the seminal concepts of continuity, symmetry and harmony, simple perfections.
(3).Spheres come alive and there is a rate of expansion.
(4).Building on such concepts, Kepler and others give us sphere stacking and cubic-close packing of equal spheres.
(5).Joseph.Fourier’s work on basic transformations (circa 1822) expands our understanding of pi and periodicity.
(6) Our initial value formulation uses the 1899 logic of Max Planck’s natural base units of length, time, mass and charge; these four numbers, and all the dimensionless constants used to define them, are fundamental.
(7).To.create.order out of such a large number of spheres within the infinitesimal, we apply Euler’s base-2 notation. From PlanckTime to this day, there are just 202 notations.
(8).The.first.64 notations are below the thresholds of direct measurements. These first 64 of the 202 are most foundational (and all superconductingly cold).
(9).This.is a new laboratory for explorations.
(10).Here let us engage causal set theory, causal dynamical triangulation, string theory, Langlands programs and so many other logically-constructed environments, too small to be measured, yet within the first 64 notations of this mathematical laboratory. -BEC


Bibi Gul

At one time, during the American occupation from 2002 through August 2021, Bibi Gul also known as Rula Ghani, the First Lady of Afghanistan.

On August 18, 2018 we sent a little note to her through her official email account. It went like this:

My dear First Lady of Afghanistan, Rula (Bibi Gul) Ghani,

The world’s people have been bleeding with the people of Afghanistan for many years. We have also followed the travails of Pakistan. Of the seven nations defined by a -stan, please consider the possibility of forming an alliance between the seven nations to teach us all throughout the world the first principles of life.

These principles must incorporate-yet-transcend religion to address the best of all religions. These principles would take education to a higher level.

I would be most happy to be a very quiet advisor: https://81018.com/stan/

Western science has its own history of mistakes and working out those mistakes will take a new scholarship that the First Ladies of your seven-nation alliance could be instrumental in helping to reset. Also, the world’s people need to be introduced to the best within your seven nations. Become a destination for the world’s people. The place and importance of seven countries shared history needs to be proudly told by all her citizens.

Your alliance could help us all to understand the very nature of government, of ethics, and of family. In time, I shall write to the other six First Ladies and invite them to consider this simple suggestion.

Most sincerely,
Bruce Camber, USA

The Seven-Stan Countries:
AfghanistanKazakhstanKyrgyzstanPakistanTajikistanTurkmenistan and Uzbekistan

Upon discovering the work of Jens Niemeyer…

Jens Niemeyer, University of Göttingen, Institute of Astrophysics
Friedrich-Hund-Platz 1, 37077 Göttingen, Germany

Google Scholar
Wikipedia (German)

Second email: July 10, 2021 at 12 noon

Dear Prof. Dr. Jens Niemeyer:

My first email just below became the start of a homepage: https://81018.com/empower
Also, I’ve started a reference page with links to your work and copies of these emails to you: https://81018.com/niemeyer/ It helps me to remember to whom I have written and what it was that I said.

Your work, Formation of inflaton halos after inflation, arXiv:2011.13333 [astro-ph.CO] , 2021, is so informative to read, “For a simple model we find these halos have masses of up to 20 kg and radii of the order of 10−20 m, roughly 10−24 seconds after the Big Bang.” We are most interested to follow the logic of any-and all infinitesimal estimates. It seems that the “after the Big Bang” reference and the citations to Guth, Linde, and Starobinsky are gratuitous. Since the 1999 conference at the Isaac Newton Institute of Cambridge University, the core prognosticators, which included Hawking, have each attempted to rethink the Big Bang. It had been failing in too many ways.

Our radical departure from given theory unwittingly began in 2011 in that high school geometry class. That work now begs the question, “Is pi (π) scale invariant to the Planck scale (or an analogue of it vis-à-vis a Stoney scale or Ralston scale)? Obviously pushing the boundary conditions, the question could also be asked about other key dimensionless constants. I believe the theoretical answer would be a yes.

So, if you were to follow our chart of 202 base-2 notations, the first instance starts within the Planck scale and comes to the current time (Notation-202). At Notation-64 the duration is 9.94×10-25 seconds and the length scale is 2.98×10-16 meters. Your 20 kg would appear in Notation-30. Your 10−20 meters is within Notations 50-52. At least this base-2 chart gives us approximate values where today we have no ordered system within which to get predictive data.

Your thoughts? Thank you.

Most sincerely,


First email: Tuesday, June 1, 2021 at 2:26 PM

RE: Mapping the first zeptosecond within Notations 65-to-67 of 202 base-2 exponential notations from the Planck units to the this day, the Now

Dear Prof. Dr. Jens Niemeyer:

Can we assume that the calculations of George Johnstone Stoney and Max Planck have at least some metaphorical validity as a partial description of the infinitesimal universe?

Might we assume that these numbers could concresce as an infinitesimal sphere? I realize that may be difficult.

What if the universe is in a dynamic relation, historically known as the finite-infinite relation; however, we avoid metaphorical language and consider only the description of the fullness pi (π) as a description of ultimate things? It seems that we can know much more about pi. What if the facets of this most-historic, well-known dimensionless constant are also facets of our very earliest universe and also of the infinite?

We just might give Hilbert and all his extensions some time off.

Now, could a primordial sphere concresce? At what rate per second? Would it be fair to assume one primordial unit of time per primordial sphere? Now, that certainly would be quite a natural inflation.

We started our little project in December 2011 in a New Orleans high school. We are easily ignored so I started putting things up on web just to be able to share them with other schools and a few of the more open scholars. In 2016 we posted a horizontally-scrolled chart from the Planck units to the Age and Size of the Universe. You might enjoy that outline of a map of the universe: https://81018.com/chart/

The most recent work is always the homepage — https://81018.com/ — however, this week’s page revisits one from 2018: https://81018.com/envision/

If the concepts are anywhere close to reality, might it help to inform your work a little?

Congratulations on what you and your team are doing.  I’ll be studying your past work and new developments as much as I can.

Thank you so very much all your work and that of your colleagues.