Barabási, Albert-László

Albert-László Barabási

Center for Complex Network Research
Northeastern University Physics Department
177 Huntington Avenue, 11th Floor
Boston, MA 02115

ArXiv (49): Spectrum of Controlling and Observing Complex Networks March 2015
____________ Emergence of scaling in random networks October 1999
Books: Linked and many others
Google Scholar Citations
YouTube: Networked and many others

Most recent email: 14 August 2019

Ref. Emergence of scaling in random networks

Dear Prof. Dr. Albert-László Barabási:

The Planck scale is still largely ignored. There is however, one simple equation
that could change our perception of things: c = lP / tP The speed of light is equal to Planck Length divided by Planck Time. The simple mathematics bears it out.

If we assume cubic close packing and sphere stacking as a doubling mechanism so
in effect we apply base-2 to mass-charge and time-length, at 67th notation (doubling) we are at the CERN-scale (particle physics). At the 116th we are well into the human scale. At the 143rd we are out to just over one second and at 169th over one light year. At the 202nd we have gone just beyond the Age of the Universe and size of the universe.

This network, grid or matrix essentially includes everything, everywhere for all time. Those first 64 or so doublings are below our scales of actual measurements yet could include the mind, consciousness, and ideation such as Plato’s forms, Aristotle’s Ousia, Bourbakian structure and so on. It is a sweet model, but so what?

Could we talk a little about its usefulness?
Thank you.

Most sincerely,

Early email: Thursday, 20 April 2017

Dear Prof. Dr. Albert-Laszlo Barabasi:

I sent a note to Kim Albrecht this morning when I discovered the short video on the Science magazine’s website, The Network Behind the Cosmic Web. I believe the reason networks cohere from the microscopic to the macroscopic is that it all begins at the Planck scale and doubles, essentially using a base-2 exponentiation creating an isotropic and homogeneous universe in just over 202 notations. Within the human scale vis-a-vis Planck Length from the 67th (particles) to 134th (up in the range of the International Space Station), there is a certain openness (currently known as quantum fluctuations) that provides for the diversity and exceptions. More on that to come.

I entered Boston University through the Cohen/Wartofsky door and their Boston Colloquium for Philosophy of Science. In 1971, it became my new religion. I was an associate of Synectics Education (an Arthur D. Little invention-lab spin off with WJJ Gordon), a tag-a-long with Arthur Loeb (Philomorphs) and Bucky, and a groupie of Dennis Meadows and Jay Forrester at Sloan.

Of course, I would so thoroughly enjoy hearing from you. The letter to the AAAS that eventually brought me to you is posted on our website.

Congratulations on your work. Magnificent.

Most sincerely,
Bruce Camber
New Orleans