Upon learning about the work of Julian Barbour

Julian Barbour, College Farm, South Newington, Banbury, Oxon UK

ArXiv: The Nature of Time (2009), Scale Anomaly as the Origin of Time 2014
Homepage(s): CV, Twitter, Wikipedia
YouTube: What is time? Does time exist?

Most recent email: Fri, Jan 18, 2022 at 3:33 PM

I hope your health is holding.

Might you respond, please, to this articulation of our base 2- model: https://81018.com/boundary/

Thank you so much.


First email:  Sat, Jul 1, 2017, 9:18 PM

Dear Prof Dr. Julian Barbour:

In these days we come to be introduced in the strangest of ways. Have you seen the reference to your work within the YouTube video 10 Alternatives To The Big Bang Theory. Your segment starts at 2:21.
Of course, your website opened your world to me and I find a scholar who sees so clearly many of the concepts that have been stewing around in my rather idiosyncratic work.

So, now The End of Time is on my reading list. I have been referencing it since 2009. I’m reading some of it now along with several of your ArXiv papers such as The Definition of Mach’s Principle. I also have your videos queued up.

I guess that I have been asleep.

Back in 1979 Wheeler was very kind to me when I launched a display project under the dome at 77 Massachusetts Ave (MIT). Did you happen to read his little self-published booklet, Frontiers of Time? My copy from him is one of my little treasures. The display project used Schrödinger’s work, What is Life?, as a platform to have 77 living scholars address the question.

In 2011 working with a high school geometry class, we chased the interior geometries of the tetrahedron and octahedron back within 45 times to the CERN-scale. Obviously, we were quickly on paper only. Within another 67 steps, we were within the Planck scale. We also multiplied our little models by 2. In just 90 doublings we were at the Age of the Universe.

It became our highly-integrated simple UniverseView with just 202 notations, layers, steps, groups and/or sets. It has a; natural inflation, 100% predictive, readily scripting the big bang epochs without a bang. Space and time were defined by Planck simply as Planck Length divided by Planck Time equals light and so it is true throughout all 202 notations.

Would you ever have time to talk?  Thank you.

Most sincerely,