On following Rebecca Bowler (Manchester and the Cosmic Dawn Center)


Major paper: The evolution of the galaxy UV luminosity function at redshifts z ~ 8-15 from deep JWST and ground-based near-infrared imaging (PDF), C. T. DonnanD. J. McLeodJ. S. DunlopR. J. McLureA. C. CarnallR. BegleyF. CullenM. L. HamadoucheR. A. A. BowlerH. J. McCrackenB. Milvang-JensenA. MonetiT. Targett, ArXiv, 25 July 2022

First email:  26 September 2022 at 5:37 PM

Dear Prof. Dr. Rebecca Bowler,

Congratulations on your CEERS-93316 announcement. It is all quite fascinating. Are you able to look further back? Does it get smoother? You’re citing the issues around galaxy formation. There are many open issues and I suspect many more to come.

The big bang is being seriously challenged in new ways.

A more inclusive model that absorbs the big bang expansion, starts at the Planck units (or Stoney units), applies base-2 notation, and ends up with a universe of 202 notations whereby the first second is around Notation-143. It opens the grid for Langlands programs, string theory, supersymmetry, loop quantum gravity, causal dynamical triangulation, causal set theory, spectral standard model, hypothetical particles, field theories, and more (Moonshine outliers).

It is such a radical shift, it’s a bit difficult to compute quickly. There are so many paradigm shifts, it’s dizzying.  We’re looking at it as our little thought experiment to share with people like you who know how deep the problems are.

Thank you for all your work and for all the work to come!