# Matthew R. Francis

**Key Articles**:

• The Origins of Dark Matter (*Symmetry*, November 2018)

• *The quest to test quantum entanglement* (*Symmetry*, November 2018)

• *Already beyond the Standard Model* (*Symmetry*, October 2018)

• *Five mysteries the Standard Model can’t explain* (*Symmetry*, October 2018

• Will We Recognize Alien Life When We See It? (Mosaic / digg, October 2015)

• *Quantum and Consciousness Often Mean Nonsense* (Slate, May 2014)

**CV**

**LinkedIn**: http://linkedin.com/in/matthewrfrancis

**Twitter**: @DrMRFrancis

**Websites**: http://bowlerhatscience.org/ (Personal Website)

• http://bowlerhatscience.org/writing-portfolio/

• http://GalileosPendulum.org (Blog)

First email: 15 November 2018

Dear Prof. Dr. Matthew R. Francis,

Is simplicity good?

We took the Planck base units of Length, Time, Mass and Charge and

applied base-2 exponentiation. In 202 doublings, the chart is out to the

Age of the Universe. It seems straight forward, however, the results are

rather startling.

First, it is a simple, logical, mathematical map of the universe.

I am not sure… are there any others?

By studying the numbers associated with each doubling, we see

that most of the 202 doublings are about the early universe.

Notation 143 contains the first second.

Notation 197 contains the beginning of large structure-formation.

All the numbers are here: https://81018.com/chart/

Though entirely idiosyncratic, I think there is something here.

1. Of course, the Planck Length doubling at one second, divided

by the Planck Time doubling at one second is very close to the value

of the speed of light in a vacuum. It is consistent with Planck’s initial

equation for Planck Time. Yet, it is naturally also consistent within

each of the other 202 notations.

Thus, space-and-time appear to be derivative, quantized, and discrete.

2. There is a natural inflation that mimics the ΛCDM model.

3. All notations appear to be forever active and necessarily

interdependent and appears to define the Now for Richard Muller

and Carlo Rovelli.

We started this project in a high school geometry class in 2011

( https://81018.com/home/ ) with just the Planck Length. We

did not introduce Planck Time until 2014 and Planck Mass and

Planck Charge until 2015. So, really we have just begun to study

and attempt to understand these numbers in light of current theories

within cosmology and physics. It is entirely provocative!

Even though it is idiosyncratic, is there any hope for it?

The current homepage is my latest attempt to spotlight key ideas

and problems. Thank you.

Most sincerely,

Bruce