Banks, Tom

Tom Banks

Rutgers NHETC (New High Energy Theory Center)
New Brunswick (and across the Rantan River in Piscataway) New Jersey

ArXiv: The Holographic Space-Time (HST) Model of Cosmology   (5 June, 2018)
Why The Cosmological Constant is a Boundary Condition (31 October 2018)
Homepage (Rutgers)  Also: University of California Santa Cruz (UCSC)
Wikipedia: “…with Willy Fischler, Stephen Shenker, and Leonard Susskind… originators of M(atrix) theory, or BFSS Matrix Theory, an attempt to formulate M theory in a nonperturbative manner.”
YouTube: A Holographic Quantum Theory of Spacetime

References within this website: https://81018.com/believed/

First email: Sunday, June 16, 2019

Dear Prof. Dr. Tom Banks:

I am fascinated with your work with Willy Fischler, particularly the HST concept that predicts an early era of structure formation, prior to emergence.

Why not engage the Planck units where they are?

If we apply base-2 notation, in 202 successive doublings, we will have encapsulated the universe in a smooth gradient from the most infinitesimal to the current expansion of the universe. Planck Time within the 202nd notation is just 10.9 billion years, so only about 2.8 of it has transpired. The only time asymmetry is in this current notation. Because we intuit the first manifestation of physicality at that first notation is a sphere, we applied cubic close packing of equal spheres as a mechanism for expansion and the Fourier Transform as a key part of the dynamics. Fluctuations come later in those notations where densities begin to allow the gap represented within the pentastar, the icosahedron, etc. I superficially realize how entirely idiosyncratic this construct is.

My checkered history includes meetings and a little work with some of the greats. Yet, the only thing I have published on this topic is on web.

What would you do with it?  It has a simple logic.  It certainly adds a lot of character to our understanding of the very early, most infinitesimal universe. Would you encourage further work?

I am sure you remember that landmark 1999 conference.  I just discovered it and make reference it within the 16 June 2019 homepage .

Thank you.

Warmly,
Bruce

Taking notes from your HST Model of Cosmology article:

The theory of Holographic Space-time (HST) sheds new light on these ancient questions. It posits that “nothing” is actually the state of maximal entropy of the universe, because in that state all degrees of freedom in the universe live on the cosmological horizon, with a dynamics that scrambles information at the maximal rate allowed by causality.” Page 3, first paragraph, ] 5 Jun 2018

asymptotically dS space”  Wikipedia: “…n-dimensional anti-de Sitter space (AdSn) is a maximally symmetric Lorentzian manifold with constant negative scalar curvature.

“…the only way in which a direction (or tangent to a path at a spacetime point) can be distinguished is whether it is spacelike, lightlike or timelike. The space of special relativity (Minkowski space) is an example.”

Barish, Barry C.

Barry Clark Barish
Linde Professor of Physics Emeritus

California Institute of Technology,  Pasadena, California
UC Riverside
Director of the Global Design Effort, International Linear Collider

ArXiv: Search for gravitational waves from a long-lived remnant of the binary neutron star merger GW170817 (October 2018)
CV
Homepage
Nobel Prize 2017
Twitter (Nobel Prize)
Wikipedia
YouTube

From 2physics.com: “5 Needed Breakthroughs”

  1. Understanding what is the dark energy in the universe? (We don’t even have a good idea here.)
  2. What is the dark matter? (This is the other big unknown, but at least we have some handles. We know it is non-baryonic and evidence points to either supersymmetric particles, or maybe axions. Perhaps it is neither.)
  3. What causes mass? (We have a very successful theory of particle physics, but the particles are massless. We need to understand the source of mass. The leading idea is that it is the Higgs mechanism, and we need to see if there is a Higgs particle or variant to make the next step. The Large Hadron Collider at CERN should answer this question.)
  4. Is the neutrino its own antiparticle? (This is a puzzle going back to Fermi and perhaps the next generation of experiments will resolve it by looking for neutrino-less double beta decay.)
  5. Is there ultimate unification of the forces of nature? (This is a long term intriguing simplification on our understanding of particles and fields, but present data does not support it. However, if there is a new symmetry in nature (supersymmetry) it could bring this unification.)
First email: 19 October 2018

Dear Prof. Dr. Barry C. Barish:

To begin to get a modest understanding of your work, I have started my own page of references, along with a copy of this note: https://81018.com/2018/10/15/barish/

I found your work through a webpage from March 07, 2007 listing your five needed breakthroughs (just above). Although you might re-prioritize that list today, it seems that most respectable scientists would still agree with you just as it is.

We have just begun to address some of those questions. Although we have no pedigree, since December 2011 we have been studying an application of base-2 notation from the Planck base units to the age and size of the universe.

Such a simple concept renders rather surprising results:
• There are just over 202 doublings. Our working numbers: https://81018.com/chart/
• Too small to measure, the first 64 notations: https://81018.com/64-notations/
• We ask: Can this be where the answers to your questions are?
• The notations create a natural inflation: https://81018.com/ni/
• The first second emerges within the 143rd notation.
• The 202nd notation is 10.9816 billion years so we are just 2.8 billion years into it.

I thought you might find it all of interest. I don’t think it’s just poppycock… If it is, it seems we’ll have to re-examine the foundations of logic, mathematics, and integrity, and the concepts of continuity and symmetry?

Thank you.

Sincerely,

Bruce

Somers, James

James Somers
New York, NY

Articles
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Homepage
Inventor

Second email:  3 June 2018

Hi James –

There are just 202 notations from those Planck base units to the current time. https://81018.com/chart has the simple math. https://81018.com/home has a simple history. And the homepage — http://81018.com — is the most current reflection.

As you might imagine, the first second is between notations 142 and 143. It is a natural inflation (aka Euler’s identity) and, to date, nobody has provided a rational reason to stop studying this progression. I am most fascinated with the potentials within the first 60+ notations. I do not believe these have ever been carefully examined by mathematicians.

I sent an introductory note to you on 8 April 2018!
Thanks.

Warmly,
Bruce

First email: 8 April 2018

RE: What a gracious and open person you are…*
YOUR ARTICLE: Your article in Atlantic Monthly, 5 April 2018 

Good work! Nice thoughtful reflections. And,
jsomers.net is nicely done. You’re a mensch!**

I sent this note through Twitter, but whoever sees a tweet?
So, just for the record:
vertical bar green@jsomers @TheAtlantic
Excellent. At first I thought it was going
to be a Wolfram promo piece,
but that quickly changed!
Thanks for the introduction to Jupyter.
Thanks for the thoughtful reflections.
What ArXiv entry has the most signatures?
http://81018.com – An integrated universe view: visuals?

I am one of those idiosyncratic fellows who has been
chasing the EPR paradox since 1971. Actually met JS Bell
at CERN through MIT’s Vicki Weisskopf… so many stories.
In 2011 helping a nephew, I finally found a mathematical container
for the universe: https://81018.com/home It’s been six plus
years attempting to exegete that initial work.
Here’s a chart/map of the universe that is
laughable for its simplicity and grandiosity!
https://81018.com/chart
Thanks again!

Most sincerely,
Bruce
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Bruce Camber
http://81018.com

*I hope you do not mind that I have created a reference page to your work and have included you within our Rogue’s Gallery.

**For me, a person who causes one to think a new thought
and or see the universe in a new way.

Licata, Ignazio

Ignazio Licata, Director
Institute for Scientific Methodology (ISEM)
School of Advanced International Studies
on Applied Theoretical and non Linear Methodologies of Physics

Palermo, Sicily, Italy

Articles & Books: Vision of Oneness, Aracne
Physics of Emergence and Organization
ArXiv
CV
Twitter
Wikipedia: “Licata has studied with David Bohm, Jean-Pierre Vigier…”
YouTube  (in Italian)

First email: 20 February 2018

Dear Prof.Dr. Ignazio Licata:

I am not sure how many people have David Bohm and J.P. Vigier in common, yet when I saw their names so prominent in your Wikipedia listing and within your CV, it brought back pleasant memories (1977 & 1980) and encouraged further reading.

Then I saw this link: Ignazio Licata: Universe without singularities. A group approach to de Sitter cosmology, EJTP, Vol. 3 (2006), pp. 211-224 It is now on my active reading-study list initiated on ArXiv.

Having looked ahead to your most recent 4-index theory of gravity… I know your work will bring me quickly to the edges of my insights and knowledge, but people like you are rare indeed. I apologize if it appears that I am being frivolous with your time. I simply wanted to thank you for doing what you do!

Thank you and best wishes,
Most sincerely,
Bruce
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Bruce Camber
http://81018.com
Austin, Texas

What is infinite? In 1925, the great mathematician, David Hilbert wrote, “We have already seen that the infinite is nowhere to be found in reality, no matter what experiences, observations, and knowledge are appealed to.” Many scholars would agree even today. Maybe Hilbert and those scholars are mistaken. There are many non-ending and non-repeating numbers such as pi, Euler’s equation (e), and all the other dimensionless constants. Aren’t these numbers evidence or a manifestation of the infinite within the finite?

Yes, I believe access to the infinite is found in the primary dimensionless constants where the number being generated does not end and does not repeat. There are 26-to-31 such numbers that have been associated by John Baez, Frank Wilczek, and others to be necessarily part of the definition of the Standard Model of Particle Physics. There are over another 300 such numbers defined by the National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST). All are dimensionless constants that seemingly never-end and never-repeat. And, then there is Simon Plouffe; he has identified, through algorithmic programming, 11.3 billion mathematical constants (as of August 2017) which includes pi, Euler’s number, and more. This use of “never-ending, never-repeating” as the entry to the infinite will be challenged. If it can be defended, then there are more connections betweeen the finite and infinite than David Hilbert and most scholars had ever anticipated. More…

Baryshev, Yurij

Yurij Baryshev

Astronomical Institute
St. Petersburg State University

ArXiv: Expanding Space: The Root of Conceptual Problems of the Cosmological Physics
Book: The Discovery of Cosmic Fractals
CV
Homepage
Wikipedia
YouTube

First email: Tue, Sep 13, 2016 at 2:38 PM

Dear Prof. Dr. Yurij Baryshev,

Of the many possible roots of conceptual problems, I believe John Wheeler’s search for the most simple* holds the most promise. Hawking’s work is a mess of contradictions within his first epoch which only get worse in his second, third and fourth epochs (which all total together less than a fraction of a fraction a second).

I had to go back to high school to see where we’ve all gone so wrong. To be alive in the past forty years is to know that our theories in cosmology, epistemology, and ontology are very incomplete:

  1. Why not go back to the Newton-Clarke discussions with Leibniz?
  2. Why not re-engage our understanding of the infinite?
  3. Why not allow the infinite to enter our thinking?
  4. Must we renormalize and regularize every equation?
  5. Why not let some of those tensions teach us?

Yes, I have been bothering the old guard, from Hawking, to Guth, E.O. WilsonAntonio Zichichi and others.  Long ago, I was the guest of Freeman Dyson (IAS), and more recently of Frank Wilczek (MIT)  who wrote Scaling Mt. Planck, I, II, III for Physics Today, 2001). He was very helpful.

Nobody has given any reason why base-2 notation from the Planck scale is a waste of time. There has been no refutation regarding those first 67 notations. Nobody has said, “There is no possibility…”

It is obvious to me that we all imbibed the big bang theory for such a long time that Hawking’s theoretical fabrication has successfully and rather quietly held most of us in check. But not you… would you spend a little time with me to go over the five questions above?

Thank you.

Most sincerely,

Bruce
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Bruce Camber
http://81018.com

Further introduction: A good friend was Ted Bastin. Viki Weisskopf introduced me to John Bell at CERN. With six of David Bohm’s PhD candidates (1977), we spent seven hours within his Fragmentation and Wholeness thinking about points, lines, triangles and tetrahedrons. In 1980 I spent a semester with Olivier Costa de Beauregard at the Institut Henri Poincaré. I met with Alain Aspect on a visit with JP Vigier and Bernard d’Espagnat. Twenty years later, (Bohm had died) I went inside the tetrahedron, then the octahedron. In 2011 I followed that progression to the CERN Atlas scale, then further within to the Planck scale. We caught our breath and began multiplying those Planck numbers by 2 until we were out to the Edge of the Universe, and then out to the Age of the Universe. https://81018.com/home for the history. Beyond all that name dropping above, here is a rambling timeline: https://81018.com/2016/12/31/1947-2016/

*  The link goes to:  “Behind it all is surely an idea so simple, so beautiful, that when we grasp it — in a decade, a century, or a millennium – we will all say to each other, how could it have been otherwise?” by John Archibald Wheeler, 1911-2008, physicist,
How Come the Quantum? from New Techniques and Ideas in Quantum Measurement Theory, Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, Vol. 480, Dec. 1986 (p. 304, 304–316), DOI: 10.1111/j.1749-6632.1986.tb12434.x

Guth, Alan

Alan Guth

guthVictor F. Weisskopf Professor of Physics
MIT

Cambridge, Massachusetts

ArXiv Blog BI Twitter Wikipedia YouTube
Key Article: Time Since The Beginning (ArXiv)
Key Book: The Inflationary Universe
Discussions within a homepage: https://81018.com/s4a/
Email: The very first email, July 6, 2016

Also, see:  Stephen Hawking, Max Tegmark, Frank Wilczek, and Freeman Dyson.

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Tweet/Email: Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Happy Birthday indeed!
16 candles! (plus 55)
71 YEARS OLD. You look great.
If we all could be so lucky…  It has been just a little over 38 years since that 1979 lecture.

We now have some rough numbers, a natural inflation from the Planck units, using base-2 exponentiation to the Age of the Universe, and the logic flow just might be defensible with a Guth or Linde or Steinhardt depth of knowledge about cosmology.

Third email:  Tuesday, October 18, 2016 email

https://81018.com/2016/10/11/guth/
https://81018.com/2016/09/30/bang/

Is there any possibility that “natural inflation” is the grounding for base-2 expansion within cells, bifurcation theory, and quantum fluctuations?

-Bruce

Second email:  Monday, 10 October 2016 email

Dear Prof. Dr. Guth:

Might we create a new model of the universe by using the Planck base units and base-2 exponential notation to carry those units out to the Age of the Universe? We are a high school geometry class; our math and logic are all quite simple. There are a total of just over 200 notations. By the 144th notation, just over a second from the first moment, there is more than enough inflation (mass-energy-length-and-temperature) to produce a very compelling, exquisitely dense, quark-gluon universe without so much as a bang. It is a wonderland, and it seems that this Alice redefines the very nature of space and time.

Just silliness? I don’t think so. And given the gravity of the inherent nihilism within the big bang model, it is most important that the two leading theorists for it, be intellectually honest, even after a lifetime of devotion to it. Everyone must be prepared to challenge their most cherished concepts.

We all need to reconsider the necessity of a big bang. Thank you.

Most sincerely,
Bruce
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Bruce Camber
http://81018.com

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This note is a result of a posting about the so-called Inflationary Epoch.  In 1978 and 1979 Alan Guth of MIT wrote groundbreaking works whereby his concept of The Inflationary Universe became part of the core anatomy of the big bang theory. This note was sent to Prof Dr. Guth via email and it was titled, Inflationary processes.

July 6, 2016 The First Email

TO: Prof. Dr. Alan Guth, Victor F. Weisskopf Professor of Physics, MIT

Dear Prof. Dr. Alan Guth:

I was born in July 1947, so you are my senior; and, I write with admiration and respect for what you have accomplished. There is a special confidence that one gets from affirmations especially from being published. It seems so very eternal.

My question comes out of work done in a high school geometry class when we ducked inside a tetrahedron, found half-sized tetrahedrons in the four corners and an octahedron in the middle.

We then went inside that octahedron, divided each edge by 2, and found half-sized octahedrons in each of the six corners and a tetrahedron in each of the eight faces. A perfect tessellation, it was easy to continue. In about 40 jumps within, we were down among the protons. In another 67 we were in some kind of exquisitely-busy “singularity” with the Planck base units.

Feeling a little uncomfortably tight, we quickly multiplied those base units by 2 and in a total of 202 notations we were out in-and-around the Age of the Universe and the Observable Universe.

Now, this is all happening just up river from the New Orleans Zoo, downriver from the NOLA international airport. We’re just high school folks and the kids.

That was 2011. We rushed right by Kees Boeke whose work MIT’s Phil Morrison embraced. When we included all the Planck base units, it got very challenging.

1. Nobody talks about those 67 notations from the fermion-proton range down to the first Planck base units’ doublings.

“Much too small to be meaningful!” say the kings and queens of physics.  Why? “Off with your head!” (in the spirit of Alice in Wonderland’s Queen of Hearts).

2. Really now, if Max Planck found a path to such small numbers (length, time, mass) and to the not so small charge, and to an absolutely gargantuan temperature, shouldn’t there be a way to get to them through a bit of simple logic and simple math?

Why not?

We’ve mapped it out in a large horizontal chart:

https://81018.com/chart/

It’s rich with information, but it could be all wet.

Any advice for us literal abstractionists?

Thanks.

Most sincerely,

-Bruce

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Bruce Camber
http://81018.com

PS. Long ago, in 1976, I was the guest of Victor Weisskopf at the MIT faculty club where I had arranged for a Wall Street Journal (WSJ) writer to interview him for an “A-Hed” article. It was to be about how the chairman of the MIT physics department was involved with the Pontifical Academy of Sciences in Rome. Though the article was never published, Weisskopf invited me to his home to review great artwork, some quite religious, that challenged our understanding of space-time and infinity.

About six months later, on a trip to visit with folks in Geneva at both CERN and the World Council of Churches, Weisskopf arranged my first meeting with John Bell to talk about the EPR paradox and his inequalities.

Then, in 1979, I had a display project under the dome at 77 Massachusetts Avenue called, “What is life?” after Schrodinger’s book of the same title. It was an attempt to examine the first principles and answers to the question by 77 leading, living scholars from around the world.

Jerome Wiesner buttonholed me at that time, “What’s this?” thinking it was a right-to-life group! Such memories. So, I am still wrestling with the same old questions!

These paragraphs from the preface of your book, The Inflationary Universe, I enjoy:

The Inflationary Universe - Guth

Thanks. -BEC

 


 

BY PAUL HALPERN, THE NATURE OF REALITY

Guth realized that a sudden, ultra-rapid stretching of the universe could take a tiny uniform patch and expand it to a size where it ultimately would grow and become the observable universe. During the fleeting instant of inflation, any irregularities in the primordial cosmos would be propelled beyond detection, offering a kind of blank slate. It is like taking a crinkled tablecloth and stretching it out so quickly that it appears flat on a tabletop and any wrinkles left are off the table and out of view. Only tiny, jiggling quantum fluctuations would disturb the uniformity; these fluctuations would be the seeds of the galaxies and galaxy clusters we see today.

“Inflation solved critical problems in cosmology, but it also split the Big Bang into distinct phases: In the inflationary portrait, the creation of almost all of the matter and energy in the universe takes place at the close of the inflationary period, through a process called “reheating,” rather than before inflation. Reheating involves a massive release of energy from inflation’s driving engine: an entity called the “inflaton,” thought to be a fluctuating energy field that ignited ultra-rapid cosmic expansion.”

 

“Theorists think that at the end of inflation, the inflaton field released an enormous reservoir of potential energy into space—which, following Einstein’s famous equivalence between energy and mass, converted into a deluge of particles. Before then, because stretching causes cooling, the universe was actually relatively cold. As the cosmos rapidly expanded, its hot initial temperature dropped by a factor of many thousand (the precise amount depends on the particular model), becoming extraordinarily hot only after reheating. If you feel that an event should be fiery if it’s going to be called the “Big Bang,” then reheating, not the cosmic dawn, was the true “bang.” That’s because the energy fields created then wouldn’t have been very hot.”

Rovelli, Carlo

Carlo Rovelli

Centre de Physique ThéoriqueCarlo Rovelli
Universite de la Mediterranee
163 Avenue de Luminy
13288 Marseille Cedex 9, France

Articles: “There is no such thing as past or future” (Guardian, April 2018)
ArXiv: Time’s arrow perspectival
Books: The Order of Time, Covariant Loop Quantum Gravity
Conference:  Time in Cosmology
Editor-in Chief (2016 – ): Foundations of Physics (Springer)
CV
Twitter
Video: Perimeter (29 June 2016),  Royal Institution (30 April 2018)
Wikipedia
YouTube

Pages on this site where Carlo Rovelli is mentioned:
Who will lead us?  https://81018.com/attitudes
/
Time in Cosmology

Emails to Carlo Rovelli regarding the theories within loop quantum gravity (LQG)

Most recent email:  Tuesday, 31 July 31, 2018

Dear Prof. Dr. Carlo Rovelli:

Could the initial spin state be related to Euler’s identity and be associated with the concept of planckspheres?  I realize it is a rather peculiar question!

Thank you,

-Bruce

PS.  Your image and references are on the current hompage where it says:
Carlo Rovelli has gone where others fear to tread. He has a huge following around the world for his books that explain difficult concepts in physics with fluency and ease. His work, in an area called Loop Quantum Gravity (LQG), has everybody asking, “Is this the real beginning of a Theory of Everything (TOE)?”

Third email: 3 July 2018

Dear Prof. Dr. Carlo Rovelli:

Here in the USA the 4th of July celebrations have begun; it’s time to think of about foundations, roots, and revolutions. Surely, your work with time qualifies.

How will you re-write both Standard Models? …follow Tegmark and get rid of infinity? Is anybody following Arkani-Hamed to throw out space and time?

I have so much more to learn about LQG, but even before LQG, I believe our starting points are off. So in that light, I continue working on my idiosyncratic model of the universe using that base-2 application with the Planck Base units. In the process, I think there are about ten concepts that could be worth our time to review and comment. Although our scholarly and scientific communities have used all of the following words (within the Postscript), none of their inherent concepts have been lifted up as primordial, keys to begin to integrate ideas within a simple mathematical model of the universe (that base-2 application from the Planck scale to the Age of the Universe in 202 notations). So, here are ten key ideas, rather radical concepts, that are presented so we might begin to see our “very first moment,” then ourselves, and our universe more logically.

Could these ten (or twelve) concepts sow the seeds of a quiet revolution? Thanks.

Most sincerely,

Bruce

Second email: 29 July 2016

Please note: This email was a rewrite of the first email in May 2016 (just below).

References: http://www.cpt.univ-mrs.fr/~rovelli/
http://arxiv.org/abs/quant-ph/0604064
http://www.sevenbrieflessons.com/
https://faculty.washington.edu/smcohen/320/GrainySpace.html

Dr. Rovelli said, “…and we have to learn to do physics and to think about the world in a profoundly new way. Our notions of what are space and time are completely altered. In fact, in a sense, we have to learn to think without them… Our space in which we live is just this enormously complicated spin network,” said Dr. Carlo Rovelli. He and Dr. Lee Smolin (Center for Gravitational Physics and Geometry, Pennsylvania State University) have figured out how to use spin nets to calculate area and volume — all this information is encoded within the web-like structure.

Dear Prof. Dr. Carlo Rovelli:

Thank you for all your marvelous work.  You make very difficult concepts very approachable.  That helps us tremendously.

We have so little background in your world, however, in our high school geometry class, we started with the tetrahedron with the octahedron [https://81018.com/tot/] inside of it, and kept on going within, dividing by 2, until in about 45 steps we were down around the fermions and in another 67 steps we were within the  Planck base units. When we multiplied by 2, we were out to the Age of the Universe in just under 90 doublings.  Since December 2011 we have worked on our integrated UniverseView [https://81018.com/home/] using base-2 exponential notation as a general outline.

It is 3.333 times more granular than Kees Boeke’s base-10, it has an implied geometry, and it has the Planck base units.  Some of our current work is here: https://81018.com/  It has become quite a modelling project.

Notations 1 to 67 challenge us to rethink our understanding of the basic notions of Time and Space. Your work is helping us to see that others are doing substantial work in this area from a much more professional point of view. 

Is our work at all helpful as a framework for research?

Thanks.

Most sincerely,
Bruce Camber,  resource teacher
https://81018.com/

PS.  We are just now starting to consider the nature of spin!

PPS.  Our first note to you was sent on Sun, May 1, 2016 but it either did not reach you or it was gobbledygook. We are trying to write as clearly as possible.  Forgive me, please, if this continues to be too strange and not very charming.  -BEC

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First email:  Sunday, May 1, 2016 

References: http://www.cpt.univ-mrs.fr/~rovelli/
https://faculty.washington.edu/smcohen/320/GrainySpace.html

University of Pittsburgh: “Our space in which we live is just this enormously complicated spin network,” said Dr. Carlo Rovelli of the University. He and Dr. Lee Smolin of the Center for Gravitational Physics and Geometry at Pennsylvania State University have figured out how to use spin nets to calculate area and volume — all this information is encoded within the web-like structure.

Dear Prof. Dr. Carlo Rovelli:

We, too, are trying to rethink our understanding of the basic notions of Time and Space, plus light and the Planck base units. Since December 2011 we have worked on an integrated UniverseView using base-2 exponential notation as a general outline.

It is all quite a bit more granular than Kees Boeke’s base-10. Ours came out of a chase of the embedded tilings and tessellations of the tetrahedron and the octahedron within it. We were building models in our high school geometry class and decided to “go within” until we got to Planck’s base units. That was easy. Going out to the Observable Universe was easier.  It has become quite a modeling project!

Our horizontal-scrolling chart from the Planck base units to the Age of the Universe, the Now, is rather unique. There are a total of just over 202 notations!

Are we onto to something or off within some fallacy of misplaced concreteness?

Thanks.

Most sincerely,

Bruce Camber, resource teacher
New Orleans high school
http://bblu.org
http://81018.com

PS. We are just now starting to consider the nature of spin (and Euler’s identity)! We once had a reference to work within the Nobel Prize committee’s website, but they have removed that page. Unfortunate.