Diamandis, Peter

Editor’s note:  Over the years, Bruce Camber has written to Peter Diamandis,
the author of Abundance Insider from PHD Ventures. These are the first posted.
More will be added from prior years.

Peter Diamandis
Abundance Insider
Culver City, CA 90230

Most recent email: 27 November 2018 On being invited to join

Your systems are all all so automated, I am rather sure you don’t know who I am.
I have enough memberships. I am looking for people
who are critical thinkers and who critically and
creatively respond to emails about key issues.

Surround yourselves with thinkers who can take on the universe
and get it under control. Worldviews are much too small.

Email: Saturday, 24 November 2018

Abundance Insider needs an integrated universe view so you can teach others to get beyond their limited worldviews!

Imputing meaning to our mundane activities is a key to our civil society.

If we keep harboring the simplistic constructions of big bang cosmology,
we’ll continue to end up with a solipsism that quickly degrades into a variety of narcissistic expressions where they harvest meaning through a nihilism that adds to all the dystopian nonsense.

If we follow the Planck base units within a mathematical construction that necessarily relates everything, everywhere for all time, perhaps we can re-open old questions such as the very nature of space and time, and finally begin to make a little progress beyond the Standard Models for particle physics and for comsology.


In prior discussions I have suggested to Peter:
1. There is no singularity. The very first fractional moment within space-time is defined by the Planck base units and all the dimensionless constants that define each. Please see the horizontally-scrolled chart.
2. The Universe is highly integrated within 202 base-2 exponential notations from the Planck base units to the current age of the universe. This is a model of the very early universe. The first second takes us into Notation 143 and the first 300 million years (Notation 197) brings us to large-scale structure formation.

“Membership” within his groups is always pricey. Abundance Digital is $1495 per year.

Francis, Matthew R.

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)
LinkedIn: http://linkedin.com/in/matthewrfrancis
Twitter:  @DrMRFrancis
Websites: http://bowlerhatscience.org/  (Personal Website)
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,

Lewis, Geraint

Geraint Lewis

School of Physics
Sydney Institute for Astronomy
University of Sydney
Sydney, Australia


First email: 14 November 2018

Dear Prof. Dr. Geraint Lewis:

In the course of studying Plato’s forms, particularly observing how the tetrahedron perfectly encloses a half-sized tetrahedron in each of the four corners and an octahedron in the middle, and how the octahedron perfectly encloses six half-sized octahedrons in each corner and a tetrahedron in each of the eight faces, we got to thinking about Zeno. If we continued going within, how far could we go? Would we hit a wall, possibly defined by the Planck Length?

In 45 steps (on paper) we were in the size range of the proton. In 67 more steps, we were touching the Planck Wall.

Idiosyncratic for sure.  It is reminiscent of Kees Boeke’s 1957 work with base-10.

Of course, we then went the other direction, doubling the sizes; and within 90 steps, we were out to the edges of the universe. Some time later we added Planck Time and watched with amazement as the two tracked so well together. Then we added Planck Mass and Planck Charge and became overwhelmed with the information.

It made for some widely speculative thinking.
Our numbers are here: https://81018.com/chart/
Our little history is here: https://81018.com/home/
It’ll soon be seven years from the first wild-and-crazy days.
Then, because we got no critical review, I pulled it back from
the classroom.  It could be tainting our college-bound students.
Most speculatively we see how each notation builds on each other.

Certainly less sophisticated than Langlands Programs
(we are still trying to grasp that work), we were excited to find
Neil Turok’s work —- https://81018.com/bbtheory/where he says
the universe is constantly starting.  In its special way, all Time
appears to be Now and everything “imprints” on the universe.

The first 64 or so notations are below the thresholds of measurement
and a wonderful area to consider the most speculative theories!
Your thoughts and comments, discouragement or encouragement
would be highly regarded and appreciated.

Kind thanks.

Most sincerely

White, Ian Hugh

Ian H. White

Deputy Vice Chancellor of the University
Master of Jesus College
University of Cambridge
Cambridge, England


First email: 14 November 2018

Dear Prof. Dr. Ian White,

You understand light perhaps better than most scholars and you have seen the Light as well! With extraordinary accomplishments — in excess of 900 papers and 30 patents — all while serving as the Master of Jesus College has to be perfectly inspired.

As well, I thank you for all your efforts to increase the throughput of the web. Just brilliant.

I write to you to inquire about Max Planck’s work with his equations from 1899-1905, all now understood as the Planck base units. His simple definition of Planck Time is tP = lP/that is, Planck Time is equal to Planck Length divided by the speed of light. Of course, therefore, light is equal to Planck Length divided by Planck Time.

It is a curious equation.

If we were to apply base-2 notation (doublings) to the Planck units, of course the equation holds true but it becomes a variable speed of light across all of the 202 notations from those base units to the Age of the Universe and the size of the universe. That it all seems to suggest that space and time are discrete, quantized, and derivative could be a welcomed shift in perspective given Einstein’s work and our current bottlenecks  within theoretical physics.

This may all just be silliness; it’s idiosyncratic for sure. Notwithstanding, do you think there could be something here to explore further?  Thank you.

Most sincerely,

Fischler, Willy (The Weinberg Group)

Willy Fischler

willy_fischlerPhysics Department
The University of Texas

Video: January 2018

References:  Steven Weinberg’s Theory Group

First email: 31 October 2018

Dear Prof. Dr. Willy Fischler:

I am writing regarding motion at the Planck scale and your work on that NSF grant for String Theory and Quantum Field Theory: From the Planck Scale to the Hubble Scale. I’ve also begun to follow your work with Tom Banks on holographic space-time and the initial conditions for inflation.

You and your people are today’s pioneers and quiet heroes. Congratulations on all that you have done. And, thank you.

Before going further, let me assure you that I am a nobody from nowhere special and I have already stretched young minds in ways that may not be helpful, especially within their academic careers, so I continue my studies with great purpose-and-direction!

Long ago I had a chat with Weinberg in his office at Harvard while I was a graduate student at Boston University working on a project at MIT; and just yesterday, I came full-circle with his book,The First Three Minutes.

Perhaps I have missed the others, but it seems your article with Banks is the first to predict an early era of structure formation prior to the Big Bang. If you were to set aside the big bang thinking for a bit and enter the Leibniz-Boltzmann space of low entropy, where are we? I suspect in the Planck Epoch (a “Turok process“) with the Planck base units, and possibly we are witnessing the first, very-special sphere. That charge and inherent energies of light manifesting as space-time-and-mass, make for a very special moment that replicates over and over again, instantly creating a doubling and … the very simple beginning of inflation.

I am working through HST cosmology and FRW slices. Yet, in our simple sphere environment, we have 64 base-2 doublings within which to bring in all this very important conceptual work that is at the edges of my understanding.

As smart as Planck was, the wars and family were penultimate distractions. He could have applied base-2 to his Planck scale base units and found the 64 doublings before we could possibly begin to measure things. He could have found all 202 doublings to the current Age of the Universe but history obfuscated Planck’s work until Wilczek’s 2001 articles in Physics Today.

It appears that I have gone on too long. Please excuse me.

Again, congratulations on all your work. I hope that I have not wasted your time.

The long-and-short of it, perhaps you can tell me (and about 80 high school students) why base-2 cannot be meaningfully applied to the Planck base units. Thanks again.

Most sincerely,
PS. My initial RE for this note was, “Could one be a fly (perhaps a gadfly) on the wall in Physics 309K?” I need to grasp the application of Newton’s laws of the motion to the motion of particles, especially in light of your “Holographic Space-time (HST) theory of cosmology and its relation to conventional theories of inflation.” I’ve enjoyed entering your Leibniz-Boltzmann state of very low entropy. It feels like the first 64 notations!

All but one of the embedded links above go to articles on 81018.com:
NSF: https://81018.com/2018/10/30/weinberg-theory-group/
Willy/Tom: https://arxiv.org/pdf/1806.01749.pdf
High school: https://81018.com/home/
MIT: https://81018.com/mit/
Three Minutes: https://81018.com/three/
Turok: https://81018.com/lefschetz/
Wilczek: https://81018.com/wilczek/

Weinberg’s Theory Group

Related Pages on this site: The First Three Minutes Revisited, Letters

String Theory and Quantum Field Theory:

From the Planck Scale to the Hubble Scale

Steven Weinberg, Jacques Distler, Can Kilic, Sonia Paban (IAS), Willy Fischler and Vadim Kaplunovsky of
University of Texas Austin, Austin, TX, United States

This award funds the research activities of Professors Jacques Distler, Willy Fischler, Can Kilic, Sonia Paban and Steven Weinberg of the Theory Group at the University of Texas at Austin.

“Since its foundation, the Theory Group has had a strong track record of conducting research on a broad range of topics with the goal of exploring the fundamental laws of nature. These topics include the dynamics of the very early universe, the relationship between information and black holes (which may lead to crucial insights into the fundamental theory of gravity), the possible extensions of the Standard Model of particle physics (which describes all known particles and their interactions) and the experimental signatures of such extensions, and the exploration of string theory and formal aspects of quantum field theory. This diversified effort to improve our understanding of nature at the deepest levels is well aligned with the goal of advancing the national interest by maintaining and further boosting the role of the United States as the global leader in theoretical high-energy physics. The Theory Group is also actively committed to making physics accessible to a wider audience and achieving a substantial impact outside of academia. This is achieved through popular lectures given to live audiences as well as over other media, through the publication of books at both the public and technical levels, and through the development of web technologies. In addition, the Theory Group takes pride in the training of graduate students and postdocs who continue on to successful careers in this field.

“Specifically, the avenues of research to be conducted during the term of this project include, but are not limited to, the following: Distler will extend the classification of N=2 four-dimensional superconformal field theories and explore a generalization of important results in topological string theory. Fischler will continue his exploration of the physical effects of theta angles on black hole horizons and their experimental signatures as seen by observers hovering at a fixed distance from black holes. He will complete his research on the effects of shockwaves in de Sitter space and the implications for holographic information. He will study the description of mixmaster universes in the context of AdS/CFT. Fischler will also continue his longstanding work on holographic space-time and revisit the initial conditions for inflation. Kilic will explore aspects of collider physics as well as models of dark matter and their experimental signatures. Paban will study theories of inflation with many fields and the conditions under which they reach the adiabatic limit at the end of inflation. Weinberg will continue the search for a modified version of quantum mechanics that will avoid the usual unsatisfactory aspects while retaining the successes of the existing theory.”

$510,000: 2016 Project Grant from National Science Foundation (NSF)

A letter to CERN

Two spots corresponding to the path of protons once around the path within CERN’s Large Hadron Collider
(Image: CERN)

Matthew Donald Chalmers, Editor
CERN Courier
Geneva, Switzerland

Articles: Nobel work shines a light on particle physics 12 October 2018
________ Model physicist (Steven Weinberg), 13 October 2017
________ Forsaken pentaquark particle spotted at CERN, Nature, July 2015
________ Bigger than the HiggsNew Scientist, March 2016
________ Physics World, Stringescape, September 2007

Also, see: Fabiola Gianotti

First email: 22 October 2018

Dear Editor-in-chief, Matthew Chalmers:

First, we thank you for your fascinating account from 10 September 2018,
The Large Hadron Collider: 10 years and counting
and for your 31 August 2018 article,
The day the world switched to particle physics.

We also found Ruth Leopold’s posting
of Lucio Rossi’s work from 31 August 2018,
Viewpoint: Lessons from the accelerator frontier.
It is all quite fascinating.

In the photograph of the proton tracks,
could you tell us at what resolution
are they measuring? What would be
the size of each of the two protons?
How much smaller can the Large Hadron Collider see?
Can it “see” things smaller than 1×10-16 meters?
(certainly below 10-15m, the proton radius)
Might you know at what resolution do
the scientist-scholars believe we will begin
to “see” strings as in string theory?

(10-34 meters was the answer.)

Thank you.

Most sincerely,


PS. Matt gave us permission to use the image of the two proton tracks on our website.  Of course, he expect that credit is given. Apparently he does not have his own personal homepage or homepage at CERN.

How Quantum Uncertainty Emerge from Deterministic Bohmian Mechanics? by
Albert Solé, Xavier Oriols, Damiano Marian, Nino Zanghì, 4 Oct 2016