**Alain Connes**, Paris and Bures-sur-Yvette, France

Articles: Advice to the beginner (two-page version, circa 2007)

. . . . . . A VIEW OF MATHEMATICS (circa 2005)

ArXiv (45): *Geometry and the Quantum* (2017), Resilience of the Spectral Standard Model (2012)

Books

Google Scholar**Homepage**(s): CV, Personal, Publications (1-288), Twitter, Wikipedia

YouTube: *The power of the simplest arithmetic examples of Grothendieck toposes, Part 2 *(2018), Toposes (2018), On the Fine-Structure of Space-Time (2019)

**Within this website**: On the homepage of this website on April 12, 2021, Connes is cited along with Ali Chamseddine, Walter D. van Suijlekom, and Viatcheslav Mukhanov.

Fourth email: April 12, 2021, 3:45 PM

Dear Prof. Dr. Alain Connes:

I am surrounding myself with everything Connes, Chamseddine, van Suijlekom and Mukhanov for the next few years. Either my earliest ideas are just silliness or I am not effectively communicating. You might help by quickly replying to this email with an answer to these simple questions: https://81018.com/questions-1/

Thanks.

Warmly,

Bruce

PS. You are on today’s homepage: https://81018.com/questions-1/

Also, to keep track of things I have started an overview page of your work: https://81018.com/connes/ Thanks again. -BEC

1. Might there be fundamental units of length like length, time, mass and charge (similar to, but more accurate than the Planck base units) that are among the parameters that define the first moment or instant of the universe?**Answer**: Yes | No | Maybe**Comment**:

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2. Might an infinitesimal sphere be a first manifestation of such base units?**Answer**: Yes | No | Maybe**Comment**:^{____________}

3. Might sphere stacking and cubic-close-packing of equal spheres be among the.first functional activities to define the universe?**Answer**: Yes | No | Maybe**Comment**:_{____________}

4. Might the rate by which spheres emerge be determined by a fundamental time unit which would be one sphere per unit of a fundamental length? For example, if we used Planck Time, it would be 539.116 tredecillion spheres per second given the value of Planck Time is 5.39116(13)×10^{-44} seconds?**Answer**: Yes | No | Maybe**Comment**:^{____________}

5. Might base-2 notation be applied to create an ordering schema for these spheres? If that fundamental unit of time were Planck Time, approximately 436,117,076,900,000,000 seconds would pass to get to the current time which would be within the.202nd.doubling (base-2).**Answer**: Yes | No | Maybe**Comment:**^{____________}

6. Might there be a range of perfection from the earliest notations and prior to any kind of quantum fluctuation, be it ontological or physical?**Answer**: Yes | No | Maybe**Comment**:

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7. Might these spheres:

___(a) be defined by continuity-symmetry-harmony (which redefines infinity)?

___**Answer**: Yes | No | Maybe **Comment**:

___(b) …become the basis to define the aether?

___**Answer**: Yes | No | Maybe **Comment**:

___(c) …be the reason for homogeneity and isotropy?

___**Answer**: Yes | No | Maybe **Comment**:

___(d) …and, be the essence of dark matter and dark energy?

___**Answer**: Yes | No | Maybe **Comment**:

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8. Might you be open to receive another eight questions about foundational concepts no sooner than eight months from today? **Answer**: Yes | No | Maybe**Comment**:

Third email: April 7, 2021, 5:54 PM

My Pi Day Greeting to you all: https://81018.com/challenge/ https://81018.com/empower/

Dear Prof. Dr. Alain Connes:

Congratulations on your Spectral Standard Model. It seems we may be going over some of the same grounds; however, you all are scholars and ostensibly I am a high school person who happened to slide down into Alice’s silly rabbit hole and looked up from the Planck base units thinking, “How am I going to figure this out?”

I have previously communicated with Ali Chamessedine and now with this note, with your third expert, Walter van Suijlekom. Also, I am now starting to engage the work of Viatcheslav Mukhanov. It looks as if he may be an occasional associate of your group.

You all are doing such marvelous work I am now attempting to hire a tutor to be sure I am understanding you all correctly. Thank you for all that you do.

Warmly,

Bruce

PS. I had arrived at a volume in Planck units for the universe ( ∼10^{62}) which uses 539 tredecillion units per second. Of course, that is based on Plank Time over the current age of the universe in seconds. A coincidence? Significant? Thank you.-BEC

Second email: May 18, 2016, 3:13 PM

Dear Prof. Dr. Alain Connes:

You are so very generous to provide access to the PDFs of so much of your work. Thank you for the work and thank you for the access.

In my first note to you below, I did not bother you with any references to our work in a high school geometry class. It was naive and idiosyncratic, yet as you encouraged us within your “Advice to the beginner” we boldly, perhaps stupidly, have carried on.

A little history of our work is here: https://81018.com/home/

A step-by-step process is here: https://81018.com/empower/

The large file with all the numbers is here:

https://81018.com/chart/

Would you slap us upside the head and tell us to stick with our high school textbooks or would you caution us but encourage us?

Thank you.

Most sincerely,

Bruce Camber

First email: June 26, 2013, 9:03 PM

References: http://www.alainconnes.org/en/downloads.php

1. “From monoids to hyperstructures: in search of

an absolute arithmetic.” – Alain Connes and Caterina Consani

2. Noncommutative Geometric Spaces with Boundary: Spectral Action

I so wish that I could get it. You are so very smart. I am still trying to distill something quotable with some assurance that I am not abusing you.

Thank you for your voluminous work.

I’ll re-start with your “Advice to the beginner.”

Warmly,

Bruce Camber

Also, see: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Combinatorics_and_physics