“We’re coming up with such a ridiculous answer that it really forces us to reinvestigate every single assumption that we made along the way to get there.” – Claudia de Rham, Quanta Magazine, The Physicist Who Slayed Gravity’s Ghosts, by Thomas Lewton, August 2020
First email: Nov 12, 2020, 5:47 PM
Dear Prof. Dr. Claudia de Rham:
If the answers are so ridiculous, why not try a ridiculously simple model? Why not start with Max Planck’s base units and assume a cold start and the emergence of a primordial sphere seemingly ex nihilo. That would be one plancksphere per plancksecond and, of course, at that rate per second
a rather astronomical expansion would be underway.
Last month I wrote this up: https://81018.com/history/
Right now, I am working here: https://81018.com/expansion/
That quote of yours is on that page! Now, I realize that such a model is rather pedestrian because it is too simple, embarrassingly so.
Might you comment?
PS. On your homepage, you might consider changing the link
embedded with these words: “See inSpires for a list of publications” which goes to a generic search page to this one: https://inspirehep.net/authors/1030566 which goes to your page. –BEC