Dimopoulos, Savas

Savas Dimopoulos

Institute for Theoretical Physics
Stanford, Palo Alto, CA

Articles: Scientific American
Mini-Split: https://arxiv.org/abs/1210.0555
Aspects of Split Supersymmetry: https://arxiv.org/abs/hep-ph/0409232

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

 Most recent email: Thursday, June 21, 2018, 2:14 PM

RE: “What is the origin of mass?”

Dear Prof. Dr. Savas Dimopoulos:

Of course, the question posed on your homepage at Stanford is a question that has persisted throughout our brief history. Frank Wilczek, in his 2012 Origins of Mass, at no time asks the question, “What is the role of Planck Mass?” even though in 2001 he penned that three-part series, Scaling Mt. Planck. Of course, your 1981 work with Frank was a good precursor to it all, yet today Max Planck’s work from 1899-1905 is still largely ignored by the academic community.


Could the four Planck base units constitute the first moment whereby the a plancksphere is manifest?  If taken as a given, and that expands exponentially, not as a bang, but relatively smoothly, what kind of a universe might we have?

Are these questions at all worth exploring further? Thank you.

Most sincerely,

PS. I was working with the Cohen-Wartofsky-Shimony group at BU from 1971 through 1980. I see you were a Visiting Professor in 1989. We could have crossed paths!

Today, I am visiting with friends in Silicon Valley for the next six weeks.

Aug 15, 2016, 11:17 PM

RE:  A chart to focus on numbers from the Planck scale to the CERN-scale

Dear Prof. Dr. Savas Dimopoulos:

The extended CERN family may feel like they’ve just hit a wall with the diphoton results, notwithstanding there are a few good results that have emerged. Numbers of people are calling to re-examine basic-basic assumptions. Perhaps it would be good to go right back to the Newton-Leibniz debate to ask questions like, “Could space-time be derivative of symmetry-continuity?” Could a simple continuity equation for space-time be defined from the first moment of creation to the Age of the Universe and might the first 67 notations from the Planck scale to the CERN-scale be meaningful?

If we use base-2 notation, there are 202 notations from the Planck Time to the Age of the Universe today. The first 67 notations to the CERN-scale have potentially very helpful data. Our chart is here: https://81018.com/chart/ It is horizontally-scrolled and has over 1000 very simple calculations.

This progression of numbers from the Planck Scale to the CERN scale is assuredly idiosyncratic, but quite curious for its logic and simplicity. It just might be a place for pure math and geometry that defines the earliest structural possibilities that are beyond the wires of physicality. The Langlands programs are one option to carry this research forward. I think there are more.

1. May I keep you posted on our work to develop this chart further?
2. Do you have any comments, suggestions, or advice? Thanks.

Most sincerely,


[1] An ideal, universal symmetry-and-continuity that eventually gives rise to space and time that we can measure. It takes the better part of 67 doublings of the Planck scale and it continues to the current 200+ notation such that all simple symmetries, symmetry-breaking and SUSY are all tangibly related. Our research of these numbers in the large horizontally-scrolled chart is on-going. It includes the dimensionless constants, nondimensionalization, renormalization and the role of infinity.

[2] This two-year debate between Newton and Leibniz (1715-1716) is far from over!

[3] The Planck scale within these web pages is interpreted quite differently.

[4] CERN scale: Within the chart, the CERN scale may well be defined between notations 60 to 80, yet it seems that most of the work of ATLAS and LHC is within notations 66-67-68.