Books: Covariant Physics: From Classical Mechanics to General Relativity and Beyond, OUP, 2021
Wikipedia: Big Bang. See under History/Etymology, footnote 53.
YouTube: Superstrings, Multiverses & The Future Of Physics, 2020; Rolling The Stones: The Hunt for the Building Blocks of Nature, Moataz Emam, TEDx Zewail City, Egypt. 2019
First email: 17 January 2022 at 8:52 AM Articles
RE: Now how am I going to explain this — Covariant Physics — to all the grandchildren?
Dear Prof. Dr. Moataz Emam:
On my desktop, as I am writing to you, is one page of the OUP overview of your Covariant book, on another is Amazon’s “look inside.” And, on yet another page there is the listing of 3794 references within inSPIREHEP to covariant physics. I also usually take a quick look at the topic treatment by Wikipedia. Then, I ask myself, “Now how am I going to explain this for all the grandchildren?” I especially ask the question in light of all your more recent ArXiv entities!
Might we use geometrical and numerical metaphors?
For example, there are continuity equations from Planck Time to the current time that use base-2 to find just 202 doublings which are readily contained one chart. It also provides a sequence of embedded geometries that begin with sphere stacking and emerge with the basic Platonic solids so the kids can follow both a numerical and geometric progression. If all those numbers and geometries are surrounded by a redefinition of infinity whereby there are corners and faces that are dynamically involved with its continuity-symmetry-harmony, there’s a chance the kids will begin to get it. When they begin to get it, the foundations of physics will open up.
They’ll have those visuals to help.
I know such simple surroundings may make things difficult later, at least the kids just might engage the subject more deeply than we have, and just maybe they will finally come up with new insights.
Thanks for all that you do and are doing. Congratulations on OUP’s engagement with you.
PS. These images and this container give us new boundaries within which to work yet do not change any of the math from Einstein, Planck, Schwarzschild, to langlands and Witten, and so many others to this day. Everything still works. There are simple connections. We’ll just see why it all works a little better. -BEC
PPS. Perhaps we should start a Wikipedia entry just about you! -B