Esfeld, Michael

Michael Esfeld
University of Lausanne, Department of Philosophy
CH-1015 Lausanne, Switzerland

ArXiv (23): From the measurement problem to the primitive ontology programme, May 2019, perhaps as part of a Festschrift-turned–tribute for GianCarlo Ghirardi.
OUP: Ontology of Bohmian Mechanics
YouTube: Buenos Aires 2017. Workshop: Identity, indistinguishability and non-locality

The first references to the Esfeld scholarship within this website.

First email: Tuesday, 10 November 2020 @ 2:252 PM

Dear Prof. Dr. Michael Esfeld:

Having just opened your ArXiv collection, I changed my address to you from “Hi Michael”… a bit too casual for somebody of your caliber. Your initial article came to me through ResearchGate.

I am reading From the measurement problem to the primitive ontology programme (perhaps as part of a Festschrift-turned–tribute for GianCarlo Ghirardi, and I thought you might be intrigued by our work based on Euler’s base-2 and Planck’s base units. Our eight questions are:

  1. Could the universe start with the four Planck base units of time, length, mass and charge? It would be like Lemaitre’s 1927 model cold start model.
  2. What might be the first “thing” created?
  3. Could the first thing created be a sphere defined by those Planck base units and other dimensionless constants like pi?
  4. Could there be an endless stream of spheres and could the first functional activity be sphere stacking?
  5. Does sphere stacking open cubic close packing of equal spheres which we know can generate tetrahedrons and octahedrons? Does Plato follow?
  6. Is the concept of infinity so tainted by philosophies that we’ve missed its most simple definitions coming from our observations of pi—continuity creating order, symmetry creating relations, and harmony creating dynamics. Perhaps we might consider adding, “Please keep all other definitions to yourself. They are not necessarily useful here.”
  7. And so we finally ask, “Is there a glimmer of truth to the observations that give rise to our questions?
  8. If so, doesn’t that change our starting point and basic equations a bit?”

Thank you. You have a follower from the USA!

Most sincerely,