d’Espagnat, Bernard

Alain Aspect, JP Vigier and Bernard d’Espagnat

On a beautiful Spring day in 1980, my professor and colleague, J.P. Vigier, proposed a trip to d’Orsay to visit with Alain Aspect (ArXiv, 2000) who was conducting experiments on the Einstein-Podolsky-Rosen thought experiments of 1935 as further defined by the work of John Stewart Bell with his inequality equations. Bernard d’Espagnat was to meet us, be part of our discussions with Aspect, and then join us for a debrief over lunch and wine.

D’Espagnat‘s concept of a “veiled reality” eventually became our first 64 notations of the 202 base-2 notations from the Planck base units to the current time, virtually encapsulating the universe, everything, everywhere for all time and thus redefining the very nature of space and time. His veiled reality is not so much veiled as it is simply beyond the measuring capabilities of of our instruments. Our intuitions, logic, and mathematics easily reach back through all 64 notations. It is not beyond space and time, but defines space and time.

Here are the archetypes of space-time, mass-energy, and electromagnetism-gravity.

More to come…