Articles/books: The Simple Beauty of the Unexpected (2016), The Dancing Universe (1997, 2006)
ArXiv: A Cyclic Universe Approach to Fine Tuning
National Public Radio
First email: May 22, 2019
Dear Prof. Dr. Marcelo Gleiser:
My nephew asked me to help him out with his high school geometry
classes and we backed into a very unusual model of the universe using
Planck’s base units. Instead of Kees Boeke’s base-10, we used base-2
to go from the base units to the age and size of the universe. We also
intuited an inherent doubling function that came out of all the historic
work on cubic-close packing. In 2016 I started a website for that exploration:
202 base-2 notations to encapsulate the universe: Is it just silliness?
I don’t think so, but it has a steep and tortuous climb ahead.
Might you comment?
PS. Please allow me to congratulate you on your Templeton Award.
I have been following that award since about 1975. You are
historically surrounded my some of our finest thinkers.
I was with Frère Roger (1975) when the Pope came to visit Notre Dame
in 1980. We sat together and engaged the interface of science and religion
— continuity, symmetry, and harmony (even then!).
Tom Torrance (1978) was a warm acquaintance and correspondent.
I met frequently with Ralph Wendell Burhoe (1980) to bring Zygon
to Boston University. It went to Rollins in Florida.
Then, in 1979, I got to know and met with Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker
(1989), L. Charles Birch (1990), Paul Davies (1995), Ian Barbour (1999),
Freeman Dyson (2000), Arthur Peacocke (2001) and Bernard d’Espagnat
(2009) as a result of a project that I started at MIT for the meeting,
Faith, Science and the Future, with the World Council of Churches.
In 1999 I produced an episode of our television series
about Michael Novak (1994) and he became a very close friend.