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 intuited
that this inherent doubling function originated from within 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 other Torrance Award winners:
C. F. von Weizsäcker (1989), 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.