Thursday, December 8, 2016
Dear Prof. Dr. Wayne Hu:
Your website (reference above) is entirely approachable and highly instructive especially for those of us who are trying to explain things to high school students (even the 6th graders).
We are a bit idiosyncratic because in 2011 in our New Orleans high school we were studying nested geometries, tessellations and tilings, and unwittingly backed into a base-2 model of the universe. We all learned about Max Planck, the Planck Length, the Observable Universe, and more. We have not stopped, so it was fun for us to discover your website was backed up by your doctoral dissertation and years at the University of Chicago. I have been trying to learn more about CMB . We are also now searching your Phys. Review and ArXiv articles as well!
Not long into our studies, we discovered the work of Kees Boeke, a Dutch high school person who did a rather rough outline of a universe view back in 1957. He used base-10 notation: Cosmic View: The Universe in 40 Jumps. He missed about 22 jumps because he didn’t start at the Planck Length or Planck Time and he didn’t go to the Observable Universe or the Age of the Universe.
Base-2 is, of course, 3.333 times more granular — the universe in just over 200 notations. To develop our chart, we took Planck length-time-mass-and-charge as a given. We reverse ordered temperature (following our logic that everything starts simply). Within the first second between notations 142-to-143, it seems that the temperature is high enough to trigger the quark-gluon plasma and we have what might be called an all-natural inflation.
Do you know anybody who is looking at natural inflation this way? Thank you.