On following the work of Oliver Janzer

Oliver Janzer, ETH Zürich Postdoctoral Fellow

• Articles: Simple questions, difficult answers
• ArXiv (24)
• CV
• Google Scholar
• Homepage: Cambridge, Semantic Scholar
• Twitter: Also: ETH Zurich, Trinity College

First email: Tuesday, July 5, 6:57 PM 

Dear Dr. Oliver Janzer:

Congratulations on your substantial contributions within ArXiv alone.

I suspect you are among the geometers, chemists, and physicists who know that five tetrahedrons sharing a common edge create a gap: https://81018.com/gap/ It’s documented but not well-known among our scholars. Most all do not know that five octahedrons create the same gap; and that stacked, that gap is a beautiful thing to see:  https://81018.com/15-2/ *

My initial study of the gap is here: https://81018.com/geometries/

I have unsuccessfully searched for studies that explore the very nature of it. Could it be associated with quantum fluctuations? Might there be a geometry for quantum fluctuations?

Do you have insights that could help our small group grasp these realities more profoundly? Thank you.

Most sincerely,


*PS. Those are models we created and photographed. The face to face vertical alignment from tetrahedron-to-octahedron-to tetrahedron would necessarily create a horizontal alignment much like that pictured. -BEC