Dr. John C. Mather, Senior Astrophysicist, Observational Cosmology Laboratory
NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Maryland
ArXiv: NASA’s Next Generation Space Telescope, 1998
Critique of the AURA Report “From Cosmic Birth to Living Earths, 2015″
Homepage(s): Nobel lecture 2006, Senior Project Scientist – James Webb Space Telescope
Video: Cosmic Instability: How a Smooth Early Universe Grew into Everyone You Know, 2021
Second email: 6 November 2022 at 3:21 PM
Dear Dr. John C. Mather:
I hope you were able to see my earlier email (Sun, Oct 9, 5:30 PM). If you missed it or it’s buried or deleted, I keep my own record right on our page about you and your work: https://81018.com/mather/
Within the new homepage, I say this about the JWST and you:
“ James Webb Space Telescope (JWST). There’ll be many senior scholars who will hold onto big bang cosmology until they die. A 1949 statement by Max Planck proclaims that truth. They’ll have the company of great scholars like Dr. John Mather, Nobel Laureate (2006) and James Webb Space Telescope Senior Project Scientist. As the smoothness of the early universe gets deeper and deeper (older and older), the big bang will slowly lose its grip on the mythopoetics around the start of the universe. We would project that the nine potential alternatives, once within the outline of the 202 notations, will define a powerfully entangled grid.”
I know you have more work than ten people could handle right now. I expect it will be that way for the next few years so I do not expect a response.
First email: 9 October 2022 at 5:30 PM
Dear Prof. Dr. John C. Mather:
Is the smoothness of the JWST’s earliest universe a cause for concern? It seems some are concerned that it cannot be supported by big bang cosmology.
Also, is the Guth-defined inflation cause for concern? Most of the old guard like ‘t Hooft, wave off the one-time exception that inflation was an expansion of space itself so an extralogic may apply such that “…dark energy made the universe smooth out and accelerate, but it didn’t stick around for long.” You may recognize that as a Sean Carroll quote.