On learning about trace formulas from Tim R. Morris…

Tim R. Morris, University of Southhampton, Department of Physics & Astronomy, UK

ArXiv: https://arxiv.org/pdf/1810.09824.pdf
Homepage(s): Google Scholar, inspireHEP, Publications

First email: 24 April 2023 at 11:43 AM

Dear Prof. Dr. Tim R. Morris:

In a search this morning, I happened upon your 2019 paper on trace anomalies and stopped on your comment, “The breaking of scale invariance is known as the trace anomaly.” A new term for me, I immediately began new searches — trace algebraconformal anomaly, and trace formulas — while wondering about pi (π) and key dimensionless constants.

I’ll now go back through the document again and ask, “If y’all had started with the Planck scale units and assumed infinitesimal spheres populating an aether or grid, would you reach different conclusions? If y’all had a geometry of fluctuations starting with infinitesimal geometric gaps, would you approach it all a bit differently?”

So, I thank you for your research work as reported in ArXiv. I’ll continue to work on that document and read some of your other work as well. 

I wish you well.

Most sincerely,


PS. Thank you for that reference to Christof Wetterich‘s 2019 article on Quantum Scale Symmetry. -BEC