**Jayant V. Narlikar**, Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics,

Ganeshkhind, Pune 411 007, India

Articles: Autobiography

ArXiv: Biography

Books: Also, see list within Wikipedia

*Facts and Speculations in Cosmology*, with G. Burbridge, Cambridge University Press 2008, ISBN 978-0-521-13424-8

CV/Publications Doctoral students: Thanu Padmanabhan

Google Scholar (dynamic)

Homepage: IUCAA page**inSPIRE ^{HEP}**

**Wikipedia**

**YouTube**: 36:53

*Question and Answer session on Astronomy*, IISER Pune, Jul 13, 2020

43:52

*Giant of Cosmology!*by Dr Brian Keating about Jayant Narlikar

1:04:27

*How well do we know our universe?*Sep 10, 2019

17:50

*A New Perspective to Look at the Mystery of Beginning!*TEDx Talks, Sep 23, 2019

Most recent email and second email: 3 March 2021

My dear Prof. Dr. Jayant Vishnu Narlikar:

Over six years ago, I sent my first email which I include just below

(albeit updated). I thought you might enjoy seeing two new pages:

1. Our research page about you: https://81018.com/Narlikar/

2. My latest thinking (always the homepage): http://81018.com

For Pi Day on March 14: https://81018.com/challenge/

Most sincerely,

Bruce

PS. Can we open up the front end of the Standard Model

with data sets from the Planck Base Units?

If yes, might we assume, as __a thought experiment__:

1. Those Planck base units manifest as a basic building block

and that building block is spherical.

2. This spherical building block manifests the qualities of piand cubic-close packing of equal spheres and the Fourier Transform.

3. Planck Time defines a rate of expansion and dynamic labeling. The rate by which those building blocks emerge is 539.11 tredecillion units per second.

4. Can we begin thinking anew about the aether, dark energy and dark matter, and the basis of homogeneity and isotropy? Thanks. -BEC

First email: Sun, January 18, 2015 at 12:35 PM

My dear Prof. Dr. Jayant Vishnu Narlikar:

I wrote an article, “Did a Quiet Expansion precede the Big Bang (or does that Quiet Expansion

deflate the Big Bang)?” It originated out of some simple work with base-2 notation from the

Planck Length to the Observable Universe which later led to the same scale for Planck Time

to the Age of the Universe.

I studied at Boston University. Among my influencers were Robert Cohen, Abner Shimony,

John Stachel, and Harry Oliver.

Harry Oliver did a sabbatical in 1972 at Cambridge University with Fred Hoyle. You may

have overlapped a bit. I met Harry Oliver shortly upon his return to Boston University’s

School of Theology. Unfortunately for both of us we did not focus on Mach and Stachel’s

understanding of the hole argument and how it is pre-ideational.

I thought you would be amused with the Quiet Expansion work. Most of the academy

has ignored the simplicity of base-2 exponential notation and the simple geometries

that I rather naively believe tile and tessellate the universe.

Thank you for your irascible independence throughout a lifetime. Now that the world

has seen Hawking’s story, isn’t it time to do your story with Fred Hoyle and all those

who have steadfastly hung on? Thank you.