Following the work of Elizabeth Gibney…

Elizabeth Gibney, London, England UK

Articles in Nature: ‘Spooky’ quantum-entanglement experiments win physics Nobel (Oct. 2022), First Arab Mars Mission Reaches Orbit (2021), The Antimatter Race, Nature, 548[7665]:20, (2017)
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Homepage(s): dblp, Muck Rack, Nature Magazine, Scientific American, Twitter, Wikipedia
Video: Quantum supremacy: A three minute guide (2020); Signals from the cosmic dawn: A three minute guide (2018); Laniakea: Our home supercluster (Narrator) (2016)

Third email: 6 December 2022 at 7:57 PM

Dear Elizabeth,

In 2017 Neil Turok said that Hawking’s numbers were wrong and his understanding of the big bang was wrong: Yet, also in 2017 he appears to have been pressured to affirm the big bang in light of the CP problem: What’s going on?

Do you think it is worth an article?

I know you could get to the bottom of the story.




Second email: 10 February 2022 at 3:45 PM

Dear Elizabeth:

The Gil Lonzarich quote (just below) always makes me smile.

Do you have any plans to follow up that article?

Thank you.


What if each quantum critical point is just the beginning of another generation? …probing the boundaries around those states could reveal more phases, and studying the boundaries of those could reveal yet more, with discoveries unfolding in a fractal manner.” – Gil Lonzarich
Second Tweet: 9 June 2020 at 10:55 PM

Please expose our lack of knowledge about quantum fluctuations!

Our overview of your work will be this page and its URL is

Aristotle said that the universe could be tiled and tessellated with tetrahedrons. It was a huge mistake. Aristotle’s mistake was replicated by the greats for over 1800 years! -BEC

First email: Wed, Dec 12, 2018 at 4:51 PM

Dear Ms. Gibney,

Thank you for your wonderful research, writing, and insights. When I discovered your article about Gil Lonzarich, I could not put it down. Within a week, in October 2017 I was quoting you and pointing people to key parts of that article.

My interest has a very unusual history.

In December 2011 I had backed into a base-2 model of the universe in a high school geometry class by dividing the tetrahedron (and the octahedron within it) by 2. Our classroom models had 1.5″ edges all around. In 45 divisions, we were down there with CERN’s particles. In 67 more divisions we were at the Planck’s wall. Even Zeno could go no smaller. We then multiplied our classroom object by two, and in 90 doublings, we were out to the age/size of the Universe.

202 progressive doublings of the Planck base units and you have a little mathematical model of the universe. “So what? What can you do with it?” asked my wife, Hattie. Well, for one, we might be able to understand boundaries and phases of nature a bit better.

It took us awhile to realize that this was not another version of Kees Boeke’s 1957 base-10 model. Base-2 is highly integrative. It’s what cells do. It captures something rich and textural about life, so we dubbed it our STEM tool and began sharing it with others.

I rather think it is quite a bit more.

The current homepage of our ever-growing website tells that story as succinctly as I ever have. Being succinct is not among my strengths.

Would you take a look and tell me what you think?
Where have we lost our way? Is there hope?
I think so, but hearing from somebody with your clarity of thought would be most helpful.

Thank you.

Most sincerely,

PS. If you’d like to look at the flow of the numbers across the 202 notations, please take a look at the horizontally-scrolled chart: It tells so many stories. –BEC

First Tweet: 25 November 2018 @LizzieGibney 

There are three blocks of data: Small-scale, human-scale and large-scale, each 67+ base-2 notations (202 total). CERN measures within the 65-to-67. Only math-and-logic go smaller. Laniakea is up in the 197 range. Yes, you did an excellent video!

Your Scientific American (SA) article on Gil Lonzarich prompted this note to him: A simple, logical, mathematical map of the universe starts with the Planck base units and applies base-2 for 202 doublings to the Age of the Universe.