Palmer, Tim

Tim N. Palmer
Oxford University, Department of Physics
Clarendon Laboratory on Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PU

Articles: Invariant Set Theory (PDF), The Invariant Set Hypothesis
________ FQXi 2020:Undecidability, Fractal Geometry and the Unity of Physics (Winners)
________ Discretization of the Bloch sphere, fractal invariant sets and Bell’s theorem April 2020
________ Human Creativity and Consciousness, February 2020
ArXiv (17): Rethinking Superdeterminism
Homepage(s): Oxford Martin Senior Alumni Fellow Jesus College
Royal Society
YouTube: European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (Jan 16, 2018)

First email: 12 November 2020 @ 8:39 AM

Abstract: A finite non-classical framework for qubit physics is described that challenges the conclusion that the Bell Inequality has been shown to have been violated experimentally, even approximately. This framework postulates the primacy of a fractal-like ‘invariant set’ geometry IU in cosmological state space, on which the universe evolves deterministically and causally, and from which space-time and the laws of physics in space-time are emergent.
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Dear Prof. Dr. Tim Palmer,

Your quote is just under John Wheeler’s about qubits. There are very few who can capture words-and-context so meaningfully to describe a predicament we’ve been in for at least 50 years.

You have an economy of words. That quote above is such a fine statement.

I gave up on it all in 1980. A lousy student, too strident, and too hung up on a physics of “perfected states within space-time (…whereby all the best continuity equations give us order, all the best symmetry functions give us relations, and all the best harmonic functions give us dynamics).”

I had the pleasure of meeting with Bell at CERN in 1977. Viki Weisskopf (MIT) cleared the way. Earlier I had been with Bohm and a few graduate students talking about points-lines-tetrahedrons, but it was not until helping a nephew with his high school geometry classes did we follow the embedded geometries back to Planck base units…

2011 cracked opened a door to look at your “‘…invariant set‘ in cosmological state space…” (again, nicely done)!

Beyond the weather, I will now endeavor to begin to grasp what it is you have grasped to bring you to such poignant conclusions. Thanks.



PS. Though an active page carries those two quotes, it is still rough so a password, AMP, is required to get into it:  The current homepage — — will be replaced by it sometime early next week.  -BEC