On discovering Jogesh Pati’s preons (with Abdus Salam)

Jogesh Pati, Maryland Center for Fundamental Physics, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland

Homepage(s): IAS, inspireHEP, Wikipedia, YouTube: Grand Unification, 2014
Preon: Wikipedia

First email: 3 May 2023 at 12:28 PM

Dear Prof. Dr. Jogesh Pati:

Congratulations on a life of search and joy and discovery.  You are a role model. And, I have been told by many, that we are never too old to learn something new. My latest challenge is here: https://81018.com/most-simple/

In 2011 we began our study of hypothetical particles. Even at that time, we assumed that they were hypothetical because they were below the domains for measurement somewhere between the Planck scale and the CERN scale. We found the Planck scale by following Zeno in a walk deeper and deeper inside a tetrahedron and its octahedron. From our classroom models, it was about 45 steps to quantum fluctuations and 67 steps down to Max Planck’s laboratory which we considered excellent “intellectual beachfront property.”

We were high school teachers and 80+ students having fun.

We were creating our own STEM tool!

To turn around, we used the Planck Length and Planck Time as our measuring standards and we were back in the classroom in 112 steps (base-2 notations) and at the current size of the universe and current time (the Now) in a total of 202 notations. When we tried to find anything to include on the first 67 notations, we found your preons. 

Pati Preons is on line 46 of our original map of the universe from December 2011!  That is located at URL:  https://81018.com/big-board/. See the second column, toward the bottom.

Today, we are even more speculative. We are trying to inculcate Wheeler’s quote about simplicity: https://81018.com/most-simple/. I hope you have a bit of time to think about a “wholly-other” paradigm.

It’s original but is it crazy, too?  Thank you.