Polyakov, Alexander

Alexander Polyakov
Princeton University Department of Physics
Princeton, NJ

Publications: ArXiv

Most recent email: July 16, 2021, 5:50 PM

Tegmark and Arkani-Hamed have a fair amount of anxiety about spacetime and infinity. To simplify the definitions, might we assume the work by Max Planck with his base units is conceptually rich enough to ask, “What would the universe look like if those base units are a description of the start?” Here are a few of my attempts to answer that question:

It all seems so far removed from most academic discussions. I’m concerned.

It is difficult to discern first principles and starting points!
Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated.  Thanks.

First email: July 5, 2017 at 6:29 PM

Dear Prof. Dr. Alexander Polyakov:

Is a mathematically-integrated view of the universe possible? In a high school in New Orleans, the kids used the power of 2, simple doublings, to go from the Planck base units to the Age of the Universe in 202 steps.  The 67th step takes us up to the CERN-scale. Each doubling from the Planck scale might be considered part of Frank Wilczek’s grid.

It is a radical departure from today’s commonsense worldview because it would confine space-time by notation and it just may open new questions regarding your quark confinement.

I am currently analyzing the doublings of Planck charge. Could it be of some amusing interest for you to take a look?  I realize how entirely idiosyncratic this point of view is.

Personally I have a long way to go to understand Coulomb law but we have mathematics for extremely small distances. It may open some new insights about your desired confinement of quarks at larger distances. I don’t know, but thought it might be good to introduce our work and get your initial feedback on our relatively innocent crack pottery based on simple logic and mathematics.

Thank you.

Most sincerely,
Bruce Camber