Initiated: Sunday, 23 October 2016 Homepage Prior homepage Hawking-Guth Time homepage
To open the discussions to begin a critical analysis of the 81018-chart this project turned to LinkedIn’s groups on Sunday, October 23, 2016, especially the physics study groups. This page is the entry within the quantum mechanics study group.1 (below).
In 2014, in the first full year of reflecting on just the limited grid of the Planck Length to the Observable universe, many emails were sent to thought leaders within physics. Naive questions were asked, “Is it okay to multiply the Planck scale units by 2? Is it a useful
ordering system (STEM project)? Is it just a bit of silliness? Or, might it be useful?”
The original chart was inspired by nested geometries. Their tetrahedral-octahedral cluster became a pure thought experiment: “If like Zeno, we go further and further within, is there a stopping point?” Within 45 steps they passed through the clusters within particle physics. In another 67 steps they found themselves among the Planck clusters. Dividing by two was easy. Multiplying by 2 was easier. In just 90 doubling, they were out to the Observable Universe and the first chart emerged.
When the work of Kees Boeke’s high school group was discovered, though clearly analogous,it was concluded, “They have no geometries. They have no Planck scale. They do not have the measurements for the Observable Universe or the Age of the Universe. Our 200+ steps are more granular and informative than Boeke’s 40 jumps.”
These results provided such a different view of the universe, it was concluded that it would make an excellent STEM tool. It clearly involved Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. To attempt to involve other schools, the project was introduced as a page within Wikipedia in April 2012. It was deleted as “original research” in May 2012.
Social media, especially Twitter, has been used extensively. Even with those many direct emails to thought leaders, only a few instructive comments were received.
So, here a catalogue of activity will be created to see what it takes within these times to have a concept critically reviewed, either to become part of our history of ideas or to be refined, or to be rejected with cause and inventoried as another earnest effort to understand life.
1 Linked IN’s Theoretical Physics Study Group 23 October 2016 Post
2 Linked IN’s Quantum Physics Study Group 23 October 2016 Post
3 More outside links being added today. You can join the discussion within LinkedIn by clicking on the post dates just above. Click on the image below to go to related materials deeper within this website.