Upon learning about the work of Mikhail Shaposhnikov…

Mikhail Shaposhnikov, Director, Laboratory for Particle Physics and Cosmology (LPPC)
Institute of Theoretical Physics, School of Basic Sciences
École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Lausanne, Switzerland

Article: Is there a new physics between electroweak and Planck scale? (PDF) Nottingham, Nov. 2012
ArXiv (59): QFT without infinities and hierarchy problem with Sander Mooij (October 2021)
Books: Cosmology and particle physics : CAPP 2000, Verbier, Switzerland, July 2000
Google Scholar
Homepage: EPFL

References to your work: https://81018.com/Shaposhnikov/ (this page)

Most recent email: 24 October 2021

Dear Prof. Dr. Mikhail Shaposhnikov:

Even though your work, Is there a new physics between electroweak and Planck scale?, is now nine years old, it is still a very helpful read. Because I anticipate reading many of your ArXiv articles, I have started a reference page to you and your work (references just above). If there is ever anything you would like me to add or subtract, just let me know, Thank you.



First email: 20 October 2021

Dear Prof. Dr. Mikhail Shaposhnikov:

I have just discovered your PDF cited above and I immediately also began scrutinizing your ArXiv articles. You’re a scholar’s scholar. I am just a tinkerer.

To your most provocative question, “Is there a new physics between electroweak and Planck scale? I would answer with a definitive, “Yes” so every statement and every bit of analysis you make is important to me.

I assume Lemaître’s infinitesimal, primordial atom (sphere) is defined by the Planck base units. If so, we have a rate of 539 tredecillion spheres per second. To get a handle on that expansion, we used base-2 notation and encapsulate the universe from that Planck Time to the current time, all within 202 notations. Simple. Straightforward. And, totally idiosyncratic.

Could the Planck base units render one infinitesimal sphere per unit of Planck Time? Thank you.

With highest regards,


PS. I’ve been to Russia many times and to Moscow State once.
Have you ever considered co-authoring an article with Ed Frenkel? Thank you. -BEC