On following the work of Michael Spannowsky

Michael Spannowsky, Director, Institute for Particle Physics Phenomenology (IPPP),
Durham University, Durham, England

Dissertation: LHC Higgs Physics beyond the Standard Model
Homepage(s): Durham, Google Scholar,

Within this website: https://81018.com/durham/ https://81018.com/alpahbetical/#Sp
This page: https://81018.com/spannowsky. https://81018.com/smallest-largest/

Fourth email: Sat, Mar 25, 5:15 PM

Finally I’m looking into how pi’s three qualities of continuity, symmetry and harmony could carry qualities across the finite-infinite divide and certainly down through all 64+ notations infinitesimal notations (out of the 202). I would guess that the 64 represent the “grand desert”  and although infinitesimally small, base-2 has them stretched out in a way that nobody has truly explored them. In our twelve years, we have barely  begun to scratch the surface.  If we all would take that simple math and geometry a bit more seriously — it is what it is — we’d have the beginnings to construct real foundations for a model of a highly-integrated universe.  

Given my earlier interactions with Frank Wilczek, I am now beginning to think that very nature of scale invariance should be an important part of our understanding of these foundations whereby pi is contrasted with the limits of the other 350+ dimensionless constants and the role asymptotic freedom might have. More on that later. 

I am going to redo of my pages about Durham and IPPP. I’ll send you those links when they are ready to be perused!

I hope you have been well.



Third email: Saturday, November 13, 2021 at 1:11 PM

Dear Prof. Dr. Michael Spannowsky:

I sent you a note very early into my development of a one-page overview of the IPPP:  https://81018.com/smallest-largest/

That picture of your grad students substituting for Sir Peter Higgs is priceless. I would love to do another view of it with each of the students saying a little about what was going on at that very moment.

Just a few days ago I sent a note to your director of science outreach, Pete Edwards, just to be sure he was comfortable with the page. There is a standing offer to update or add to it as meets your needs.

Do you know if any particle phenomenologist has done anything with pi in that gap between the Planck scale and the electroweak?  Thanks.

Most sincerely,

PS. The sequel page has several references to the IPPP’s work. -BEC
Bruce E. Camber

Second email:  Wed, Nov 10, 12:43 PM

Pete Edwards
Director of Science Outreach

Dear Dr. Pete Edwards,

Before I move on from our pages about the IPPP, I thought it would be polite to invite your review and corrections if needed. Of course, the people of the IPPP are working at the edge of physics and a certain amount of controversy will follow that work. My work in this arena of physics started long ago (1971) within the EPR paradox. I left it behind from 1980 through 2011 and came back through an entirely idiosyncratic back door. So I realize much of my work and considerations of IPPP’s work may be a bit uncomfortable, yet it is genuine and the quest is honest.

I want to bring attention to IPPP within a most favorable light and I invite your comments and edits. Here are the two pages:

Thank you.

Most sincerely,

PS. These pages will be reviewed and revised actively for at least another six months and then occasionally thereafter as long as I keep learning new things! -BEC

First email: Tue, Oct 19, 2021 at 1:40 PM

Dear Prof. Dr. Michael Spannowsky:

I wanted to personally thank you for giving me permission to use the image of your students asking the question, “What is the smallest thing in the universe?” It has already been used within a tweet to the BBC-TV.

It will soon become an active page here: https://81018.com/smallest-largest/. If you have any suggestions to improve that page, I am all ears!

Thanks again.
Warm regards,

Bruce E. Camber