On beginning to follow the work of Tommi Tenkanen…

Tommi Tenkanen, Aalto University, Espoo, Finland

Books. (Finnish)
Google Scholar
Twitter: Announcing the publication of The First Three Seconds.
YouTube (Finnish) )
Pages within this website with references to Tenkanen’s work:
• First: https://81018.com/open-envelope/#1b:
• This page: https://81018.com/tenkanen/
• Most recent: https://81018.com/validate/#4f

Second email: February 8, 2022 at 3:21 PM (slightly updated)

Dear Prof. Dr. Tommi Tenkanen:

Questions about the look and feel of the first “Plancksecond”, the first femtosecond, and even the first attosecond is “in the air.” There is no concurrence regarding first particle or the first moment of space-time. It slides around when simple logic just might lock it down. I postulate:
1. The primordial particle is not defined by quantum physics. It is defined by mathematics, especially the Planck base units, pi, other dimensionless constants, both mathematical and physical, plus continuity-symmetry-harmony, each an essence of pi and a definition of infinity. It is not a singularity or a black hole.
2. One primordial sphere per unit of Planck time and Planck length. It defines a rate of expansion.
3. The first groups of notations define a moment of perfection within space-time. The guess is that this perfection might extend as high as Notation-50 and momentarily might extend right through to Notation-202.
4. Quantum indeterminacy is not a fundamental condition of existence. It only begins with the geometries of a five-tetrahedral configuration that creates the first gap.

Entirely idiosyncratic; we can’t help ourselves because in 2011 we were following an actual octahedral-tetrahedral chain that went 112 base-2 steps down inside to the Planck scale. That was not terribly imaginative… just simple geometry. Then we followed out it out the 90 steps to the current expansion of the universe; that was a bit more imaginative, and entirely logical. To emerge with a 202-step map of the universe was a little creative and a bit of fun.

We have 64 notations below the thresholds of measurement. There is plenty of “room” for every non-local hidden variable theory. Of course, from that chart, we are still having great fun studying simple things. Studies outside the grid such as Langlands programs and string-and-M theory (LPSM) became a challenge. Perhaps we could find pathways for both. Of course, we’ll need plenty of help. SUSY and a host of others have also come to our attention and we are quite sure when connection to LPSM are made, it will all begin to make sense.

Of course, this note is a sequel to my first note below. As I engage your work further, I’ll comment further! If you could give a good head slap and tell us where we are going wrong, of course, we’ll be eternally indebted to you.

Thanks again for all that you do to move us into a deeper understanding of who we are and why.



First email: August 18, 2020 @ 2:10 PM

Dear Dr. Tommi Tenkanen:

Congratulations on your role as the prime mover of The First Three Seconds ArXiv article. That is no small feat and a huge task! There is an expression, “That’s like herding cats.” It is probably appropriate here. The First Three Seconds is formidable yet I hope you will agree that much is still open for discussion.

I posted an entirely idiosyncratic “Open Letter” to you and your co-authors.  As of today, it includes two direct references and links to you and your work:

If you would like me to add or delete anything, I am delighted to do so.

A few years ago I was disappointed to read that Max Planck said, “A new scientific truth does not triumph by convincing its opponents and making them see the light, but rather… science advances one funeral at a time.” My hope is with the young.. people like you. I’m 73. Notwithstanding, I do NOT think Max’s pessimism is well-placed. I think all of us can always be learning something new and even profound. And, I think we all have a ways to go before we sleep

I know that what I have written is a stretch, yet I have also learned that even Hawking, Ellis, Guth, Linde… and thousands more, make many educated guesses. This base-2 concept just pushes their time frame for the first three seconds. It opens it up to become an actual mathematical domain with plenty of “room” to experiment with ideas.The first second is within the 143rd notation.

Also, this base-2 model readily integrates all the epochs of big bang cosmology; there is barely a picosecond’s difference with big bang cosmology!

Again, let me thank you for your scholarship! I certainly wish you the best as you go on your path.

Most sincerely,


PS. I continue to struggle with these issues within every new top-level post a/k/a homepage, which remains up for as long as a month, yet sometimes only a week and even just a day: https://81018.com/just-a-second/  –BEC