On learning from Viktor Toth…

Viktor T. Toth, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

ArXiv (50): The cosmological background and the “external field” in Modified Gravity (PDF), 2021
On the Unification Problem in Physics, (Revised translation of Kaluza’s 1921, Zum Unitätsproblem der Physik)
Homepage(s): Carleton, Google Scholar, LinkedIN, Quora
Publications: Pioneer Anomaly (PDF), Solar Gravitational Lens (NASA JPL), and with Moffat on his MOG/STVG modified gravity theory (PDF) and finite electroweak theory (PDF).
YouTube (Perimeter Institute)

References within this website: https://81018.com/validate/#Toth

Second email: 3 February 2022

Dear Prof. Dr. Viktor Toth:

Allow me, please, to attribute two key references to you:

  1. Hans-Georg Schöpf, Von Kirchoff bis Planck: Theorie der Wärmestrahlung in historisch-kritischer Darstellung, Springer, 1978. Thank you for the heads-up that it contains a reprint of Planck’s 1899 article, “Über irreversible Strahlungsvorgänge”, from 1899 (published in 1900) is supposedly the first paper in which what have since become known as the Planck units are described. Also, thank you for pointing out that historic curiosity, i.e. Planck’s constant in this paper appears as b = 6.885 . 10^{-27} [cm^2 g/sec].
  2. Your commentary. I thank you for focusing on the ratio of the Planck length and time. That it gives us the speed of light, c, (his own definitions: \sqrt{bf/c^3} vs. \sqrt{bf/c^5} (with f = 6.685 . 10^{-8} [cm^3/g/sec^2] is of course the gravitational constant). Citing the then latest value by Richarz and Krigar-Menzel from 1898, he only computes numerical values to 3 significant digits, so his value of the speed of light is really as good as it gets: “3,00 . 10^{10} [cm/sec].”

Thanks again.

Most sincerely,

Bruce

First email: January 31, 2022 at 9:03 AM 

Dear Prof. Dr. Viktor Toth:

Congratulations on your work with John Moffat, your move to Ontario, your consultancies and all your program developments… all are quite remarkable and entirely brilliant.
As a result I have taken to digging into your ArXiv collection. You are highly focused! Yes, three cheers for you and your work.

My most recent work is entirely idiosyncratic, yet you might find the perspective refreshingly open… and naive, dumb, silly, etc.

This work started in a high school geometry class where I played the part of Zeno leading the kids down inside a tetrahedral-octahedral hole, down 47 steps (base-2 notations) to the area of the fermions and neutrinos. Another 67 steps and we were with Max Planck and his base units. From the classroom, multiplying those edges by 2, we were at the current time and expansion of the universe in just 90 steps. Viola, an outline of the universe in 202 notations.

I make reference to you and John Moffat here: https://81018.com/validate/

Thank you for all you do to simulate our universe. Don’t you think that we can do better?

Most sincerely,

Bruce

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