Work to make a highly-integrated view of the Universe work

Walk the Planck: A Tour of the Universe

Editor’s note: These pages were started for a high school science project in December 2012. In the new year, it was part of a presentation for the local Science Fair.

Big Board-little Universe & Universe Table

Here are two views of the most-simple, most-integrated system for learning about the entire universe and everything within it. Both use base-2 exponential notation (which is simple math), and geometry and logic.

INTRODUCTION

Within the next ten pages, you will see our universe as we did in our high school geometry classes back on December 19, 2011 in somewhere over 201 steps.

To the left is an image of what we dubbed the Big Board-little universe (BiBo-lu). We then wanted to present the data in a more simple format. On the right is an image of what we call the Universe Table. Both are still being developed and will be under construction for a long time.

This is a long-term project. If this is your first time to visit, a special welcome to you. You could help us by taking a brief survey at the end of the tour to help us prioritize and focus on our next steps.

Notes about Look-and-Feel and Navigation: There are several iterations of these materials. Some are just for back up. Others were for special purposes such as the National Science Fair. If you happen to jump out of the this website and feel a little lost, click “Back” until you are back where you are comfortable!

Footnotes: On every page there are references and more notes about the how these charts came to be.

This project began when we looked inside a tetrahedron and octahedron (two of the most basic geometric figures).^{1} Think of the embedded Russian (matryoshka) dolls. Usually there are no more than ten. Yet, here inside each tetrahedron there are four half-size tetrahedrons and an octahedron. Inside the octahedron are six half-sized octahedrons and eight tetrahedrons all sharing a common centerpoint and many common edges. It would seem that one could just kept going forever. Yet eventually you will reach the Planck length and can go no further. To standardize our study, we started at the Planck Length and multiplied it by 2 until we were at the Observable Universe. We were surprised to discover only 202-to-206 notations (or steps or layers or doublings) to go from the smallest to the largest measurements of a length.

^{1} Every tetrahedron and octahedron have an interior perfection and transform dynamically in ways that capture most, if not all, the processes within nature. A website to learn more about these transformations and the potential for diversity is here: http://loki3.com/poly/transforms.html

If you would like to get further involved, there are four ways:

ADJUNCT. Provide feedback. Where are we going wrong? Where are we too speculative?

RESEARCH ASSISTANT. What might constitute steps 2 through 65? We’ve called these notations the”really-real” small scale universe because all of them appear to be beyond the current scope of any of our measuring devices. So, how do we intuit what is there? What other kinds of mathematics might apply at each notation? We are certainly making some guesses.