Walk the Planck: A Tour of the Universe

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

Big Board-little Universe & Universe Table

Universe Week: 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 (simple math for doubling or multiplying by 2), and geometry and logic.


Our first calculations for Planck Length

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 just 202 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.

Universe Week is a long-term project. If this is your first time to visit, a special welcome to you.

Green Arrow

Both charts represent the same thing — the known universe. The very smallest measurement is the Planck Length. The largest is the Observable Universe. Just to the right, notice the green arrow. If you are ready to take the tour, click on that green arrow and you’ll be on the the tour of the Big Board-little universe and the Universe Table.

Pink Arrow

Click on the pink arrow to go to an introduction for this tour as well as other pages about the Big Board-little universe and Universe Table.

If it is not active, please advise us here.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.These very-simple, philosophical foundations started with concepts of perfection and perfected states within space-time.

The simple conceptual starting points

An article (unpublished) to attempt to analyze this simple model. There are pictures of a tetrahedron and octahedron. The original background story. It started in a high school geometry class on December 19, 2011.

The sequel: Just under two years later, a student stimulates the creation of this little tour.

Wikipedia on the Planck length

Wikipedia on the Observable Universe

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 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. For more, visit this website: http://loki3.com/poly/transforms.html

The simple math from the Planck Length to the Observable Universe