The Wheat and the Chessboard Story

The wheat and chessboard story is summarized on many pages on this website:

Dec 2019: When we grasp this map of the universe,
Mar 2019
: Standard Model,
Dec 2017: Langlands Programs,
April 2018: An open letter to my sister-in-law,
Nov 2017: Quiet Expansion-Exponentiation,
Nov 2017: Base-2,
Nov 2012: Planck Length – The Next Big Thing,

Our chart of the universe is a lot like the chessboard but instead of 64 squares, it would have an uneven 202. If the board were 14 across and 14 down, it would have 196 squares; and if 15-by-15, it would have 225 squares. If it were three dimensional, we could have two stacks of 10-by-10 with and extra two squares or three stacks of eight-by-eights with three squares left over for each plate and one square left over for the stack of three. That would add up to 202 squares. It appears that in just 202 base-2 squares we can account for everything, everywhere for all time; that’s the sum total of our little universe!

Sept. 2006, Wikipedia Article: