On learning about the work of Anton Zeilinger…

University of Vienna. Image: Jaqueline Godany.

Anton Zeilinger, University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria

Articles: https://plus.maths.org/content/it-bit
ArXiv (196)
Books: Dance of the Photons, Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 20100
• Quantum Computation and Quantum Information Theory with C. Macchiavello, World Scientific, 2000 CV (pdf)
Homepage(s): Google Scholar, Institute, inSPIREHEP, NAS, Nobel- 2022, Wikipedia: Quantum nonlocality

Within this website: https://81018.com/conscious/#Emails

First email: 2 January 2021 @ 3:43 PM 

Dear Prof. Dr. Anton Zeilinger:

Though touching your work over the years, I stopped today to ponder references within It from Bit by Rachel Thomas where you are pictured (here and ) just below the section in that article titled, No question? No answer! It is a special photo (I’d guess that Jaqueline Godany, the photographer, was there in your lab at the University of Vienna).

There’s a bit of a mischievous twinkle in your eye. So, I then studied your CV and then did a special search of  the Wikipedia entry on Quantum nonlocality. It needs an update! The references within Quantum [Un]Speakables II needs references to your work.

I then went looking to study your work directly. First, to ArXiv. Although so much of it is collaborative, the thrust is clear. What a scholars’ scholar you have been. All the accolades are well deserved. Congratulations on a most robust life.

My work in this area was relatively short-lived. It started in 1972 at Boston University with Robert S. Cohen, Abner Shimony, and Milič Čapek (among many others). I had a long-term friendship with Viki Weisskopf and Ted Bastin. Through Ted, I became active with H. Pierre Noyes’ Alternative Natural Philosophy group at Stanford. Of course, there were many special studies; I was especially challenged within semester-long arbitration in 1980 at Institut Henri Poincaré (Paris) between Jean-Pierre Vigier and Olivier Costa de Beauregard.

Then there were many one-on-one meetings with Aspect, d’Espagnat, Bohm, Bell, von Weizsäcker… and others. In 1981 I decided it was a rather circular study, so checked out. I returned to a business that I had started many years before; they were asking for my help. Peaking with over 100 employees, it was hard to look back, yet in 2011, helping my nephew, a high school math teacher, we followed the tetrahedron and octahedron within it back to the Planck base units. We were doing a Zeno walk!

Now, at 73 years, I have a little time to push those ideas around a bit.

http://81018.com is the continuation of that work.  Is it a model? Might it work? Your comments would be profoundly respected. Thank you.

Most sincerely,


PS. Ostensibly my questions are, “Is the first moment of space-time defined by the Planck base units?” If so, would an infinitesimal sphere be the first manifestation given pi’s abundance within the dimensionless constants? If so, would the rate of expansion be defined by Planck Time (which would render about 539 tredecillion spheres per second)? Thanks again. –BEC