First email: Tuesday, August 1, 2016, 12:33 PM
TO: Professor Antonino Zichichi
FM: New Orleans High School teachers and geometry students
RE: Our chart of numbers generated from the Planck base units using base-2 notation to the Age of the Universe — http://810-18.com/chart/
Dear Professor Zichichi:
We are reading some of your online papers and books about the electroweak processes and phase transitions.
We have our basic chart with over 1000 simple base-2 calculations of the five Planck base units out to the Age of the Universe.
Yes, we know it is quite idiosyncratic to start with these infinitesimals but we first got to them in our geometry class by going inside the tetrahedron, then the tetrahedron-octahedron, then further inside, just over 112 more steps, dividing by 2, to get to the Planck units. We also went out the 90 doublings to the Age of the Universe by multiplying by 2. Though we learned about Kees Boeke’s base-10 work, we like our granular ordering system — just as a STEM tool!
Now, we have to see how well and in what ways this little model describes some aspect of reality.
Might you be able to take a quick look at the numbers to see if you can quickly spot some natural logical flows? We will miss them and it will take us several lifetimes to learn as much as you know. The chart scrolls horizontally so you can easily follow the quiet gradations of each Planck base unit.
PS. You probably knew an old friend of mine, Victor Weisskopf. I was particularly interested in his work within the Pontifical Academy and we spent some time in his library at home talking about the faith-science interface. On a trip to Geneva, he cleared the way for an introduction to John Bell in 1977. –B
Reflections: 3 October 2019
It didn’t take too many hours after this first email was sent that I remembered meeting Antonio Zichichi at a conference in Italy back in 1977.