Frank Wilczek

First email to 2004 Nobel laureate, MIT physics professor, Frank Wilczek

On Fri, Dec 14, 2012 at 5:40 PM
Bruce Camber wrote:

Dear Prof. Dr. Frank Wilczek:

Back ten days ago, we sent this note through your resources page
within your your website —
It is from five high school geometry classes.

We have a model of the universe and we are not sure what to do with it.

We started with one meter and divided it in half as if it
were an edge of a tetrahedron, and then we continued dividing
in half until we got down in the area of the Planck Length. Later,
we started at the Planck Length and used base-2 exponential notation
to go out the 202+ steps to the edges of the observable universe.
We used Plato’s five basics as an inherent continuity equation and
symmetry function.

It seems too easy, perhaps a bit of poppycock, but we don’t know
why. The question now is how to continue to develop it. Is it a useful
ordering system (STEM project)? Or, could it possibly be more?
We don’t know. After all we are just five high school geometry classes.

Is it just a bit of silliness? Or, might it be useful? We, the kids and
teachers, are anxious to know. We will be having a major discussion about it
next week with all five classes. Thanks. -Bruce

Bruce Camber

Note: We first found you here:
Physics Today, Alden Response PDF


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