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The Big Board - little universe and the Universe Table

In Search of Foundations

- Articles

- Rough Timeline:

   Conjectures and

Editor's note:
This column is
a current work
in progress.


Articles that will always be in process:
• Basics: How'd they get here?
• Beginnings:  Did a Quiet Expansion precede the Big Bang?
•  Ethics-Morals-Values: Is there an inherent Goodness
     within Science, Business, and Religion?
•  Finite or Infinite: Is That The Question?   Part II

•  Key Ideas:: Could these be more key questions?

•  Paradigm Shift: Most-simple, integrated UniverseView
•  Planck: Length-Time Chart     All Five Basic Units Chart
•  Order-Continuity: Is There Order In The Universe?
•  Simplicity: Everything Starts Most Simply... 
• Tiling and Tessellating the Universe
• Who, What, When, Where and Why:
    What's happening here?

• Working papers:  A catchall   The  S t r e t c h

Working Timeline


Navigation Notes from the Editor: Links often open a new tab. Most links open pages within this website; however, links may also go to Blogspot, LinkedIn, WordPress and other sites that are related to our work on The Big Board-little universe Project and our UniverseTable. Many of the secondary links will go to Wikipedia. Small Business School is where many of these pages were initially published on the web as early as December 2011.

For small business owners: We see a working relation between a universe view, small business and entrepreneurism so much so that many more pages will continue to begin right here within Small Business School.

Let us open a discussion and exploration.

In what ways can we envision the universe that could be helpful to students and those of us who are perpetual students? We are working on our hypothesis: the next big thing will be an analysis of all the Planck Units within the same 201+ doublings (clusters, domains, groups, layers, notations, steps) that we found for the Planck Length and Planck Time. Let us also open discussions on Facebook, Twitter, Bing, Pinterest, Plaxo, Yahoo and beyond. As you will see from one of the discussions below, Wikipedia is not yet quite the right place for such a dialogue.

Big Board-little universe

Big Board - little universe, An Ongoing Work

This chart is 60" x 12" It is our original depiction of the 202.34-to-205.11 notations. Just the numbers (Planck Length).

Universe Table, An Ongoing Work

There are over 201 doublings using simple math, 202.34 via a calculation by a NASA scientist, and as many as 205.1 notations from a French astrophysicist. This table focuses on the Human Scale and notations 67-68 to 134-138. The Small Scale (1 to 67-69) and Large Scale (134-138 to 205) will follow after updates, verifications, and the footnotes have been completed for this first table.

A ten-step tour of the Big Board-little universe
    and the Universe Table

Touch down on ten different areas from two charts of the universe and get a little overview of both (always under construction).

Introduction / Tour Overview:

    – The Planck Length

    – Step 202-to-206: Observable Universe

    – Step 101 to 103: In the middle of the universe

    – Step 116: A child within

    – Step 97: Our caveat and a little blood

    – Step 84: A water molecule

    – Step 66: Proton-Fermion

    – Steps 1-65: Almost too small for words   More...

    – Steps 136: Transition to the Large Scale

    – Steps 158-180: From Solar System to Superclusters


Related Pages (many different websites):

Another short tour  (More in preparation)

     -   Short Tour: The Universe is Very Small

     -   Short Tour: The Universe is Very Simple

     -   Short Tour: The Universe Uses Very Big and Extremely Small Numbers
         (Make friends with numbers and geometries).

A research paper for a science fair project, Walk the Planck, and introduction by Bruce Estes

Reflections on "Walk the Planck" by Bruce Camber, an adviser to Bryce Estes

Walk the Planck Title board: 22" wide 35" high (total display, 44" wide and 70" high)

• 15 Key Ideas May Be the Foundations of all this effort

May 2014:  Where we have been and where we might be going.

Might this be the smallest-biggest-simplest scientific experiments?


An analyze and opinions about the Universe Table and the Big Board - little universe

Concepts & Parameters

The simplest parameters of science and mathematics opened the way for this entire inquiry.

Introduction & Overview

The question was asked on December 19, 2011, "Why isn't this stuff on the web someplace?" It seemed like somewhere in our midst was a fundamental logic flaw. Very cautiously, this page was put up on the web over on the Small Business School website so family and friends could be asked to read this introduction and caution us or encourage us along the way.

Proposed Wikipedia Article, April 2012.

To invite critical review and collaboration, this article was submitted and then publicly posted within Wikipedia back in April 2012 yet it was deleted in the first week of May. That original iteration was again published within Small Business School.

202.34: the calculations by Joe Kolecki, retired, NASA scientist

Joe Kolecki was the first person outside our little group of students to help. He provided us with this calculation in May 2012. Soon thereafter, the Argonne National Laboratory and Nikon Small World helped a little, too.

Just the numbers

This page provides all the numerations from the first Planck Length through all 202.34 doublings.

A little story

The background story about how this perception emerged and when it was introduced in high school geometry classes on that last day before the Christmas holidays, Monday, December 19, 2011.

What are we to believe?

Universals and constants can be applied to every belief system. If the belief system is unable to accommodate both, then it is incomplete.

First Principles

The conceptual foundations for this work start with the thrust or energy to make things better or more perfect.

May we turn to you for insight? That big chart on the left measures 62" x 14" so it can be a bit awkward to use at your desk. We wanted to present the data in a more simple format (to be printed on 8.5x11 inch paper or displayed on a smartphone) so we created the chart on the right. We are calling it, the Universe Table. This is a long-term project, so we would like to ask a few questions to help us prioritize and focus on important things to do.

The large-scale universe seems so much more approachable. On the Big-Board-little universe chart every notation is listed. Within the Universe Table all the notations within the Human Scale are listed, but those within the small-scale are in groups of ten notations and within the large-scale they are also in groups of ten, each corresponding to one of the images from Andrew Colvin.

Your Views, Worldviews, Universe View. All views are important. Yet, some views are more optimistic, some are more creative, and some more productive. Our hypothesis is that those who balance their views with a strong worldview and a truly integrated universe view will be the most optimistic, creative and productive.

It is going to take us a long time to figure that out, so we need to get started. We are asking our guests -- "Would you please take a very quick, very simple survey, then go on the tour. On the right, you will see a green arrow. Just click on it to begin.

Both charts represent the same thing -- the known universe. The very smallest measurement is the Planck Length. The largest is the Observable Universe. From the smallest to the largest, there are less than 206 notations or steps. Click on each image to see the full-sized rendering.