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An exploration of 101 steps from the smallest measurement, the Planck length, to the human scale, and then 101 more steps out to somewhere near the edge of the observable universe.

Big Board - little universe begs questions:
-   Is there a Cosmological Singularity?
-   What is the Planck length?

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    •   Ideas for other names?  Drop us a note.

Known problems with even the current edition

Note:  We are slowly working to associate actual photography and current research with each notation. Back in December 2011 the entire board was assembled in less than a week and although some of it has been double-and-tripled checked, not every line has.  There are still  errors that have been carried over in our current version,  Of course, our goal is  to make each notation accurate, as well as elegant, colorful and even charming.

There are still a lot of blank lines: Let's fill every line in with as much rich data as possible.  Where it is a speculation, we can attribute that entry to the speculator. With each speculation we can provide our rationale and then in a wiki-like manner, all vote so the best speculations remain on top.

Websites and website teasers

We started posting pages on because it was easy to do. On what other sites should this information be available? We chose obvious open severs:

Blogspot 1 & Blogspot 2 (posted, January 2013)
Facebook (posted, April 2012) 
Google+  (posted, January 2012)
LinkedIn   (posted, June 2014)
WordPress  (posted 2012 - to -this day)
Your suggestions?

What use is this Big Board - little universe?

We are not entirely sure, but here is some speculation:
1.   It simplifies things - the entire universe in 202.34 notations (others calculate as many as 206 notations). There'll be many more pages to discuss this range and the nature of a notation.
2.   Each notation (step or doubling) can be studied to discern relations first within itself, then to the other two notations -- "within"  and "going out."  Everything is related to everything.
3.   It begins to envision every academic study in a necessary relation, one to another.  Academic silos are so yesterday!  
4.  It re-introduces the platonic solids as a structural form for the study of continuity conditions within a complex enfolding of symmetries. Someday we may actually know what that means!
5.   It opens symmetry groups to a much wider study in other disciplines beyond material science and theoretical physics.
6.   It could open an exploration of imperfect geometry (or quantum geometries) whereby transcendental, imaginary and irrational numbers in some manner of speaking are discerned within the transformations from the perfect to the imperfect.
7. We might discover a form/function that aligns all 201+ notations such that we are able to discern the Planck length as a truly standard measurement unlike the meter or inch-foot--yard. That would be novel;  so, of course, there's more to come.

A discussion with students in the Ukraine

On Monday, February 13, 2012, Bruce Camber reviewed these pages with students and faculty at the national university in  Kharkov, Ukraine.

Next:  (1) A page for each notation  (2) lesson plans with open questions  (3) comparisons to the base-10 work

See the entire universe in 202+ steps, all necessarily-related notations.

Perhaps this work could be called, "From praxis-to-theoria." This working project is dubbed, a Big Board for our little universe. This page is part of a high school geometry class project to use base-2 exponential notation (praxis) whereby the entire universe, from the smallest measurement (Planck length) to the largest (the edges of the observable universe), is represented in 202+ steps. This project started as a result of studying nested platonic solids. So from the very first notation,  every point is seen as a vertex for constructions.  From a point to a  line to a triangle, then a tetrahedron, octahedron, icosahedron, cube and dodecahedron, form-and-function builds upon itself and within itself. The board's many blank lines will be filled with facts or conjectures (ideas and concepts, also known as theoria). Eventually real data will be added. The original was created in just a week (December 12-19, 2011). This article was introduced here in January 2012. It was then updated to include Version of the board, posted  on Saturday, September 15, 2012, however, it is still being updated and will be for a long time to come.  Each notation is to be linked to some of the best research scholars within a discipline that studies things within the range of lengths with each notation.

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So, a warm welcome to you... this page provides access to a work-in-progress. Friends and family were the first to be invited to begin a critical review. Now, friends of friends are also being invited! The hope is that the project will be validated in its scope and logic. If the logic and scope are invalidated, the results of that process will be fully reported and analyzed. Is the Planck length the right place to start?  Can a dimensionful number be multiplied by 2?  What are the constants?  Why are universals universal?  To open these questions to discussion, more high school students will be invited to think about this model as a relatively simple way to organize information. College students, graduate students, doctoral candidates, and post-docs will be invited to consider how base-2 exponential notation --  praxis -- can become the basis for theoria. Everyone is invited to consider if and how these concepts might be integrated within their own work.

Here are links to the working pages for the big board.
Our first Big Board and today's Big Board
Working edition of the Big Board
Overview of some of the key ideas
Working Draft about the unfolding of the key ideas
An article posted-then rejected by Wikipedia editors

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Summary description of this page:   An introduction to collaborative research of an indexed   model of the universe using base-2 exponential notation starting at the Planck Length (PN1 uses the concept of a Planck Number - PN),   to the edge of the observable universe (PN 202+).

The small-scale universe: PN1 to PN67
The human-scale universe: PN67 to PN135
The large-scale universe: PN135 to PN202+

The back story:  This project began within a high school geometry class in the metro New Orleans area.

Research: Granularity of base-2 exponential notation  Base-2 versus base-10, Planck numbers 0-to-202.34, Planck length, platonic solids - tetrahedron, octahedron, dodecahedron, icosahedron, hexahedron, Pentakis or cumulated dodecahedronBig Board little universe
Print Versions: BB-lu Page 1, P2, P3, P4, P5, P6, and P7