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Author Richard Conn Henry wrote on Jan. 9, 2018 @ 20:53 GMT
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I conjecture that, when found, the topology of 4-spacetime will conclude theoretical physics.

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Dick Henry, at 78, is an Academy Professor at The Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland.

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Joe Fisher wrote on Jan. 15, 2018 @ 19:52 GMT
My research has concluded that Nature must have devised the only permanent real structure of the Universe obtainable for the real Universe existed for millions of years before man and his finite complex informational systems ever appeared on earth. The real physical Universe consists only of one single unified VISIBLE infinite surface occurring eternally in one single infinite dimension that am always illuminated mostly by finite non-surface light.

Joe Fisher, ORCID ID 0000-0003-3988-8687. Unaffiliated

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Joe Fisher wrote on Jan. 15, 2018 @ 19:53 GMT
Dear Professor Richard Conn Henry,

My research has concluded that Nature must have devised the only permanent real structure of the Universe obtainable for the real Universe existed for millions of years before man and his finite complex informational systems ever appeared on earth. The real physical Universe consists only of one single unified VISIBLE infinite surface occurring eternally in one single infinite dimension that am always illuminated mostly by finite non-surface light.

Joe Fisher, ORCID ID 0000-0003-3988-8687. Unaffiliated

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a l wrote on Jan. 24, 2018 @ 19:20 GMT
Dear Prof. Henry,

thank you for sharing your view about what you deem to be fundamental, We can only regret that you have been so laconic.

Best,

a.l.

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Satyavarapu Naga Parameswara Gupta wrote on Jan. 25, 2018 @ 14:39 GMT
Respected Prof Richard Conn Henry

I conjecture that, when found, the topology of 4-spacetime will conclude theoretical physics.…..….. is a very nice idea….I hope it will be found some time…. I highly appreciate your essay and hope and request you please spend some of the valuable time on Dynamic Universe Model also and give your some of the valuable & esteemed guidance

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Joe Fisher wrote on Jan. 29, 2018 @ 16:26 GMT
Dear Fellow Essayists

This will be my final plea for fair treatment.,

Reliable evidence exists that proves that the surface of the earth was formed millions of years before man and his utterly complex finite informational systems ever appeared on that surface. It logically follows that Nature must have permanently devised the only single physical construct of earth allowable.

All objects, be they solid, liquid, or vaporous have always had a visible surface. This is because the real Universe must consist only of one single unified VISIBLE infinite surface occurring eternally in one single infinite dimension that am always illuminated mostly by finite non-surface light.

Only the truth can set you free.

Joe Fisher, Realist

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Peter Jackson wrote on Feb. 10, 2018 @ 13:53 GMT
Dear Professor Henry,

A short & sweet essay. I'm interested in your failure to produce the QM Hamiltonian. Indeed as one astronomer to another I'd like to ask your assistance.

I think I may have uncovered an additional set of inverse momenta with an orthogonal cos distribution and complementarity with conventional OAM. While apparently guilty of thinking classically it none the less appears to work, producing a CSHS >2 (and required detection steering inequality).

I'm not a mathematician, but I suggest this may allow the Hamiltonian. I know if it does it may be 'proving yourself wrong', but you know that's the aim of all good scientists!

First I hope you'll read my strictly ontological essay giving the mechanism, invoking Maxwell to replace Bohr's 'no assumption' for pair morphology - Inverse Cos proved with a simple physical experiment representing one of 2 exchanges of momenta. (the model also classically derives non-integer spin - see the short video). Declan Traill's then gives the matching computer code and Cos^2 plot in his essay.

Another collaborator is optics man John Minkowski, ex of Baltimore, but it's mainly not his field, and we need a top math man able to handle the Lagrangian - Hamiltonian proof - if now possible. Or to say if it's still not and why.

Hope you can help.

Very best

Peter

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Kamal L Rajpal wrote on Feb. 20, 2018 @ 17:59 GMT
Dear Professor Richard Conn Henry,

I enjoyed reading your Essay and suggest that you read Dark Matter: http://vixra.org/pdf/1303.0207v3.pdf

Quantum Mechanics claims that an electron can be both spin-up and spin-down at the same time. In my conceptual physics Essay on Electron Spin, I have proved that this is not true. Please read: https://fqxi.org/community/forum/topic/3145 or https://fqxi.org/data/essay-contest-files/Rajpal_1306.0141v3
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Kamal Rajpal

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