In May 30, 2013 my own paper
has been approved to the essay
In information theory the binary
digit (bit) is the most
common unit of information. But there are other units of information,
f.e. the natural digit (nit). It is defined as log2 e (≈
1.443) bits, where e is the base of the natural logarithm. In this
paper it shall be shown, how »Plancks constant« h
can be identified as the natural digit. The key to it is the relatively
unknown “Thermodynamics of the Isolated Particle”
developed by the physicist Louis DeBroglie in 1960.
Although I did not win any
price of the contest, the reactions
thesis were extremely positive. Here are some of them:
Your essay is completely reasonable.
An interesting proposal.
It and Nit are like two sides of the same coin, sounds very reasonable
to me. I like your approach and found your essay very interesting.
Planck units are certainly fundamental in nature I agree with that.
Great little essay and much bigger big ('little!') thesis, with which I
agree and think is excellently derived. ... I can't understand why so
few have scored it, or why it's so low, but a top score coming from me
to help. Very well earned.
I have read with great interest your article, and I must say that
(contrary to most of the other articles) I agree with it and find it
Contests FQXi - is primarily a new radical idea. "The
trouble with physics" push ... You have a new radical idea. In your
essay deep original ontological analysis in the basic strategy of
Descartes's method of doubt, given new ideas, new concepts and
I have read your essay (thanks to advice of my friend) and I have find
there things which is really close to my spirit.
Your essay is an elegant exposition of a very intriguing idea.
your paper was short and to the point. I liked that. I gave it a high
rating not because of its completeness, but because I learned
something. Thank you for raising my attention to DeBroglie’s
“isolated particle”, and the provocative title
arising from that.