The Quantum Bicycle Society (or Quicycle) is a group of free thinkers who aim to throw light onto things that matter, and to continue our mutual education beyond the post-doctoral level. We aim to develop mind-tools to enable human thinking, both inward into the inner workings and structure of the “elementary” particles of the standard model, as well as outward into the cosmos and its workings.
Quicycle is dedicated to the principles of:
- Furthering Pure Science
- Science that is analytic, testable, and calculable
- Science that is subject to the scientific method
- Science that can be used in imagining new materials, devices, and systems
- Proving a concept, from thinking it to making it to and bringing it into material reality, is considered the most solid scientific proof of all
- Enabling thinking which could otherwise not be thought about at all
- Elementary particles are not assumed to be axiomatic
- Sub-quantum mechanics and particle structures are investigated and elucidated
- Excluding the untestable
- Many worlds, hypothesized particles, infinities, or unphysical concepts that are not subject to experiment, are not contemplated
- Extra dimensions beyond those of the fabric of spacetime are avoided
- That which is unobservable is not worth thinking about
- Public Peer Review
- Peer review should occur in a transparent and public manner
- Reviewers should be able to demonstrate their understanding of the content and their ability to critique it substantively
The organization was originated by Dr. John G. Williamson and the late Dr. Martin van der Mark. The name Quicycle is a contraction of the term quantum bicycle, which is a visual description of their work describing the substructure of the electron, in which a photon makes two revolutions per wavelength, tracing a torus in momentum space in order to comprise a stable, elementary particle (see images above). It is also a reminder to keep things simple.
A Quicyclist is a person who generally accepts that, from atoms up, the accepted models of electromagnetism, matter, and gravity give a reasonably good description of the world around us, if not yet a fully complete one.
We consider that, while the standard models of the things that matter in subatomic particle physics, as well as our understanding of gravity and the structure of the universe, have contributed much of value, many anomalies and unexplained phenomena persist. Modern physics has continued to build upon the axiomatic existence of the subatomic particle without considering from where its properties emerge.
We intend to build upon what has been learned from the standard model, and in recognizing where and why its limits arise, to overcome them and extend our understanding. We accomplish this by delving into both the very large and the very small. On the one hand, we examine the level of sub-quantum mechanics, where particle structures are investigated and elucidated. On the other, we probe the large-scale structures and origin of the Universe. Our aim is to tie together and also extend the elements of the Standard Model. In this pursuit, we warmly invite other scientists to similarly engage in public in this manner.
It is time to pursue deeper levels of clarity and understanding, and to find the science that works, based upon established principles, experimental results, and thinking that makes sense.
And if, through this process, we find ourselves in the vicinity of Hilbert’s 6th, all the better.
Invitations for membership and for the giving of presentations are extended to scientists who are able to think beyond the standard models, while remaining within the 4-dimensions of spacetime and the Quicycle Principles.
1. The substructure of the electron that gives rise to its properties
2. The relativistic basis of quantum mechanics
3. The nature of and reason for quantum collapse
4. The way Relativity emerges as a consequence of photon and particle structure
5. Why and how the electron has both a particle and a wave nature
6. Subatomic particle structure and symmetry
7. How protons and neutrons bind to form nuclei
8. Why some nuclei are stable and others are radioactive
9. The nature of charge
10. The quantization of charge
11. The physics behind the Pauli Exclusion Principle
12. The reason for no magnetic monopoles
13. The reason for the flatness of the universe
14. The nature of the Poincaré stresses
15. The nature of dicarbon’s ‘quadruple’ bond
16. The nature and cause of paramagnetism vs ferromagnetism
(Yes, we know. This is not a small thing! This is not many small things!)
Quicycle meetings take place via video conference, and are recorded for posting on this site, on a private area, or on other online venues such as Youtube. All meetings are open to all Quicycle members.
Presentations are given by invitation. Quicycle members can submit a proposal for a presentation, and these will be assessed and invitations offered accordingly.
Presentations will feature only the presenter, along with their visual presentation materials. Members who are present will not interject or participate during the recording of the presentation.
Following the presentation, a second session will convene immediately, which will be a QA&D session — Questions, Answers, and Discussion — on the presentation. This session will also be recorded, and it constitutes one part of our public peer review process. (see Videos)
PUBLIC PEER REVIEW
The concept of peer review is evolving, and Quicycle is leading the way. This process significantly accelerates progress at the cutting edge of scientific advancement.
Quicycle peer review has often been active before a presentation is given, in discussion between members on prior work. The process then continues after a presentation in a public Q & A and discussion, often posted with the presentation on the same day. Quicycle members naturally question all aspects in a deep ranging discussion that often goes even further than the presentation itself.
Discussion and one-on-one refinement of the ideas then occurs between members, where individual peers discuss and critique the details of the work. These sessions are recorded and made public if substantive and constructive. Public material may then be refined, expanded upon, or addendums added in what amounts to a public presentation of the scientific method in action.
We thus engage a comprehensive, cross-disciplinary process of review by a group of peers who are willing to appear and engage in the process publicly. (See Peer Review)
The Quicycle Society presentation and peer review process may lead to the publication of an associated paper on this website. (See Publications) However, Quicycle members may also submit a paper for publication without that paper first being offered as a presentation.
The Quicycle Society is also proud to offer additional published materials through the Quicycle Print.
Quicycle Society meetings take place on weekends. The table below lists the various meeting time slots. Meeting times are sent out in email notifications, and will refer to these time slots by number.
Contact us via email at [email protected].
Dr. John G. Williamson
Dr. Vivian Robinson