Glashow, Sheldon Lee

Read here pertinent facts about someone whose work is critical to a proper comprehension of scale.


Sheldon Lee Glashow (b1932) is a Nobel Prize winning American theoretical physicist, born Jewish and attended the Bronx High School of Science.

Work on Scale

Grand Unified Theory (GUT)

Glashow diagrammed the forces of physics in a circular format, speculating a connection between forces at the smallest scale and forces at the largest scale. This circular layout was an inspiration for the circular scalometers, such as the heart. See also Ouroborus.


Relative Experience of Time

Glashow discussed and considered the experience of time as proportional or logarithmic. marking nine stages of logarithmic development: fertilized egg, free blastocyst, attached blastocyst, embryo, fetus, infant, child, teenager, adult. These stages occupy equal areas of a timeline when a human life is rendered logarithmically. Von Baeyer quotes him as saying, “a month is an eternity to a six-year-old child, but it passes in a twinkling to a pensioner.”

Links And Citations

Sulak, Larry, Website for CC104 course, Boston University, Textbook Chapters 10 & 11, Fig. 11-1. Glashow's Snake., accessed 29 May 2011.