**SOLVING THE MYSTERIES OF REALITY WITH RUBIK’S CUBE**

**A Triad of Presentations**

**©Edward R. Close, April, 2017**

As I prepare power points and discussions for presentations this summer,
I’d like to pause to reminisce a little about some of the circumstances of my
life that led up to the development of the Neppe-Close Triadic Dimensional Distinction
Vortical Paradigm (TDVP), as a model of reality that is appropriate for
modeling relativity and quantum physics, cosmology, and physical, mental and
spiritual development.

From 1969 until 1974, with a background in mathematics
and physics, I was one of the seven charter members of the US Department of
Interior Systems Analysis Group in Arlington Virginia, a suburb of Washington,
D.C. I was privileged to have the opportunity to work with several
distinguished mathematicians with degrees from Harvard, Stanford, Johns Hopkins,
and other leading Universities. At that time, I was working on my PhD at Johns
Hopkins.

Under the direction of Dr. Nicholas Matalas, a Harvard
PhD and world leader in probability theory, we constructed mathematical models
of environmental systems. Our projects included modeling storm cell
development, coastal geomorphology, the relation of sunspot activity to weather
patterns, and water resources management models, among other things.

One of the mathematicians I had the privilege of working
with was Benoit Mandelbrot, a soft-spoken, friendly man. At the time, he was working
on his later-to-become-famous paper on fractals. As a member of the Systems
Analysis Group, I helped peer-review his ground-breaking paper. More
importantly, I was able to discuss fractals and other interesting mathematical
concepts with him when he visited our lab in Arlington. I mention this because
the use of fractals, which became a popular art form, in mathematical modeling,
is analogous to the use of the Rubik’s cube to model reality.

The Rubik’s cube, while considered to be a toy, or at
best a frustrating puzzle by most, is uniquely designed to model the
dimensionality of reality. It has nine orthogonal planes of rotating cubes,
handy for simulating the nine dimensions of the TDVP model of the universe. It
has three horizontal layers that can represent the body, mind and spiritual
characteristics of conscious beings, and it can equally well represent quarks,
atoms and molecules, or planets, solar systems and galaxies.

Stay tuned for more detail.