Boundary Institute
for the Study of Foundations

Boundary Institute is a nonprofit scientific research organization dedicated to the advancement of 21st-Century science. We are pursuing two deeply-connected research themes, one concerning the foundations of physics, the other the foundations of mathematics and computer science.


Causality and randomness
Space, Time, and some anomalies in physics
Boundary Physics Theory
Link Theory and new physics
Consciousness and physics
Anomalies in randomness

Mathematics and Computer Science

Formal Methods - design tools, verification, and security
Boundary Math -
Link Theory & Identity Theory
Sequential Constraints -

The amazing Antikythera Mechanism, circa 80 B.C., [video],
an inspiring example of deep knowledge and understanding actualized in a powerful tool.

Ongoing research projects and activities

Anomalies experimental site - (aka

Recent publications and articles

[Book chapter]
[Book chapter]
My entry to the current FQXi essay contest on the "Emergence of Space and Time from Ultimately Simple Mathematics".

Past events and presentations

Physics Off the Beaten Path, a small eclectic physics meeting held in July 2010 on the San Jose State University campus
My talk "Highly-Parallel Systems, New Math, and New Tools" [video, slides-PDF] given at Carnegie Mellon University on 10-18-2011.
   Includes some cheeky commentary about the current state of computing, and some heretical challenges to the way we think of the foundations of computing, physics, and mathematics.


Associates and colleagues
Richard Shoup home page
William Bricken home page
Thomas L. Etter collected papers 1960-2008

Contact Information

Email: info[at]
Phone: 408-996-0190  

Mailing address:
    Boundary Institute
    P.O. Box 10336
    San Jose, CA 95157  USA

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