AU
PAIR AGENCY IN AUSTRALIA

If
you are looking for personal service from a highly experienced au pair agent
for Australia,

I
strongly recommend contacting Jillian at Select Au Pairs and Nannies.

http://www.selectaupairs.com.au/

Jillian
started her agency in 1996, the first au pair agency established in Sydney.

She
places au pairs and nannies throughout Australia.

Matching
families with au pairs requires skill, as different personalities suit different
families.

When
starting her agency, Jillian had extensive experience in the recruitment
industry.

Since
then she has introduced au pairs to thousands of families and has become very
good at finding good matches.

Finding
the right au pair for a family is important, but providing support is also
important

as things don’t always
run smoothly – au pairs can get homesick, children can resent an au pair.

This
is where Jillian’s extensive experience and personal touch are a great
help.

Her
charges are lower than most, and she does not charge a fee until a placement is
made.

I
should declare my bias and relevant experience – Jillian recently agreed
to marry me. The au pair industry was

unknown to me until I met her, but I have plenty of experience of
waiting patiently while she responds to

calls from mothers, fathers and au
pairs, at times of the day when someone in a normal job would be unavailable.

Aside
from Jillian, another enthusiasm of mine is thinking about the fundamentals of
physics.

Despite
being a total amateur, I managed to get a paper published. I plan to update and
revise that paper, as

I’ve
developed the concepts more fully, revising some elements. My description of my
original

approach
was:

THE
PATTERN OF REALITY

The basic elements of the universe comprise the bosons and the three families
of fermions of

the standard model together with, possibly, gravitons, Higgs bosons, dark
matter particles and

bosons responsible for "dark energy". Ideally, these different
elements should arise as a

consequence of the geometry of the universe. If this is the case, there might
be a correspondence

between the phenomenology of the fundamental particles and a phenomenology of
possible

orientations of sub-elements of the universe's geometry.

"The Pattern of Reality" is an attempt to identify the geometry of
the universe by finding a

mathematical structure with a pattern which corresponds to the pattern observed
for the

fundamental particles of the standard model. The mathematical structure found is
an

assembly of special unitary and pseudounitary subalgebras of the Clifford algebra isomorphic

to complex 4x4 matrices.

This pattern is found to correspond to the pattern of particles of the
standard model.

There are further subelements that could be associated
with dark matter.

The pattern is generated by postulating a 31-dimensional (2^5-1) manifold which
undergoes

spontaneous symmetry breakage resulting in 15 "real" dimensions of
which four dimensions are

reduced to ultra-compact (point) scale, reducing its effective dimensionality
to eleven.

A paper describing the pattern has been published by the journal

"Advances in Applied Clifford Algebras" volume 18,(1)

Given the role of special unitary and pseudounitary subalgebras in physics, and the relationship

between Clifford algebras and space-time, this pattern, found at the
intersection of matrix representations

of components of a Clifford algebra with matrix represenations
of special unitary and pseudounitary

symmetries, and having the look and feel of the standard model, looks like it
ought to be significant.

An apparent weakness is the sector identified with neutrinos. For neutrinos,
three equivalent elements

are identified with neutrinos in a way that matches that in which three
equivalent elements

are matched with down quarks. This might imply that color
forces should exist betweeen
different

flavors of neutrino which is not the case. An
explanation might be that forces between neutrinos

are mediated by bosons confined to the same trajectory as the neutrinos, so
that the only effect

is a self-interaction, observed as oscillation between flavors.

A possible weakness is the inherent fudge factor available as a result of
the scope to associate

any elements not fitting the standard model with dark matter. This would turn
into a strength if

dark matter and dark energy is found to match the pattern. It may be hard to
investigate the existence

of nullitons if their only interaction with normal
matter is through gravitation and they do not undergo

weak interaction with normal matter.

When forces for normal matter are fully understood, it may be possible to
predict the behaviour of

forces for dark matter. Essentially the difference lies in the application of
spontaneous symmetry

breakage to color forces instead of to electroweak
forces. The effect of breaking symmetry for

color forces appears to create a long range force
mediated by a boson labeled the faxon

which would be the color force equivalent of the
photon. If faxons can interact, their force law

could be inverse linear. It would seem possible for the strength of this
interaction to allow

interactions between faxons to have the effects on
the evolution of the universe that are attributed

to dark energy. It would be helpful if dark matter particles' contributions to
vacuum energy exactly

cancelled out those of normal matter.

(I cannot remember where the name 'faxon' came
from - I used 'fusons' because fusing varks could correspond to

gluing quarks, and 'texons' because of the idea of a
super-strong texture force & as everything is bigger in Texas)

If the pattern is significant, it prompts the question - what are the
scales? One estimate could be made by

assuming that the Planck scale is the ultracompact
scale, and the size of the universe is the

extensive scale, and taking compact scale to be the geometric average of the ultracompact

and extensive scales. Taking the size of the universe to be the comoving radius:

=46.5 billion light years = 4.4.10^(26) metres

and the size of the ultracompact space-like
dimensions to be the Planck length

= 1.6.10^(-35) metres

The geometric average is:

8.4,10^(-5) metres or 0.084mm

However, this approach implies continuous variation of the scales with time
which, if the properties

of matter are a function of the geometry, implies variation of fundamental
constants as the universe expands,

which has not been observed. An alternative hypothesis would be that the scale
changes occurred during the inflationary

period of the expansion of the universe. At the start of inflation all
dimensions would be of compact scale,

and no distinction would exist between dimensions later to be associated with
real matrices and those to be associated

with imaginary matrices. The driving mechanism for inflation would be the
symmetry breakage creating the distinction

dimensions later to be associated with real matrices and those to be associated
with imaginary matrices.

At the end of inflation extensive and ultracompact
scales would be set, and no further changes would occur.

For this approach, the size of compact scale would be the Planck length. At the
end of inflation, extensive scale

would be set at the size of the universe at that point, of the order of 0.1
metres, implying that ultracompact (scalar)

scale would be of the order of 10^(-69) metres. I conceptualise this process as
an elastic expansion to a breaking point.

In terms of platonic ideals, for this approach, the ideal for the universe
would be a manifold defined by subalgebras

of sl(4,C)
having special unitary and pseudounitary symmetry,
whose symmetrical form is metastable, so that its

symmetry would break resulting in inflation. The duration of inflation could be
inherent in the mathematics of

the manifold, or it could be a free parameter allowing the possibility of a
"tunable" universe. So, the properties

of our universe could be totally determined by its geometry, or could be a
function of a single parameter - the ratio

of extensive scale at the end of inflation to the initial scale at the start of
inflation.

If the process of creation of a surplus of matter over antimatter is similar
(or inverted) for dark matter

as for normal matter, the mass of the nulliton could
be estimated using the assumption that the

number of particles in existence is proportional to the number of subalgebras available,

so that the ratio of nullitons to hadrons would be
9:6. Since the ratio of mass of dark matter

to normal matter is approximately 22:4, this suggests a nulliton
mass of 3.7 times that of the

hydrogen atom, 6.2.10^-27 kg or 3.44GeV/c2

The concept of a universe as an object with an aspect ratio of 10^68 or more
seems improbable.

The many worlds interpretation of quantum mechanics, suggesting infinite
branching of an infinite array of

of universes also seems improbable, especially as there is no continuity
between adjacent universes

(one may feature a living cat where the adjacent universe has a dead cat).
These issues arise

as a consequence of adopting a world view influenced by the concepts of general
relativity, for which the naive

model is a deformed elastic surface. An alternative naive model would be to
consider the observed universe

to be a propagating wavefront, as this would feature a small
amplitude for an extensive object.

For this model, manyworlds interpretations can be
made. If our universe is wavefront of coherent events

at loci in a wavefront having 4 extensive dimensions embedded in a macroverse having 31 extensive dimensions,

many other similar wavefronts can exist within the macroverse.
For this model, bandwidth becomes an

applicable concept, linked to quantum uncertainty.

When considering EPR experiments, such as measuring spin for widely
separated particle pairs,

consideration needs to be given to how and when it is established that the
widely separated observers

occupy the same universe. No hidden variable is needed to instantly communicate
spin state status

between the widely separated entangled particle pairs if all possible spin
states occur and are observed

by observers in different universes. Effectively, an observation by a distant
observer of a distant event

would not collapse the wave function for the event for the local observer until
communication between

the observers establishes that they are part of the same universe.

On the basis that, to be taken seriously, a theory has to have a whimsical
name, and since the

pattern includes dark matter particles labelled "hard varks",
I'm suggesting that the theory of everything

based on this pattern should be called the "Aardvarks TOE".

Rob Wallace

robwallace@pacific.net.au