Reviews of the book "The beauty of nature"
by Dr. Andreas Gimsa

"A remarkable equation reveals the secret of time and the present."

By Dr. Friedrich W. Seemann

Dr. Seemann is the author of the book "Was ist Zeit" ("What is time"), in which he deals in depth with the phenomenon of time. As laboratory head at the Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt in Berlin (Germany’s national metrology institute), he has had many years of dealing with the precise measurement of physical constants. He was a student of Werner Heisenberg, Max von Laue and Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker.

In his ambitious book "The Beauty of Nature" (subheading Iges = tici² + tc²), Andreas Gimsa expresses the symmetries of nature, mainly in the form of mathematical equations.


Symmetry is, for example, the (mirror image) similarity of the two halves of a geometric figure. In the book, this symmetry is postulated as existing between mass and time, and it is justified with reference to Einstein's special theory of relativity.

The equation for total information (in the above-mentioned subheading), which reveals the secret of time and the present, is striking. Future information as a complex time equivalent contains the information of the present as its imaginary component, as well as the past as its real component.

This symmetry is also shown by the principle: Whatever applies on a small scale, also applies on a large one. With surprising simplicity, the author forges a link from the principle of least action from quantum physics through to gravitation, which obeys the same rules.

You can learn whether an aether exists, whether entropy (roughly equal to “disorder”) is always increasing, how gravity works, whether there was a Big Bang, and much, much more from this book.

The reader is asked to preserve the beauty of nature.

Signed, Dr. Friedrich W. Seemann, Berlin, 28 February 2014


"Demanding physical problems are dealt with and solved with straightforward mathematics."

By Prof. (emeritus) Horst Halling

Herr Prof. (emeritus) Horst Halling was head of the Central Laboratory of the Jülich Research Centre, focusing on neutron scattering.

This book will especially interest physicists, particularly those who are not fond of the situation in modern physics. On the one hand, Andreas Gimsa has pursued some bold new approaches to the concepts of mass, time and information, and on the other hand, he has placed symmetries and the consistent application of conservation laws in the foreground in numerous calculations. He has expanded time by an extra dimension and thus become the first to shed new light on questions related to the future, present and past. The emergence of space-time quanta from decaying mass forms a focal point of his approaches. Mass, surface and entropy as well as their significance with respect to gravity and cosmology are therefore placed in new contexts. Demanding physical problems are dealt with and solved using straightforward mathematics. The reader is invited to check the calculations.

Further approaches such as magnetic monopoles and the pulsating universe are quite remarkable and need to be looked at in greater depth and embedded in existing science.

The symmetry of the energy/mass and information/time relationship actually has something elegant and beautiful about it.

Signed Prof. (emeritus) Horst Halling (physicist), Michendorf, Germany, January 2015