Lynds attended university for only 6 months. He submitted an article entitled "Time and Classical and Quantum Mechanics: Indeterminacy vs. Discontinuity" to the journal Foundations of Physics Letters. Among other things, the paper put forward a solution to Zeno's paradoxes based on the idea that instants, instantaneous magnitudes, determined positions, and time itself, do not actually exist.
Lynds rose to sudden prominence when the paper was published and a press release about it appeared on the scientific news site Eurekalert.org on July 31, 2003. The paper caused much controversy, as was detailed in articles in The Guardian and Wired Magazine.
Since the appearance of his first article, Lynds has done work on the relationship of time to consciousness, perception and brain function. His main conclusion in this area is that our seeming innate subjective conception of a present moment in time, and the phenomenon of conscious awareness, are actually one and the same thing.
Lynds has recently put forward a new cosmology model in which time is cyclic and the universe repeats exactly an infinite number of times. Because it is exactly the same cycle that repeats, however, it can also be interpreted as happening just once in relation to time. Lynds argues that this resolves a number of thorny issues in cosmology.
- Time’s Up Einstein, Josh McHugh, Wired Magazine, June 2005
- Time and Classical and Quantum Mechanics: Indeterminacy vs. Discontinuity. Foundations of Physics Letters (Vol. 16, Issue 4, 2003). doi:10.1023/A:1025361725408 arXiv:physics/0310055
- Press release on Eurekalert.org <http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2003-07/icc-gwi072703.php>
- David Adam (14 August 2003). "The Strange story of Peter Lynds". The Guardian.
- Subjective Perception of Time and a Progressive Present Moment: The Neurobiological Key to Unlocking Consciousness <http://cogprints.org/3125/>.
- On A finite universe with no beginning or end <http://arxiv.org/abs/physics/0612053>.
- Bang/Crunch/Bang. http://www.fqxi.org/community/forum/topic/111