In an article in September I examined the proposition that Einstein may have been wrong.
Maybe space does operate as a simple dynamo plus Aeather not primarily gravity.
Updated: 4/17/12 Who is Lisa Randall? (Link fixed)
Updated 2/21/12 Has findings on the Higgs Boson been overstated? See what you think.
Update: 2/24/12 Well the on again off again is off again. Was the neutrino machine plugged in correctly?
Update: 3/12 So why is there a speed limit on light in the first place and does such a speed limit make any sense in the first place?
3/27/12 How the speed of light controversy can be resolved.
3/31/12 Who Resigned And Why?
4/2/12 What About Dark Energy and Magnetism?
4/6/12 Galaxies are held together mostly by huge magnetic fields, not gravity?
Updated: 4/17/12 Dark Flow, Another Dimension and the Expanding Universe (Link fixed)
Updated: 4/18/12 If Plasma Theory is correct is the Earth in Danger? (See six videos on these topics)
In my blog in September I reported that an experiment at CERN showed that neutrinos were traveling at speeds exceeding that of light. This was not supposed to happen.
All of the physics established quicky criticized these results, insinuating that the experiment was flawed. What they really were doing, in my view, was trying to save their own jobs and careers.
Today, the experimentors after taking into consideration the suggestions of the critics, reported the results of this second round of experiments. The results confirmed the first experiment results.
So Einstein possibly being wrong is back on the table. See my blog on all of this "Einstein May Be Wrong."
This effectively calls into question much of modern physics and the wisdom of the CERN project itself. These experiments may be a danger to the project itself.
See what you think. Here are links below on all of this.
I will continue the discussion on all of this tomorrow.
The plot thickens here because it has been announced that another group at CERN has duplicated the initial conditions of the Einstein experiment and have the view the OPERA group made mistakes in doing their experiments.
See link below.
So who is right. Stay tuned.
One day before the CERN announcement on the Higgs there are hints being floated as to what has been found. See link below.
Here is the report from CERN on it findings on the Higgs particle. Inconclusive. I will report out later on what it all means.
1/17/12 The Plasma Universe idea (see my blog on this on this site has been verified, partly. It also has implications for all of physics and for the much-maligned idea of Aether.
More later. Meantime here is the link.
Here are the 10 implications concerning the faster than light controversy.
In the above article I argued that the neutrino faster than light finding by the CERN OPERA team had been prematurely denigrated.
The stastical analysis of that finding and that concerning th Higgs Boson are compared. The point is made that the Higgs is given more statistical weight that it deserved and that of the faster than light finding was stastically downgraded.
See what you think.
Ok, it looks like the neurtrino machine may not have been all the way plugged in. But on the other hand another gizmo was a bit off in the opposite direction., so we are at square one again.
I am loving this. The story at the link below.
Now what makes this story interesting is that the light speed barrier apparently only applies to light not to other bodies out there. Yes, it is a strange universe.
While waiting for the CERN results we need to look at an underlying issues
Why did Einstein make the claim that nothing can travel faster than light in the first place? What was his argument and rationale.
It might surprize you when you get the answer.
Here it is.
Nothing can travel faster than light Einstein says because to do some would require an object to have infinite energy. Moreover to approach that speed and attain it objects would acquire infinite mass as well.
Well there you have it.
What is wrong with this statement?
First object traveling faster than light would be invisible to us. Light is not being transmitted so an object would not be seen.
(Sounds like black holes and dark matter doesn't it?)
Secondly, since infinity is not possible then nothing can attain that state.
But note that at CERN particles are being accelerated to 99.9 percent of the velocity of light. Are we seeing there infinite mass and energy? If so then this is similar conditions to what has been described as the beginnings of the big bang.
Humm, perhaps that is why we are not hearing much talk about it. Sounds too dangerous?
Third note that in science infinity in an equasion means zero, or no solution possible.
Thus the rationale for the speed limit on light has some logical problems as well and mathematical ones too.
Now there are alternative notions about the speed of light and its limits which we shall explore while we wait for CERN to announce its findings on this issue.
Last, note, as I have already said, Einstein only intended his speed limit to apply to light. But we now know that many objects may travel faster than that, that is an expanding universe is expanding at speeds in some sectors which may already exceed the speed of light. If not then what is to stop our own expanding universe from exceeding that speed limit and virtually disappear from our sight or ability to sense?
And what makes us so sure that this has not already happened?
You see, much to ponder here.
The anti-faster than light group says neutrinos did not travel faster than light, but the orginal group will try again in May to see if they were wrong.
Dizzy? I am.
So what are the issues with light?
Lets explore this issue and why it is important.
I have explored this issue in some of the detail in various blogs on this site--"Einstein May Be Wrong" and "The Speed of Light Controversy" to mention just two.
Here we want to step back and view the controversy in a broader context in the next few weeks.
Actually the larger controversy is between Einstein's ideas of relativity and the ideas of quantum mechanics and string theorists.
Put in its simplest form the question becomes how can Einstein say that nothing exceeds the speed of light when we have many exceptions to the contrary. To wit:
1-Galaxies and dark matter may in fact exceed light speeds. We just don't know but perhaps so.
2-Quantum Jumping of electrons from one orbit to another apparently happens at speeds exceeding that of light.
3-The quantum entanglement states that particles can instantly respond to one another across vast distances (implying faster than light movement) and have proven to do so time and time again in experiments
4. Gravity apparently can effect bodies at speeds which exceed the speed of light.
5. Ideas around string theory suggest that we cannot detect entire universes inches away from us occupying the same space and time and
apparently operating under different laws of physics -stay tuned.
So what we have in fact is an ideological battle between branches of Physics and the hope is that CERN can solve some of the controversy.
But note the Physics establishment backs Einstein, right or wrong, and the insurgents are pushing for quantum and string theory ideas.
My view: Even Einstein did not say Einstein was right about the speed of light versus other bodies and their velocities. He was only focussed on light, denegrated "spooky action at a distance" idea (quantum theory) and in the end could not figure out gravity or black holes.
So if quantum ideas seem right on the level of the atom does it mean Einstein is wrong? Humm, that is the big question.
So the controversy rages on.
But note there is an alternative way of looking at the light issue.
First note that visible light if part of a film strip stretching from NY to LA would only be one frame in that film strip.
The rest is other forms of invisible light, gamma rays, infrared light, x-rays and the like.
Why they are invisible in an interesting question and allied to the secondary question of how light becomes light, and indeed stars become stars and therefore visible is the real question.
The only answer I perceive is that the largest structure in our galaxy is responsible-that is the electro-magnetic bubbles which straddle our galaxy.
See my blog on this. This structure has analogs in terms of magneto-spheres with see we around stars and planets. Simply put magnetic lines of force affect the polarity of atoms to planets and ,therefore, the formation and speed of light itself.
These two gigantic magentic fields dominate our galaxy. See link:
What is the function of the gigantic structures which cover half the galaxy or 50,000 light years? The Milky Way galaxy is only 100,000 light years across with these two magnetic bubbles covering half of it. Amazing.
What is the function of these structures? Astronomers are mum on this because it implies that Hannes Alfven was correct. See my blogs on the Plasma theory of the Universe on this site for details.
Meantime here is a link information about him.
But the upshot is that the galaxy and the universe is a gigantic dynamo which means that particles of various stripes are in orbits throughout the entire galaxy at, perhaps, speeds at or above that of light.
The articles below show how matter orbits in and out and back into a given galaxy occurs, but Hannes Alfven is never mentioned. The article also seems claim that gravity is responsible for these orbits. I would disagree.
The latest data confirm what Hannes Alfren claimed: Our galaxy is dominated by two huge magnetic fields each rotating in opposite direct right through the center of the Millky Way.
This is in addition to the two huge magnetic bubbles which are perpendicular to the plane of the Milky Way/.
Below is an actual map of the two horizontal fields, the first ever.
But ominously it means that our very sun is affected by these orbiting ions and electrons posing a danger if correctly understood. That is cosmic rays from far away stars impact Earth routinely and periodically
driven in galaxy wide orbits by the four huge magnetic fields documented by observations. So gravity is the weak force in all of this. Magnetic lines of force is the real driver in what is going on in our universe. Magnetic fields create black holes, not gravity. In fact, it may be that the black holes at the center of many galaxies are in fact magnetic turbulances and huge magnetic storms driving and be driven by the magnetic fields above.
But I digress. See the blogs for the detail because these magnetic fields have a direct impact upon our sun. Meantime see links below which show that more and more astronomers are recognizing that magnetic fields, not gravity dominate the galaxies.
This theory of a dynamo universe potentiallly unites quantum, Einsteinian and string theory concepts. Allied with notions of Aether as pilot waves guiding particles you have an entirely new theory of how the Universe works. (See the TV show "How the Universe Works" with Morgan Freeman for details on the French scientist testing pilot wave theories.)
See link below:
(Point of fact: Gravity is a trillion, trillion, trillion times weaker than the electro-magnetic force and the strong and weak nuclear forces and yet some scientists still insist that it accounts for black holes and star formations.)
The show "Through the Wormhole" also explains how one of the laws of Physics around radiation is broken by observations from a solar flare. What this means is that cosmic radiation from our very sun can alter radiation levels in matter breaking a law of physics that states nothing can alter radiation levels.
For more detail on exactly what could be causing this:
Moreover, my point is that solar flares and the periodic flare activity of the sun every 11 years is a reflection of the return orbits of cosmic rays coming from outside our solar system periodically driven by and moving along magnetic lines of force.
Here is a link which supports this view:
All of this affects GPS, satellites, medicine and the Earth's magnetic stability.
Also this harkens back to black box radiation levels and Planck distances. (I know what does this last sentence mean? Stay tuned to find out.
Dark Matter, but what about Dark Energy? The latter comprizes 75% of the Universe, matter 4% and dark matter 21%. So how much do we really know about Dark Energy?
Next to nothing. But lets explore that in the coming days.
Dark Energy is a form of electro-magnetism I am guessing. Here is the first of astronomical findings that make me think so.
These are all tall claims, and in the coming days, lets explore how this could be possible.
See articles below which support this view:
For a view of quantum entanglement see below:
The Director of the OPERA project that stated neutrinos may have traveled faster than light has resigned his post.
The politics behind this must be fascinating. I will email a few folks and see what this means. But the obvious is that CERN folks realized that the publicity around this draws attention to what the they are doing there and some of the problems. Science, Smice, their motto is "Let's Save Our Jobs." We can't expose our faults.
Coming: Lisa Randall, Dark Flow and another dimension.
For those who want to know more about Alfven's predictions about how the universe is structured can get more detail on this site in my blog at the link below:
For those who want to read more about Einstein and the genesis of relativity theory should look at the link below. It is a scathing critique of Einstein.
Finally before we proceed it is important to point out there is no 100% agreement that dark matter exists. Here is an example:
Now a look at Lisa Randall, Dark Flow and the existence of another dimension.
Randall as far as I know has given us the notion that gravity is weak in our universe perhaps because it resides in another dimension and we are therefore getting a weaker pulse of gravity and gravatons as a result. That high gravity dimension I have alluded to in my blogs as well.
If the Randall thesis is correct it can be aligned with the Dark Flow finding that billions galaxies are being pulled all together in a line toward one corner of the universe.
What could be causing this. If verified it could be that Randall's ideas could fit well into that thesis. Some other dimension or universe is pulling our universe in its direction. Golly.
So if this other universe exists then it has the powerful gravity Randall has postulated. If it is not a universe it could just be that other dimension Randal speaks of. But the two ideas do seem to compliment one another.
Naturally I have another to add to the mix.
Perhaps this is the context to understand Dark Energy. Suppose the universe is not expanding but instead is being pulled by another universe.
Now the key point is whether the expansion of the universe which began about 4 billion years ago (before that it was shrinking, yes shrinking) and the alll of a sudden it started to expand and expand exponentially. What could have caused this?
Now my merger of two dimensions or universes dosen't seem all that preposterous. (See my ideas on this in "Everything You Have Heard about the Universe is Wrong on this site. The link is a few paragraphs above in this blog.
But just in case here it is again.
All interesting questions here we will explore them further in this blog.
Meantime to read about a different view of the universe see the link below:
Here is the view of the cosmos that is holograhic in nature. We will go through others in time. But for now take a look at yet another view of the universe.
On this site is also the blog " A Summary of Theories on Physics" summaries them for you if you need to hurry along.
See links below for the summary and the holographic theory
4/18/12 Plasma Theory and Danger to Earth?
Below see several utube videos which seek to expand Alfven's ideas. See what you thlnk. These are pretty radical.
More links and evidence
The article below seems very much in line with Alven's view of the universe, yet his name never comes up.
The Youtube video above makes an important point. That if we stretch film from California to Alaska, representing the light and wave spectrum only one frame of that film would represent the visible light spectrum.
What this gives us in an idea of the size of the electro-magnetic spectrum of radio waves, ions, positrons, hydrogen ions, electrons, neutrinos and the like which make up the invisible components of the universe. Sound familiar? Who needs dark energy which this huge phenomenon as the 4th state of matter needs to be investigated.
See what you think. In Science Daily search on plasma for much more information.
Meantime below find youtube videos on the topics above