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Not only time is real, but space too!

Comment on “Time Reborn: from the crisis in physics to the future of the universe” Time is real, okay! A time-sequence is essential for the causality principle. Good that Lee Smolin comes out against “laws of physics” that take time to … Continue reading

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Self-bending wave packets – a counter-example to the photon model

Self-bending light-beams are predicted in a new PRL paper called Nondiffracting Accelerating Wave Packets of Maxwell’s Equations (April 2012) Previously ‘Airy’ wave packet solutions had been found and demonstrated experimentally, but diffraction for finite angles of bending tend to destroy them. … Continue reading

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The Higgs after Einstein’s Unified Field Theory

After the Higgs  mania, in the cold light of 2012, let’s think back to the basic scepticism of reality-physicists for the current ‘standard model’ and string ‘theory’ – which is a string of conjectures without principles such as energy conservation.  Einstein wrote in the 1931 Commemoration … Continue reading

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Why not use ns-pulses before Faster-than-Light claim?

New FtL experiment to use nanosecond pulses The previous experiment with microsecond pulses (1000ns) that measured the average delay time at ~60ns was very dependent on the statistical analysis and sensitive to detection bias (later detections being slightly less probable than … Continue reading

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Parametric conversion in semi-classical optics

Poster-paper at the Aharonov Bohm and Berry Phase Anniversary (ABB 50/25) Conference at Bristol, 14-15 December 2009: Trevor W Marshall & Max K Wallis (Cardiff University) The rainbow of down-converted radiation emerging from a laser-pumped nonlinear crystal has a natural … Continue reading

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Can we celebrate Defeat for the Photon by Maxwell-Planck theory?

Success for SPUC and Maxwell-Planck theory is reported in Wikipedia as “experimental prediction of SED dubbed ‘spontaneous parametric up-conversion’ (SPUC) was tested in 2009 and 2010 with positive results.”   [consulted 1 Aug.2011] The formulations of both the Chinese (2009) and Indian (2010) … Continue reading

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Horava is no match for Einstein’s Space-Time

Peter Horava v. Einstein:  no contest! What does Peter Horava offer us physicists, for scrapping Einstein’s central concept of space-time (New Scientist cover story: Rethinking Einstein:The end of space-time)? His proposal to remove Lorentz symmetry means no longer is the … Continue reading

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