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Einstein not to blame for the Flow-of-Time deviation

comment on Saving time: Physics killed it. Do we need it back?   New Scientist feature 01 November 2013 by Michael Slezak It’s unfair to blame Einstein for the ‘fatal blow’ to the ‘flow of time’, which some physicists still find problematic.  Lee Smolin argued … Continue reading

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Higgs science in turmoil

New Scientist shines some realism into the Higgs-hype in reporting (by Slezak and Grossman, 14 July) from some of the scientists involved “…beginning of the end of the standard model” (Georg Weiglein) Rates of decay into pairs of other particles … 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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Context for Parametric conversion in semi-classical optics

Expansion and references to the 2009 ABB conference abstract While quantum theory is an incomplete description of reality (Einstein), its validity as a description of light/photons in non-linear crystals is questionable.  In the parametric down-conversion (PDC) phenomenon, a single-frequency laser beam … 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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