Quantum gravity physics based on facts, giving checkable predictions

Sunday, November 13, 2005

Dr Arnold Lynch, The Times, Obituary, 1 Feb 2005

Thanks to Kevin for pointing this out! I corresponded with Dr Arnold Lynch from about late 1996 (when he commented on my proofs for issue 1 of Science World, Issn 1367-6172), to around 2003 when the final major Electronics World article of mine, 6 pages long, appeared.

He helped constrain the physics to a description of observed facts, closely tied to experiments. In 1997, he gave the IEE centenary lecture on the electron, because he had been told about it by JJ Thomson! In July 1998, after I had corresponded a lot with him on the Catt Anomaly, he gave a so-called Catt co-authored paper to the IEE, HEE/26, on A difficulty in electromagnetic theory. He did not fall for the Catt traps, writing the paper himself.

His presentation of the Catt Anomaly was simply as the issue that electricity is treated both as a TEM wave and as a drift current of particulate electrons. Hence the wave-particle duality inherent in everyday electricity, just as wave-particle duality occurs in a simpler way (longitudinal waves rather than transverse) in sound waves composed of particulate air molecules.

Here is the piece in The Times (so the editor is not a complete wally after all!): http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,60-1464971,00.html


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