In Defense of Feynman: Accretion Disks, Brownian Motion, and Quantum Fields

Recently, some interesting research out of the University of Arkansas, and as published in the journal Physical Review E, has been in the news.  A team led by Professor Paul Thibado has harvested energy from freestanding graphene—a potentially revolutionary development of power generation from material that is just simply existing, essentially.  These sheets of graphene […]

The Enlightening Chapters 4-6

4 Although I occasionally worked breakfast or lunch in the main restaurant area, I usually worked late shift at the Enterprise Lounge, so I was on a late-night schedule that summer, no question. That was part of what was so weird about the first day of my Enlightening. It was a Wednesday morning. I woke […]

Faster-than-light Travel, Multiple Dimensions, and Dark Matter

Everyone knows that Einstein said nothing can travel faster than the speed of light, right?  Well, I spent many years studying relativity and cosmology, and eventually I came to realize that Albert Einstein and H.A. Lorentz shared one simple misconception involving Lorentz’ relativistic velocity equations, which stand as the foundation for all of relativity theory.  […]

The Greatest and Grandest Illusion (Part I)- A Relativistic Deception

In my book The Enlightening, I make the following observation:  Both Albert Einstein and H.A. Lorentz conceived of Lorentz’ Relativistic Velocity Transformation equations as describing the entire extent of the universe.  This is clearly supported by Einstein’s relativity theories, including the proposed universal “speed limit” of c.  Lorentz did not disagree with Einstein’s interpretation.  My […]