Albert Einstein Errors & Constancy of Light Question E=mc2 in Challenge to Relativity Theory, Part 1
In 1905, Albert Einstein issued two postulates in a document that formalized the edifice of what is now known as Special Relativity. In particular, he indicated that light should be viewed as a constant speed that is given the unique designation “c” in scientific terminology. However, astronomers and other technology professionals are identifying enormous breaches in the structure of this one hundred year old theory. If it comes to pass that the theory of Special Relativity has fundamental errors within itself, this unthinkable discovery would shatter modern physics at its center.
There are many dependent hypotheses that are founded upon the assumptions of special relativity and these would have to be reviewed as a result of the new findings on relativity theory. Einstein’s physics maxims mandated that i) whether an observer is situated in one location or another or the motion of the observer or of a light source, the speed of light must be a constant ‘c’ in a vacuum and ii) that all reference frames have the same physical laws. It is with some surprise then that this writer reports that Sydney scientists have possibly found flaws in the simplest of the two ideas described above, namely, light does not appear to be constant after all.
The captain of the research team that reviewed these ideas, Mr. Webb, describes their New South Wales findings that photons of light from far away stellar sources do not follow the known theoretical predictions as they should have. Because the densely packed distant stellar object known as a quasar are a readily predictable source of information, the Wales team decided to use them as a testing ground for the constancy of light. Because quasars are located at extremely large distances measured in many multiples of light years, there is a great deal of trust in the observational data that can be gleaned from observing these bright sources of light.
The several members of the team were soon surprised to learn that Einstein’s and Special Relativity’s constant light speed requirement did not appear to correspond to the reality of the stellar light from the quasars. Further, in his 1905 document the revolutionary physicist Einstein allegedly created the most notorious equation E=mc2 that the world has ever known. It is this scientific hallmark that has apparently been confirmed by numerous tests and means that the total energy of something is equivalent to its mass multiplied by the speed of light squared. It is well known that this scientific formulation is at the heart of modern physics. However, as E=mc2 moves forward in time it has hit a speed bump with the New South Wales group research.
John Webb, leader of the team speculated that Einstein and his relativity theory including special relativity theory might be shattered by their empirical observations. To ensure the accuracy of his data created a system that would require mathematical verification of the observational data. With Paul Davies he found the perfect person to scrupulously evaluate the results. Mr. Davies, formerly of Sydney’s Macquarie University and now Arizona State University professor, came onboard the research team as a quality control professional and technical analyst.