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Open Questions in Relativistic Physics by Prof. Franco Selleri (Editor) Pages: 375 Publisher: C. Roy Keys Inc. (Apeiron) Year: 1998 ISBN: 0968368913 ISBN: 9780968368916 Buy it now Description Proceedings of an international conference on Special Relativity and Some of its Applications, held in Athens, Greece, June 2528, 1997. The papers gathered in these proceedings discuss the historical background and conceptual as well as empirical difficulties with conventional relativity theory, while some new approaches to understanding electromagnetism and gravitation are presented. This volume includes 38 papers by authors from 17 different countries. Velocity of Light
History and Philosophy
Structures in Space and Time
Cosmology and Astrophysics
Quantum Theory and Relativity

Abstract  Author 
An Explanation of the Sagnac Effect Based on the Special Theory of Relativity, the de Broglie/Bohm Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics, and a NonZero Rest Mass for the Photon  Patrick J. Fleming 
On Synchronisation of Clocks in Free Fall Around a Central Body  Fran?ois Goy 
Remarks on Clock Synchronization  Dr. Andrzej Horzela 
Synchronisation of ClockStations and the Sagnac Effect  Dr. Alphonsus G. Kelly 
Is Simultaneity Relative or Absolute?  Dr. Joseph Levy 
Reception of Light Signals in Galilean SpaceTime  Adolphe Martin 
Experiments on the Velocity c  Prof. Jos Ramalho Croca 
Lorentz Symmetry Violation, Vacuum and Superluminal Particles  Luis GonzalezMestres 
Inertial Transformations from the Homogeneity of Absolute Space  Ramon RiscoDelgado 
On a Physical and Mathematical Discontinuity in Relativity Theory  Prof. Franco Selleri 
What the Global Positioning System Tells Us about Relativity  Dr. Tom Van Flandern 
Some Almost Unknown Aspects of Special Relativity Theory  Prof. Michele Barone 
Correspondence and Commensurability in Modern Physics (a Study of the Compton Effect)  Jenner Barretto BastosFilho 
Space and Time: Who was Right, Einstein or Kant?  Eftichios Bitsakis 
Einstein and the Development of Physics  Asterios Jannussis 
The Physical and Philosophical Reasons for A. Einstein's Denial of the Ether in 1905 and its Reintroduction in 1916  Prof. Ludwig Kostro 
On the Question of Physical Geometry  Nikos A. Tambakis 
Nonlocality, Relativity, and Two Further Quantum Paradoxes  Dr. Gino Tarozzi 
On the History of the Special Relativity Concept  Alexei A. Tyapkin 
The Problem of Surface Charges and Fields in Coaxial Cables and its Importance for Relativistic Physics  Prof. Andre K. T. Assis, J. I. Cisneros 
A New Appraisal of the Relativistic Quantum  A. M. Awobode 
Nature of Relativistic Effects and Delayed Clock Synchronization  V. S. Barashenkov, Prof. Edward Kapuscik, M. V. Liablin 
On a Relativistic Magnetic Top  Mirjana Bozic, Dusan Arsenovic 
The Interface between Matter and Time: a Key to Gravitation  Dr. Henrik Vilhelm Broberg 
Internal Structures of Electrons and Photons and some Consequences in Relativistic Physics  Prof. Werner A. Hofer 
Generally Covariant Electrodynamics in Arbitrary Media  Prof. Edward Kapuscik, Henryk Niewodniczanski 
On Weyl's Extension of the Relativity Principle as a Tool to Unify Fundamental Interactions  Marek Pawlowski 
Evidence for Newtonian Absolute Space and Time  Dr. Paul Wesley 
Evolution of Quasars into Galaxies and its Implications for the Birth and Evolution of Matter  Dr. Halton C. Arp 
A Lorentzian Approach to General Relativity: Einstein's Closed Universe Reinterpreted  J. G. Brandes 
An Analysis of 900 Rotation Curves of Southern Sky Spiral Galaxies: Are the Dynamics Constrained to Discrete States?  Dr. David F. Roscoe 
Schrodinger's "Aether" Unifies Quantum Mechanics and Relativistic Theories  A. P. Bredimas 
Entangled States and the Compatibility Between Quantum Mechanics and Relativity  Augusto Garuccio 
On Superluminal Velocities  Asterios Jannussis, S. Baskoutas 
Are Quantum Mechanics and Relativity Theory really Compatible?  Jose L. SanchezGomez 
Relativistic Physics and Quantum Measurement Theory  M. A. B. Whitaker 
Behind the Scenes at the EPR Magic Show  Caroline H. Thompson 
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Einstein, Podolsky, and Rosen Paradox in Atomic, Nuclear, and Particle Physics by Alexander Afriat, Prof. Franco Selleri KeyWords: einstein Pages: 268 Publisher: Springer Year: 1998 ISBN: 0306458934 ISBN: 9780306458934 ISBN: B000OSA3SM Buy it now Description This text is the first exhaustive treatise on the Einstein, Podolsky, and Rosen (EPR) Paradox  the incompatibility, at empirical level, between local realism and the existing quantum theory. The volume collates all the data and thought on the Paradox, from its original formulation in 1935, to some very recent theoretical developments. The authors devote an entire chapter to the EPR Paradox for pairs of neutral kaons. In addition, their text provides 6 different proofs of Bell's Theorem, about 150 references to the literature, and 74 illustrations. 
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Quantum Mechanics versus Local Realism: The EinsteinPodolskyRosen Paradox (Physics of Atoms and Molecules) by Prof. Franco Selleri (Editor) KeyWords: einstein, quantum mechanics Pages: 480 Publisher: Springer Year: 1988 ISBN: 0306427397 ISBN: 9780306427398 ISBN: B000OSWXZ8 Buy it now Description 
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Quantum Paradoxes and Physical Reality by Prof. Franco Selleri, Prof. Alwyn Van der Merwe Pages: 340 Publisher: Springer Year: 1990 ISBN: 0792302532 ISBN: 9780792302537 Buy it now Description This book is an expanded version of Selleri's Die Debatte um die Quantentheorie, and is devoted to the most foundamental themes of Quantum Physics: acausality, waveparticle duality, EinsteinPodolskyRosen (EPR) paradox, and so on. Several paradoxes have plagued quantum physics since its beginnings, the easiest of which to solve are the paradoxes of completeness (Schrodinger's cat, Wigner's friend, de Broglie's box, etc.). At a deeper level is the paradox of waveparticle duality whose solution probaily requires the Einsteinde Broglie picture of atomic systems. The most difficult of them all is the EPR paradox (incompatibility between local realism and quantum theory). The book shows that experimental research can, in principle, solve paradoxes such as EPR and waveparticle duality but the experiments performed on Belltype inequalities have instead left the conceptual situation fundamentally unmodified. Rewiews of "Quantum Paradoxes and Physical Reality": "This volume is major contribution to the literature on the foundations of quantum physics. It should be an important reference book in the field for years to come."  Alastair I.M. Rae, Found. Physics, Vol. 23, p. 133 (1993). "I strongly recommend the reading of Selleri's book, not only because of its technical interest, but also for seeing how the inevitable perplexities of any other quantum theorist are viewed by a declared partisan of realism." (Transl. from French)  Olivier Costa de Beauregard, Ann. Fond. L. de Broglie, Vol. 15, p. 239 (1991). "Professor Selleri is almost uniquely qualified  a true skeptic who nonetheless has a deep grasp of the 'Copenhagen interpretation'. If you add to this an unflagging intellectual honesty and a basic sense of fairness, you can appreciate what a special document this book is."  Daniel Greenberger, Physics Essays, Vol. 4, p. 436 (1991). "Selleri has written with rigor and clarity a superb book which is understandable and informative for every one interested in quantum mechanics."  Max Jammer, Found. Physics, vol. 21, p. 1335 (1991). "Selleri has also achieved a part of what Einstein had in mind: to find a possibility to conceive causal and real processes as the foundation of statistical quantum theory without falling into logical contradictions." (Transl. from German)  Erwin Kerkenberg, Jour. Gen. Phil. Science, Vol. 22, p. 177 (1991). "On reading these pages one is overcome with the impression that the 'Copenhagen interpretation' is not the only possible one. I do belive that this book makes us understand the essence of quantum mechanics, an understanding that is never available in regular textbooks of physics." (Trasl. from Japanese)  Mikio Namiki, Butsuri, Vol. 53, p. 795 (1991). "In this work Professor Franco Selleri of the University of Bari turns in a remarkable virtuoso performance in which historically and philosophically sensitive discussion accompanies a careful and thorough presentation of the requisite technical details."  James Cushing, Am. Jour. of Physics, Vol. 58, p. 797 (1990). "The work described here is a fascinating story, documented with meticulous details, of human inquiry into some of the most intriguing fundamental questions of science."  Dipankar Home, 2001, Vol. Nov. 1990, p. 37. 
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Frontiers of Fundamental Physics: Proceedings of an International Conference held September 2730, 1993, in Olympia, Greece by Prof. Michele Barone (Editor), Prof. Franco Selleri (Editor) Pages: 620 Publisher: Plenum Press Year: 1994 ISBN: 0306448254 ISBN: 9780306448256 Buy it now Description The Olympia conference Frontiers of Fundamental Physics was a gathering of about a hundred scientists who carry on research in conceptually important areas of physical science (they do "fundamental physics"). Most of them were physicists, but also historians and philosphers of science were well represented. An important fraction of the participants could be considered "heretical" because they disagreed with the validity of one or several fundamental assumptions of modern physics. Common to all participants was an excellent scientific level coupled with a remarkable intellectula honesty: we are proud to present to the readers this certainly unique book. Alternative ways of considering fundamental matters should of course be vitally important for the progress of science, unless one wanted to admit that physics at the end of the XXth century has already obtained the final truth, a very unlikely possibility even if one accepted the doubtful idea of the existence of a "final" truth. The merits of the Olympia conference should therefore not be judged a priori in a positive or in a negative way depending on one's refusal or acceptance, respectively, of basic principles of contemporary sience, but considered after reading the actual new proposals and evidence there presented. They seem very important to us...  From the Preface. Contents: ASTROPHYSICS: ANOMOLOUSREDSHIFTS
RELATIVITY: ENERGY AND TIME
GEOPHYSICS: EXPANDING EARTH
FIELDS, PARTICLES: SPACETIME STRUCTURES
QUANTUM PHYSICS: DUALITY AND LOCALITY
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Abstract  Author 
On the SpaceTime Structure of the Electron  Dr. Martin Rivas 
The Primordially Hydridic Character of our Planet and Proving it by Deep Drilling  Warren Hunt 
Theories Equivalent to Special Relativity  Prof. Franco Selleri 
What, If Anything, is the Anthropic Cosmological Principle Telling Us?  Silvio Bergia 
Empirical Evidence on the Creation of Galaxies and Quasars  Dr. Halton C. Arp 
Periodicity in Extragalactic Redshifts  William M. Napier 
Quasar Spectra: Black Holes or Nonstandard Models?  Jack W. Sulentic 
Configurations and Redshifts of Galaxies  Miroslaw Zabierowski 
Isominkowskian Representation of Cosmological Redshifts and the Internal RedBlueShifts of Quasars  Dr. Ruggero Maria Santilli 
The Relativistic Electron Pair Theory of Matter and its Implications for Cosmology  Dr. Ernest J. Sternglass 
Are Quasars Manifesting a de Sitter Redshift?  John B. Miller, Thomas E. Miller 
Gravity is the Simplest Thing!  Dr. David F. Roscoe 
Large Anamalous Redshifts and ZeroPoint Radiation  Dr. Peter F. Browne 
Theoretical Basis for a NonExpanding and Euclidean Universe  Thomas B. Andrews 
Light Propagation in an Expanding Universe  Alexandros Paparodopoulos 
Fornax  The Companion of the Milky Way and the Question of its Standard Motion  Miroslaw Zabierowski 
Cosmological Redshifts and the Law of Corresponding States  Victor Clube 
Did the Apple Fall?  Huseyin Yilmaz 
Investigations with Lasers, Atomic Clocks and Computer Calculations of Curved Spacetime and of the Differences Between the Gravitation Theories of Yilmaz and of Einstein  Prof. Carroll O. Alley 
Four Dimensional Elasticity: Is it General Relativity?  Angelo Tartaglia 
Universality of the LieIsotopic Symmetries for Deformed Minkowskian Metrics  Askar K. Aringazin, K. M. Aringazin 
Hertz's Speciasl Relativity and Physical Reality  Dr. Ing. Constantin I. Mocanu 
From Relativistic Paradoxes to Absolute Space and Time Physics  Prof. Dr. Horst E. Wilhelm 
Theories Equivalent to Special Relativity  Prof. Franco Selleri 
The Influence of Idealism in 20th Century Physics  Heather McCouat, Simon J. Prokhovnik 
The Physical Meaning of Albert Einstein's Relativistic Ether Concept  Prof. Ludwig Kostro 
The Limimting Nature of LightVelocity as the Casual Factor Underlying Relativity  Trevor Morris 
The Ether Revisied  Adolphe Martin 
What is and What is not Essential in Lorentz's Relativity  Dr. Jan Czerniawski 
Vacuum Substratum, in Electrodynamics and Quantum Mechanics  Theory and Experiment  Prof. Dr. Horst E. Wilhelm 
Creeds of Physics  Samuel Warren Carey 
Global Models of the Expanding Earth  Klaus A. Vogel 
An Orogenic Model Consistent with Earth Expansion  Carol Strutinski 
Earth Complexity vs. Plate Tectonic Simplicity  Dr. Giancarlo Scalera 
An Evolutionary Earth Expansion Hypothesis  Dr. Stavros T. Tassos 
Earth Expansion Requires Increase in Mass  John K. Davidson 
Principles of Plate Movements on the Expanding Earth  Jan Koziar 
The Origin of Granite and Continental Masses in an Expanding Earth  Lorence G. Collins 
Possible Relation Between Earth Expansion and Dark Matter  Stanislaw Ciechanowicz, Jan Koziar 
Earth Expansion and the Prediction of Earthquakes and Volcanicism  Dr. Martin Kokus 
Tension  Gravitational Model of Island Arcs  Jan Koziar, Leszek Jamrozik 
Tension  Gravitational Model of Island Arcs  Jan Koziar, Leszek Jamrozik 
Electromagnetic Interactions and Particle Physics  Asim O. Barut 
Isotopic and Genotopic Relativistic Theory  Asterios Jannussis, Anna Sotiropoulos 
A Look at Frontiers of High energy Physics: From the GeV(109eV) to PeV(1015eV) and Beyond  Prof. Michele Barone 
An Approach to Finitesize Particles with Spin  Bronislaw Sredniawa 
A New High Energy Scale  Vladimir Kadyshevsky 
On the Spacetime Structure of the Electron  Dr. Martin Rivas 
Physics Without Physical Constants  Prof. Edward Kapuscik 
The relation Between Information, Time, and Space Inferred From Universal Phenomena in Solidstate Physics  Gerhard Dorda 
Quantumlike Behavior of Charged Particles in a Magnetic Field and Observation of Discrete Forbidden States in the Classical Mechanical Domain  Ram K. Varma 
Unipoplar Induction and Weber's Electrodynamics  Prof. Andre K. T. Assis, Dario S. Thober 
Impact of Maxwell's Equation of Displacement Current on Electromagnetic Laws and Comparison of the Maxwellian Waves With our Model of Dipolic Particles  Lefteris A. Kaliambos 
Direct Calculation of h and of the Complete Self Energy of the Electron From Fluid Models  Dr. William M. Honig 
Interbasis "SphereCylinder" Expansions for the Oscillator in the ThreeDimensional Space of Constant Positive Curvature  George S. Pogosyan, A. N. Sissakian, S. I. Vinitsky 
Pancharatnam's Topological Phase in Relation to the Dynamic Phase in Polarization Optics  Susanne Klein, Wolfgang Dultz, Heindrun Schmitzer 
On the Connection Between Classical and Quantum Mechanics  Dr. Andrzej Horzela 
Discrete Time Realizations of Quantum Mechanics and their Possible Experimental Tests  Carl Wolf 
Heraclitus' Vision  Schrodinger's Version  Pitter Gr?ff 
Is it Possible to Believe in Both Orthodox Quantum Theory and History?  Euan J. Squires 
A New Logic for Quantum Mechanics?  Eftichios Bitsakis 
Dangerous Effects of the Incomprehensibility in Microphysics  Jenner Barretto BastosFilho 
Classical Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics  V. K. Ignatovich 
Rabi Oscillations Described by de Broglian Probabilities  Mirjana Bozic 
A Test of the Complementarity Principle in SinglePhoton States of Light  Yutaka Mizobuchi, Yoshiyuki Othake 
Note on WaveParticle Unity  Huseyin Yilmaz 
Experiments with Entangled TwoPhoton States From TypeH Parametric Down Conversion: Evidence for WaveParticle Duality  Prof. Carroll O. Alley, T. E. Kiess, A. V. Sergienko, Yanhua H. Shih 
Correlation Functions and Einstein Locality  Augusto Garuccio, Liberato De Caro 
Optical Tests of Bell's Inequalities Closing the Poor Correlation Loophole  Susana F. Huelga 
WaveParticle Duality  Prof. Marius Borneas 
Newts on Locality and Empty Waves  Ramon RiscoDelgado 
Atomic Cascade Experiments With TwoChannel Polarizers and Quantum Mechanical Nonlocality  M. Ardehali 
Quantum Correlations From a Logical Point of View  Nikos A. Tambakis 
Local Realism and the Crucial experiment  Yoav BenDov 
The Space of Local Hidden Variables Cannot be a Metric One and What Next?  Milan Vinduska 
How the Quantum of Action Can Limit NonLocality  Constantin Antonopoulos 
The Ghostly Solution of the Quantum Paradoxes and its Experimental Verification  Raoul Nakhmanson 
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Advances in Fundamental Physics by Prof. Michele Barone (Editor), Prof. Franco Selleri (Editor) Pages: 474 Publisher: Hadronic Press Year: 1995 ISBN: 091176772X ISBN: 9780911767728 Buy it now Description Proceedings of an International Conference held 1994 in Olympia, Greece Contents: FUNDAMENTAL IDEAS:
RELATIVITY
QUANTUM PHYSICS
GEOPHYSICS

Abstract  Author 
Correlations Involving Several Subsystems  Alexander Afriat 
On Measurements with Contradictory Results; Tracing the Roots of the Original Wholeness  Constantin Antonopoulos 
Light Radiates as Stochastic Bursts of Photons  Dr. Paul Wesley 
On the Origin and Development of the Solar System  V. P. Ivankin 
RedShift Quantization and the Fractal Geometry of the Universe  Dr. Martin Kokus 
Speculations on the Physical State of the Earth's Inner Core  Dr. Hugh G. Owen 
Relocation of Paleopoles on Variable Radius Earth Models  Dr. Giancarlo Scalera 
Complementarity vs. Causality in Space and Time  Prof. Franco Selleri 
The Underwater Neutrino Telescopes  Prof. Michele Barone 
Dimensional Analysis and Fundamental Physical Constants in NDimensional Spaces for Real N  Jenner Barretto BastosFilho, R. M. X. de Araujo 
On Mechanisms of Ambiguity and Adaptation in Nature and Their Dimensions  G. F. Sanger 
An Introduction to Hadronic Mechanics  Dr. Ruggero Maria Santilli 
Cause and Effect in Special Relativity  Roland H. Dishington 
Is the Invariance of the Speed of Light Compatible with Quantum Mechanics? Some New Arguments  Dr. Joseph Levy 
Hertzian Extension of Einstein Special Relativity to NonUniform Motions  Dr. Ing. Constantin I. Mocanu 
On the Electromagnetic State Quantities in Electrodynamics of Moving Media  A. Panaitescu 
The Law of Universal Gravitation in a G Variant Universe  Alexandros Paparodopoulos 
The Nature of Friedmann Universes  Simon J. Prokhovnik 
Physical Foundations of Galilei Covariant Electrodynamics  Prof. Dr. Horst E. Wilhelm 
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Microphysical Reality and Quantum Formalism, Vol. 2 (Fundamental Theories of Physics) by Prof. Alwyn Van der Merwe (Editor), Dr. Gino Tarozzi (Editor), Prof. Franco Selleri (Editor) Pages: 484 Publisher: D. Reidel Publishing Company Year: 1988 ISBN: 9027726841 ISBN: 9789027726841 Buy it now Description Proceedings of the Conference, Held in Urbino, Italy, September 25October 3, 1985 
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Microphysical Reality and Quantum Formalism, Vol. 1 (Fundamental Theories of Physics) by Prof. Alwyn Van der Merwe (Editor), Dr. Gino Tarozzi (Editor), Prof. Franco Selleri (Editor) Pages: 496 Publisher: D. Reidel Publishing Company Year: 1988 ISBN: 9027726833 ISBN: 9789027726834 Read it now online Buy it now Description Proceedings of the Conference, Held in Urbino, Italy, September 25October 3, 1985 
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International Conference on Bells Theorem and the Foundations of Modern Physics: Palazzo Del Ridotto, Cesena, Italy, 710 October, 1991 by Prof. Franco Selleri (Editor), Prof. Alwyn Van der Merwe (Editor), Dr. Gino Tarozzi (Editor) Pages: 500 Publisher: World Scientific Pub Co Inc Year: 1993 ISBN: 9810210884 ISBN: 9789810210885 Buy it now Description 
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Controlled Nucleosynthesis: Breakthroughs in Experiment and Theory by Dr. Stanislav V. Adamenko (Editor), Prof. Franco Selleri (Editor), Prof. Alwyn Van der Merwe (Editor) Pages: 780 Publisher: Springer Year: 2007 ISBN: 140205873X ISBN: 9781402058738 Buy it now Description This book ushers in a new era of experimental and theoretical investigations into collective processes, structure formation, and selforganization of nuclear matter. It reports the results of experiments wherein for the first time the nuclei constituting our world (those displayed in Mendeleev's table as well as the superheavy ones) have been artificially created. Pioneering breakthroughs are described, achieved at the ?Proton21? Laboratory, Kiev, Ukraine, in a variety of new physical and technological directions. A detailed description of the main experiments, their analyses, and the interpretation of copious experimental data are given, along with the methodology governing key measurements and the processing algorithms of the data that empirically confirm the occurrence of macroscopic selforganizing processes leading to the nuclear transformations of various materials. The basic concepts underlying the initiation of selfsustaining collective processes that result in the formation of nuclear structures are also examined. How to realize nucleosynthesis of stable nuclei in the laboratory? Why are metallic meteorites of iron or nickeliron? Could the iron be nuclear fuel and could an iron star blow up as a supernova? And what could be the energy source of such an explosion? Is it possible to obtain nuclear energy from any terrestrial substance without producing radioactivity? Do superheavy (Migdal's) nuclei exist, and is it possible to synthesize them in the laboratory? What physical mechanisms could one use to control nuclear transformations and particularly the sign of the overall energy balance involved? Answers to these and other intriguing questions are to be found in this book. 
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WaveParticle Duality by Prof. Franco Selleri (Editor) Pages: 306 Publisher: Plenum Publishing Corporation Year: 1992 ISBN: 0306441632 ISBN: 9780306441639 Buy it now Description 
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Fundamental Questions in Quantum Physics and Relativity: Collected Papers in Honor of Louis de Broglie by Prof. Franco Selleri (Editor) Pages: 184 Publisher: Hadronic Press Year: 1993 ISBN: 0911767835 ISBN: 9780911767834 Buy it now Description 
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El debate de la teoria cuantica (The Debate on Quantum Theory) by Prof. Franco Selleri Publisher: Alianza Editorial Sa Year: 2007 ISBN: 8420624535 ISBN: 9788420624532 Buy it now Description Spanish version of Die Debatte um die Quantentheorie (1983). 
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Die Debatte um die Quantentheorie (The Debate on Quantum Theory) by Prof. Franco Selleri Year: 1983/1990 ISBN: 3528285184 Buy it now Description Translated into French, Spanish, Greek, Japanese and Italian. 
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Lezioni di relativita  da Einstein all etere di Lorentz by Prof. Franco Selleri KeyWords: einstein Pages: 224 Publisher: Progedit Year: 2003 ISBN: 8888550127 Buy it now Description 
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La Natura del Tempo: Propagazioni superluminali, paradosso dei gemelli, teletrasporto (The Nature of Time) by Prof. Franco Selleri (Editor) Pages: 347 Publisher: Dedalo Year: 2002 ISBN: 8822062515 ISBN: 9788822062512 Buy it now Description La Natura del Tempo, edited by F. Selleri, is a many authored book focussing on QM and Relativity paradoxes, suggesting solutions based on Statistical Mechanics, Ether as prefered reference system and superluminal signals. It covers a broad spectrum of subjects from microphysics to Cosmology. Each author developed a topic. F. Selleri inspired the subjects, collected the contributions, and edited the book. It is not related to any Conference, but represents a strong contributions to an alternative view of Modern Physics. Due to its large sale, it should be translated into English. Not an easy job at 350 pages.  Michele Barone 
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Weak Relativity: The Physics of Space and Time Without Paradoxes by Prof. Franco Selleri KeyWords: Relativity Pages: 174 Publisher: Franco Selleri Year: 2009 Read it now online Description This book reveals the results obtained in recent years by the author in relativistic physics. The recently increased conviction about the conventional definition of relativistic simultaneity has opened the doors to new ideas, in spite of the fact that research has shown that simultaneity in the physical reality exists and is not at all conventional. If the coefficient of the space variable x in the Lorentz, or other transformation of time (we call it e_{1}) had a convetional nature it should be possible to modify it without touching the empirical predictions of the theory. Given that Einstein's principle of relativity leads necessarily to the Lorentz transformations, and thus also to a fixed value of e_{1}, such a modification would imply a reformation of the relativistic idea itself. With respect to the idealized initial picture, the concrete development of research has produced some exciting novelties. Several phenomena, in particular those taking place on accelerating systems (Sagnac effect, and all that) converge in a strong indication of the value e_{1} = 0. This implies absolute simultaneity and a new type of space and time transformations, which we call "inertial". We give six proofs of absolute simultaneity, which are essentially independent of one another. In order to make their identification easy, the six chapters in which these proofs are given have equality e_{1} = 0 already in the title. The cosmological consequences of the new structure of space and time go against the big bang model. After our results relativism, although weakened, is not dead, but survives in milder forms. 
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Fisica Senza Dogma (Physics without Dogma) by Prof. Franco Selleri Year: 1989 
(2000) Prof. Franco Selleri Dept. Of Physics, INFN, Via G. Amendola 173, Bari I70126, Italy; selleri@email.it, +39 (080) 5443226 2000, 7th Natural Philosophy Alliance Conference, Storrs, CT, United States Keywords: Space, Time, SpaceTime Lookup: space (104), time (100)
(2004) Prof. Franco Selleri Dept. Of Physics, INFN, Via G. Amendola 173, Bari I70126, Italy; selleri@email.it, +39 (080) 5443226 Relativity in Rotating Frames: Relativistic Physics in Rotating Reference Frames (Fundamental Theories of Physics) , pp. 5778
(1995) Prof. Franco Selleri Dept. Of Physics, INFN, Via G. Amendola 173, Bari I70126, Italy; selleri@email.it, +39 (080) 5443226 Chinese Journal of Systems Engineering & Electronics, Volume 6, No. 4, pp. 2544 Keywords: Special relativity, Space, Time, Motion, Transformation Lookup: space (104), time (100), special relativity (125), motion (71), transformation (31), relativity (390), special (175)
(1997) Prof. Franco Selleri Dept. Of Physics, INFN, Via G. Amendola 173, Bari I70126, Italy; selleri@email.it, +39 (080) 5443226 Apeiron, Volume 4, No. 4, pp. 100103 Keywords: isotropic inertial system, Lorentz contraction of bodies, Larmor retardation of clocks Lookup: space (104), time (100), special relativity (125), motion (71), transformation (31), relativity (390), special (175), lorentz (73), inertial (35), bodies (4), system (2), clocks (13), retardation (3), contraction (12), isotropic (5)
(2006) Prof. Franco Selleri Dept. Of Physics, INFN, Via G. Amendola 173, Bari I70126, Italy; selleri@email.it, +39 (080) 5443226 Einstein and Poincar?: The Physical Vacuum Keywords: Absolute Velocity, Clock Paradox Lookup: clock paradox (4), absolute (26), velocity (55), clock (17), paradox (31) 
Recovering the Lorentz Ether 
(2004)
Prof. Franco Selleri
Dept. Of Physics, INFN, Via G. Amendola 173, Bari I70126, Italy; selleri@email.it, +39 (080) 5443226
Apeiron, Volume 11, No. 1, pp. 246281
Keywords: Lorentz transformations, Special Relativity, preferred inertial frame
Lookup: special relativity (125), lorentz transformations (5), relativity (390), special (175), frame (15), lorentz (73), inertial (35), transformations (12), preferred (2)
Abstract: The description of natural phenomena by observers in motion is a problem that many consider solved once and for all by the Lorentz transformations of the Theory of Special Relativity (TSR), though it was actually was left open. Consequences of my alternative transformations of the space and time variables are: (i) an explanation of the empirical data better than provided by the TSR; (ii) the elimination of those features of the TSR which give rise to paradoxes. This is obtained thanks to the recovery of a preferred inertial frame in which the Lorentz ether is at rest. In the present paper I expound the basic ideas of the research, leaving aside mathematical detail. 
Space and Time Physics with the Lorentz Ether: The Clock Paradox 
(2004)
Prof. Franco Selleri
Dept. Of Physics, INFN, Via G. Amendola 173, Bari I70126, Italy; selleri@email.it, +39 (080) 5443226
Frontiers of Fundamental Physics: Proceedings of the Sixth International Symposium \"Frontiers of Fundamental and Computational Physics\", Udine, Italy, 2629 September 2004 , pp. 195208
2004, Sixth International Symposium on Frontiers of Fundamental Physics, Udine, Italy
Abstract: The description of natural phenomena by observers in motion is a problem that many consider solved by Lorentz transformations, but that actually was left open. Consequences of my alternative "inertial" transforamtions are: (i) an explanation of the empirical data better than provided by the Theory of Special Relativity (TSR); (ii) the elimination of those features of the TSR giving rise to paradoxes thanks to the recovery of a privileged inertial frame in which the Lorentz ether is at rest. The example of the "clock paradox" is discussed and a complete resolution is obtained by giving an exhaustive unified description of all possible situations. Velocity (and nothing else) is thus seen to be responsible for the differential retardation effect. 
Superluminal Signals and the Resolution of the Casual Paradox 
(2006)
Prof. Franco Selleri
Dept. Of Physics, INFN, Via G. Amendola 173, Bari I70126, Italy; selleri@email.it, +39 (080) 5443226
Foundations of Physics, Volume 36, pp. 443463
Keywords: Clock synchronization, Superluminal signals, Lorentz ether
Lookup: aether (102), lorentz (73), synchronization (5), superluminal (13), clock (17)
Abstract: The experimental evidence for electromagnetic signals propagating with superluminal group velocity is recalled. Transformations of space and time depending on a synchronization parameter, e1, indicate the existence of a privileged inertial system. The Lorentz transformations are obtained for a particular e1 different from zero. No standard experiment on relativity depends on e1, but if accelerations are considered only e1 = 0 remains possible. The causal paradox generated by superluminal signals in the theory of relativity does not exist in the theory with e1 = 0. The irrelevance of superluminal signals for the Einstein, Podolsky and Rosen paradox is pointed out.

The Liberation of Time 
(2004)
Prof. Franco Selleri
Dept. Of Physics, INFN, Via G. Amendola 173, Bari I70126, Italy; selleri@email.it, +39 (080) 5443226
pp. 183219
Abstract: In the last ten years I have been working at the description of natural phenomena by observers in motion. It is a problem that many consider solved once for all by the Lorentz transformations of the Theory of Special Relativity (TSR in the following), but that actually was left open for reasons I will say. The result of this research is twofold: an explanation of the empirical data better than provided by the TSR, and the elimination of those features of the TSR which give rise to paradoxes; all this is obtained thanks to the liberation of time from the enslavement to space forced upon it in Minkowski space. The story is told in detail in a recent book [FS]. In the present paper I expound the basic ideas of the research leaving aside its mathematical parts.
(Paper published in the book "Hevelius, ScienceTechnologyPhilosophy", [O. Nawrot ed.], pp.183219, University of Gdansk, Scientific Society of Gdansk, Publishing House "SCIENTIA" Gdansk, Poland, 2004)

Space and Time Should be Preferred to Spacetime  1 
(1999)
Prof. Franco Selleri
Dept. Of Physics, INFN, Via G. Amendola 173, Bari I70126, Italy; selleri@email.it, +39 (080) 5443226
Gravitation, Electgromagnetism and Cosmology: Toward a New Synthesis , pp. 5772
1999, Redshifts and Gravitation in a Relativistic Universe, Cesena, Italy
Abstract: Transformations of space and time between inertial systems are set up by starting from two empirically based assumptions: (1) The twoway velocity of light is the same in all inertial systems; (2) Clock retardation takes place with the usual velocitydependent factor when clocks move with respect to an isotropic reference frame. The transformations thus obtained contain a free parameter e_{1}, the coefficient of x in the transformation of time. The Theory of Special Relativity is recovered for a particular choice of e_{1}. Different values of e_{1} correspond to different theories of space and time, which are to a large extent empirically equivalent. We show that Michelson type experiments, aberration, occultation of Jupiter's satellites, and radar ranging of planets are insensitive to the choice of e_{1}. Several other experiments lead to the same conclusion. An exception is discussed in Part II. 
Space and Time should be Preferred to Spacetime  2 
(1999)
Prof. Franco Selleri
Dept. Of Physics, INFN, Via G. Amendola 173, Bari I70126, Italy; selleri@email.it, +39 (080) 5443226
Gravitation, Electgromagnetism and Cosmology: Toward a New Synthesis , pp. 7386
1999, Redshifts and Gravitation in a Relativistic Universe, Cesena, Italy
Abstract: A physical quantity p exists for which the theory of special relativity (TSR) predicts p = 1 relative to all inertial frames. Under extremely general conditions we prove that p = (c +v)/(c  v) for all rotating disks having the same peripheral velocity v and arbitrarily small acceleration a. This value of p must hold in any small region near the disk rim. Therefore, the TSR gives rise to a discontinuity. The limit a > 0 should instead be smooth, because all empirical knowledge about inertial systems is obtained in frames with a <> 0, e.g., because of the Earth's rotation. Elimination of the discontinuity is possible using the set of theories "equivalent" to TSR of Part I. The clock synchronization ambiguity in inertial systems is then solved: only e_{1} = 0 (corresponding to absolute simultaneity) gives p = (c + v)/(c  v) when a > 0. Noninvariant values of the oneway velocity of light are thus obtained. 
Complementarity vs. Causality in Space and Time 
(1993)
Prof. Franco Selleri
Dept. Of Physics, INFN, Via G. Amendola 173, Bari I70126, Italy; selleri@email.it, +39 (080) 5443226
Advances in Fundamental Physics , pp. 381398
1993, Frontiers of Fundamental Physics, Olympia, Greece
Keywords: Complementarity, Causality, Space, Time
Lookup: space (104), time (100), causality (3), complementarity (2)
The Sagnac Effect Explained 
(2009)
Prof. Franco Selleri
Dept. Of Physics, INFN, Via G. Amendola 173, Bari I70126, Italy; selleri@email.it, +39 (080) 5443226
(6 pages)
2009, 16th Natural Philosophy Alliance Conference, Storrs, CT, United States
2009, The Sagnac Effect Explained, United States
Keywords: Sagnac Effect
Lookup: sagnac effect (15), effect (63), sagnac (21)
Abstract: It is remarkable that almost a century after the discovery of the Sagnac effect no justification based on the two relativistic theories has been found. Hasselbach and Nicklaus, describing their own experiment, list about twenty different explanations of the effect and comment: "This great variety (if not disparity) in the derivation of the Sagnac phase shift constitutes one of the several controversies ... that have been surrounding the Sagnac effect since the earliest days of studying interferences in rotating frames of reference." In the Sagnac 1913 experiment a platform was made to rotate uniformly around a vertical axis at a rate of 12 full rotations per second. In an interferometer mounted on the platform, two interfering light beams, reflected by four mirrors, propagated in opposite directions along a closed horizontal circuit defining a certain area. The rotating system included also the luminous source and a photographic plate recording the interference fringes. 
Noninvariant OneWay Velocity of Light 
(1996)
Prof. Franco Selleri
Dept. Of Physics, INFN, Via G. Amendola 173, Bari I70126, Italy; selleri@email.it, +39 (080) 5443226
Foundations of Physics, Volume 26, No. 5, pp. 641664
Abstract: After discussing in the first five sections the meaning and the difficulties of the priciple of relativity we present a new set of spacetime transformations between inertial systems ("inertial" transformations), based on three assumptions:
We show that our new transformation laws can explain the available experimental evidence in spite of the implied noninvariance of the oneway velocity of light.

Noninvariant OneWay Velocity of Light and Particle Collisions 
(1996)
Prof. Franco Selleri
Dept. Of Physics, INFN, Via G. Amendola 173, Bari I70126, Italy; selleri@email.it, +39 (080) 5443226
Foundations of Physics Letters, Volume 9, No. 1, pp. 4360
Keywords: Special relativity, Clock syncrhronization, Elementary particle collisions
Lookup: special relativity (125), clock syncrhronization (2), relativity (390), special (175), particle (38), collisions (4), clock (17), elementary (23), syncrhronization (2)
Abstract: Recently pubblished spacetime transformations between inertial systems (different from the Lorentz transormations) are reviewed. Energy and momentum are defined consistently with these new transformation laws. Formally they equal the usual relativistic expressions only in the privileged frame, but numerically they do so in all inertial frames. All the precise experimental data concerning thresholds for inelastic processes, particle masses, and so on, can thus be explained also within this new theoretical framework. 
Time on a Rotating Platform 
(1997)
Prof. Franco Selleri
Dept. Of Physics, INFN, Via G. Amendola 173, Bari I70126, Italy; selleri@email.it, +39 (080) 5443226
Fran?ois Goy
Dipartimento di Fisica, Universita di Bari, Via G. Amendola, 173, Bari I70126, Italy; goy@axba1.ba.infn.it
Foundations of Physics Letters, Volume 10, No. 1, pp. 1729
Keywords: Relativity (special and general), Synchronisation, Sagnac effect
Lookup: sagnac effect (15), synchronisation (2), relativity (390), effect (63), sagnac (21)
Abstract: Traditional clock synchronisation on a rotating platform is shown to be incompatible with the experimentally established transformation of time. The latter transformation leads directly to solve this problem through noninvariant oneway speed of light. The conventionality of some features of relativity theory allows full compatibility with existing experimental evidence. 
Noninvariant OneWay Speed of Light and Locally Equivalent Reference Frames 
(1997)
Prof. Franco Selleri
Dept. Of Physics, INFN, Via G. Amendola 173, Bari I70126, Italy; selleri@email.it, +39 (080) 5443226
Foundations of Physics Letters, Volume 10, No. 1, pp. 7383
Keywords: Special relativity, Velocity of light, conventionality
Lookup: special relativity (125), velocity of light (8), conventionality (2), relativity (390), special (175), light (157), velocity (55)
Abstract: We consider an isotropical inertial reference frame ("stationary") and in it a uniformly rotating circular platform of radius R. The velocity of light c relative to the rim of the platform is calculated and found to have values necessarily different from c. This c remains the same if R is increased but the peripheral velocity is kept constant. Since by so doing any small piece of the circumference can be considered better and better at rest in a ("moving") inertial system, the velocity of light relative to this system can be deduced. Noninvariant values are obtained and shown to coincide with the predictions of our recently published "inertial transformations". 
The International Atomic Time and the Velocity of Light 
(2004)
Prof. Franco Selleri
Dept. Of Physics, INFN, Via G. Amendola 173, Bari I70126, Italy; selleri@email.it, +39 (080) 5443226
Foundations of Physics, Volume 17, pp. 6579
Abstract: Atomic clocks distributed around the world communicate with one another by means of radio signals. The synchronization signals sent by a transmitting station always reach the receiving station 'on time', at any hour of the day and in any season, despite the motion of the Earth. For some authors this means that these signals propagate isotropically (with one way velocity c), even with respect to the Earth surface. In fact this may not be so; we show that the proper working of the network says nothing about the one way velocity, as it is consistent with another theory, empirically (almost) equivalent to special relativity, in which the one way speed of light has a directional dependence in moving frames. 
Theories Equivalent to Special Relativity 
(1993)
Prof. Franco Selleri
Dept. Of Physics, INFN, Via G. Amendola 173, Bari I70126, Italy; selleri@email.it, +39 (080) 5443226
Frontiers of Fundamental Physics: Proceedings of an International Conference held September 2730, 1993, in Olympia, Greece , pp. 181192
1993, Frontiers of Fundamental Physics, Olympia, Greece
The Zero Acceleration Discontinuity and Absolute Simultaneity 
(2005)
Prof. Franco Selleri
Dept. Of Physics, INFN, Via G. Amendola 173, Bari I70126, Italy; selleri@email.it, +39 (080) 5443226
Einstein, Relativity and Absolute Simultaneity , pp. 210241
Abstract: In the transformation of time between inertial reference frames the coefficient of the space variable, e_{1}, describes the possible choices of clock synchronization with its different values. In the first part of the paper we review the proof of a zero acceleration discontinuity for rotating platforms: the velocity of light relative to inertial reference frames agrees with the zero acceleration limit of the velocity of light relative to rotating platforms only by assuming e_{1} = 0, that is by replacing the Lorentz by the "inertial" transformations based on absolute simultaneity. The second part of the paper contains the proof that the same discontinuity exists also for linearly accelerated reference frames. Absolute simultaneity again provides the cure. 
The Inertial Transformations and the Relativity Principle 
(2005)
Prof. Franco Selleri
Dept. Of Physics, INFN, Via G. Amendola 173, Bari I70126, Italy; selleri@email.it, +39 (080) 5443226
Foundations of Physics Letters, Volume 18, pp. 325339
Keywords: Special relativity, Clock syncrhronization, Inertial transformations
Lookup: special relativity (125), inertial transformations (2), clock syncrhronization (2), relativity (390), special (175), inertial (35), transformations (12), clock (17), syncrhronization (2)
Abstract: Our recently proposed inertial transformations of the space and time variables based on absolute simultaneity imply the existence of a single isotropic inertial reference system ("privileged system"). We show, however, that a resynchronization of clocks in all inertial systems is possible leadind to a different, arbitrarily chosen, isotropic "privileged" system. Such a resynchronization does not modify any one of the empirical consequences of theory, which is thus compatible with a formulation of the relativity principle weskeer than adopted in Einstein's theory of special relativity. 
On a Physical and Mathematical Discontinuity in Relativity Theory 
(1997)
Prof. Franco Selleri
Dept. Of Physics, INFN, Via G. Amendola 173, Bari I70126, Italy; selleri@email.it, +39 (080) 5443226
Open Questions in Relativistic Physics , pp. 6980
1997, International Conference on Special Relativity and Some of its Applications, Athens, Greece
Keywords: discontinuity, relativity theory, isotropic reference frame, circular disk, radius, velocity of light
Lookup: discontinuity (2), velocity of light (8), relativity theory (10), radius (8), theory (173), relativity (390), light (157), reference (13), frame (15), velocity (55), circular (3), isotropic (5)
Abstract: An isotropic inertial reference frame ("stationary") is considererd, in which a circular disk of radius R rotates uniformly. The velocity of light [] relative to the rim of the disk is calculated under very general assumptions and found to satisfy []. This [] remains the same if R is increased but the peripheral velocity of the disk is kept constant. Since by so doing any small part of the circumference can be considered (for a short time) better and better at rest in a ("moving") inertial system, there is a discontinuity between accelerated reference frames with arbitrarily small acceleration and inertial frames, if the velocity of light is assumed to be c in the latter. Elimination of the discontinuity is shown to imply fos inertial systems a velocity of light [], necessarily equal to that obtained from recently published "inertial transformations." 
Relativistic Physics: From Paradoxes to Good Sense, Part 1 
(2009)
Prof. Franco Selleri
Dept. Of Physics, INFN, Via G. Amendola 173, Bari I70126, Italy; selleri@email.it, +39 (080) 5443226
Ether SpaceTime and Cosmology, Vol. 2: New Insights into a Key Physical Medium
Keywords: Relativity, Paradox
Lookup: relativity (390), paradox (31)
Abstract: The present paper reviews the results obtained in recent years by the author in relativistic physics. Historically the two theories of relativity were born from the clash of positivism and realism. The former current of thought used relativism as a weapon against ideas of realistic inclination, like Lorentz's. Paradoxes were the consequence in the new relativistic paradigm of emarginating realism. The recent understanding of the role of the conventional definition of simultaneity in relativistic physics has opened the doors to new lines of thought. Epistemologists have stressed that the coefficient of the space variable x in the Lorentz transformation of time (we call it e1) has a nonphysical ("conventional") nature. Therefore, it should be possible to modify e1 without touching the empirical predictions of the theory. Given that Einstein's principle of relativity leads necessarily to the Lorentz transformations, such a modification implies however a reformulation of the relativistic idea itself. With respect to this ideal picture, the concrete development of the research has produced some exciting surprises. Nature does not seem to be so indifferent about the value of e1, given that several phenomena, in particular those taking place on a rotating platform (Sagnac effect, and all that) converge in a strong indication of the value e1 = 0 .This implies absolute simultaneity and a new type of space and time transformations which we call "inertial". Today we count on six proofs of absolute simultaneity, which are essentially independent of one another (three are contained in the second part of the paper). The cosmological consequences of the new structure of space and time go against the big bang model. After our results relativism, although weakened, is not dead and keeps proposing itself under milder forms. 
On the Possibility of a Rationalistic Approach to Microphysics 
(1989)
Prof. Franco Selleri
Dept. Of Physics, INFN, Via G. Amendola 173, Bari I70126, Italy; selleri@email.it, +39 (080) 5443226
Proceedings of the Conference on Foundations in Mathematics and Physics , pp. 357282
1989, Foundations of Mathematics & Physics in the 20th Century: The Rejection of Intuition, Perugia, Italy
Keywords: microphysics, rationalistic approach, quantum phenomena, Einsteinde Broglie, wave particle duality, photons and neutrons
Lookup: microphysics (2), quantum (151), einstein (54), particle (38), photon (44), wave (35), duality (9), neutrons (3), broglie (9), phenomena (7)
Abstract: The Einsteinde Broglie picture of waveparticle duality can provide an understandable foundation of quantum phenomena. We review the conceptual and experimental situation concerning this idea, as well as some recent proposals of experiments that could lead to the direct detection of the (empty) Einsteinde Broglie waves of photons and neutrons 
On the Direct Observability of Quantum Waves 
(1982)
Prof. Franco Selleri
Dept. Of Physics, INFN, Via G. Amendola 173, Bari I70126, Italy; selleri@email.it, +39 (080) 5443226
Foundations of Physics, Volume 13, pp. 10871112
Keywords: Observability, Quantum Waves
Lookup: quantum (151), waves (40)
Superluminal Signals Imply Absolute Simultaneity 
(2002)
Prof. Franco Selleri
Dept. Of Physics, INFN, Via G. Amendola 173, Bari I70126, Italy; selleri@email.it, +39 (080) 5443226
(Absentia)
2002, 9th Natural Philosophy Alliance Conference, San Luis Obispo, CA, United States
Keywords: Superluminal Signals, Absolute Simultaneity
Lookup: simultaneity (20), absolute (26), superluminal (13)
Weak Relativity 
(2009)
Prof. Franco Selleri
Dept. Of Physics, INFN, Via G. Amendola 173, Bari I70126, Italy; selleri@email.it, +39 (080) 5443226
2009, 16th Natural Philosophy Alliance Conference, Storrs, CT, United States
Abstract: At the end of the XIX century Poincar? had the idea that one way velocities are not measurable. To measure them one needs synchronized clocks, but to synchronize clocks one needs to know the one way velocity of some signal. It seems a perfect logical loop, impossible to overcome. Einstein essentially adopted the idea when he defined the velocity of light as constant to formulate the TSR. In 1927 the German philosopher of science Hans Reichenbach, discussed this definition concluding that even if essential for the TSR, it was “not epistemologically necessary.“ Half a century later, in the years 19771984, Max Jammer produced a very stimulating reconstruction of the debates about the notion of distant simultaneity. He stressed that one cannot know the simultaneity of distant events at all since simultaneity is arbitrary; and therefore we can lay down whatever definition we wish concerning it, without giving rise to any error. At this point several people must have felt that the ReichenbachJammer conjecture was too selfassured for a statement almost completely lacking empirical support. Researches trying to confirm/invalidate the conjecture actually started in several places. If the coefficient of the space variable x in the Lorentz, or other, transformation of time (we call it e_{1}) had a conventional nature it should be possible to modify it without touching the empirical predictions of the theory. Given that Einstein’s principle of relativity leads necessarily to the Lorentz transformations, and thus also to a fixed value of e_{1} , such a modification would imply a reformulation of the relativistic idea itself. With respect to the idealized initial picture, the concrete development of research has produced some exciting novelties. Several phenomena, in particular those taking place on accelerating systems (Sagnac effect, and all that) converge in a strong indication of the value = e_{1}. This implies absolute simultaneity and a new type of space and time transformations, which we call "inertial". The cosmological consequences of the new structure of space and time go against the big bang model. After these results relativism, although weakened, is not dead, but survives in milder forms. 
Theories Equivalent to Special Relativity 
(1994)
Prof. Franco Selleri
Dept. Of Physics, INFN, Via G. Amendola 173, Bari I70126, Italy; selleri@email.it, +39 (080) 5443226
Frontiers of Fundamental Physics: Proceedings of an International Conference held September 2730, 1993, in Olympia, Greece , pp. 181192
1993, Frontiers of Fundamental Physics, Olympia, Greece
Keywords: special relativity, velocity of light, spacetime, theories equivalent
Lookup: special relativity (125), velocity of light (8), relativity (390), space (104), time (100), special (175), light (157), velocity (55), theories (12), equivalent (2)
Abstract: The purpose of this paper is twofold: (1) to discuss the basis of the Lorentz transformations showing that the invariance of the velocity of light has in them a role even more important than usually believed, and (2) to find the complete set of theories empirically equivalent to the special theory of relativity (STR) under the assumption that the oneway velocity of light is not measurable. In particular it will be shown that any modification of the coefficients of the Lorentz transformation, however small, gives rise to an ether theory, in the sense that the modified theory necessarily predicts the existence of a privileged frame that in principle can be detected experimentally, Therefore all the theories equivalent to STR but based on different transformation laws, must necessarily negate the validity of the relativity principle. We will come thus to the surprising conclusion that if the oneway velocity of light is not measurable, the content of the relativity principle is entirely conventional, since it can be affirmed or negated without any practical change in the predictive power of the theory. 
General Considerations about Mass Variation 
(2000)
Prof. Franco Selleri
Dept. Of Physics, INFN, Via G. Amendola 173, Bari I70126, Italy; selleri@email.it, +39 (080) 5443226
Dr. Georg Galeczki
Am Plankengarten 18, D51061 Cologne, Germany; galeczki@gmx.de, +49 (221) 668243, www.helmuthille.de/publications.html
Dr. Cynthia Kolb Whitney
141 Rhinecliff Street, Arlington, MA 024767331, United States; galilean_electrodynamics@comcast.net, (781) 6433155, mywebpages.comcast.net/adring
Dr. Clarence L. Dulaney
2226 Fairgreen Drive, Missouri City, TX 77489, United States; cldtx1@sbcglobal.net, (281) 4377422
2000, 7th Natural Philosophy Alliance Conference, Storrs, CT, United States
Keywords: Mass Variation
Lookup: mass variation (7), mass (94), variation (10)
Some Epistemological Problems of Modern Physics 
(2001)
Prof. Franco Selleri
Dept. Of Physics, INFN, Via G. Amendola 173, Bari I70126, Italy; selleri@email.it, +39 (080) 5443226
Abstract: Published in Science Philosophy Interface. 
Teorie alternative alla relativita e natura del tempo 
(1996)
Prof. Franco Selleri
Dept. Of Physics, INFN, Via G. Amendola 173, Bari I70126, Italy; selleri@email.it, +39 (080) 5443226
La scienza e i vortici del dubbio , pp. 213249
1996, Descartes and Scientific Thought, Perugia, Italy
Nonlocal Theories Satisfying Bell's Inequality 
(1978)
Prof. Franco Selleri
Dept. Of Physics, INFN, Via G. Amendola 173, Bari I70126, Italy; selleri@email.it, +39 (080) 5443226
Dr. Gino Tarozzi
Instituto di Filosofia, Universit? di Urbino, Centro Interuniversitario di Filosofia e Fondamenti della Fisica, Bologna, Italy
Il Nuovo Cimento, Volume 48B, No. 1, pp. 120130
Keywords: Nonlocality, Bell's Inequality
Lookup: nonlocality (5)
Quantum Mechanics Reality and Separability 
(1981)
Prof. Franco Selleri
Dept. Of Physics, INFN, Via G. Amendola 173, Bari I70126, Italy; selleri@email.it, +39 (080) 5443226
Dr. Gino Tarozzi
Instituto di Filosofia, Universit? di Urbino, Centro Interuniversitario di Filosofia e Fondamenti della Fisica, Bologna, Italy
Il Nuovo Cimento, Volume 4 (Riv.), pp. 153
Keywords: Quantum Mechanics, Separability
Lookup: quantum mechanics (56), quantum (151), mechanics (76)
Propensity, Probability, and Quantum Physics 
(1995)
Jenner Barretto BastosFilho
Universidade Federal de Alagoas, Macei?, Alagoas 57.072970, Brazil; jennerbastos@gmail.com, (82) 32141425
Prof. Franco Selleri
Dept. Of Physics, INFN, Via G. Amendola 173, Bari I70126, Italy; selleri@email.it, +39 (080) 5443226
Foundations of Physics, Volume 25, No. 5, pp. 701716
Keywords: Probability, Quantum Mechanics
Lookup: quantum mechanics (56), probability (4), quantum (151), mechanics (76)
Eight Proofs of Absolute Simultaneity 
(2010)
Prof. Franco Selleri
Dept. Of Physics, INFN, Via G. Amendola 173, Bari I70126, Italy; selleri@email.it, +39 (080) 5443226
(Absentia)
Proceedings of the NPA, Volume 7, pp. 504512
2010, 17th Natural Philosophy Alliance Conference, Long Beach, CA, United States
Abstract: The conviction that relativistic simultaneity has a conventional nature is shared by many authors, but it will be shown that simultaneity exists in the physical reality and therefore cannot be conventional. If the coefficient  we call it e_{1}  of the space variable x in the Lorentz, or other, transformation of time had a conventional nature it should be possible to modify it without touching the empirical predictions of the theory: this expectation can be called ReichenbachJammer conjecture (?RJ conjecture?). Given that Einstein's principle of relativity leads necessarily to the Lorentz transformations, and thus also to a fixed nonzero value of e_{1}, the modification would imply a reformulation of the relativistic idea itself. With respect to the idealized expectation, based on the RJ conjecture, the concrete development of physics produces some exciting novelties. Several phenomena, in particular those taking place in accelerating frames (Sagnac effect, and all that), converge in a strong indication of e_{1} = 0. This implies absolute simultaneity and a new type of space and time transformations, which we call "inertial". We give eight proofs of absolute simultaneity, deduced from essentially independent normally accepted premises. 
The Sagnac Effect, Once More 
(2012)
Prof. Franco Selleri
Dept. Of Physics, INFN, Via G. Amendola 173, Bari I70126, Italy; selleri@email.it, +39 (080) 5443226
(Absentia)
Proceedings of the NPA, Volume 9, pp. 525527
2012, 19th Natural Philosophy Alliance Conference, Albuquerque, NM, United States
Abstract: A simple and rigorous proof of the Sagnac effect for the most general value of the synchronization parameter e1 is given. If in the final result one adopts the relativistic e_{1} one can see that the relativistic theory is incompatible with the experimental evidence. Only the theory with e_{1} = 0 predicts correctly the Sagnac effect. Of course the obtained results depend on the assumptions made, which look rather safe however. 