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Prof. Franco Selleri
selleri@email.it
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Dept. Of Physics, INFN
Via G. Amendola 173
Bari I-70126
Italy

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Selleri, Prof. Franco     (Easy Link: http://www.worldsci.org/people/Franco_Selleri)
Physicist (Deceased)

Interests: Quantum Theory, Epr, Relativity
Nationality: Italian
Born: Friday, October 9, 1936
Died: Wednesday, November 20, 2013 (Age 77)

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Books:
2009Weak Relativity: The Physics of Space and Time Without Paradoxes
2007Controlled Nucleosynthesis: Breakthroughs in Experiment and Theory
2007El debate de la teoria cuantica (The Debate on Quantum Theory)
2003Lezioni di relativita - da Einstein all etere di Lorentz
2002La Natura del Tempo: Propagazioni super-luminali, paradosso dei gemelli, teletrasporto (The Nature of Time)
1998Einstein, Podolsky, and Rosen Paradox in Atomic, Nuclear, and Particle Physics
1998Open Questions in Relativistic Physics
1995Advances in Fundamental Physics
1994Frontiers of Fundamental Physics: Proceedings of an International Conference held September 27-30, 1993, in Olympia, Greece
1993Fundamental Questions in Quantum Physics and Relativity: Collected Papers in Honor of Louis de Broglie
1993International Conference on Bells Theorem and the Foundations of Modern Physics: Palazzo Del Ridotto, Cesena, Italy, 7-10 October, 1991
1992Wave-Particle Duality
1990Quantum Paradoxes and Physical Reality
1989Fisica Senza Dogma (Physics without Dogma)
1988Microphysical Reality and Quantum Formalism, Vol. 1 (Fundamental Theories of Physics)
1988Microphysical Reality and Quantum Formalism, Vol. 2 (Fundamental Theories of Physics)
1988Quantum Mechanics versus Local Realism: The Einstein-Podolsky-Rosen Paradox (Physics of Atoms and Molecules)
1983/1990Die Debatte um die Quantentheorie (The Debate on Quantum Theory)

Abstracts Online:
2000Space and Time Are Better Than Space-Time (Parts I & II)
2004Sagnac Effect: End of the Mystery
1995Space, Time, and Their Transformations
1997Remarks on the Transformations of Space and Time
2006Absolute Velocity Resolution of the Clock Paradox
2004Recovering the Lorentz Ether
2004Space and Time Physics with the Lorentz Ether: The Clock Paradox
2006Superluminal Signals and the Resolution of the Casual Paradox
2004The Liberation of Time
1999Space and Time Should be Preferred to Spacetime - 1
1999Space and Time should be Preferred to Spacetime - 2
1993Complementarity vs. Causality in Space and Time
2009The Sagnac Effect Explained
1996Noninvariant One-Way Velocity of Light
1996Noninvariant One-Way Velocity of Light and Particle Collisions
1997Time on a Rotating Platform
1997Noninvariant One-Way Speed of Light and Locally Equivalent Reference Frames
2004The International Atomic Time and the Velocity of Light
1993Theories Equivalent to Special Relativity
2005The Zero Acceleration Discontinuity and Absolute Simultaneity
2005The Inertial Transformations and the Relativity Principle
1997On a Physical and Mathematical Discontinuity in Relativity Theory
2009Relativistic Physics: From Paradoxes to Good Sense, Part 1
1989On the Possibility of a Rationalistic Approach to Microphysics
1982On the Direct Observability of Quantum Waves
2002Superluminal Signals Imply Absolute Simultaneity
2009Weak Relativity
1994Theories Equivalent to Special Relativity
2000General Considerations about Mass Variation
2001Some Epistemological Problems of Modern Physics
1996Teorie alternative alla relativita e natura del tempo
1978Nonlocal Theories Satisfying Bell's Inequality
1981Quantum Mechanics Reality and Separability
1995Propensity, Probability, and Quantum Physics
2010Eight Proofs of Absolute Simultaneity
2012The Sagnac Effect, Once More

Media Online:
2009-10-10VideoWhat's Wrong with Relativity
2009-03-01VideoThe Sagnac Effect Explained

Event Attendence:
2012-07-2519th Natural Philosophy Alliance ConferenceConference (Absentia)
2010-08-28A Testable Electromagnetic and Gravitational InterfaceVideo Conference
2010-06-2317th Natural Philosophy Alliance ConferenceConference (Absentia)
2009-10-24Relational MechanicsVideo Conference
2009-10-17Instances of Relativistic Illogic (With a GPS Assist)Video Conference
2009-10-10What's Wrong with RelativityVideo Conference
2009-10-03Physics 3.0: Understanding the Foundational Concepts and Mathematics of the Next Physics RevolutionVideo Conference
2009-09-12Einstein's Unified Field TheoryVideo Conference
2009-09-04Mathematics, Physics and Philosophy In the Interpretations of Relativity Theory IIConference
2009-08-29Unified Theory Replaces Relativity TheoriesVideo Conference
2009-08-22Improved Relativity Theory and Doppler Theory of GravityVideo Conference
2009-08-08Debate Einsteins Special Relativity Postulates True or FalseVideo Conference
2009-08-01From the Photon to AtomsVideo Conference
2009-07-18An Approach to Gravity Modification as a Propulsion TechnologyVideo Conference
2009-06-27Friendly Advice for DissidentsVideo Conference
2009-05-2516th Natural Philosophy Alliance ConferenceConference
2009-05-16The Twin Paradox: How To Win The DebateVideo Conference
2009-05-0239 Questionable Assumptions in Modern Physics, Part 3Video Conference
2009-04-12Expanding Earth / We are Currently in the Middle of a Major Scientific RevolutionVideo Conference
2009-03-14Unified Theory: A Complete ParadigmVideo Conference
2009-03-01The Sagnac Effect ExplainedVideo Conference
2009-02-2239 Questionable Assumptions in Modern Physics, Part 1Video Conference
2009-02-15A Structural Approach to ScienceVideo Conference
2009-02-08Reality and Meaning in ScienceVideo Conference
2005-06-231st Crisis In Cosmology Conference (CCC-I): Challenging Observations and the Quest for a New Picture of the UniverseConference
2004-09-26Sixth International Symposium on Frontiers of Fundamental PhysicsConference
2002-05-139th Natural Philosophy Alliance ConferenceConference (Absentia)
2000-08-01Physics as a Science IIConference
2000-06-057th Natural Philosophy Alliance ConferenceConference
1999-09-17Redshifts and Gravitation in a Relativistic UniverseConference
1997-06-25International Conference on Special Relativity and Some of its ApplicationsConference
1996-09-04Descartes and Scientific ThoughtConference
1993-09-27Frontiers of Fundamental PhysicsConference
1991-10-07International Conference on Bells Theorem and the Foundations of Modern PhysicsConference

Biography

Franco Selleri received his Ph.D. cum laude from Bologna University in 1958, and has been a fellow of the Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare since 1959. He is a member of the New York Academy of Sciences and the Fondation Louis de Broglie, and has served on the Board of Directors of the Italian Physical Society. He has had numerous visiting professorships and fellowships, including CERN, Saclay, Cornell and Dubna. He is the recipient of a medal from Gdanskie Towarzystwo Naukowe (Poland). He has published more than 200 papers in particle physics, quantum theory, relativity and history and philosophy of physics. He is the author of numerous books and editor of numerous conference proceedings on topics relating to the foundations of physics. He recently (2009) accepted to be Director of ECE Science Technology Ltd, of Steriwave Plc, and of Yellow Energy Plc.

Books by Prof. Franco Selleri



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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: 978-0968368916

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Proceedings of an international conference on Special Relativity and Some of its Applications, held in Athens, Greece, June 25-28, 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

  • Dr. Halton C. Arp: Evolution of Quasars into Galaxies and its Implications for the Birth and Evolution of Matter 267
  • J. Brandes: A Lorentzian Approach to General Relativity: Einstein?s Closed Universe Reinterpreted 275
  • Prof. Zbigniew Oziewicz & Bogdan Lange: The Simplest Inflationary Scenario in Relativistic Quantum Cosmology 283
  • Dr. David F. Roscoe: An Analysis of 900 Rotation Curves of Southern Sky Spiral Galaxies: Are the Dynamics Constrained to Discrete States? 291

Quantum Theory and Relativity

37 Book Abstracts

AbstractAuthor
An Explanation of the Sagnac Effect Based on the Special Theory of Relativity, the de Broglie/Bohm Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics, and a Non-Zero 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 Clock-Stations and the Sagnac Effect Dr. Alphonsus G. Kelly
Is Simultaneity Relative or Absolute? Dr. Joseph Levy
Reception of Light Signals in Galilean Space-Time Adolphe Martin
Experiments on the Velocity c Prof. Jos Ramalho Croca
Lorentz Symmetry Violation, Vacuum and Superluminal Particles Luis Gonzalez-Mestres
Inertial Transformations from the Homogeneity of Absolute Space Ramon Risco-Delgado
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 Bastos-Filho
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. Sanchez-Gomez
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: 978-0306458934
ISBN: B000OSA3SM

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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 Einstein-Podolsky-Rosen Paradox (Physics of Atoms and Molecules)

by Prof. Franco Selleri (Editor)

KeyWords: einstein, quantum mechanics

Pages: 480
Publisher: Springer
Year: 1988
ISBN: 0306427397
ISBN: 978-0306427398
ISBN: B000OSWXZ8

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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: 978-0792302537

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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, wave-particle duality, Einstein-Podolsky-Rosen (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 wave-particle duality whose solution probaily requires the Einstein-de 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 wave-particle duality but the experiments performed on Bell-type 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 27-30, 1993, in Olympia, Greece

by Prof. Michele Barone (Editor), Prof. Franco Selleri (Editor)

Pages: 620
Publisher: Plenum Press
Year: 1994
ISBN: 0306448254
ISBN: 978-0306448256

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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: ANOMOLOUS-REDSHIFTS

  • Empirical Evidence on the Creation of Galaxies and Quasars, Dr. Halton C. Arp 1
  • Periodicity in Extragalactic Redshifts, William M. Napier 13
  • Quasar Spectra: Black Holes or Nonstandard Models?, Jack W. Sulentic 27
  • Configurations and Redshifts of Galaxies, Miroslaw Zabierowski 37
  • Isominkowskian Representaion of Cosmological Redshifts and the Internal Red-Blue-Shifts of Quasars, Dr. Ruggero Maria Santilli 41
  • The Relativistic Electron Pair Theory of Matter and its Implications for Cosmology, Dr. Ernest J. Sternglass 59
  • Are Quasars Manifesting a de Sitter Redshift?, John B. Miller & Thomas E. Miller 67
  • What, if Anything, Is the Anthropic Cosmological Principle Telling Us?, Silvio Bergia 73
  • Large Anomalous Redshift and Zero-Point Radiation, Dr. Peter F. Browne 83
  • Theoretical Basis for a Non-Expanding and Euclidean Universe, Thomas B. Andrews 89
  • Light Propagation in an Expanding Universe, Alexandros Paparodopoulos 99
  • Fornax - The Companion of the Milky Way and the Question of Its Standard Motion, Miroslaw Zabierowski 105
  • Cosmological Redshifts and the Law of Corresponding States, Victor Clube 107

RELATIVITY: ENERGY AND TIME

  • Did the Apple Fall?, H?seyin Yilmaz 115
  • Investigations With Lasers, Atomic Clocks and Computer Calculations of Curves Spacetime and of the Differences between the Gravitation Theories of Yilmaz and of Einstein, Prof. Carroll O. Alley 125
  • Gravity is the Simplest Thing!, Dr. David F. Roscoe 139
  • Fourdimensional Elasticity: Is It General Relativity?, Angelo Tartaglia 147
  • Universality of the Lie-Isotropic Symmetries for Deformed Minkowskian Metrics, Ascar K. Aringazin & K. M. Aringazen 153
  • Hertz's Special Relativity and Physical Reality, Dr. Ing. Constantin I. Mocanu 163
  • From Relativistic Paradoxes to Absolute Space and Time Physics, Horst E. Wilhelm 171
  • Theories Equivalent to Special Relativity, Dr. Franco Selleri 181
  • The Physical Meaning of Albert Einstein's Relativistic Ether Concept, Prof. Ludwig Kostro 193
  • The Limiting Nature of Light-Velocity as the Causal Factor Underlying Relativity, Trevor Morris 203
  • The Ether Revisited, Adolphe Martin & Dr. C. Roy Keys 209
  • What Is and What Is Not Essential in Lorentz's Relativity, Jan Czerniawski 217
  • Vacuum Substratum in Electrodynamics and Quantum Mechanics - Theory and Experiment, Horst E. Wilhelm 223
  • The Influence of Idealism in 20th Century Science, Heather McCouat & Simon J. Prokhovnik 233

GEOPHYSICS: EXPANDING EARTH

  • Creeds of Physics, Samuel Warren Carey 241
  • Earth Complexity vs. Plate Tectonic Simplicity, Giancarlo Scalera 257
  • An Evolutionary Earth Expansion Hypothesis, Dr. Stavros T. Tassos 275
  • Global Models of the Expanding Earth, Klaus Vogel 281
  • An Orogenic Model Consistent with Earth Expansion. Carol Strutinski 287
  • Earth Expansion Requires Increase in Mass, John K. Davidson 295
  • Principles of Plate Movements on the Expanding Earth, Jan Koziar 301
  • The Origin of Granite and Continetal Masses in an Expanding Earth, Lorence G. Collins 309
  • The Primordially Hydridic Character of Our Planet and Proving It by Deep Drilling, C. Warren Hunt 315
  • Possible Relation Between Earth Expansion and Dark Matter, Stanislaw Ciechanowicz & Jan Koziar 321
  • Earth Expansion and the Prediction of Earthquakes and Volcanicism, Dr. Martin Kokus 327
  • Tension-gravitational Model of Island Arcs, Jan Koziar & Leszek Jamrozik 335

FIELDS, PARTICLES: SPACE-TIME STRUCTURES

  • Electromagnetic Interactions and Particle Physics, Asim O. Barut 339
  • Isotropic and Genotopic Relativistic Theory, Asterios Jannussis & Anna Sotiropoulos 347
  • A Look at Frontiers of High Enrgy Physics: From the GeV (109 eV) to PeV (1015 eV) and Beyond, Prof. Michele Barone 359
  • An Approach to Finite-Size Particles with Spin, Bronislaw Sredniawa 369
  • A New High Energy Scale?, Vladimir Kadyshevsky 377
  • On the Space-Time Structure of the Electron, Dr. Martin Rivas 383
  • Physics Without Physical Constants, Prof. Edward Kapuscik 387
  • The Relation Between Information, Time and Space Inferred from Universal Phenomena in Solid-State Physics, Gerhard Dorda 393
  • Quantum-Like Behavior of Charged Particles in a Magnetic Field and Observation of Discreet Forbidden States in the Classical Mechanical Domain, Ram K. Varma 401
  • Unipolar Induction and Weber's Electrodynamics, Prof. Andre K. T. Assis & Dario S. Thober 409
  • 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 415
  • Direct Calculation of H and the Complete Self Energy of the Electron from Fluid Models, Dr. William M. Honig 423
  • Interbasis "Sphere-Cylinder" Expansions for the Oscillator in the Three Dimensional Space of Constant Positive Curvature, George S. Pogosyan, A. N. Sissakian & S. I. Vinitsky 429
  • Pancharatnam's Topological Phase in Relation to Dynamical Phase in Polarization Optics, Susanne Klein, Wolfgang Dultz and Heirun Schmitzer 437
  • On the Connection Betwee Classical and Quantum Mechanics, Dr. Andrzej Horzela 443
  • Discrete Time Realizations of Quantum Mechanics and Their Possible Experimental Tests, Carl Wolf 449
  • Heraclitus' Vision - Schr?dinger's Version, Pitter Gr?ff 459

QUANTUM PHYSICS: DUALITY AND LOCALITY

  • Is It Possible to Believe in Both Orthodox Quantum Theory and History?, Euan J. Squires 465
  • A New Logic for Quantum Mechanics?, Eftichios Bitsakis 475
  • Dangerous Effects of the Incomprehensibility in Microphysics, Jenner Barretto Bastos-Filho 485
  • Classical Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics, Vladimir K. Ignatovich 493
  • Rabi Oscillations Described by de Broglian Probabilities, Mirjana Bozic & Dusan Arsenovic 503
  • A Test of the Complimentarity Principle in Single-Photon States of Light, Yutaka Mizobuchi & Yoshiyuki Othake 511
  • Experiments With Entangled Two-Photon States from Type-II Parametric Down Conversion Evidence for Wave-Particle Unity, Prof. Carroll O. Alley, T. E. Kiess, A. V. Sergienko & Y. H. Shih 519
  • Note on Wave-Particle Unity, H. Yilmaz
  • Correlation Functions and Einstein Locality, Augusto Garuccio & Liberatot De Caro 529
  • Optical Test's of Bell's Inequalities: Cloing the Poor Correlation Loophole, Susana F. Huelga, Miguel Ferrero & Prof. Emilio Santos  537
  • Atomic Cascade Experiments with Two-Channel Polarizers and Quantum Mechanical Nonlocality, Mohammad Ardehali 545
  • New Tests on Locality and Empty Waves, Ramon Risco-Delgado 555
  • Wave-Particle Duality, Prof. Marius Borneas 561
  • Quantum Correlations from a Logical Point of View, Nikos A. Tambakis 565
  • Local Realism and the Crucila Experiment, Yaov Ben-Dov 571
  • The Space of Local Hidden Variables Can Limit Non-Locality And What Next?, Milan Vinduska 575
  • How the Quantum of Action Cannot Be a Metric One, Constantin Antonopoulos 583
  • The Ghostly Solution of the Quantum Paradoxes and Its Experimental Verification, Raoul Nakhmanson 591

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77 Book Abstracts

AbstractAuthor
On the Space-Time 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 Red-Blue-Shifts 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 Zero-Point Radiation Dr. Peter F. Browne
Theoretical Basis for a Non-Expanding 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 Lie-Isotopic 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 Light-Velocity 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 Finite-size Particles with Spin Bronislaw Sredniawa
A New High Energy Scale Vladimir Kadyshevsky
On the Space-time 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 Solid-state Physics Gerhard Dorda
Quantum-like 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 "Sphere-Cylinder" Expansions for the Oscillator in the Three-Dimensional 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 Bastos-Filho
Classical Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics V. K. Ignatovich
Rabi Oscillations Described by de Broglian Probabilities Mirjana Bozic
A Test of the Complementarity Principle in Single-Photon States of Light Yutaka Mizobuchi, Yoshiyuki Othake
Note on Wave-Particle Unity Huseyin Yilmaz
Experiments with Entangled Two-Photon States From Type-H Parametric Down Conversion: Evidence for Wave-Particle 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
Wave-Particle Duality Prof. Marius Borneas
Newts on Locality and Empty Waves Ramon Risco-Delgado
Atomic Cascade Experiments With Two-Channel 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 Ben-Dov
The Space of Local Hidden Variables Cannot be a Metric One and What Next? Milan Vinduska
How the Quantum of Action Can Limit Non-Locality 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: 978-0911767728

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Proceedings of an International Conference held 1994 in Olympia, Greece

Contents:

FUNDAMENTAL IDEAS:

  • Michele Barone, The Underwater Neutrino Telescopes  1
  • Jenner Barretto Bastos-Filho & R. M. X. de Araujo, Dimensional Analysis and Fundamental Physical Constants in N-Dimensional Spaces for Real N  11
  • G. F. Sanger, On Mechanisms of Ambiguity and Adaptation in Nature and Their Dimensions  23
  • Ruggero Maria Santilli, An Introduction to Hadronic Mechanics  69

RELATIVITY

  • Roland H. Dishington, Cause and Effect in Special Relativity  187
  • Joseph Levy, Is the Invariance of the Speed of Light Compatible with Quantum Mechanics?  Some New Arguments  203
  • Constantin I. Mocanu, Hertzian Extension of Einstein Special Relativity to Non-Uniform Motions  217
  • A. Panaitescu, On the Electromagnetic State Quantities in Electrodynamics of Moving Media  241
  • A. Paparodopoulos, The Law of Universla Gravitation in a G Variant Universe  265
  • Simon J. Prokhovnik, The Nature of Friedmann Universes  277
  • Horst E. Wilhelm, Physical Foundations of Galilei Covariant Electrodynamics  283

QUANTUM PHYSICS

  • A. Afriat, Correlations Involving Several Subsystems 2999
  • Co. Antonopoulos, On Measurements with Contradictory Results; Tracing the Roots of the Original Wholeness  313
  • A. K. Aringazin, K. M. Aringazin, A. Baskoutas, G. Brodimas, A. Jannusis & E. Vlachos, q-Deformed Harmonic Oscillator in Phase Space  329
  • M. Damjanonvic & Z. Maric, Relativistic Dynamics and Space-Time Structure of Few-Body Processes  349
  • J. Foadi, A Geometrical Approach to Bell Inequalities  357
  • L. C. B. Ryff, Some Reflections and Conjectures on E.P.R. Correlations and Realism  369
  • Franco Selleri, Complementarity vs. Causality in Space and Time  381
  • James Paul Wesley, Light Radiates as Stochastic Bursts of Photons  399

GEOPHYSICS

  • V. P. Ivankin, On the Origin and Development of the Solar System  409
  • Martin Kokus, Red-Shift Quantization and the Fractal Geometry of the Universe  425
  • H. G. Owen, Speculations on the Physical State of the Earth's Inner Core  429
  • Giovanni Scalera, Relocation of Paleopoles on Variable Radius Earth Models  463
19 Book Abstracts

AbstractAuthor
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
Red-Shift 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 N-Dimensional Spaces for Real N Jenner Barretto Bastos-Filho, 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 Non-Uniform 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: 978-9027726841

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Proceedings of the Conference, Held in Urbino, Italy, September 25-October 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: 978-9027726834


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Proceedings of the Conference, Held in Urbino, Italy, September 25-October 3, 1985


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International Conference on Bells Theorem and the Foundations of Modern Physics: Palazzo Del Ridotto, Cesena, Italy, 7-10 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: 978-9810210885

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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: 978-1402058738

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This book ushers in a new era of experimental and theoretical investigations into collective processes, structure formation, and self-organization 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 super-heavy ones) have been artificially created. Pioneering breakthroughs are described, achieved at the ?Proton-21? 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 self-organizing processes leading to the nuclear transformations of various materials. The basic concepts underlying the initiation of self-sustaining 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 nickel-iron? 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 super-heavy (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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Wave-Particle Duality

by Prof. Franco Selleri (Editor)

Pages: 306
Publisher: Plenum Publishing Corporation
Year: 1992
ISBN: 0306441632
ISBN: 978-0306441639

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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: 978-0911767834

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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: 978-8420624532

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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

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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

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La Natura del Tempo: Propagazioni super-luminali, paradosso dei gemelli, teletrasporto (The Nature of Time)

by Prof. Franco Selleri (Editor)

Pages: 347
Publisher: Dedalo
Year: 2002
ISBN: 8822062515
ISBN: 978-8822062512

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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


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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 e1) 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 e1, 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 e1 = 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 e1 = 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

Papers by Prof. Franco Selleri



Space and Time Are Better Than Space-Time (Parts I & II)

(2000)

Prof. Franco Selleri
Dept. Of Physics, INFN, Via G. Amendola 173, Bari I-70126, Italy; selleri@email.it, +39 (080) 544-3226

2000, 7th Natural Philosophy Alliance Conference, Storrs, CT, United States
Keywords: Space, Time, Space-Time

Lookup: space (104), time (100)

Abstract:

Part 1. Transformations of space and time between inertial systems have been constructed by assuming: (1) Invariance of the two way velocity of light; (2) Retardation by the usual velocity dependent factor for clocks moving with respect to an isotropical system. The so obtained transformations contain a free parameter e1. Different values of e1 correspond to different theories of space-time phenomena. The Theory of Special Relativity (TSR) is recovered for a particular choice of e1. Many experiments are insensitive to the choice of e1: Michelson type, aberration, occultations of Jupiter satellites, radar ranging of planets and so on. There is however at least an exception (see part II).

Part 2. A physical quantity rho exists for which the TSR predicts rho: 1 relative to all inertial frames. Under extremely general conditions we show that rho={c+v)/(c-v) for all rotating disks having the same peripheral velocity v. This rho must hold in any small region near the disk rim and arbitrarily small acceleration a. Therefore the TSR gives rise to a discontinuity which is unacceptable because all empirical knowledge about inertial systems is obtained in frames with nonzero a, e.g. because of the Earth,s rotation. Elimination of the discontinuity is possible using the set of equivalent theories. The clock synchronization ambiguity in inertial systems is then solved: only e1=0 (corresponding to absolute simultaneity) gives rho-{c+v)/(c-v) when a goes to zero. Noninvariant values of the one way velocity of light are thus obtained and a new theoretical framework emerges in which space and time are not mixed and the usual relativistic paradoxes are absent.




Sagnac Effect: End of the Mystery

(2004)

Prof. Franco Selleri
Dept. Of Physics, INFN, Via G. Amendola 173, Bari I-70126, Italy; selleri@email.it, +39 (080) 544-3226

Relativity in Rotating Frames: Relativistic Physics in Rotating Reference Frames (Fundamental Theories of Physics) , pp. 57-78


Abstract:

Transformations of space and time depending on a synchronisation parameter, e1, indicate the existence of a privileged inertial system S0. The Lorentz transformations are obtained for a particular e1 different from zero. No classical experiment on inertial frames depends on the choice of e1, but if accelerations are considered only e1 = 0 remains possible. The choice e1 = 0 provides a rational resolution of the long standing mystery connected with the relativistic interpretation of Sagnac effect.



Space, Time, and Their Transformations

(1995)

Prof. Franco Selleri
Dept. Of Physics, INFN, Via G. Amendola 173, Bari I-70126, Italy; selleri@email.it, +39 (080) 544-3226
Chinese Journal of Systems Engineering & Electronics, Volume 6, No. 4, pp. 25-44
Keywords: Special relativity, Space, Time, Motion, Transformation

Lookup: space (104), time (100), special relativity (125), motion (71), transformation (31), relativity (390), special (175)

Abstract:

We construct a set T of space-time transformations between inertial system that are completely equivalent for explaining the experimental evidence, by starting from two empirically based assumptions: (1) The two-way velocity of light is c in all inertial sistems and in all directions; (2) Time dilation effects take place with the usual relativistic factor. The Lorentz transformation is an element of T and any two elements of T differ only as to a convention regarding clock synchronization. The simplest choice is to transform time indipendently of space coordinates (absolute synchronization) and can be called "inertial transformation". When accelerations are considered the equivalence is broken and the inertial transformation emerges as closest to physical reality.



Remarks on the Transformations of Space and Time

(1997)

Prof. Franco Selleri
Dept. Of Physics, INFN, Via G. Amendola 173, Bari I-70126, Italy; selleri@email.it, +39 (080) 544-3226



Apeiron, Volume 4, No. 4, pp. 100-103
Keywords: isotropic inertial system, Lorentz contraction of bodies, Larmor retardation of clocks

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Abstract:

Space and time transformations from a "stationary" isotropic inertial system S0 to any other inertial system S are shown to imply complete physical equivalence between the three possible pairs of assumptions chosen among the following: A1. Lorentz contraction of bodies moving with respect to S0; A2. Larmor retardation of clocks moving with respect to S0; A3. Two-way velocity of light equal to c in all inertial systems and in all directions. The empirical evidence supporting A2 and A3 is therefore in favour of A1 as well.



Absolute Velocity Resolution of the Clock Paradox

(2006)

Prof. Franco Selleri
Dept. Of Physics, INFN, Via G. Amendola 173, Bari I-70126, Italy; selleri@email.it, +39 (080) 544-3226

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 I-70126, Italy; selleri@email.it, +39 (080) 544-3226



Apeiron, Volume 11, No. 1, pp. 246-281
Keywords: Lorentz transformations, Special Relativity, preferred inertial frame

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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 I-70126, Italy; selleri@email.it, +39 (080) 544-3226

Frontiers of Fundamental Physics: Proceedings of the Sixth International Symposium \"Frontiers of Fundamental and Computational Physics\", Udine, Italy, 26-29 September 2004 , pp. 195-208


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 I-70126, Italy; selleri@email.it, +39 (080) 544-3226
Foundations of Physics, Volume 36, pp. 443-463
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 I-70126, Italy; selleri@email.it, +39 (080) 544-3226
pp. 183-219

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, Science-Technology-Philosophy", [O. Nawrot ed.], pp.183-219, 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 I-70126, Italy; selleri@email.it, +39 (080) 544-3226

Gravitation, Electgromagnetism and Cosmology: Toward a New Synthesis , pp. 57-72


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 two-way velocity of light is the same in all inertial systems; (2) Clock retardation takes place with the usual velocity-dependent factor when clocks move with respect to an isotropic reference frame. The transformations thus obtained contain a free parameter e1, the coefficient of x in the transformation of time. The Theory of Special Relativity is recovered for a particular choice of e1. Different values of e1 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 e1. 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 I-70126, Italy; selleri@email.it, +39 (080) 544-3226

Gravitation, Electgromagnetism and Cosmology: Toward a New Synthesis , pp. 73-86


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 e1 = 0 (corresponding to absolute simultaneity) gives p = (c + v)/(c - v) when a -> 0. Non-invariant values of the one-way 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 I-70126, Italy; selleri@email.it, +39 (080) 544-3226

Advances in Fundamental Physics , pp. 381-398


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 I-70126, Italy; selleri@email.it, +39 (080) 544-3226



(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 1-2 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 One-Way Velocity of Light

(1996)

Prof. Franco Selleri
Dept. Of Physics, INFN, Via G. Amendola 173, Bari I-70126, Italy; selleri@email.it, +39 (080) 544-3226
Foundations of Physics, Volume 26, No. 5, pp. 641-664

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:

  1. The two-way velocity of light is c in all inertial systems and in all directions
  2. Time dilation effects take place with the usual relativistic factor
  3. Clocks are synchronized in the way chosen by nature itself, e.g., in the Sagnac effect
We show that our new transformation laws can explain the available experimental evidence in spite of the implied noninvariance of the one-way velocity of light.



Noninvariant One-Way Velocity of Light and Particle Collisions

(1996)

Prof. Franco Selleri
Dept. Of Physics, INFN, Via G. Amendola 173, Bari I-70126, Italy; selleri@email.it, +39 (080) 544-3226
Foundations of Physics Letters, Volume 9, No. 1, pp. 43-60
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 space-time 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 I-70126, Italy; selleri@email.it, +39 (080) 544-3226
Fran?ois Goy
Dipartimento di Fisica, Universita di Bari, Via G. Amendola, 173, Bari I-70126, Italy; goy@axba1.ba.infn.it
Foundations of Physics Letters, Volume 10, No. 1, pp. 17-29
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 one-way speed of light. The conventionality of some features of relativity theory allows full compatibility with existing experimental evidence. 



Noninvariant One-Way Speed of Light and Locally Equivalent Reference Frames

(1997)

Prof. Franco Selleri
Dept. Of Physics, INFN, Via G. Amendola 173, Bari I-70126, Italy; selleri@email.it, +39 (080) 544-3226
Foundations of Physics Letters, Volume 10, No. 1, pp. 73-83
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 I-70126, Italy; selleri@email.it, +39 (080) 544-3226
Foundations of Physics, Volume 17, pp. 65-79

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 I-70126, Italy; selleri@email.it, +39 (080) 544-3226

Frontiers of Fundamental Physics: Proceedings of an International Conference held September 27-30, 1993, in Olympia, Greece , pp. 181-192


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 I-70126, Italy; selleri@email.it, +39 (080) 544-3226

Einstein, Relativity and Absolute Simultaneity , pp. 210-241


Abstract:

In the transformation of time between inertial reference frames the coefficient of the space variable, e1, 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 e1 = 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 I-70126, Italy; selleri@email.it, +39 (080) 544-3226
Foundations of Physics Letters, Volume 18, pp. 325-339
Keywords: Special relativity, Clock syncrhronization, Inertial transformations

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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 I-70126, Italy; selleri@email.it, +39 (080) 544-3226

Open Questions in Relativistic Physics , pp. 69-80


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

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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 I-70126, Italy; selleri@email.it, +39 (080) 544-3226

Ether Space-Time and Cosmology, Vol. 2: New Insights into a Key Physical Medium

Keywords: Relativity, Paradox

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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 I-70126, Italy; selleri@email.it, +39 (080) 544-3226

Proceedings of the Conference on Foundations in Mathematics and Physics , pp. 357-282


1989, Foundations of Mathematics & Physics in the 20th Century: The Rejection of Intuition, Perugia, Italy
Keywords: microphysics, rationalistic approach, quantum phenomena, Einstein-de Broglie, wave particle duality, photons and neutrons

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Abstract:

The Einstein-de Broglie picture of wave-particle 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) Einstein-de 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 I-70126, Italy; selleri@email.it, +39 (080) 544-3226
Foundations of Physics, Volume 13, pp. 1087-1112
Keywords: Observability, Quantum Waves

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Superluminal Signals Imply Absolute Simultaneity

(2002)

Prof. Franco Selleri
Dept. Of Physics, INFN, Via G. Amendola 173, Bari I-70126, Italy; selleri@email.it, +39 (080) 544-3226
(Absentia)

2002, 9th Natural Philosophy Alliance Conference, San Luis Obispo, CA, United States
Keywords: Superluminal Signals, Absolute Simultaneity

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Weak Relativity

(2009)

Prof. Franco Selleri
Dept. Of Physics, INFN, Via G. Amendola 173, Bari I-70126, Italy; selleri@email.it, +39 (080) 544-3226

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 1977-1984, 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 Reichenbach-Jammer conjecture was too self-assured 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 e1) 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 e1 , 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 = e1. 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 I-70126, Italy; selleri@email.it, +39 (080) 544-3226

Frontiers of Fundamental Physics: Proceedings of an International Conference held September 27-30, 1993, in Olympia, Greece , pp. 181-192


1993, Frontiers of Fundamental Physics, Olympia, Greece
Keywords: special relativity, velocity of light, space-time, theories equivalent

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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 one-way 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 one-way 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 I-70126, Italy; selleri@email.it, +39 (080) 544-3226
Dr. Georg Galeczki
Am Plankengarten 18, D-51061 Cologne, Germany; galeczki@gmx.de, +49 (221) 66-8243, www.helmut-hille.de/publications.html
Dr. Cynthia Kolb Whitney
141 Rhinecliff Street, Arlington, MA 02476-7331, United States; galilean_electrodynamics@comcast.net, (781) 643-3155, mywebpages.comcast.net/adring
Dr. Clarence L. Dulaney
2226 Fairgreen Drive, Missouri City, TX 77489, United States; cldtx1@sbcglobal.net, (281) 437-7422

2000, 7th Natural Philosophy Alliance Conference, Storrs, CT, United States
Keywords: Mass Variation

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Some Epistemological Problems of Modern Physics

(2001)

Prof. Franco Selleri
Dept. Of Physics, INFN, Via G. Amendola 173, Bari I-70126, Italy; selleri@email.it, +39 (080) 544-3226

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 I-70126, Italy; selleri@email.it, +39 (080) 544-3226

La scienza e i vortici del dubbio , pp. 213-249


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 I-70126, Italy; selleri@email.it, +39 (080) 544-3226
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. 120-130
Keywords: Nonlocality, Bell's Inequality

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Quantum Mechanics Reality and Separability

(1981)

Prof. Franco Selleri
Dept. Of Physics, INFN, Via G. Amendola 173, Bari I-70126, Italy; selleri@email.it, +39 (080) 544-3226
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. 1-53
Keywords: Quantum Mechanics, Separability

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Propensity, Probability, and Quantum Physics

(1995)

Jenner Barretto Bastos-Filho
Universidade Federal de Alagoas, Macei?, Alagoas 57.072-970, Brazil; jennerbastos@gmail.com, (82) 3214-1425
Prof. Franco Selleri
Dept. Of Physics, INFN, Via G. Amendola 173, Bari I-70126, Italy; selleri@email.it, +39 (080) 544-3226
Foundations of Physics, Volume 25, No. 5, pp. 701-716
Keywords: Probability, Quantum Mechanics

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Eight Proofs of Absolute Simultaneity

(2010)

Prof. Franco Selleri
Dept. Of Physics, INFN, Via G. Amendola 173, Bari I-70126, Italy; selleri@email.it, +39 (080) 544-3226
(Absentia)



Proceedings of the NPA, Volume 7, pp. 504-512

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 e1 - 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 Reichenbach-Jammer 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 e1, 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 e1 = 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 I-70126, Italy; selleri@email.it, +39 (080) 544-3226
(Absentia)



Proceedings of the NPA, Volume 9, pp. 525-527

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 e1 one can see that the relativistic theory is incompatible with the experimental evidence. Only the theory with e1 = 0 predicts correctly the Sagnac effect. Of course the obtained results depend on the assumptions made, which look rather safe however.

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