The Crisis in Physics

What a complicated puzzle the world of physics is now! There are endless generations of particles, dark energy that seemingly causes the universe to expand, M-Theories, string theories, super symmetry, and on and on. Quantum mechanics, domain of the very small, and general relativity, domain of the very large, are the pillars of modern physics. However, they can’t be unified within the current Standard Model. It seems that the search for a "Grand Unification Theory" is leading to a reevaluation of the very fundamentals of physical science.

Re-discovering the Aether

What if the ancient and universal idea of Aether proved to be the true foundation of reality? Acknowledgment of the Aether solves many problems in physics. A dynamic Aether would explain some of the most complex difficulties in the Standard Model.

Imagine that the universe is an ocean of living energy. As the search for the true nature of space-time gains momentum, we are seeing that new discoveries and theories in space-time look more and more like the ancient concept of the Aether. Instead of space being emptiness, a void of nothingness, it begins to appear that space is the mother of everything. The "Quantum Foam" of the modern physicist is a vibrant and dynamic caldron.

Vacuum Energy is being explored for potential as a source of endless energy. As Dark Energy, it is explaining how the universe expands at an increasing rate. Because of breakthroughs in the precise measurement of the amount of mass in the universe (measurements of cosmic background radiation, galactic distribution, and supernovae speed), we now know that ordinary matter and energy play a minor part. The Aether could explain the "missing mass" in the universe.

The major paradigm shift is that space-time is a thing. Space-time is like a fluid. We give space-time a name, to differentiate it from the concept of a void of nothingness. That name is Aether, a tribute to the ancient term for the firmament above Earth. Once you understand that all matter obtains its nature within the active "stage" of the Aether, then a holistic explanation appears that could be called nothing other than a Theory of Everything.

Einstein’s Question Answered

Maxwell’s physics suggested that space is occupied by a light-conducting medium, which he called the "Aether." In 1887 Michelson and Morley designed an experiment (the MMX) to find this Aether. They used an interferometer to compare the speed of light in the direction of the earth’s 30-km/sec motion around the sun with that at right angles to this motion. To their surprise, they found no fringe shift, indicating that the speed of light was the same in all directions. This result is known as the MMX null result. In spite of the null result of the MMX, Michelson remained a firm believer in the existence of Aether until his death. The problem was they were searching for an Aether they assumed was at absolute rest, a stationary and solid Aether. That incorrect assumption and the inability to find an "Aether wind" caused physicists to dismiss the Aether for over a century.

A recent Scientific American article called "An ECHO of Black Holes" (December 2005 issue) postulates that space-time is literally a kind of fluid, like the ether of pre-Einsteinian physics. In the article, Professors Jacobson and Parentani state: "The unification of general relativity and quantum mechanics may lead us to abandon the idealization of continuous space and time and to discover the atoms of spacetime."

The greatest discovery in science was the verification that all matter is composed of atoms, first proposed in 1803 by English chemist John Dalton. All disciplines of science are derived from that fact. The second greatest theory came in 1905 when Einstein published general relativity, showing that the presence of mass and energy "curves" space-time, and this curvature affects the path of free particles (and even the path of light). We believe that the third greatest theory, which is introduced in this book as the Aether Physics Model, is that all particles and fields have their basis in a dynamic, quantum-scale Aether.

Einstein tried unsuccessfully during the last 30 years of his life to develop a theory that would represent forces and material particles by fields only, in which particles would be regions of very high field intensity. As a "knot" in space-time, a toroidal vortex of Aether explains the spin, charge, and mass of fundamental particles and provides the answer that Einstein searched for. In this book, we define the Aether Unit’s geometry and spin structure. As shown on the book cover, this 5-D representation includes three dimensions of length and two dimensions of frequency. We call this "space-resonance," and the parameters were induced directly from empirical measurements of electrons, protons, Coulomb’s constant, the Newton gravitational constant, Planck’s constant, the speed of light, and the permeability and permittivity of space.

QADI’s Aether Physics Model

In February, 2002, David Thomson III discovered the Aether Physics Model. I was seeking a mathematical basis for my Planck-scale Aether hypothesis. We decided to join our research, resources, and talents to fully develop the model, and incorporated the Quantum AetherDynamics Institute in 2004, with my position as Executive Director and Mr. Thomson as Science Director. Since then, our combined efforts have produced substantial progress in the field of quantum physics and we are poised to create the next major revolution in physics.

Our Aether Physics Model is mathematically viable and bases on the same empirical data as established physics. However, the theory goes much further, becoming the "Grand Unification Theory" by unifying the four known interactions, or forces - the strong, electromagnetic, weak and gravitational forces. Using the principle of reductionism, the forces are unified by a simple set of general laws explainable by the fabric of space-time itself. Among other accomplishments, from first principles the Aether Physics Model accurately predicts the relative strengths of the forces, and the 1s 'orbital' electron binding energy for all the elements. We show that the fundamental constants in physics are not just random values, but have an exact value based upon a quantum-scale, dynamic Aether (the Aether unit has a precise value equal to Coulomb's constant times 16π2). The Aether Physics Model is stunning in that it mathematically predicts and explains the measured values of physics with striking precision.

If you are educated in the traditional Standard Model of Particles and Fields, I urge you to put aside your natural tendency toward automatic rejection of the revolutionary ideas in this book. Open your mind to the Secrets of the Aether, for the riches you find here will be worth the effort of changing your opinion about the Aether. Understanding of the Universe can only start with an appreciation of the Aether. Within the chapters of this book, we will show that the Aether is a fabric of quantum rotating magnetic fields with electromagnetic, electrostatic, and gravitational dipole structures. Our theory identifies subatomic particles as angular momentum encapsulated in a quantum, rotating magnetic field. With this model, all quantum, atomic, and molecular processes can now be precisely modeled, leading to discrete physics with new understandings and insights. The theory is testable, coherent, mathematically derived, empirically based, and uses easy-to-understand Newtonian equations.

Since the first edition of this book appeared in 2004, we have achieved many major milestones. We were invited to present our flagship paper, A New Foundation for Physics, before distinguished scientists at the Physical Interpretations of Relativity Theory conference held in London, in September, 2006. Our presentation was also covered by the American Association for the Advancement of Science. The paper was published in the September/October 2006 edition of Infinite Energy Magazine. A favorable editorial appeared on United Press International. Two more papers, Calculating the Unified Force Theory and Electron Binding Energies, have been accepted by the Hadronic Journal, a peer reviewed physics journal. We are in ongoing communication with dozens of physics PhD’s. We now have an Executive Board, a growing Advisory Board, and a dedicated team of volunteers.

Now that the Aether Physics Model quantifies the quantum structure and we have produced our first set of equations, the analysis must develop further until it explains all aspects of the atom. We should then be able to quantify the structural aspects of associated molecules. No other theory has ever come close to matching the scope and promise of the Aether Physics Model. Beyond a revolutionary paradigm of the fundamental laws and taking all the disciplines of science to a new level, practical applications of availing the Aether could include benefits to humanity such as anti-gravity, clean energy, and fully developing biotechnology and nanotechnology.

Welcome to the Aether Age!
Jim D. Bourassa