29 April 2013

German Physical Society dismisses laws of physics and is candidate for Nobel Prize

This is more fun than I ever imagined. In February 2013, the German Physical Society published a committee report written by 9 physics professors and several senior physics teachers - all male - with the following statements:
Momentum flow is not the same as force. (page 2)
Reason, experiment, Newton with his definition F = dp/dt, relativity, and quantum field theory books say the opposite, but why care?
The attempt to put only temperature and entropy at the center of thermodynamics must be seen as misleading. (page 10)
Reason, experiment, Gibbs, and thermodynamics books disagree, but why care? There is much more nonsense that I leave out. And then there is the highlight:
Electromagnetic waves do not need vacuum as carrier medium. (page 12)
In contrast with quantum field theory and with all experiments performed so far, the committee is able to make experiments where light does not go through vacuum! Nobody has ever achieved this before! This groundbreaking result should be awarded with the Nobel Prize.

Update: Many physicists are appalled and many agree.


  1. The highlight----

    It is a very profound statement-especially in German...
    Someone said "Nature abhors vacuum" so e.m do not go there...
    this explains it ...elementary...isn't it ?


  2. The IQ of a committee is the IQ of the most stupid member divided by the number of members.