Cosmic Warfare


A friend of mine brought to my attention the following article at, and this one is well worth reading.

Galaxy sized twist in time pulls violating particles back into line

The article, you'll note, concerns the charge parity violation, a fancy name for a phenomenon that has puzzled physicists (creeped them out would be a better choice of words, but scientists are loathe to admit when they're creeped out), namely, why some particle behave differently in their matter and anti-matter states.

Now, this may require a little explaining. Let's take the simple case of electrons and positrons. Electrons, and their anti-matter counterpart, positrons, have a very tiny mass. But in the electron's case, its charge is negative, and in the positron's case, its charge is positive, and in both cases, this is due to the fact that their spin orientation is in opposite directions. Mark that down in your mind: spin orientation. The real question that has plagued scientists is why there should appear to be an assymetrical relationship between the amount of matter and antimatter floating around (the clear preponderance is of matter).

Enter Dr. Hadley of Warwick university, and note that significant statement in the article: "This research suggests that the experimental results in our laboratories are a consequence of galactic rotation twisting our local space time. If that is shown to be correct then nature would be fundamentally symmetric after all. This radical prediction is testable with the data that has already been collected at Cern and BaBar by looking for results that are skewed in the direction that the galaxy rotates.” In other words, what Dr. Hadley is suggesting is that the rotation of a system - in this case the galaxy - creates a "frame dragging" effect, or torsion effect, on the field of space-time around it. This is a fancy way of saying simply that the rotation of the galaxy imparts a rotation moment to the structure of space-time around it: it imparts a rotational structure to space-time itself, and that structure in turn modifies the behavior of everything within its local space. Well... notwithstanding all the fancy talk of Kerr metrics and so on, Dr. Warwick, let it be noted, is really saying nothing all that new that was not said by the physicists Lense and Thirring (the Lense-Thirring effect), back in the 1930s as they were talking with - you guessed it - Dr. Walther Gerlach, subsequent project head of the Nazi Bell project.  We might as well mention other scientists who also believed that rotating systems imparted a frame-dragging effect: Kozyrev, and of course our friend Dr. Ronald Richter, working on his "fusion" project in Peron's Argentina.

What I like about Dr. Hadley's approach - and it was totally missing in the theorizing of the other scientists mentioned about - is that Hadley is attempting to account for problems within the standard model of particle behavior, and is proposing methods by which the whole theory and notion may be tested. This is one to watch...