Thursday, January 17, 2008

Why Now?

Personally, I'm horrified to imagine myself to be in the shoes of the researchers in the field of MOND and in the theory of the plasma and magnetic field caused jet phenomenon from the black hole accretion discs. It is possible that they could blame me for the cause of their failure asking "why are you doing this to us and now?" But the two major papers regarding dipole gravity were published in 1997 and 1999 in the regular journals after I uploaded them first in the LLNL archive.

They should have had enough time to investigate what might be at stake in their future research activities. Because no one would want to waste his/her valuable energy and time for something that is not going to withstand the harsh reality of the world of the scientific research.

After the publication of the last paper in Physica Scripta, I felt exhausted and found myself deeply involved in other major mystery of the nature. I felt I did my job and it is only up to the researchers in the field whoever finds it interesting and takes it over and expound the theory to the bottom of it. However, to my greatest disappointment, the theory of dipole gravity was still buried and untouched eight years after I showed the dipole gravity potential diagram which conspicuously showed the possibility of the jets from the rotating compact stellar objects. The sign error in the Lens-Thirring force could have been found by anyone who took a time to take a close look into it. And such a discovery could have been regarded as pivotal in the understanding of the dark matter problem.

Don't tell me I didn't communicate personally the major idea with the highest authorities in the field. The first person I contacted to communicate the idea even before the publication in the LLNL archive of course was Dr. Kip Thorne of Caltech. After a lengthy debate over the email exchange, he finally acknowledged that "the concept of the gravitational dipole moment makes sense...".

I didn't think he would like me to use his private comment as a public endorsement of the theory of dipole gravity because he never replied after I sent him the last email saying that "by the way, the theory of dipole gravity predicts the possibility of extracting the gravitational energy from space..." I regretted the fact I did. First off, it was obvious from the theory itself, so it was unnecessary and second, it could've been too frightening for anyone to imagine such a possibility.

His main objection in the beginning was that the gravitational dipole moment is basically a removable constant phase factor in the field theoretical description, which is a different way of saying that one can remove it by displacing the origin of the coordinate system to the true center of mass of the source.

I countered that in the case of a rotating hemisphere, the phase angle depends on the physical parameters like the rotational angular frequency and the geometry of the source which can not simply be transformed away because they are physically meaningful quantities due to the relativistic shift of the center of mass.

I continued "if we take a partial derivative of the field with respect to the momentum variable, the phase angle which depends on the angular frequency of the source will generate a very complex value which is highly nontrivial..."

That's when he finally acknowledged that the concept of the gravitational dipole moment makes sense.

I don't know even now if he knew exactly what he was talking about. Because he was consenting into the fact that the field of general relativity and gravitation has been neglecting the whole new chapter on the gravitational dipole moment and the vast physical and scientific consequences following from it.

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