Volume 22: Pages 564-576, 2009
Why Einstein did not receive the Nobel Prize for his theory of relativity
Conrad Ranzan 1
1DSSU Research, 5145 Second Avenue, Niagara Falls, Ontario L2E 4J8, Canada
What follows is an exploration of a number of probable and possible reasons why Einstein did not receive the Nobel Prize for his famous theories on relativity; reasons that include a misinterpreted historic experiment, the prior claims of others, the disturbing lack of causal mechanisms for the phenomena being formulated, the various biases and concerns of the Nobel Selection Committee, and the incompleteness of the theories. In a most fundamental way relativity was (and is) contrary to the evidence. Relativity is a theory that denies the presence of aether or at least claims it is not detectable; while in the real world positive results of its presence were repeatedly obtained in the form of measurable aether motion. A measurable aether frame of reference implies the reality of absolute motion. Einstein denied this reality. Both special and general relativity are therefore incomplete. The weight of evidence seems to indicate that Einstein was not awarded the Nobel for his relativity because of the famous Miller aether-drift experiments. American physicist Dayton Miller, over the course of many years during the first 3 decades of the 20th century, accumulated irrefutable evidence of the flow of aether. Equations employing motion with respect to aether space are introduced.
Keywords: Einstein, Nobel Prize, Lorentz, Miller, Lorentz Transformation, Special Relativity, General Relativity, Absolute Motion, Aether-space, Relativistic Effects
Received: July 22, 2009; Accepted: September 26, 2009; Published Online: November 17, 2009