Volume 22: Pages 348-354, 2009
The Einstein myth and the crisis in modern physics
Friedwardt Winterberg 1
1University of Nevada, Reno, Nevada 89557-0058, USA
Modern physics consists of two paradigms and one myth: the theory of relativity, quantum theory, and the Einstein myth. While the special theory of relativity and quantum mechanics are confirmed by a very large body of experimental facts, this cannot be said about the general theory of relativity. But it is the general theory of relativity which has created the Einstein myth, through the fascination of the non-Euclidean geometry adopted by Albert Einstein from Bernhard Riemann. A possible alternative, described by a non-Archimedean geometry, can instead be contemplated.
Keywords: History of Physics, Theory of Relativity, Quantum Theory, General Theory of Relativity, Einstein Program, String Theory, Planck Mass Plasma
Received: March 10, 2009; Accepted: June 22, 2009; Published Online: August 27, 2009