London professors challenge Einstein’s theory of relativity, views on the speed of light

By Brian Ang Dec 01, 2016 10:05 AM EST
Einstein's light speed theory may be altered
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The theories of Albert Einstein about modern physics have withstood not only the test of time. His research has endured emerging experiments and hypotheses as well.

As of late, his views on the speed of light will, once again, be challenged. Einstein's Theory of General Relativity has stated that the light rate will always be the same everywhere which means that the Laws of Physics are applicable anywhere.

However, this belief may soon be tested by a contemporary proposal. Back in the 1990s, Professor Joao Magueijo of London's Imperial College and Dr. Niayesh Afshordi of Canada's Perimeter Institute suggested that after the Big Bang, light travelled faster than it is now.

The idea surfaced due to an angle that is associated with the universe's irregular density. When the Big Bang resulted in the formation of the solar system, the universal solidity has been unstable. It has been repeatedly explained that the transition or expansion stages contributed to this intermittent state.

The present cosmos seems to assume a regular outlook that manifests a relatively homogeneous mass. If this observation is applied to the speed of light, the extent of the energy beam will have trouble reaching the far end of the universe.

However, since the current macrocosm has undergone a lot of significant changes, the light rate will have problems replicating its reach in the past. Magueijo and Afshordi have reason to believe that light speed was high in the initial stages but eventually dropped off due to the changeable density of the cosmos.

The two scientists have instituted a method that monitors universal background radiation support their theory after the Big Bang. The oldest cosmic light index, which was measured at 0.96478, will be utilized as basis about how the universe expanded.

According to Professor Magueijo, their concept has attained the maturity line which means that the testing phase will come next.

However, disproving Einstein's law can be difficult since there will be a need to produce more than just one type of deposition to alter the theory.


 

 

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