A New Relativity (NR) theory by retired NASA and Stanford University scientist, Professor Selwyn Wright, provides an extension to Einstein’s relativity by redefining our understanding of the Universe and updating aspects of modern physics in a comprehensive and rigorous manner. It challenges Einstein’s Special Relativity as a more compliant and logical theory, providing a new basis for the unification of electromagnetic and gravitational theories.

The theory is supported by a   Main Summary  paper, a forty page overview based on 10 peer reviewed publications (referenced in the column to the left ) presented in 5 countries (China, USA, Morocco, Russia and Sweden). There is also a  Twenty Page Overview  and a  Three Page Overview   for those requiring just the main aspects of NR.

Einstein never derived and solved the EM wave equation, as such. He considered relative motion between the source and observer in his thought experiments, used Lorentz’s observer motion relative to the PM and then set up his field equations with system motion relative to the PM. Einstein’s motional electromagnetic (EM) and gravitational theories have two inherent deficiencies that have prevented them from becoming a unified theory. Firstly not recognizing that the propagation medium (ether) is the essential thread (reference) that runs through these developments. Secondly not realizing that light and gravity are two forms of the same field – unsteady electric and steady difference electric fields, using the same medium.

The New Relativity (NR) corrects and extends Einstein’s relativity. Correction allows Einstein’s relativity to be explained naturally in terms of a PM, i.e. in a causal (predictable) way, allowing new and interesting predictions regarding time travel, colonizing the universe and solving the theory of everything. The extension allows source and observers to move relative to the propagation medium, rather than relative to each other, giving a whole new set of new measured prediction that Einstein’s relativity cannot predict.

The new theory extension re-establishes a preferred frame of reference. It creates links between electrical sources and observers in motion, and between electric fields and gravity. NR predicts and confirms the same measured aspects of Einstein's Special Relativity (SR) based on a medium. It distinguishes between source and observer motion, which predicts additional measured aspects. The medium provides the bridge between the Lorentz transform, accelerating frames and gravity, providing a basis for the unification theory of the Universe.

The goal is not only to present a new theory, it is to bring renewed attention to electromagnetic ether theories, especially now that Dark Energy and the Higgs Field are gaining acceptance based on the notion of a propagation medium. A dark energy mechanism for expanding the universe could be provided by a repulsive expansion of the medium, overcoming the attracting field of gravitational mass using the same medium. Also Higgs’s (1964) residual gravitational field throughout the Universe, which creates inertia, also appears to use the same medium.

New Relativity fits elegantly into place and answers difficult questions and reverses the usual arguments that support Einstein's ether-less SR.

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