His emphasis is on the phenomenal legal career of his father Sir Alladi Krishnaswami Iyer and his role in drafting the Constitution of India; his own efforts to introduce modern physics into Madras by conducting a theoretical physics seminar at his house; his visits to about 200 academic centers of research worldwide to lecture on his research in theoretical physics; and his fundamental work in stochastic processes, elementary particle physics, matrix theory, and Einstein's special theory of relativity
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It's worth adding that Essen argued vehemently against the idea of absolute light speed, put forth in Albert Einstein's special theory of relativity
. If the speed of light is absolute, time is relative.
Einstein's special theory of relativity
says such speeds shouldn't be attainable.
Earlier in 2007 a similar phenomenon was observed in a US laboratory but it was written off as an experimental error because according to Einstein's Special Theory of Relativity
it was impossible.
Because Albert Einstein's special theory of relativity
holds that the speed of light is a constant that cannot be exceeded, the result from CERN would require that many ideas about physics developed over the past 100 years be revised or abandoned.
In Einstein's Special Theory of Relativity
, which underpins the current view of how the universe works, nothing can travel faster than light -- 300,000 kms, or 186,000 miles, per second -- because its mass would become impossibly infinite.
Analytic Hyperbolic Geometry and Albert Einstein's Special Theory of Relativity
. Hackensack, NJ: World Scientific, 2008.
That idea was dismissed more than 100 years ago with the creation of Einstein's special theory of relativity