This topic is the simplest part of a long history of the fight between Ives and Einstein, which spanned for 16 years (1937-1953), and ended with the death of H. Ives in that year. Ives was the most important figure that criticized Einstein's 1905 relativity in the US.
Herbert Ives was a top scientist at AT&T Bell Labs for about three decades, where he retired in 1947 after being the Director of Electro-Optical Research Division. During his career, Ives was prolific inventing techniques and developing systems in fax, TV, videotelephony, color photography, color movies, 3D photography, etc., and also conducted basic research in the field of electro-optics. He was awarded with several prizes, granted several patents, wrote many scientific papers and was president of the Optical Society of America (OSA), where he kept publishing papers until shortly before his death.
He was a supporter of the absolute relativity (Lorentz-Poincarè) and believed that Einstein's relative relativity was non-sensical and that generated a distorted vision of reality, particularly with the manipulation of time in such theory.
He also proved that Einstein's relativity was fallacious and that Einstein's published papers were falsified, in particular the one which Einstein developed an approximation to E=mc2, which he proved at this publication:
Derivation of Mass-Energy Relation
H. Ivess, 1952
Journal of the Optical Society of America
At this paper, one of his last, he credited Poincarè as the only developer of such relation by 1900, mentioned
the theory of F. Hasenohrl, published in 1904 and 1905 (E = 4/3 mc2) and discredited Einstein's 1905 approximation
as being fallacious because Einstein introduced (without being written) the expression that he wanted to prove by
means of a hidden mathematical trick. This is something that Planck, in 1907, criticized to Einstein for having a
circular reference (using what he wanted to prove, but hiding it) or a "petitio principii" fallacy.
After his death, his legacy was destroyed into bits by einstenians, and his scientific work was minimized. Critics were
sent to OSA for allowing Ives's publications, and his reputation (post-mortem) was diminished by labeling him as a "cranck".
Ives was a supporter of Lorentz-Poincarè relativity, which renders different results in experiments compared to Einstein's one.
As he believed in the existence of the ether, it's ironic that NOW this concept is esential (under a different form, Dark Matter)
to sustain the vigency of the Lambda-CDM cosmological model (the "scientifically" accepted model for cosmology as of today),
where an unknown matter-fluid-ether? fills the space and provide more than 40% of the matter of the universe, while visible
matter contributes with less than 5% (the rest is filled with another "conjecture" known as Dark Energy).
The link that I provided allow to download the paper for free, as the OSA site is based on subscriptions for scientists.
The explanation about E=mc2 belonging to Poincarè (and without approximations), developed by using Maxwell's momentum
of light is at the beggining of the paper.
The detailed analysis of Einstein`s 1905 paper, proving that he falsified the results, is at the end of the document.
Besides this particular topic, it would be interesting to analyze at this site which are the major differences between the
Lorentz-Poincarè relativity (based on the ether) and Einstein's relativity (no ether, flexible manipulation of relative time).
Edited by rhertz, 07 June 2019 - 10:59 AM.