Dr. Pierre-Marie Robitaille: On the Validity of Kirchhoff's Law – EU2014

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Kirchhoff's law of thermal emission (formulated in 1860) is presented and demonstrated to be invalid. This law is crucial to our understanding of radiation within arbitrary cavities. Kirchhoff's law rests at the heart of condensed matter physics and astrophysics. Its collapse can be directly associated with 1) the loss of universality in Planck's law (Planck's constant and Boltzmann's constant are no longer universal in nature), 2) the collapse of the gaseous Sun as described in Standard Solar Models, and 3) the inability of the Big Bang to act as the source of the microwave background.

Pierre-Marie Robitaille, PhD is a Professor of Radiology at The Ohio State University, with a joint appointment in Chemical Physics. He initially trained as a spectroscopist and has wide ranging knowledge of instrumentation in the radio and microwave bands. A recognized expert in image acquisition and analysis, Professor Robitaille was responsible for doubling the world record in Magnetic Resonance Imaging in 1998. In 2000, he turned his attention to thermodynamics and astrophysics, demonstrating that the universality advanced in Kirchhoff's Law of Thermal Emission is invalid. He has published extensively on the microwave background, highlighting that this signal arises from water on the Earth and has no relationship to cosmology and has recently published a paper on the Liquid Metallic Hydrogen Solar Model (LMHSM).

Video courtesy of Thunderbolts Project

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2 Comments

  1. Wonderful lecture. I love it too, that Professor Robitaille presented no arrogance, not guile, and showed that he is although brilliant, he his human and does not doe everything perfect such as a perfect slide for show. I loved that part, we should always recognize the amazing work, amazing sacrifice, amazing intelligence that it takes to acquire knowledge instead of being picky about things that don't matter such as a perfect slide show or a misspelled word or where a comma or a period should be placed, on sentences that really doesn't change or take the content out of context.

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