Mathematician shakes the world of astronomy with new theory

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A man looks through a telescope opposite Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament in central London April 2, 2015. Reuters/Stefan Wermuth

Perhaps shaking the world of professional astronomy was not really Dr Ruggero Maria Santilli’s immediate priority. Not that he had no dreams of discovering “something big,” as his colleagues would always say it, but he is, in the first place, a mathematician. Never did Santilli imagine that his obsession with unravelling the truth of antimatters would soon lead to a discovery of a new optical instrument for space exploration and become a scientific, let alone an astronomical, phenomenon.

For the most part, the would-be success of Santilli’s search for ways to identify the elusive antimatters’ verity could only pique amateur astronomers’ interest. Professionals are always cynical of new discoveries that come out of the news, perhaps because only a few of these have been validated throughout history. Moreover, antimatters’ actuality have been ignored by the “greats” in the past decades, the reason why a lot of scientists today disregard the claims on its existence.

Stephen Hawking’s latest theory on black hole , for example, is met with criticisms, let alone doubts and guffaws.

Santilli’s research on antimatters during his time at Harvard in the 1980s has paved the way for the inception of a revolutionary telescope that would disrupt astronomy as we know it. Throughout the research, Santilli examined many existing theories — including those of Newton, Galileo and Einstein. It was 1993 when Santilli came up with a new formula that could verify the existence of antimatter, the same year he also first conceptualised a telescope with convex lenses.

“The Santilli Telescope will pull back the curtain of the heavens, thus enabling amateur astronomers to photograph for the first time visual evidences of antimatter galaxies. Discovery has always been a motivating factor in amateur astronomy, and with the Santilli Telescope, discovery can happen,” Santilli said after the unveiling of his telescope to the public several months ago.

The new telescope that utilises both new principles on capturing negative light and existing principles used by Galileo could be a hit to amateur astronomers, or backyard space explorers. They are, after all, typically receptive to new discoveries in the segment and have nothing to lose. Professional astronomers and scientists, on the other hand, are more interested in the facts before embracing a newly published theory, and for good reasons. In a multi-million industry, getting funding from giant firms and institutions is no joke, and scientists have a reputation to maintain. Thunder Energies Corporation ( OTCQB: TNRG ) is manufacturing the said telescope and is aiming for global distribution.

Backyard sky watchers and professionals, however, were enthusiastic about the arrival of the Santilli Telescope’s arrival on the market. Licensed astronomers are indeed curious if the long-elusive search for antimatters have finally met its match in a Harvard mathematician. Fortunately for Santilli, he has many believers, among which is a revered professor from France.

"The mathematical relevance of Prof. Santilli's detection of antimatter galaxies is that it confirms the validity of the new isodual mathematics based on a new form of the differential calculus discovered by Newton as a condition to formulate his celebrated equation, and known as Santilli isodual differential calculus,” noted Professor Svetlin Georgiev of the Sorbonne University, Paris, France in a confirmatory statement.

“By remembering the importance of the ordinary differential calculus for all quantitative sciences, we can safely predict important new advances permitted by Santilli isodual differential calculus in all quantitative sciences, with particular reference to basic advances biology, as outlined in my forthcoming monograph," he added.

The telescope is not only a revolutionary addition to the arsenal of discoveries in the astronomy segment. According to the Georgiev, since antimatters are not predicted by earlier theories, it has been ignored by the academic community in the past decades. Its detection confirms earlier theories that the Earth has been devastated by these then-unknown entities — a breakthrough achievement not only in the astronomy segment, but also in the entire science world.

Some scientists also believe that the detection could soon lead to future studies on antimatters’ annihilation. Hence, it would be a significant factor in saving the human race from future antimatter-related devastations.

"The physical relevance of Prof. Santilli's detection of antimatter galaxies is evident not only for the ensuing new conception of the universe, but also for the protection of our planet against antimatter asteroids." stated Georgiev in a statement.

Who knows, maybe someone from the amateur segment could be the first one to discover it. The scientific world’s door is always open, the same way it has been for a mathematician whose only goal is to prove an ignored theory.  

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