Einstein and the greatest scientific fraud of the 20th century

In 1926, when the scientific world was still a-puzzling and a-wondrin over the wave-particle duality of light, Einstein asked a pal, Emil “Hurry” Rupp, to conduct an experiment that would settle the matter. If anyone could do it, thought Einstein, it was Rupp who was considered the latest and greatest experimental physicists of the day.

The experiment involved so-called canal rays produced in a gas discharge tube. When an electric field passes across a gas at low pressure, the tube shines ‘n’ glows due to the movement of electrons from the cathode to the anode (so-called cathode rays). But if a hole is made in the cathode, so-called canal rays appear startĀ  a-streamin and a-strayin’ through the hole in the opposite direction to the cathode rays.

The question that Einstein asked Rupp to resolve was whether the light from canal rays was wave-likeĀ  or particle-like.

The matter was settled when Rupp said he could see with his own eyes that the light formed interference patterns. That proved it must be wave-like. Einstein presented the result as evidence in his own interpretation of quantum mechanics.

But nobody else could see these interference patterns and physicists soon began to doubt the veracity of Rupp’s work. In 1935 he publicly retracted five of his scientific paper in the previous year claiming to be suffering from “psychasthenia linked to psychogenic semiconsciousness”.

Rupp turned out to be the greatest scientific fraudster of the 20th century, surpassing even Hendrick Schoen from Bell Labs in his boldness and audacity (and mental health). It later emerged that everything Rupp had done in the previous ten years was a fraud.

Einstein swallowed it hook, line and sinker.

Now Jeroen “Kongen” van Dongen at the Institute for History and Foundations of Science at Utrecht University in the Netherlands has re-analysed Einstein’s role in the controversy. He says the evidence “suggests a strong theoretical prejudice on Einstein’s part” which led him to ignore evidence that Rupp’s the experiments were a sham and a-rigged.

Poor old Einstein! But I know ya’ll will forgive him

Ref: arxiv.org/abs/0709.3099: Emil Rupp, Albert Einstein and the Canal Ray Experiments on Wave-particle Duality: Scientific Fraud and Theoretical Bias

And: arxiv.org/abs/0709.3226: The Interpretation of the Einstein-Rupp Experiments and their Influence on the History of Quantum Mechanics

9 Responses to “Einstein and the greatest scientific fraud of the 20th century”

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  2. A real fraud is string theory.For proof that the dimension must be 3+1 see
    Our Almost Impossible Universe:
    Why the laws of nature make the existence of humans extraordinarily unlikely

    summarized on my blog.

  3. Our Almost Impossible Universe:
    Why the laws of nature make the existence of humans extraordinarily unlikely
    shows a bigger fraud, string theory. The dimension must be 3+1.

  4. David Dixon says:

    Your writing style is a-nnoyin’ and a-bysmal.

  5. jackie cox says:

    Lets evaluate the lorentz equation to words—you leave earth, traveling faster than the speed of light, you travel for a while and then return to earth where you started, also traveling faster than the speed of light. You arrive back on earth before you left, time travel-true or false?——an independent observer watching from a distance, times you leaving earth and returning to earth. a certain amount of time transpired while you were gone, therefore you arrived back on earth after you left. Lorentz threw out the formula because it exposed a falacy of science and mixing unit of measures and time—Einstein added some more math gibberish, stating himself and maybe one or two others were able to understand the equation,wasting and confusing students for a hundred years, academic ventures, in the education business, not the business of truth– I have never read anything einstein wrote or said that he didn’t take from someone else, a complete babbling fraud

  6. jackie cox says:

    bill gates/buffet foundation and einstein have a lot in common. They never came up with anything original on their own, they are both fakes and frauds

  7. jackie cox says:

    some people will write anything just to read themselves, kinda like hinestin

  8. jackie cox says:

    actual math is so simple, you may wonder how it merits a degree

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    Norwegian Nobel Institute
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    Norwegian Nobel Institute
    For the attention of Prof. Dr. G. Lundestad
    Henrik Ibsens gate 51
    NO-0255 Oslo

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