Archive for September, 2011

False Authority

September 29, 2011

The University of Wales as it stands today is a false authority, nothing about it works. The real authority in physics in Wales is the AIAS, the result of individual uncorrupted scholarship.

Request for Information

September 29, 2011

Information Commissioner’s Office Wales,

1) Recently I requested information from The University of Wales but was denied my right to see the documents in question. I request the Information Commissioner to ask the University to forward to me the following information under the Freedom of Information Act of 2000. If the University does not do so I understand that the Registrars can be fined personally up to 5,000 pounds each in a magistrate’s court.

1) My marks for my top first in chemistry in 1971 (percentage out of a hundred or equivalent).
2) The members of the Faculty Board that examined my D. Sc. Thesis in 1977, these must have been a Pro Vice Chancellor and two Senate Members. The Thesis is in the National Library.
3) The referees’ reports on the thesis, which must have been very positive.
4) A list of candidates for the post of vice chancellor at Aberystwyth in 2011, how many were Welsh speakers, and the reasons for the selection of a non Welsh speaker as vice chancellor.
5) All personal information that the University may hold on me.

2) Recently I requested Neath Port Talbot Borough Council to explain clearly and simply why the records of Pontardawe Grammar School have been destroyed. The Council refused to give me an answer, and just quoted laws already in the public domain. Can the Commissioner’s Office advise whether these records have been stored somewhere else? All O and A level grades were destroyed.

3) Recently I asked Swansea Council why the Mayor of Swansea has designated his own property as a development area under MA008 for Mawr Community. How can a private residence of the Mayor be a development area? This is serious conflict of interest. Also please forward to me the financial accounts of Mawr for the last twenty years or so. I wish to see what the Council has been doing with the taxes, and the proportion of taxes allocated to “developers”.

Professor Myron Wyn Evans, Armiger, Civil List Pensioner, D. Sc. (Wales),
Civil List,
www.aias.us

Further Work on UFT 196

September 29, 2011

I order to forge a fully relativistic theory I intend to combine the methods of UFT 126 and 127 with those of UFT 141 and 143. In UFT 126 for example a static ellipse was used to derive the X and Y components of velocity and from these the accelerations may be found, and the forces. In this case the force is the Hooke Newton force without spin connection. In UFT 127 The constant angular momentum was defined from a constant torsion. In UFT 143 the acceleration and force was defined in terms of Cartan geometry. So the force found from orbits using the methods of UFT 126 can be equated with the force found in UFT 143. This is the required relativistic method. It starts with a given orbit and calculates the force without use of a non relativistic lagrangian method. It is therrfore fully self consistent. For a precessing elliptical orbit the force is not that of Hooke / Newton, so the spin connection is not zero.

General Observations and Reform Movement in Wales

September 29, 2011

To Office of Visitor:

From feedback software to www.aias.us today I can see the Registry in Cardiff looking at my site, but at the same time it does not respond to requests for information. Therefore it has no credibility inside Wales or in the wider world. It accredits numerous courses in non University institutions which are not even in Wales! The University of Wales has been cut up into segments of international insignificance, and 95% of its staff and students have no ability in the Welsh language. Withholding information is illegal, it is contrary to the Freedom of Information Act 2000. Why should a publicly funded institution withhold information as to how its appointments are made? In my experience the award of tenure within the University is arbitrary, with the result that power is concentrated in the hands of a few individuals such as heads of department, who are in turn appointed to tenure without competition. In my case not only do I hold the Scientia Doctor, but I am also a sometime SERC Advanced Fellow, graded top of my year in chemistry by the Government, and now a Civil List Pensioner, the only one in Wales. In my case the concept of tenure was used by the University of Wales at Aberystwyth to negate the intention of the British Government, and to waste the Government’s funding deliberately. The details of what actually happened are on my blog on www.aias.us and in historical source documents on this site. There are two witness letters to appalling conditions and severe harassment from 1978 to 1983.
So the University is a collection of individuals who do what they like, and who are appointed by a secretive process. The University does not give any information on how these appointments are made.
These are disturbing, long drawn out, abuses and an enquiry is in order. The Office of Visitor is meaningless if it cannot or will not do anything about these abuses. There can be no confidence in a system that goes against the British Government arbitrarily, and allows blatant injustice to be perpetuated. Accordingly, sweeping reforms of the University of Wales are necessary, and I hereby advise the Welsh Government of this need as the most senior Scientiae Doctor of the University of Wales, and as a member of the University.
Finally my own institute, the AIAS is number one in the world in terms of immediate impact, which we measure objectively using feedback software. All my appointments were made in open competition, without secrecy. Reforms must make sure that merit is recognized and awarded. At present this is not the case.

Myron Evans

cc Welsh Government

In a message dated 28/09/2011 09:53:20 GMT Daylight Time, ceri.king@pco.x.gsi.gov.uk writes:

Dear Professor Evans,

I refer to your emails below.

I am afraid that neither the Privy Council nor the Visitor is able to assist you in this matter. As you know, changes to the Visitor’s jurisdiction were made by the Higher Education Act 2004. Although the post of Visitor remains, the Visitor’s jurisdiction was abolished where it related to (a) student complaints and (b) employment disputes relating to academic staff.

The Visitor still retains the power to adjudicate on issues relating to the interpretation and application of the institution’s Charter, Statutes, Ordinances etc, provided the point at issue is neither a student complaint nor an employment dispute.

Yours sincerely

Ceri King

Ceri King

Head of Secretariat & Senior Clerk

Privy Council Office

2 Carlton Gardens

London SW1Y 5AA

020 7747 5300

www.privycouncil.gov.uk

From: EMyrone@aol.com [mailto:EMyrone@aol.com]
Sent: 26 September 2011 09:27
To: Newell Margaret – Privy Council Office –
Subject: Fwd: Request for Information

I can confirm that the request for information has been sent to the Information Commissioner, but I think that there are irregularities that should be investigated by the Privy Council in its capacity of Visitor to the University of Wales. If the University refuses to reply, as it has done many times in the past, the Visitor may wish to investigate and the Commissioner may oblige it to supply information that it has withheld for many years. The Privy Council has investigated my case before. I think that I have been excluded from the University in an irregular manner for a span of thirty three years.

MWE

plots for note 196(4)

September 29, 2011

To Horst Eckardt:

Very interesting again! The numerical work shows things that pure analysis cannot. The lagrangian method of obtaining forces was used in Einstein general relativity (EGR) as you know, but it is not a relativistic method. There was a mixture of concepts in the EGR, the effective potential was relativistic, but it was used with a non relativistic lagrangian method. This mixture of concepts may explain why epsilon appears to have an r dependence. This semi relativistic method is valid to an excellent approximation in the solar system, where x is also very close to unity and where relativistic corrections are very small. In general however a fully relativistic method is needed, as in UFT 141 and similar papers, where acceleration and velocity and position are made fully relativistic, and all derived from Cartan geometry. EGR fails drastically in whirlpool galaxies, and UFT 123 to 127 seems to be the only valid way of describing them. So a method needs to be developed combining the concepts in UFT 123 – 127 and 141 and similar papers. In the meantime, the method of UFT 196 is an excellent approximation in the solar system. Line element general relativity is obsolete except for the Crothers cosmology.

196(4).pdf

Feedback and University World Rankings

September 28, 2011

It might be a good idea to correlate the www.aias.us feedback with University world rankings, that would show that the best universities in the world follow www.aias.us regularly. In terms of immediate feedback AIAS is number one in the world. I have been associated with four universities in the top one hundred: Oxford (6), Cornell (14), Univeristy College London (22); and Zurich (90). UNCC is about 770’th in the web rankings and that is not very good. None of the cut up remnants of the University of Wales are in the top 200. In the web rankings Aberystwyth is 878’th. Despite all the bad treatment it is still my Alma Mater and that does not please me at all. The Welsh Government must rebuild the university entirely, so that it is one federal unit as intended, with all staff fluent in Welsh. The university’s withholding of information is illegal, and it has a lot to hide. I think that a shadow University of Wales should be formed with indications of who should really be in the top administrative places, all of them fluent Welsh speakers.

cc Welsh Government

The Historical Facts Concerning my Scientiae Doctor

September 28, 2011

I prepared the Thesis in 1977 when I was a Ramsay Memorial Fellow and a member of the post doctoral staff at the Edward Davies Chemical Laboratories in UCW Aberystwyth and submitted it in the same year. I was awarded it officially in January 1978 and at that point should have been promoted to full professor with tenure at Aberystwyth. The cover up by the University of Wales is due to the fact that I was offered a job as lecturer at Swansea by telephone. Lecturer is the lowest rank, the D. Sc. demands the highest rank, full professor. This was a corrupt procedure because I was told to apply, and if I did so the job would be mine, never mind the other candidates! Not only that, but I was not told directly, but through a third party, Mansel Davies. The man responsible was the late Howard Purnell, then head of chemistry at Swansea. In the event I took up a SERC Advanced Fellowship also awarded in 1978, in which I was graded top of my year in chemistry for applicants in all Britain. Aberystwyth accepted the Government award and at that point should have awarded tenure. I was always being told that there was “no money”. That was blatantly untrue. I was told by Jeremy Jones that Purnell would cause Jones great trouble if I stayed at the EDCL. I was told this in the Sze Hing Chinese restaurant near Aberystwyth pier, a well known committee procedure in a well known academic establishment. Jones then proceeded to cause as much trouble as he could for a length of five years, during which time my submillimetre group outproduced the rest of the EDCL combined, with about 130 refereed papers and books (Omnia Opera). In 1978 and 1979 I won the Harrison and Meldola awards of the Royal Society of Chemisty, ranked joint first in the Marlow Medal competition, and in 1980 founded the European Molecular Liquids Group. So the University of Wales has no leg to stand on, it is completely prejudicial and in violation of the European Convention on Human Rights. There are two witness letters in the historical source documents section as to the appalling mistreatment to which my group and myself were subjected. Jones was only able to get rid of me in the end because my five year SERC contract ran out. He breached contract and did not turn it into tenure. In 1983 I won two University of Wales Fellowships in open competition. In 1978 I tried to apply for a full professorship (the vacant head of department at EDCL) but was told to withdraw my application by a furiously angry Mansel Davies. So something fishy was going on, there was a big lobster pot in the corridor. In about 1988 Jones lost the EDCL and did not turn up to the meeting that closed it. His tenure was corruptly transferred to Swansea chemistry, which has also been closed. In 1993 on a trip back from the States, I saw the EDCL – it had been gutted of all its apparatus, and smashed to pieces by vandals. The Aberystwyth propaganda machine does not mention it any more. It never existed.

Until reform is instigated, no one should send their sons and daughters for education in Aberystwyth. The fees are very high, and the education is poor, it is the lowest ranked College in Wales. What is needed is a the immediate establishment of a Welsh medium College in which all staff are rigorously fluent.

cc Welsh Government

Request for Information

September 28, 2011

Further to my reply to you today I point out the following:

1) Section I of the Charter of the University of Wales states that there shall be a University in and for Wales. It follows that all members of staff must be fluent in the Welsh language. Appointments must be made under the scrutiny of the People of Wales, its Supreme Authority. All candidates must be named, and the reasons for the appointments made publicly available.
2) Section Vb states that the University must prescribe the designation of degrees.
3) Graduates are members of the University by Charter.
4) Section 4.3 of the regulations concerning the Scientiae Doctor shows that it is granted for substantial contributions to knowledge. Clearly, it is meant to be granted to staff members. The degree is examined by a committee made up of the Pro Vice Chancellor and two Senate Members, who consult at least two referees, sometimes three. The latter must submit substantial and independent reports on the scope, quality, originality and distinctivenss of the work. The candidate must be an acknowledged expert in the field. The referees’ reports must be lodged in the University archives, the candidate may be called for interview.

I requested this information from the Registrar at Aberystwyth, and the University Registrar at Cardiff. I received no reply, in breach of law, the Freedom of Information Act of 2000, so the Visitor may demand that this material be given to me. My D. Sc. Thesis is in the National Library of Wales, and I was awarded it outright without interview for exceptional merit at the youngest recorded age in all the countries that award the degree. Why should the University of Wales try to cover up these facts? The Scientiae Doctor implies that the University must award tenure and salary. Otherwise it is in breach of its own regulations, notably Section Vb, where the designation of the degree is clearly defined as substantial contributions to knowledge. Nearly all universities demand that the degree be awarded only to tenured staff members, usually full professors in mid or late career.
I argue that to award this degree, and then to try to deny tenure for thirty three years, and also to refuse to communicate, is a clear breach of Charter. A High Court Judge consulted by the Visitor may rule that the University of Wales must award me tenure and back salary since 1978. The Scientiae Doctor was first awarded by the University of London in 1860, and is a distinction higher than full professor in all universities. To award it and then deny tenure is a breach of Charter. The University is unable to judge merit, and makes appointments in secret, it refuses to give the reasons for these appointments. Lastly I was appointed to the Civil List by the Prime Minister and Parliament in 2005 for distinguished contributions to Britain in science. This is also a high honour. There was no secrecy about this procedure, and again it shows that the University of Wales must award tenure. Otherwise it does not recognize even the highest merit in fluent Welsh speakers and members of the University. That is in breach of the spirit and letter of the Charter. All this points towards the urgent need for sweeping reforms of the University.

cc Welsh Government

In a message dated 28/09/2011 09:53:20 GMT Daylight Time, ceri.king@pco.x.gsi.gov.uk writes:

Dear Professor Evans,

I refer to your emails below.

I am afraid that neither the Privy Council nor the Visitor is able to assist you in this matter. As you know, changes to the Visitor’s jurisdiction were made by the Higher Education Act 2004. Although the post of Visitor remains, the Visitor’s jurisdiction was abolished where it related to (a) student complaints and (b) employment disputes relating to academic staff.

The Visitor still retains the power to adjudicate on issues relating to the interpretation and application of the institution’s Charter, Statutes, Ordinances etc, provided the point at issue is neither a student complaint nor an employment dispute.

Yours sincerely

Ceri King

Ceri King

Head of Secretariat & Senior Clerk

Privy Council Office

2 Carlton Gardens

London SW1Y 5AA

020 7747 5300

www.privycouncil.gov.uk

From: EMyrone@aol.com [mailto:EMyrone@aol.com]
Sent: 26 September 2011 09:27
To: Newell Margaret – Privy Council Office –
Subject: Fwd: Request for Information

I can confirm that the request for information has been sent to the Information Commissioner, but I think that there are irregularities that should be investigated by the Privy Council in its capacity of Visitor to the University of Wales. If the University refuses to reply, as it has done many times in the past, the Visitor may wish to investigate and the Commissioner may oblige it to supply information that it has withheld for many years. The Privy Council has investigated my case before. I think that I have been excluded from the University in an irregular manner for a span of thirty three years.

MWE

Appointments in the University of Wales

September 28, 2011

To Clerk of the Privy Council

Clearly, this is not a matter of employment, because I am already a member of the University, probably being its most senior Scientiae Doctor in terms of years (thirty three years). This degree is a higher distinction than a professorship, and should be accompanied by tenure. A professorship is always accompanied by tenure, and so a Scientiae Doctor must have tenure, being the higher distinction. A University must award meaningful degrees by Charter. I seek a ruling on this point, not on anything to do with employment. By precedent, and in every other case I know of in every relevant country, a Scientiae Doctor has tenure. I was awarded it at the age of 27, due to exceptional ability assessed and acknowledged by the University of Wales itself. Usually it is awarded at age about fifty, because it is a distinction higher than professorship. So in every case that I know of, it has been awarded to a person who already has tenure. So my argument is that the University has breached its Charter because of its failure to provide tenure and salary following the award of Scientiae Doctor for substantial contributions to knowledge. The prolonged failure to provide tenure is in my opinion obvious and prolonged prejudice, it has deliberately caused obvious hardship, it has violated my equal opportunity rights and my right to work, and is in clear violation of the European Convention on Human Rights. These are matters that a High Court Judge can adjudicate upon if consulted by the Visitor.
            In general, by refusing to provide any information on how appointments are made, the University is in violation of the Freedom of Information Act 2000. This is a matter that the Visitor and Privy Council can investigate. Recently the University has refused to give me basic items of information to which I am entitled, for example information about my top first of 1971, and my Dr Samuel Williams studentship of 1971 and has even refused to name the members of the Faculty examination committee that awarded me the D. Sc. in 1977. This is not a matter of employment, and violates the law, and therefore the Charter.
                By refusing to provide any information, the University ceases to have meaning as a University for Wales. No one can know whether its appointments are made fairly and on merit. This is again a breach of its Charter. Its supreme authority is the People of Wales, and so the Welsh Government is part of that authority and is entitled to reform the University, as is the Welsh language commissioner.

Yn Gywir,
Truly Yours,

Myron Evans

Prof. Myron Wyn Evans, Armiger, Civil List Pensioner, D. Sc. (Wales),
H. M. Civil List
www.aias.us

cc Welsh Government

196(4): Calculation of the Precession Constant x

September 28, 2011

The precession constant x is given by eq. (4) and is defined by the magnitude of the spin connection. The precession of any object of mass m about any object of mass M is given by this theory. The theory can describe any kind of orbit, not only a precessing ellipse, so the next note will develop it for a whirlpool galaxy. In the solar system the precession of the perihelion is very tiny, a few arc seconds per century, and so this theory needs to be extended to other orbital properties whch are much more easily measured. Once having found x in terms of omega as in eq. (4) of this note, the orbital equation dr / d theta can be found in tems of omega, so this is the next step. So light bending can be calculated in terms of omega, or any orbital property. The basic (geometrical) idea of general relativity by Einstein was right, but his mathematics were completely wrong. This was known in fact since Dec. 1915, but anyone who said so risked losing their jobs and so on. Human nature again.

a196thpapernotes4.pdf