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Prof. Robert M. Kiehn

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Kiehn, Prof. Robert M.     (Easy Link: http://www.worldsci.org/people/Robert_Kiehn)
Professor of Physics (Retired)

Interests: Topology
Nationality: USA

Related Websites:
Cartan's Corner: Adventures... Cartan's Corner


Books:
2009Non-Equilibirum Systems and Irreversible Processes, Vol 6: The Universal Effectiveness of Topological Thermodynamics
2008Non-Equilibirum Systems and Irreversible Processes, Vol 5: Topological Torsion and Macroscopic Spinors
2004 / 2009Non-Equilibrium Systems and Irreversible Processes, Vol 1: Non-Equilibrium Thermodynamics
2004 / 2009Non-Equilibrium Systems and Irreversible Processes, Vol 2: Falaco Solitons, Cosmology and the Arrow of Time
2004 / 2009Non-Equilibrium Systems and Irreversible Processes, Vol 3: Wakes, Coherent Structures and Turbulence
2004 / 2009Non-Equilibrium Systems and Irreversible Processes, Vol 4: Plasmas and Non-Equilibrium Electrodynamics

Abstracts Online:
2010Dogma, Hypotheses, and Dissident Responsibility
2012A Topological Thermodynamic Basis for the Cosmological Aether
2012Particles vs Waves: Finite Topological Thermodynamics

Media Online:
2009-12-05VideoNon-Equilibrium Systems and Irreversible Processes

Event Attendence:
2014-05-03Introduction to the Tron Theory Video Conference
2013-09-21Gravity GroupVideo Conference
2013-06-01AberrationVideo Conference
2013-05-18Machs Principle and the Concept of MassVideo Conference
2013-05-04Re-evaluating Nordstr?m: A Proposed Path to the Aether in Order to Solve the ?Worst Theoretical Prediction in Physics?Video Conference
2013-04-20Video Conference
2013-04-13Super Principia Unified Gravitational Vortex TheoryVideo Conference
2013-04-06Integrating Vector Particle Physics with the Dodecahedron Quark Ball and the Octahedral Hexagonal FractalVideo Conference
2013-03-30Gravity GroupVideo Conference
2013-03-23Gravitational Deflection of EM Waves Deviates from General RelativityVideo Conference
2013-03-09Metaphysical Approach to Atomic Physics: What They Miss out at University PhysicsVideo Conference
2013-03-02Gravitomagnetism a Fatal Problem for the General Relativity TheoryVideo Conference
2013-02-23The Riemann Hypothesis and the Physics of LightVideo Conference
2013-02-16What is Space Made Out Of and How Does It Work?Video Conference
2013-02-09The Philosophy of Science vs. TruthVideo Conference
2013-01-26Electrodynamic Experiments and Theory: A Kinetic SynthesisVideo Conference
2013-01-19Gravity GroupVideo Conference
2013-01-12NPA Members Meeting - The Future of the NPA: Taking it to the Next LevelVideo Conference
2012-12-29The Poisson Equation, the Cosmological Constant and Dark EnergyVideo Conference
2012-12-22The Fundamental Atomic ModelVideo Conference
2012-12-15The Solution of the Boltzmann ConstantVideo Conference
2012-12-08The Maxwell Approach to GravityVideo Conference
2012-11-24The Revolutionary Plasma Power Technology of Josef PappVideo Conference
2012-11-17Gravity GroupVideo Conference
2012-11-10Unified Field Theory: From Boscovich to GeometrodynamicsVideo Conference
2012-10-27SR Theory of Electrodynamics for Relative Moving ChargesVideo Conference
2012-10-13Non-Moving Earth in the Center of the UniverseVideo Conference
2012-09-29Neat Stuff Greg Has Worked on LatelyVideo Conference
2012-09-22A Topological Thermodynamic Basis for the Cosmological AetherVideo Conference
2012-09-15Gravity GroupVideo Conference
2012-09-01Aether: A Simple Solution for Complex ProblemsVideo Conference
2012-08-25The Anti-Neutron Model of the AtomVideo Conference
2012-08-11Transversal Fizeau Effect and the GRT Video Conference
2012-07-2519th Natural Philosophy Alliance ConferenceConference (Absentia)
2012-07-07Why Relativity is FalseVideo Conference
2012-06-30Gravity GroupVideo Conference
2012-06-23The Misidentification of Newtonian PhysicsVideo Conference
2012-05-26Classical Unification of Electromagnetism & GravityVideo Conference
2012-05-12Simhony?s Electron-Positron Lattice Model of the Vacuum of Space - Part 2Video Conference
2012-05-05Unified Gravitational Vortex Theory - Part 2Video Conference
2012-04-28Fundamentals of Electromagnetic Energy TransferVideo Conference
2012-04-21Relationship between Newtonian and Einsteinian PhysicsVideo Conference
2012-04-14Simhony?s Electron-Positron Lattice Model of the Vacuum of Space - Part 1Video Conference
2012-03-31Newton?s Bucket ?.Another Final Solution!Video Conference
2012-03-24Unified Gravitational Vortex Theory - Part 1Video Conference
2012-03-17Gravity GroupVideo Conference
2012-03-10A Specific Measurement of GVideo Conference
2012-03-03A New Approach to Mountain FormationVideo Conference
2012-02-25The Third OptionVideo Conference
2012-02-18Introduction to and Implications of Ivor Catt's TEM Wave ElectrodynamicsVideo Conference
2012-02-11Definition of Physical Quantities with Respect to Space and TimeVideo Conference
2012-01-28On the Origin, Unification and Transmutation of Fields of ForceVideo Conference
2012-01-07New NPA Website Tutorial Video ConferenceVideo Conference
2011-12-17The Nature of the Strong ForceVideo Conference
2011-12-10Gravitation and the Dark Matter Model of the UniverseVideo Conference
2011-12-03Fatal Flaws in Classical ElectromagnetismVideo Conference
2011-11-26Unified Field Theory: Report on Boscovich International Conference 2011Video Conference
2011-11-19Gravity Group: Bob French PresentsVideo Conference
2011-11-05Category Theory of Topological ThermodynamicsVideo Conference
2011-10-29The Field Approach to Thermodynamics and the Carnot Cycle, Part 1Video Conference
2011-10-22Finite Theory of the Universe, Dark Matter Disproof and Faster-Than-Light SpeedVideo Conference
2011-10-09Gravity GroupVideo Conference
2011-10-08The Meaning of Maxwell's Equations, Part 3: Gauss' B LawVideo Conference
2011-09-24The ALFA Model: The Beginning of the End for MS Physics?Video Conference
2011-06-11Gravitational Vortexes of Cosmic PlenumVideo Conference
2011-04-09Experiment of the Biefield-Brown Effect using Symmetric Plate Capacitors Charged below 35kVVideo Conference
2011-04-02The Natural Philosophy of the Electric UniverseVideo Conference
2011-03-20Gravity GroupVideo Conference
2011-03-12A Matter of DefinitionVideo Conference
2011-03-05The First Principles of AetherVideo Conference
2011-02-26The Engineering Value of the Cosmological ConstantVideo Conference
2011-01-29The Quantum Mechanical Framework Behind the End Results of the General Theory of Relativity: Matter is Built on a Universal Matter ArchitectureVideo Conference
2011-01-08A Very Doable Experiment for NASA To Look Inside the Twin ParadoxVideo Conference
2010-12-18The Three Elements TheoryVideo Conference
2010-10-02Gravitomagnetism: Successes in Explaining the CosmosVideo Conference
2010-08-21The Meaning of Maxwell's Equations, Part 2: Ampere's LawVideo Conference
2010-08-07An Introduction to Electric Universe TheoryVideo Conference
2010-07-127th Symposium in Honour of Jean-Pierre VigierAwards
2010-06-05Searching for Room Temperature SuperconductorsVideo Conference
2010-05-22Gravity from the Ground UpVideo Conference
2010-05-15Introduction to the Theory Of DespaceVideo Conference
2010-05-08Polarization EntanglementVideo Conference
2010-05-01The Meaning of Maxwell's Equations, Part 1: Gauss D LawVideo Conference
2010-04-10Antigravity, the Missing Force is Discovered!Video Conference
2010-04-03The Control of the Natural ForcesVideo Conference
2010-03-06The Conflict Between Action at a Distance and Field TheoriesVideo Conference
2010-02-27The Mole Hill EffectVideo Conference
2010-02-20Realitivistic RelativityVideo Conference
2010-01-30Nonlinear Continuum Mechanics of Space and the Unified Field Theory - Part 1Video Conference
2010-01-29Structures GroupVideo Conference
2010-01-22Gravity GroupVideo Conference
2010-01-02Unified Theory's Non-expanding Universe Replaces Big Bang & Steady State Theories of Expanding UniverseVideo Conference
2009-12-26Relativity Groupoid Instead of Relativity GroupVideo Conference
2009-12-19Charactering Brown's GasVideo Conference
2009-12-12Reference Frame Independent Dynamics, Or How to Get Off Einsteins Train, Part 2Video Conference
2009-12-05Non-Equilibrium Systems and Irreversible ProcessesVideo Conference
2009-09-26The Birth of ElementsVideo Conference

Biography

Professor R. M. Kiehn, B.Sc. 1950, Ph.D. 1953 (Physics, Course VIII, MIT), started his career working (during the summers) at the Argonne National Laboratory on the Navy's nuclear powered submarine project, and on special projects at MIT. Argonne was near his parents home in the then small suburban community known as Elmhurst, Illinois. At Argonne, Dr. Kiehn was given the opportunity to do nuclear experiments using Fermi's original reactor, CP1. The experience stimulated an interest in the development of nuclear energy. After receiving the Ph. D. degree as the Gulf Oil Fellow at MIT, Dr. Kiehn went to work at Los Alamos, with the goal of designing and building a plutonium powered fast breeder reactor, a reactor that would produce more fissionable fuel then it consumed. He was instrumental in the design and operation of LAMPRE, the Los Alamos Molten Plutonium Reactor Experiment. He also became involved with diagnostic experiments on nuclear explosions, both in Nevada on shot towers above ground, and in the Pacific froma flying laboratory built into a KC-135 jet tanker. He is one of the diminishing number of people still alive who have witnessed atmospheric nuclear explosions. Dr. Kiehn has written patents that range from AC ionization chambers, plutonium breeder reactor power plants, to dual polarized ring lasers and down-hole oil exploration instruments. He is active, at present, in creating new devices and processes, from the nanometer world to the macroscopic world, which utilize the features of Non-Equilibrium Systems and Irreversible Processes, from the perspective of Continuous Topological Evolution. Dr. Kiehn left Los Alamos in 1963 to become a professor of physics at the University of Houston. He lived about 100 miles from Houston on his Pecan Orchard - Charolais Cattle ranch on the banks of the San Marcos river near San Antonio. As a pilot, he would commute to Houston, and his classroom responsibilities, in his Cessna 172 aircraft. He was known as the "flying professor". He is now retired, as an "emeritus" professor of physics, and lives in a small villa at the base of Mount Ventoux in the Provence region of southeastern France. He maintains an active scientific website at http://www.cartan.pair.com/.

Prof. Kiehn wrote the first four volumes of his magnus opus, Non-Equilibrium Systems and Irreversible Processes, during the years 1998-2002, though they weren't published until 2004 with Lulu Publishers. Lulu allowed Kiehn to retain his intellectual property rights and continue editting these important works. Volume 5 was completed in 2008 and volume 6 in 2009.

Articles:

  • arXiv articles
  • (1987) The Falaco Effect as a topological defect was first noticed by the present author in the swimming pool of an old MIT friend, during a visit in Rio de Janeiro, at the time of Halley's comet, March 1986. The concept was presented at the Austin Meeting of Dynamic Days in Austin, January 1987, and caused some interest among the resident topologists. The easily reproduced experiment added to the credence of topological defects in fluids. It is now perceived that this topological phenomena is universal, and will appear at all levels from the microscopic to the galactic. LANL arXiv/gr-qc/0101098 (../falaco97.pdf and../topturb.pdf)
  • (1989) Irreversible Topological Evolution in Fluid Mechanics in "Some Unanswered Questions in Fluid Mechanics" ASME- Vol. 89-WA/FE-5, Trefethen, L. M. and Panton, R. L. Eds.
  • (1987) ?The Falaco Effect, A Topological Soliton? Talk presented at the Dynamics Days conference, Austin, TX Jan. 1987. The Falaco Effect as a topological defect was first noticed by the present author in the swimming pool of an old MIT friend, during a visit in Rio de Janeiro, at the time of Halley's comet, March 1986. The concept was presented at the Austin Meeting of Dynamic Days in Austin, January 1987, and caused some interest among the resident topologists. The easily reproduced experiment added to the credence of topological defects in fluids. It is now perceived that this topological phenomena is universal, and will appear at all levels from the microscopic to the galactic.
  • (1990) Topological Torsion, Pfaff Dimension and Coherent Structures, in: "Topological Fluid
  • (1991), Compact Dissipative Flow Structures with Topological Coherence Embedded in Eulerian Environments, in: " Non Linear Dynamics of Structures", edited by R.Z. Sagdeev, U. Frisch, F. Hussain, S. S. Moiseev and N. S. Erokhin, p.139-164, World Scientific Press, Singapore
  • (1991) ?Continuous Topological Evolution?, LANL arXiv/math-ph/0101032/contevol3.pdf
  • (1992) Topological Defects, Coherent Structures and Turbulence in Terms of Cartan's Theory of Differential Topology, in "Developments in Theoretical and Applied Mathematics, Proceedings of the SECTAM XVI conference", B. N. Antar, R. Engels, A.A. Prinaris and T. H. Moulden, Editors, The University of Tennessee Space Institute, Tullahoma, TN 37388
    USA.
  • (1999) Coherent Structures in Fluids are Topological Torsion Defects, in J, "IUTAM Symposium on Simulation and Identification of Organized Structures in Flows", N. S?rensen, et al., eds., Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht,. See (../copen5.pdf). Presented at the IUTAM-SIMFLO Conference at DTU, Denmark, May 25-29, (1997).

Books by Prof. Robert M. Kiehn



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Non-Equilibrium Systems and Irreversible Processes, Vol 1: Non-Equilibrium Thermodynamics

by Prof. Robert M. Kiehn

Pages: 520
Publisher: Lulu Enterprises
Year: 2004 / 2009
ISBN: 978-1847281937

Websites: www.lulu.com/kiehn

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Adventures in Applied Topology..... Continuous topological evolution can be used to encode non equilibrium thermodynamic systems and irreversible processes without the use of statistics or probability. Such methods are universal and apply to systems from the microscale to the cosmological scale. Thermodynamic irreversibility and the arrow of time are artifacts of topological change in four dimensions or more.

einstein alluded to the fact that thermodynamics is the most fundamental of the sciences. Yet classical thermodynamics has been more or less restricted to the study of idealistic equilibrium systems in terms of statistical methods. This book describes how a new perspective of continuous topological evolution can be used to describe the dynamics of Non-Equilibrium real world systems. Surprisingly, the topological methods are universal and apply to many diverse physical, chemical, biological and even economic and political systems. such systems consist of a multitude of different, topologically cherent, possibly self organizing, synergistic components, which extract energy from, and deliver waste to, their environments.



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Non-Equilibrium Systems and Irreversible Processes, Vol 2: Falaco Solitons, Cosmology and the Arrow of Time

by Prof. Robert M. Kiehn

Pages: 316
Publisher: Lulu Enterprises
Year: 2004 / 2009
ISBN: 978-1847281944

Websites: www.lulu.com/kiehn

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Adventures in Applied Topology..... Continuous topological evolution can be used to encode non equilibrium thermodynamic systems and irreversible processes without the use of statistics or probability. Such methods are universal and apply to systems from the microscale to the cosmological scale. Thermodynamic irreversibility and the arrow of time are artifacts of topological change in four dimensions or more. The second part of the book descibes a simple experiment (Falaco Solitons) that you can do in your swimming pool, emulating the ideas of Cosmic Strings. The third part models the universe in terms of the topological features of a Van der Waals gas near its critical point. The fourth part shows how the topological approach can explain the arrow of time in terms of irreversible thermodynamic processes.

A remarkable feature of Non-Equilibrium systems is their self organization, into long-lived topologically coherent structures or topological defects. A dramatic example of such a concept is given by the creation of Falaco Solitons in a swimming pool. The experiment is readily available to almost everyone, producing universal defect structures in a discontinuity surface. As topological structures, Falaco Solitons can occur at all scales, from the subatomic world of Quarks on a confinement thread to the Cosmological world of Branes attached by Strings, or even spiral galaxy pairs bound together with a Cosmic String. All visible in a swimming pool experiment!



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Non-Equilibrium Systems and Irreversible Processes, Vol 3: Wakes, Coherent Structures and Turbulence

by Prof. Robert M. Kiehn

Pages: 432
Publisher: Lulu Enterprises
Year: 2004 / 2009
ISBN: 978-1847281951

Websites: www.lulu.com/kiehn

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Adventures in Applied Topology..... Continuous topological evolution can be used to encode non equilibrium thermodynamic systems and irreversible processes. Such methods are universal and apply to systems from the microscale to the cosmological scale. This volume uses topological techniques to describe persistent wakes and other topologically coherent but deformable strutures in fluids as thermodynamic states far from equilibrium and of Pfaff Topological dimension 3. The last part of the book is devoted to an explanation of Turbulence in terms of continuous, but irreversible, topological evolution in a domain of Pfaff Topological dimension 4, without the use of statistics.

 



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Non-Equilibrium Systems and Irreversible Processes, Vol 4: Plasmas and Non-Equilibrium Electrodynamics

by Prof. Robert M. Kiehn

Pages: 416
Publisher: Lulu Enterprises
Year: 2004 / 2009
ISBN: 978-1847281968

Websites: www.lulu.com/kiehn

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Adventures in Applied Topology..... The methods of continuous topological evolution can be used to encode non equilibrium electromagnetic systems, such as a plasma, and to decide if certain processes applied to such systems are Thermodynamnically irreversible or not. The methods do not make use of statistics or probability theory. Several fundamental and new topological features (especially that of Topological Torsion and Topological Spin) of electromagnetic systems - which can be used to design new devices and processes - are introduced.


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Non-Equilibirum Systems and Irreversible Processes, Vol 5: Topological Torsion and Macroscopic Spinors

by Prof. Robert M. Kiehn

Pages: 432
Publisher: Lulu Enterprises
Year: 2008

Websites: www.lulu.com/kiehn

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Adventures in Applied Topology..... Non-equilibrium systems are of Pfaff topological dimension > 2. Contact manifolds of Pfaff dimension 3 and Symplectic manifolds of Pfaff dimension 4 have complex vectorial components as eigendirection fields of the 2-form dA with zero quadratic form. They are Spinors, not classic vectors, and are the basis of topological fluctuations, dissipation, and irreveversibility.


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Non-Equilibirum Systems and Irreversible Processes, Vol 6: The Universal Effectiveness of Topological Thermodynamics

by Prof. Robert M. Kiehn

Publisher: Lulu Enterprises
Year: 2009

Websites: www.lulu.com/kiehn

Papers by Prof. Robert M. Kiehn



Dogma, Hypotheses, and Dissident Responsibility

(2010)

Prof. Robert M. Kiehn




Abstract:

The responsibility of a dissident scientist is to create a new version of a testable hypothesis to replace a dogmatic proclamation, not just to proclaim new dogma.based on personal opinion.


Abstract:

In this essay the topological properties of thermodynamics are used to derive a topological equation of state in 4 topological dimensions. The equation of state corresponds to an Open thermodynamic environment (the Cosmological Aether) that permits local exchange of both particles (mass) and waves (radiation). For dilute systems near the critical point, the cubic factor in the equation of state is homeomorphic to a van der Waals gas.



Particles vs Waves: Finite Topological Thermodynamics

(2012)

Prof. Robert M. Kiehn




(22 pages)

2012, A Topological Thermodynamic Basis for the Cosmological Aether, United States

Abstract:

Traditional physical theories have been constrained historically by assumptions of "geo-metrical" di?eomorphisms, invariant symmetries, and topological invariance. These ideas are useful to the understanding of equilibrium thermodynamic states, and processes that lead to time reversibility of equilibrium topological systems, and the conservation of energy. However, the geometrical constraints o?er no insight into non-equilibrium thermodynamic systems and irreversible processes, such as observed in the biological environment. Geometrical tensor methods are inadequate and must be replaced by topological thinking. Emphasis must be placed upon methods that describe continuous topological evolution, and not topological invariance. For example, to form a categorical marriage between gravity and quantum mechanics requires the recognition that the topological structure of "particles" is di?erent from the topological structure of "waves".

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