CNPS 2018 A Great Success!
The 4th edition of the CNPS conferences (and almost 30th edition of the combined NPA / CNPS conferences) was a resounding success.
Live Broadcast to YouTube
For the first time, there was multi-camera live coverage of the event. The coverage had up to 4 camera angles and the slides of the presenters were piped directly into the broadcast in high definition. There were 5 wireless microphones spread around the audience for question and answers after each talk so all conversations could be heard.
Those who watched the live broadcast online also had the ability to ask questions of the speakers live which then got read to everyone.
Video Participants Donations Welcome!
If you watched the video broadcast and enjoyed it, we are asking for a donation from those who attended online. The link to donate can be found here: http://donate.naturalphilosophy.org
Centrifugal Force On Trial
After months writing the script, Bruce Nappi handed out the scripts to the main actors of the first CNPS Science on Trail. It was a lot of fun and we learned a lot from doing the first production. Although there
was lots of dialog, demonstrations, and even costumes, the main characters and audience did a great job! The trial took two days and even though the second part of the trial had audio problems, it still was great fun for all.
Everyone liked the idea and some of the changes will be less intense dialog, more demonstrations, and more ad libbing.
CNPS 2018 Physics Grand Prix
Another new activity at the event was the Grand Prix of physics theories where 15 cars representing everything from mainstream science to many aether theories raced themselves to the finish line.
Everyone at the conference had to choose three cars and answer questions about each of the physics theories represented. Bruce Nappi would then take the answers and using predetermined algorhythms, advanced the cars once every day.
Some theories crashed, then recovered. Others motored slowly but steadily down the racetrack. Represented cars did not have to have their authors or owners present to participate. We look forward to a new race next year!
All 2018 Talks Available on YouTube
For those who want to see the CNPS 2018 presentations in their entirety online can do so by going to our CNPS YouTube channel and click on the CNPS 2018 Playlist. There you will find the presentations that were live that are ready watch at your leisure.
You can view all 28 videos by clicking on the graphic here:
CNPS Lifetime Achievement Award
This year’s CNPS 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award went to Dr. Bill Lucas for his work with the Universal Force equations and comprehensive models that predict much in physics and cosmology.
His certificate reads:
“Having derived a universal electrodynamic force law that describes physical phenomena on all size scales throughout the universe including refining the ring model to describe elementary particles, decay, reactions, and excited states, and also having developed the chiral symmetry of the universal force.”
Gallucci Science Poems
Ray Gallucci’s poems are now a fixture at the conferences which he writes each day. It is a badge of honor to find yourself in one of his poems and really adds some creativity and commentary on the event itself. Here is one of the poems entitled: “Aether Pressure”.
A special thanks to Bruce Nappi and Bob de Hilster who put in countless hours on the conference and proceedings. Bill Nappi was responsible for writing and researching the complex play trial, setting up the grand prix, and giving his own talk. Bob de Hilster worked on over 300 pages in the CNPS 2018 Proceedings helping many authors along the way.
CNPS 2019 Heads to the West Coast
The 2019 edition of the CNPS conference will be on the west coast of the United States. Stay tuned to an announcement of the location in fall 2018.