ANPA 39 – Speakers and Abstracts

April 19, 2018

Registered Attendees and abstracts received, (No particular order).


Richard L. Amoroso

“Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension”
A Strategic Assault on the Dimensional Barrier

Abstract: Amoroso ANPA18 Topology

Michael Horner

Modelling and Simulating Sustainability

Abstract: TBA

Louis H Kauffman


From Discrete Physics to General Relativity

Abstract: This talk will begin with the story of how discrete observation leads to derivatives that are represented by commutators.We then examine the relationship of the calculus of commutators for derivatives (non-commutative worlds) and its relationships with the familiar world of classical mechanics. We show how a first constraint relating smooth calculus and discrete calculus is satisfied by a quadratic Hamiltonian.We then discuss relations with gauge  theory and electromagnetism. The talk finishes with a discussion of the second order constraint and how it leads to a new approach to general relativity and cosmology in the work of Kilmister, Deakin and Kauffman.

Louis H Kauffman


 Topological Quantum Computing and Majorana Fermions

Abstract: We will discuss how braiding and unitary transformations are related to anyons as in the quantum Hall effect and to Majorana Fermions in the structure of the electron in nano-wires. The mathematics here is particularly enlightening in its relationships with Laws of Form and the inception of imaginary states.

 Roger Anderton


Milankovitch cycles and Climate change

Abstract: Multin Milankovitch (28 May 1879 – 12 December 1958) worked out that the Earth goes through natural periods of climate change from ice ages to hot periods. The presentation considers anthropogenic climate change versus natural climate change. Although there is anomalous temperature increase at the moment that seems only accountable as being man-made, the sun is a much more significant effect on climate and in the long term we are due an ice age.

Peter Rowlands

Twenty (plus) reasons for using the algebraic nilpotent version of the Dirac equation

Abstract: It is proposed here that the algebraic nilpotent version of the Dirac equation (the quantum mechanical description of the most fundamental physical state) is so powerful at producing new results and explaining existing ones that it should become the standard version in future writings on the subject. In addition, it is the most easily derived and most closely related to classical physics, and seems to create the most significant meanings for otherwise arbitrary mathematical operations.

Grenville Croll

Astrophotography with Concave Objective Lenses

Abstract: I report the outcome of a series of observational astrophotographic activities using conventional film and concave objective lenses. We provide evidence through the use of three camera systems and four film types that there is an imaging mechanism taking place that is alien to contemporary thought.

Nick Rossiter

The Universe as Intension: an Expressive Dynamic Information and Communication system as Extension

Abstract:The intension/extension relationship is explored across a number of recursive levels. The starting point is the Universe as intension, from which a section is identified as an extension, the Universe of Discourse. This section becomes the intension for a more detailed formal exposition of the area of interest. The example of music is used to provide an insight into how the attributes of an information and communication system can be captured in an expressive and dynamic manner, with colimits in a topos under the control of a monad as process.

Stephen Fry

Proposed activity for Avebury visit (Skype presentation)


Chad Manian

The challenges towards space colonisation.

 Abstract: This talk will deconstruct the main challenges faced by experts across military and aerospace industries in the 21st century. Chad will present the latest cutting edge research combining scientific, legal and social issues involved in the task of human colonisation of space.


Michael E.  McCulloch

How a unification of relativity & quantum mechanics gets rid of dark matter.

Abstract: A new theory called quantised inertia has been proposed that assumes that the inertial mass of an object is caused by the damping of quantum fields, by relativistic horizons that form in the space the object is accelerating away from. Quantised inertia predicts standard inertia at normal accelerations, but a new loss of inertia for very low accelerations and as a result it exactly predicts galaxy rotation without dark matter and without any adjustment. Quantised inertia also suggests a new testable method for obtaining propellant-less thrust that may already have been seen (the emdrive and Mach effect thruster) and funding has now been obtained to investigate this experimentally. The theory is mathematically incomplete as yet so there is plenty of scope for other theorists to contribute.

McCulloch, M.E., 2017. Galaxy rotations from quantised inertia and visible matter only. Astrophys. & Space Sci., 362,149.
McCulloch, M.E., 2017. Testing quantised inertia on emdrives with dielectrics. EPL, 118, 34003.
McCulloch, M.E., 2014. A toy cosmology using a Hubble-scale Casimir effect. Galaxies, Vol. 2(1), 81-88.
McCulloch, M.E., 2013. Inertia from an asymmetric Casimir effect. EPL, 101, 59001
McCulloch, M.E., 2007. Modelling the Pioneer anomaly as modified inertia. Mon. Not. Roy. Astro. Soc., 376, 338-342.


Prelude to a paradigm shift: Thought experiment challenges the Weak Equivalence Principle .

Abstract: This talk will begin with a brief discussion on Geoffrey West’s grand unified theory of sustainability, which requires humanity to undergo regular paradigm shifts to sustain growth, be it that of cities, companies, or a country’s economy. (Described in his book Scale.) I argue that historically the development of our physical theories of the universe have undergone this exact same process as West describes. Thus for physics to progress a paradigm shift is necessary. I conclude with a thought experiment that breaks the weak equivalence principle, thus challenging the current accepted theory of gravity.



The Mathematics of the Mahesvara



Communicative Musicality and Information






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