Harold W Milnes
Harold W. Milnes
|Born||June 9, 1925|
|Died||December 21, 2003|
|Residence||Lubbock, TX, United States|
|Known for||Mathematical Physics, Chemistry|
|Fields||Mathematician, Editor of The Toth-Maatian Review|
Harold Willis Milnes was born and grew up in Detroit, where he was educated at home by his parents and studied operatic singing as a young man. He earned his MA (1952) and PhD (1955) in mathematics from Wayne State University. He then worked for various institutions including General Motors, Boeing, and NASA, and eventually became a professor of mathematics at Texas Tech University. After retiring from teaching, he continued his intellectual pursuits with scientific experiments and publication of a unique journal, the Toth-Maatian Review, which from 1981 to 1994 offered freedom of a scientific and literary expression to intellectuals around the world. His interests included gardening, metal and woodworking, electronics, laboratory experimentation in chemistry, sculpture. "Harold was a dissident's dissident, who "wore no man's collar." The Toth-Maatian Review, which he edited and published almost to the time of his death, was like no other journal. It had room for poetry, original short stories, essays, scientific and mathematical papers, and Harold's own "Tales of Toth", a serialized fiction presenting in an original format his views on what is wrong with modern science. (Toth [Thoth] was the Egyptian god of wisdom and magic, Maat the goddess of truth, etc.) Here he exposed also, among other things, his own 'elementary' theory of gravitation. His editorial policy was unique. He worked without referees and, as far as I know, never denied publication to anyone who seriously sought it. The dire degradation of quality predicted by established editorial dogma never happened... Many original ideas in science originating from around the world first appeared in T.-M.R. - which will remain Harold Milnes's monument." - From In Memoriam by T. E. Phipps, Jr. [Galilean Electrodynamics, V17, N3, p. 42 (2006)].
Obituary: Dr. Harold Willis Milnes
- 2002 - "Microphysics Needs an Invariant Electrodynamics"
- 1999 - "Superluminal Effects on Fine Wires, Part I"
- 1995 - "A Theory of Gravitation"
- 1994 - "A Theory of Gravitation"
- 1992 - "A Critical Evaluation of Hubble's Theorizations About Stellar Redshifting"
- 1992 - "Essays on Rational Mechanics: Third Essay on the Laws of Buoyancy"
- 1992 - "On the Meaning of the Word 'Complementary' & the Young Double-Slit Experiment Involving Electrons"
- 1992 - "A More Reasonable Ad-Hoc Explanation of the Michelson-Morley Experiment Than Lorentz-Fitzgerald Contraction"
- 1991 - "Demonstration That Fresnel's Convection of Light Does Not Exist" (Read in full)
- 1991 - "[[
Some Experiments That Apparently Counterindicate Coulomb's Law ]]" (Read in full)
- 1991 - "Gravitation Would Produce a Blue Shift in Place of a Red Shift According to General Relativity" (Read in full)
- 1991 - "Measures of the Velocity of Pulses on Wires"
- 1991 - "New Viewpoints on the Refraction and Dispersion of Light" (Read in full)
- 1989 - "The Pappas-Obolensky Affair"
- 1989 - "The Spectroscopy of Binary Stars & Discussion"
- 1988 - "Theory of Electricity" (Read in full)
- 1985 - "A Circuit for Producing a Fast Light Pulse"
- 1985 - "On the One-Way Velocity of Electric Signals in Short Wires"
- 1984 - "The Transmission Theory of Light" (Read in full)
- 1983 - "Astronomical Counterevidence to Relativity"
- 1983 - "Faster Than Light?"
- 1983 - "First-Order Modification of Maxwell's Equations"
- 1983 - "Tales of Toth: Fairy Tales of Physics" (Read in full)
- 1980 - "Reply to Comments on my Papers "
- 1979 - "A Theory of Light Propagation"