Gravity is a primal force in nature


Electricity is billions of times more powerful than gravity...


Does electricity play a far greater role in the universe than has been previously acknowledged?

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History of the study of electricity

Listed below are scientists from the past 250 years who have laid the foundations for contemporary studies into the role of stellar, atmospheric, and terrestrial electrical forces.

Benjamin Franklin (1705-1790)
Michael Faraday (1792-1867)
James Clerk Maxwell (1831-1879)
Sir William Crookes (1832-1919)
Kristian Birkeland (1867-1917)
Nicola Tesla (1856-1943)
Irving Langmuir (1881-1957)
Hannes Alfvén (1908-1995)
Charles-Augustin Coulomb (1736-1806)
Luigi Galvani (1737-1798)
Alessandro Giuseppe Antonio Volta (1745-1827)
André-Marie Ampère (1775-1836)
Hans Christian Oersted (1777-1851)
Carl Friedrich Gauss (1777-1855)
Alexander von Humboldt  (1769-1859)
Georg Simon Ohm (1789-1854)
Jean Baptist Biot  (1774-1862)
Félix Savart (1791-1841)
Wilhelm Eduard Weber  (1804-1891)
Gustav Robert Kirchhoff (1824-1887)
Joseph Henry (1797-1878)
James Watt (1736-1819)
James Prescott Joule (1818-1889)
Oliver Heaviside (1850-1925)
Hendrik Lorentz (1853-1928)

The study of science

One of the keynote speakers at RECONNECT 2018 - retired professor Donald Scott - presents a view of science which emphasises three key principals: observation, hypothesis, experiment. Electric Universe UK robustly endorses this approach.

Electric Universe paradigm

Plasma cosmology, developed over the last century in the hands of Nobel Prize winners (and which has an extensive peer-reviewed literature) has been empirically tested in the laboratory and its predictive power is impressive — for example, that stars and galaxies form, and are aligned, along cosmic electric current filaments.


Galactic centre. Image: University of Iowa Dept. of Physics and Astronomy.


The Electric Universe takes plasma cosmology further and investigates the continuing electrical nature of all stars following their birth. One model fits all stars. It shows the complex electromagnetic structure of cosmic current filaments, which influence the structure and rotation of condensed celestial bodies and galaxies. It introduces a simple physical model of matter in order to understand quantum behaviour, light, magnetism, gravity and the nuclear force. The result is a simple, coherent and interdisciplinary picture of our place in the universe. It has the attributes of a real cosmology, which must have application in our day-to-day lives.


Two spiral galaxies in the direction of Canis Major.  NASA/ESA and The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI)


See our links section to find out more about The Electric Universe.

Electric Sun model

The pioneer of the Electric Sun model was an engineer from Flagstaff, Arizona — Ralph Juergens. In the early 1970s, he proposed a detailed electrical model based on arc searchlight technology. The result was a model which naturally explained features like photospheric granulation (see below image), spicules, the chromosphere and the corona in terms of a low-pressure spherical gas discharge. The solar ‘wind' acceleration and its magnetic field are seen as a drift current in the observed weak radial electric field of the solar discharge.


Detailed view of a sunspot and surrounding solar surface. The dense pattern of cells (unrelated to the sunspot) is granulation; the individual cells are granules.  Hinode JAXA/NASA.


This dovetails neatly with that part of the solar electric circuit proposed by the father of plasma cosmology, Hannes Alfvén. But rather than the Sun being a generator, it is a circuit load in the Electric Universe. More recent work has explained the magnetic cycle and steady radiance of the Sun while its X-ray output varies. And the discoveries of the IBEX mission match the expectations of a galactic circuit connection to the Sun.



A molten portrait of our Sun. Solar Dynamics Observatory (Goodard Space Flight Center)


The implications of the Electric Sun model are profound for cosmology and for research aimed at producing energy “like the Sun.” As a result, a private experiment (SAFIRE) to test the model is at an advanced stage.


See our links section to find out more about The Electric Sun.


Testing the models

SAFIRE - stellar atmospheric function in regulation experiment

In simple terms the SAFIRE project is "a star in a jar".  The first of its kind in the world, a  laboratory in the depths of Canada set up to explore the role of electricity in stellar and planetary phenomena.  At its heart is a vacuum chamber wherein stable plasma discharges (also referred to as regimes) are obtained from a positively-charged anode. By careful analysis and comparison with actual solar data, the team are able to investigate the role of electricity in the functioning of the Sun’s photosphere right here on earth. The SAFIRE brief may be summarised thus:

" construct an apparatus that can challenge the [Electric Sun*] model’s predictions and provide evidence that will disprove or falsify the model. Or provide evidence that supports the claims."


The project has been under way since 2013. Phase One was a relatively simple bench-top set up which tested the viability of the whole endevour (see images below). It was then scaled up considerably with the construction of a large plasma chamber and integration of massively augmented measuring and monitoring equipment for Phase Two.  The results can be read here in the 2017 report (pdf) or seen in a video presentation here.  Key members of the SAFIRE team (Montgomery Childs and Michael Clarage) will be presenting latest SAFIRE results and bringing the UK up to date at our RECONNECT 2108 conference and symposium.


The most detailed introduction to the SAFIRE project can found on the project's own website; to get started go to and click the pdf link.


Electric Universe Theory Project has a neat introduction here.


*As the Electric Sun model is a key component of the broader Electric Universe paradigm, the results from SAFIRE, either supportive or contradictory, apply to both.


SAFIRE - a brief visual history

The Phase One SAFIRE labA simple configuration of an anode and cathode in a bell jar.  Anode shown below.

Phase one anode in its pre-test state.

Phase One anode, fired up in the bell jar and filmed by the team.

Phase One anode. The plasma can be seen radiating in 'double layers'.

Phase two external view of plasma chamber.

Phase two anode being fired up in the plasma chamber.

Phase two various plasma regimes in the chamber.



Wallace Thornhill: Holoscience


Don Scott: The Electric Cosmos

A professor of electrical engineering gives his view of how stars work.


The SAFIRE project




Electric Universe Theory Project - Good introduction to all things EU, ES, and more


New to EU

A new book to make people think: A Beginner’s View of our ELECTRIC UNIVERSE®


The Plasma Universe


Plasma Cosmology Papers


Society for Interdisciplinary Studies