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?
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.
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
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:
"...to 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 http://www.safireproject.com/resources.html 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 lab. A 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