PHYSICS SEMINAR

Rod Armour
Mercer University
Physics Department

W 2/21/2001 and W 3/7/2001
Willet Science Center 109

"The Return of the Aether!"

Abstract: If matter is a wave, what is waving? Is there a medium whose vibrations compose the matter wave? We will discuss this problem, and draw an analogy for such a medium with the infamous light-medium of the 19th century the "aether". Could a new and different light medium and the medium of matter be one and the same? Surprisingly, modern physics points towards the answer "yes"!