The Electric Universe
The idea of an “electric universe” 10 within the scientific community knows a number of pioneers of which we mention some:
Christian Birkeland was a pioneering scientist, who even participated in an expedition to the North Pole. He studied all kinds of electric phenomena, in the laboratory and in the field, including the Aurora or Northern Light, explaining them in terms of electromagnetic concepts. He never won the Nobel prize, but was nominated several times and his picture still figures on a 200 Krone bank note of Norway.
Irving Langmuir obtained the Nobel prize of 1932, and is particularly known for his investigations in plasma physics – as part of his investigations in electromagnetic phenomena. He introduced the term “plasma” for the first time in electrodynamics.
Hannes Alfvén can be considered the father of the electric universe approach. He obtained the Nobel prize in 1970 for his work on this subject, although unfortunately his research has mostly been ignored by the majority of the scientific community.
More recent prominents in the field include: Anthony Peratt, Donald Scott, David Talbott, Wallace Thornhill, who are actively doing research and publishing results.
This group of scientists approaches the subject along two lines:
Although the line of mythology also gives stunning results and many fascinating new insights, time does not permit us to develop this approach here.
The basic assumptions of the electric sky theory are:
What is a plasma, in this context?
Plasma knows of different phases, depending on the electric tension or potential – think of the neon tube example:
10.David Talbott and Wallace Thornhill, The Electric Universe.