Dear physics-enthusiasts:  warm greetings + many blessings !!
The link below is to an obituary of Dr. Ernest Sternglass, who died Thursday, 12 February 2015, at age-91.  Sternglass lived in Ithaca, NY, USA, [home of Cornell University], for many years, after retiring from a very productive career as a physicist.
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Though some considered him a —(to quote Dr. Freeman Dyson, of the IAS [Institute for Advanced Study])— a “heretic”, others consider him to be possibly a 21st-century “Galileo.”
After I discovered his book, Before the Big Bang (1997, 2001), almost 6 years ago, in the main library, downtown, in Berkeley, California, USA, Dr. Sternglass became my main physics mentor:  I’ve studied his model of our universe very intensely;  along with, of course, many other books + papers + essays by PhD-holders.  As a result, I have developed the capability to discern, with absolute certainty, that Sternglass’s model is more clear and more realistic than the so called “standard model.”
Below are some biographical details re Dr. Sternglass, which appear in the obituary (link is above), plus more details re this amazing man:
*** worked on radar systems in the Navy 1945-1946, followed by a research position at the Naval Ordinance Laboratory [in Washington, DC]. He completed an Engineering Physics Masters degree in 1951 and a PhD in Applied Physics at Cornell University in 1953 on a McMullen fellowship, just prior to joining Westinghouse. He later became Professor of Radiological Physics at the University of Pittsburgh.
*** a physicist and inventor whose TV cameras sent the first live pictures back from the moon’s surface, and whose digital x-ray systems work in the 1970s and 80s led to the low x-ray dose and high image accuracy of today’s digital machines.
*** Emeritus Professor of Radiological Physics at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, and also a leading anti-nuclear activist, whose warnings about the health effects of low-level radiation contributed to the passage of the Atmospheric Test Ban Treaty in 1963.
*** worked with Dr. John Gofman and Dr. Arthur Tamplin, among many others, on this work. The nuclear industry aggressively disputed Dr. Sternglass’s claims, which continue to be controversial. He was the first to apply epidemiological analysis to radiation effects, publicizing infant mortality and cancer statistics. He continued to research, publish and testify at nuclear licensing hearings around the world over the next 50 years, significantly contributing to public awareness about the health effects of nuclear power.
*** born in Berlin, Germany, September 24, 1923. His mother and father were both physicians. Their family escaped from Nazi Germany in 1938. After high school in New York City he attended Cornell University in 1940 on a Regent’s Scholarship to study Electrical Engineering.
*** earned a BS (1944) and PhD (1953) at Cornell …
*** Dr. Sternglass’s view of elementary particle physics is that the building blocks of heavier particles like protons and neutrons are electron-positron pairs, each consisting of an electron and a positron rotating around each other at nearly the speed of light, a so-called Classical Pi Meson. These combine to produce larger, heavier particles. These ideas appeared in numerous scientific publications, and were summarized in his 1997 book Before the Big Bang.
*** in 2012, Japanese researchers reported experimenting with … nuclear reactions with energy generation potential. Neutrons were being formed from protons and electrons at very low energies. They discovered Dr. Sternglass had observed this in 1951, and had discussed it with Einstein. Science writer Mark Anderson met with Dr. Sternglass and researched and wrote a detailed article, including describing Einstein’s role in detail, for the Nautilus magazine, winter 2014 issue.
*** Meetings and Correspondence with Albert Einstein  Published by Four Walls Eight Windows,(294p) ISBN 978-1-56858-087-6.
*** In his book [Ref.#1], Sternglass tells of his 1947 visit with Einstein, during which they talked re physics and philosophy, in their first language, German.
*** In addition to his research and development work in video and X-ray technology, including the night-vision technology that army guys use, Sternglass is also known as an anti-nuclear activist, for many years, going back to the JFK presidency during the early 1960s: his testimony before the U.S. Senate helped to ban nuclear-bomb tests in Nevada.  In his book, he comments that he had become “estranged” from some of his former colleagues, due to his public anti-nuclear stance.  Also in the book he talks about being called to Three Mile Island, Pennsylvania, in 1979, during the nuclear disaster there.
*** There’s a wonderful video of him speaking for almost an hour at UC Berkeley, during 2006, on his way to Japan, to meet with anti-nuclear activists there, and also to speak in front of the Japanese Parliament;  so he might be better known in Japan than in the USA.  Go to  and input “sternglass 2006 berkeley” into the “search box” to find the video on Youtube.  Enjoy !!
 Sincerely,  Mark Creek-water Dorazio,  amateur physics enthusiast,  Ithaca [Cornell University], New York, USA,  5 March 2015
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