Is Author Dr. Theodore G. Pavlopoulos the 2nd Einstein?

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Retired physicist published findings in 1965 that would have been called science fiction at the time. His new book examines how the federal government works... or more pointedly does not.

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"This important book delves into the mind of physicist who tries to make sense of the federal government’s personnel system." - Robert Fletcher, CEO of Strategic Book Publishing and Rights Agency

The special theory of relativity (STR) is now over 100 years old. Rightfully, this theory is considered one of the greatest accomplishments of physics. Among the many successes of the STR, is mc2 (atom bomb) – and nothing moves faster than the speed of light c – stands out. For these reasons, many consider the STR to be a “holy” theory.

According to Dr. Pavlopoulos, the foundation of the STR is built on electrodynamics that is now also over 100 years old. The shortcomings of electrodynamics are easily pointed out by the “exploding electron.” The electric potential Φ of a point charge (e.g. electron) as function of its radius r is given by Φ(r) = A/r, with an A constant. However, for r → 0 (radius r goes to zero), Φ(r) → ∞. (goes to infinity), i.e., an electron should explode. However, it doesn’t.

Further, he says that physicists realize they are still unable to calculate the masses of elementary particles, such as the electron, proton, etc. Over the last 30 years or so, more physicists started wondering if there is something wrong with the STR? Is this theory incomplete? Heisenberg, the co-founder of quantum mechanics, postulated in 1938 that any theory that allows calculating the masses of elementary particles must also contain a constant with the dimension of length (ℓ0) from dimensional considerations.

Dr. Theodore G. Pavlopoulos started working in 1965 as a physicist for the U.S. Navy in San Diego. He extended the STR, writing a paper titled "Breakdown of Lorentz Invariance" (breakdown of the STR). He published his findings in the Physical Review 159 (1967) 1106, arguable the most prestigious physics journal. He incorporated the “universal length ℓ0” into the STR. When ℓ0 → 0, one returns to the STR. At that time, he says that his work could have been called science fiction.

The extended theory contains new physics: (1) An extension of the Laplace equation prevents electrons from exploding; (2) Superluminal velocities for high-energy gamma rays (exceeding the speed of light c); and (3) Evidence of quantum mechanics. About 25 years ago, Lorentz violation became one of the most studied subjects in theoretical physics (quantum gravity). However, the “length” introduced (the Planck-length) into the new theories and is much, much smaller than ℓ0. Also, considerable efforts have started to observe Lorentz violations.

Monitoring the nuclear test ban treaty, gamma ray bursts (GRBs) were first observed by the Vela military satellite from 1969 to 1971. They were first reported in literature in 1973. GRBs are sudden, intense flashers, which for a few seconds outshine all other astronomical sources. Their total energy emitted is gigantic, ranging from 10¬51 to 1053 ergs.

Gamma rays travel astronomical distances (billions of light years) to reach Earth. They are the high energy end of electromagnetic radiation, and there seems to be agreement that the cosmic explosions generating GRBs are of short duration. From Earth, gamma rays are observed to last for seconds, but more often, as strings of pulse that can last up to 1000 seconds. Significantly, traveling over cosmological distances, gamma rays experience a hard-to-soft evaluation pattern. The hardest (highest energy) gamma rays in the burst will separate from lower energy (softer) gamma rays and arrive first, followed by gamma ray of lower energy, X-rays, and by an afterglow.

The time lag ∆t will increase with distance L (time) traveled (positive time lags). These observations are difficult to understand, but this is new physics. According to the STR, all electromagnetic radiation, regardless of frequency (energy) should travel with the same speed “c,” and the shape of the gamma rays bursts should be observed exactly as they were original generated billions of light years ago.

This hard-to-soft energy evolution pattern is explained by Dr. Pavlopoulos as Lorentz violations. In one of his many scientific papers, he published an article in "Physics Letters B 625 (2005) 13" titled 'Are we observing Lorentz violation in gamma ray bursts?' This seems to be the first reporting that observed Lorentz violation.

When Dr. Pavlopoulos retired, he turned his attentions outwards and wrote the book "Is the U.S. Office of Personnel Management Responsible for 9/11?" It is an exposé/memoir in which he demonstrates why America is ill prepared for the challenges of the 21st century. He describes how the federal bureaucracy works, or to be more precise, why often it does not work.

The president, Congress, and the American people still have no idea that sections of the federal civil service are steadily dissenting into a serious human resources crisis. He brings to light how the federal bureaucracy can be revamped at a time when national security and a looming economy crisis are top priorities. His analysis and recommendations can head off disaster and prevent future devastation.

The book’s publisher, Robert Fletcher, CEO of Strategic Book Publishing and Rights Agency, stated, “This important book delves into the mind of physicist who tries to make sense of the federal government’s personnel system. The questions it raises about security concerns are of dire importance. We are thrilled to announce its release.”

About the Author: Dr. Theodore G. Pavlopoulos is a retired physicist who was born in Greece and educated in Germany. During World War II, he studied chemistry for two years at the State Academy for Technology in Chemnitz. From 1946 to 1951, he studied physics at the Technical University of Berlin and the University of Göttingen. He obtained a diploma in physics (equiv. MS degree) in 1951 and a doctorate in 1953 from the University of Göttingen. He immigrated to Canada, where he worked as a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Toronto and the British Columbia Research Council. He became a physicist at Convair in San Diego and then worked with the Navy in 1965 as a physicist in San Diego, where he retired in 2003. In 1975, he was elected a member of the New York Academy of Sciences. During his career, he authored or co-authored 65 scientific papers.

IS THE U.S. OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT RESPONSIBLE FOR 9/11? THE AMERICAN BUREAUCRACY: A VETERAN’S EYE-OPENING MEMOIRS (Hard cover ISBN: 978-1-63135-442-7, $25.50; Soft cover ISBN: 978-1-62516-723-1, $16.50) are now available and can be ordered through the publisher’s website: or at or

WHOLESALERS: This book is distributed by Ingram Books and other wholesale distributors. Contact your representative with the ISBN for purchase. Wholesale purchase for retailers, universities, libraries, and other organizations is also available through the publisher; please email

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