This website was started on July 16, 2010

Dear visitor,

the scientific findings, discussed on this website since 2010, were published in 2021 in two publications [Optik_1, Optik_2] in the Elsevier Scientific Journal Optik.

[Optik_1]   Etienne Brauns, On two thought experiments revealing two massive theoretical anomalies, proving both the contemporary “ray of light” paradigm to be flawed and the impossibility of a photon to inherit any velocity vector component from its source, Optik 230 (2021) 165858, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijleo.2020.165858

[Optik_2]   Etienne Brauns, On a straightforward laser experiment, confirming the previously published irrevocable falsification of the Equivalence Principle paradigm for photon phenomena, Optik 242 (2021) 167178, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijleo.2021.167178

A conference Keynote Presentation, regarding the contents of [Optik_1] and [Optik_2], can also be downloaded and viewed as a mp4 video presentation:

Etienne Brauns, “On the falsification of the Equivalence Principle for photons, through two massive theoretical anomalies, while being confirmed by a straightforward laser experiment”, Keynote Presentation Physics Forum 2021, Frankfurt,  https://doi.org/10.13140/RG.2.2.25920.25605  (scroll down at that ReserachGate website page and press "Download" there)

A follow-up publication of Optik_1 and Optik_2 was announced in Optik_2 and published (January 2023) by the Elsevier Scientific Journal "Results in Optics" (RIO).

[RIO_1] Etienne Brauns, "On the concept and potential applications of a photons based device, measuring the velocity vector of an object, moving at high speed in space", Results in Optics, 10 (2023) 100349, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rio.2023.100349

Further follow-up scientific journal publications are in progress and/or planned.

You can also view a series of two earlier videos (Part 1 and Part 2, see the links below), discussing the anomalies, as reported at this website, in my book of about 450 pages (see D1 below), in my private publications (see D2-D11 below) and at Research Gate. The two videos are audio-visual presentations, in a spoken format while using visuals, such as slides and animated images, as to enhance significantly the information transfer. They explain the theoretical and experimental anomalies and the resulting  flawed contemporary paradigms, based on light. An introduction to the video presentation is given in the publication "On the simplistic and flawed ray-of-light fundamental modelling approach, as a massive scientific error in the history of science and on the resulting multiple and erroneous paradigms in physics." which is downloadable as:


or as:


The Part 1 video demonstrates and discusses the massive theoretical anomalies and inconsistencies in the contemporary paradigms, on light. You can click the following link to view the Part 1 video:


- or the alternative Google Drive link for the Part 1 video:


The Part 2 video demonstrates and discusses the massive experimental anomaly, as proven through a straightforward laser experiment. You can click the following link to view the Part 2 video: 


- or the alternative Google Drive link for the Part 2 video:


You can also find my private (laser) research project at Research Gate by clicking this link:


As a reference, you can also read at Research Gate about my other former research work by clicking this link:


You can also download a "Sign Post" text in pdf format describing the goal of this website and the contents of my multiple downloadable publications (including their download links) by clicking this link:


The publications are referenced as D1, D2, ... (Downloadable):

D1 : please note that I am updating/refreshing D1, making D1 not downloadable at the moment. However the publications D2, D3,... D10 do contain the core information in a way that you can first download and read in detail those publications D2-D10. Therefore the next 7 lines are in hold with respect to the download of D1 (but you can send a D1 request, then being answered in due time): [you can obtain a download link for my extended publication (book) (about 450 pages). The book includes much more details with respect to the contents of this website. The title of the book is A shattered Equivalence Principle in Physics and a future History of multiple Paradigm Big Bangs in “exact” Science ? A download link can be obtained if you agree with the author copyright protection conditions/terms as described in the following pdf document, by clicking  here Download Link Request Procedure and "Download Conditions" that you need to agree with, before downloading my book. These conditions/terms, that you have to agree with, are also indicated on page 4 of the book.]

The following separate publications were extracted from the website and from the 450 pages book (D1) and are all downloadable:

D2 you can download my short and private communication/publication (11 pages in pdf format, version 1.2) "On multiple anomalies and inconsistencies regarding the description of light phenomena in contemporary science." by clicking here "Short communication on multiple anomaliesincluding an Annex1 in which I have introduced two additional dynamic figures (MWF26 and MWF27) which enhance the illustration of the anomaly. Alternative download link: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1dTWbiDxzmVnGUoCUwAdFziS1i7AHY5Bd

D3 you can download my short and private communication/publication (6 pages in pdf format, version 1.0) "On a massive anomaly through a straightforward laser experiment falsifying the equivalence principle for light." by clicking here "Short communication on a massive anomaly through a laser experimenton the basis of a real laser experiment, thereby underlining the views on the theoretical anomaly. Alternative download link: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1Bpetv_AVwD9GKHsDHrNXFGhwYXrL8CST

D4 you can download my publication (21 pages in pdf format, version 1.0) "On the flawed Michelson and Morely experiment null-result paradigm" by clicking here "Short publication on the flawed null-result paradigm from the Michelson and Morley experiment" discussing the flaws within that experiment. Alternative download link: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1ufWJMExPvfvbVPXMzHjxuMcrd4U6tzRM

D5 you can download my publication (11 pages in pdf format, version 1.0) "On  a flawed Lorentz contraction paradigm caused by an erroneous Michelson-Morley model and null-result." by clicking here "Short publication on the flawed Lorentz contraction paradigmdiscussing the flaws within that experiment. Alternative download link: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1pOFu4k30LRTt51Fl4dod_lnKM8BUJYOP

D6 you can download my publication (22 pages in pdf format, version 1.0) "On the inconclusiveness of the results from the Eddington 1919 solar eclipse mission to measure the bending of light." by clicking here "Short publication on the inconclusiveness of the Eddington 1919 solar eclipse mission results". Alternative download link: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1H9Egu0fUrZeJGzJlqQsE99zrFX-aaPft

D7 you can download my publication (23 pages in pdf format, version 1.0) "On The Mercury perihelion precession: a  critique on the anomaly and a plausible additional effect of the sun." by clicking here "Short publication regarding a critique on the contemporary Mercury perihelion precession "anomaly" paradigm and the overlooked effect of the sun's wobbling behaviour, being larger than the sun's diameter". Alternative download link: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1I0-6fUuHFoVS41kaW7UXAs5xFZrknc6t

D8 : you can also download my publication (18 pages in pdf format, version 1.0) "On the totally flawed contemporary light clock paradigm and on Paul Langevin's twin paradox being to the point." by clicking here publication on the flawed light clock paradigm and Langevin's twin paradoxAlternative download link: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1-EkK98lEY0-QrHX1KQdkrqFQftz0E9kK

D9 : you can also download my publication (23 pages in pdf format, version 1.0) "On a device, measuring in real space the real velocity of an object and on Mach's flawed relativity thought experiment." by clicking here publication on a RVMD (Real Velocity Measuring Device)Alternative download link: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1Ccz0p7JCR5Hyvl4pcrIhWjr2dj5dQTJ6

D10 : you can also download my publication (17 pages in pdf format, version 1.0) "On Einstein's relativity of simultaneity thought experiment as a flawed paradigm." by clicking here publication on a flawed "relativity of simultaneity" paradigmAlternative download link: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1NV3BMvCA1goLWIfEIZcEkGxvHOc1EM-k

Regarding my critique on the contemporary "Relativity of Simultaneity" paradigm as introduced  in science by Einstein through his thought experiment involving an "observer travelling in a train carriage"  : you can download by clicking here my critique as a mp4 video file based "relativity of simultaneity" exposition. Please allow your computer some time to download this mp4 file of about 25 Mbyte. Please activate also the speakers of your computer when playing the video in order to listen to the verbal parts of my exposition. You can also look at and listen to the same video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ex0bATIFg3M.

As a researcher in multiple domains I wrote multiple publications (listed at ResearchGate) and if you would be interested in a reference/example in that respect you can eventually download my publication "Finite elements-based 2D theoretical analysis of the effect of IEX membrane thickness and salt solution residence time on the ion transport within a salinity gradient power reverse electrodialysis half cell pair" at http://www.reapower.eu/publications.html regarding my specific research in SGP-RE (Salinity Gradient Power by Reverse Electrodialysis. Also downloadable as:


Some keywords regarding this website :  Michelson / Morley / ray of light / null result / Lorentz / Lorentz contraction / real space / perfect rest / real velocity / real velocity measuring device / paradigm / Thomas Kuhn / laser pulse / laser experiment / anomaly / light / photon / quanta / relativity / relativity of  simultaneity / Einstein / thought experiment / light clock

The views as presented on this website are supported by Etienne Brauns, Luc Martens, Mon Gysen and multiple other persons ; these views were also deposited officialy in front of a notary (in 2006) and were the subject of a patent text.

This website introduces an alternative laser experiment which revealed an anomaly with respect to the existing paradigms on light phenomena.  The format of a "publication" is somewhat implemented  in the build of this website, by using Menu Tabs showing the titles of the sections (such as Introduction or Experimental) in a typical "publication". Those sections are briefly introduced now. You can decide to skip some sections such as e.g. the Introduction or Application sections when preferring to read other sections first. Overview of those sections :

1. Introduction
In this section you can read in brief about the existence of "paradigms" in science and the defense of those "indisputable" paradigms by those scientists who think exclusively from "within their box". Those paradigm believers thus will defend by circle referencing their paradigms from their "in the box" knowledge. As a result, they simply discard other views immediately from a closed-state-of-mind, as was experienced during multiple attempts to first publish the contents of this website in typical scientific journals. Since all these attempts seemed to be in vain, it was decided to bring the information through the Internet to those scientists who have at least an open mind and are willing to have a detailed look at the contents of this website (in particular the extremely confronting Figure 2 in 2.1 and Figure 24 in 3.1 !) and to then decide on the importance of the views as presented since they reveal massive flaws in contemporary paradigms, being based on light.

As a starter on "paradigms" : is the equation, here below, imagination or reality ? It is up to you to reflect upon. You can also download a document for support during that reflection ; click here : Euler and e


2. Experimental
An alternative experiment using a laser was performed and an important anomaly with respect to the existing paradigms could effectively be demonstrated, in a reproducible way. The straightforward laser experiment is directly discussed in "2. Experimental" as to fix your attention immediately on the anomaly (have therefore certainly a look at Figure 2 in 2.1) which questions multiple contemporary paradigms and thus also the null result of the Michelson and Morley experiment. This should definitely stirr your interest with respect to further reading and eventually performing the revealing laser experiment yourself or in cooperation with your colleagues. Please also read my extensive publication (of over 400 pages).

3. Theory
In this section some further specific views are presented related to the actual paradigms. Next to the confronting Figure 2 in section "Experimental" the Figure 24 in 3.1 reveals in addition a massive inconsistency within contemporary paradigms with respect to their classic "ray of light" based modelling of light phenomena ! Contemporary paradigms do not save the real photon phenomena happening in the single and unique real space. With respect to the concept of Cartesian based reference frames, as used in a classic way in physics, an important fact is that an observer on earth in reality also travels at the orbit velocity of our planet through space. The earth's orbit velocity  is indeed estimated in the literature to be an astounding 30000 meter per second. It is then shown that the Lorentz contraction is merely an artificial mathematical construction within a virtual mathematical space in a human's mind which does not save the phenomena of photons in the real space outside that human's mind. A key issue is the conclusion that the Cartesian based mathematical reference frame, which is used by an observer who moves in real space, is fully unable to graphically represent correctly the position of a photon's past position in real space. This requires from a reader a profound Gestalt Switch during the reading of that section in order to be able to abandon her/his "in the box reasoning" resulting from the existing paradigms that (s)he was trained in.

4. Applications
Here, the principle of a real (absolute) velocity measuring device is discussed.

5. Consequences
In this section, the relativity of Simultaneity as discussed by Einstein in his thought experiment is analyzed in more detail in 5.1. Einstein simply overlooked the fact that the light signal coming from the location B positioned to the right of location M (M is in the middle between location A and B) needs as specific time to travel in the direction of location M. Therefore the light signal coming from B will NOT meet the observer Obs2 in the train compartment in location M but in a location C to the right of location M as a result of the train compartment also having moved to the right during the time interval needed for the light signal coming from location B to meet Obs2. So Obs2 does NOT meet that signal from B in M but in location C and moreover at a specific time instance. In the same way the light signal coming from location A will only catch up with Obs2 in a location D to the right of C and moreover at another different time instance (see also https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lvx945SP-RM for a slide show based visual presentation of these facts).  Einstein thus seemingly missed the straightforward "meeting character" of his thought experiment and never presented such an analysis with respect to meeting locations, meeting times and velocity. It can thus be shown through such a detailed analysis that the observer Obs2 in the train compartment indeed is able to decide on the simultaneity when taking into account those meeting locations C and D and the meeting time instances (by also using the real (absolute) velocity measuring device as described in this website (and in more detail in the publication) and a light clock, also based on the real photon phenomena). So all that fully counters Einstein's "relativity of simultaneity" paradigm. The Michelson and Morley experiment is also discussed (see 5.2) and an important effect which was never considered in that experiment is pointed to. That effect should definitely be looked into to verify if the "null result" of the Michelson and Morley experiment can be explained from that point of view. The alternative laser experiment as presented in the section "Experimental" in fact also questions that "null result"

All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.  Arthur Schopenhauer

Time and again the passion for understanding has led to the illusion that man is able to comprehend the objective world rationally by pure thought without any empirical foundations, in short - by metaphysics.  Albert Einstein

Truth is what stands the test of experience.  Albert Einstein

One experiment can prove me wrong.  Albert Einstein