This posting is a request for help.
I would like to be an invited speaker at the next American Astronomical Society’s meeting.
The Presentation topic
The presentation would be in two parts. The first part would describe a theoretical model based upon a specific geometric expansion of spacetime. The second part would be the application of the model to predict the luminosity of type 1a supernovas verses the observed cosmological red shift. The theory requires no cosmological constant or “dark energy” to be conformant to observation. It is all described by an astoundingly simple geometry.
Typically a “first timer” at an American Astronomical Society meeting would be allotted a poster board presentation, assuming one was able to convince a member to be a sponsor. (Finding a sponsor is also not that easy.)
The next step up in presentation options is the 5-minute presentation, assuming the background credentials were good, and the topic was of interest to the review board.
Finally, the next presentation option is the “invited speaker”. There are two types of “invited speaker” time allotments. One is for 40 minutes the other is for 35. The longer is preferred.
As indicated by the above presentation options, an “invited speaker” is a carefully screened individual. For an “outsider”, it is nearly impossible to have one’s work taken to this level of review. Actually, anyone with original ideas, even if they are in the “mainstream”, also has difficulty in being taken seriously. It is just 10 times more difficult for us outside the “ivory tower”.
I have struggled with this recognition issue for a while, and I would not expect the American Astronomical Society to just allow me 40 minutes to speak because I asked for it. There would have to be some kind of initial screening process first. To that issue I would like to offer the following opportunity.
The challenge / opportunity
Astronomy / Physics Professors,
I would like the opportunity to present my Uniform Expansion theory to a college or university physics class. After the 45-minute presentation, the students would then debate the merits of the work. If they decide that others more experienced in the field should review the work, they can help me by signing a request stating the same. If they find serious faults in the work, their ideas could be posted here at the Bad Astronomy site for my edification as well as the members who have so patiently put up with my postings over the past few years.
Note, Over the years I have “taught” my theory to honors High School Students here in Connecticut and have never failed in receiving their endorsements, including that of the teacher.
Please help the advancement of science. Accept the challenge.
John M. Kulick –