The ether space-time & cosmology program comprises several volumes designed to inform the physics community of the resurgence of the ether in modern science. The reality of the concept and its importance, which were denied at the beginning of the 20th century, aroused renewed interest by the end of the 20th century and the beginning of the 21st century.
Research undertaken during the last 20 years has confirmed the existence of physical properties within space, even where it is devoid of ordinary matter. In addition to the well known properties of permittivity, permeability and the ability to transmit electromagnetic waves, more recently other features have been associated with the concept of space. These include the Casimir Effect and a significant amount of energy. These properties attributed to the vacuum, which are universally recognized, strongly support the necessity of a substratum; however, the substratum as such has been most generally denied and its role ignored, such that it has not been investigated to the extent it ought to have been.
Ether space-time & cosmology proposes to fill this gap, and to restore to the ether the attention it deserves. One of the objectives of this series of books is to progressively disclose its properties. The introduction of the ether as a key actor in physical processes, will resolve a number of paradoxes in 20th century physics, which arose because it has been dismissed.
This third volume, like the previous ones, presents articles, written by experienced physicists, dealing with different aspects of the ether concept. Topics relating to quantum theory, dark energy and dark matter and review of the basic assumptions of relativity are addressed, among others. Ether Space-Time & Cosmology is a development of the Physical Interpretations of Relativity Theory conferences, which began in 1988 in London, and which now take place in London, Moscow, Calcutta and Budapest. Details of these conferences, including names and addresses of contacts and sponsors, are given on the PIRT web site.