Interests: Photon Age: 47
I decided to implement some atomistic ideas of Lucretius concerning the photon. Basically, I model the photon as being a spherical rigid body and simulate numerically some experiments such as the Single Slit Diffraction Experiment and the Guild (cie1931) color experiment, always testing a mechanical (kinetic) model of light.
In 2006, aged 35, for joy, I decided to (try to) map key events that brought us to the actual physics. In this particular journey, I noticed that many of so called 'mainstream theories' didn't make any sense. Fascinated by Fatio/LeSage theories, Democritus and so on, I decided to implement their theories and that is the point where I am now. I don't know if they are right or not, I am just enjoying the journey. I like physics but I don't see the mainstream truths as my truth. I look for other options.
I am graduated in Mechanical Engineering from Pontificia Universidade Catolica do Rio de Janeiro (1995), Master in Mechanical Engineering from Pontificia Universidade Catolica do Rio de Janeiro (1998) and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (2002), I am currently associate professor of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. I have experience in Mechanical Engineering with emphasis on industrial automation and computer vision. I have recently undertaken research on basic physics to try to model photons through the use of rigid bodies with spherical mass distribution non-uniform. Through this model, i have been seeking similar mechanics to explain diffraction, colors and quantum decay.