Physicist

**Interests:**Nuclear Propulsion, Relativity, Gps, Aether

**Age:**89

Friedwardt Winterberg, a doctoral student of Werner Heisenberg, is a German-American theoretical physicist and research professor at the University of Nevada, Reno. With more than 260 publications and three books, he is known for his research in areas spanning general relativity, Planck scale physics, nuclear fusion, and plasmas. "His work in nuclear rocket propulsion earned him the 1979 Hermann Oberth Gold Medal of the Wernher von Braun International Space Flight Foundation and in 1981 a citation by the Nevada Legislature." He is also an honorary member of the German Aerospace Society Lilienthal-Oberth.

He is known for his ideas which lead to the development of GPS, his fusion activism, his first proposal to experimentally test Elsasser's theory of the geodynamo, his defense of rocket scientist Arthur Rudolph, and his involvement in the Albert Einstein-David Hilbert priority dispute.

**Books:**

- On the attainability of fusion temperatures under high densities by impact shock waves of microscopic solid particles accelerated to hypervelocities (Preprint) (1963)
- Landau damping and entropy (Preprint) (1964)
- On a possibility to accelerate small solid particles to ultrahigh velocities (Preprint) (1964)
- Anomalous collisionless damping of Alfven waves in inhomogenous magnetic fields (Preprint) (1964)
- Anomalous collisionless damping of electrostatic oscillations in inhomogenous plasmas (Preprint) (1965)
- Magnetic acceleration of a superconducting solenoid to hypervelocities (Preprint) (1965)
- Nuclear fusion by magnetic acceleration of a superconducting solenoid (Preprint) (1965)
- Heisenberg's statistical theory of turbulence and the equations of motion for a turbulent fluid (Preprint) (1966)
- Can strong magnetic fields influence the growth of cancer cells? (Preprint) (1966)
- Implosion of a dense plasma by hyperveolocity impact (Preprint) (1967)
- Detection of gravitational waves by stellar scintillation in space (Preprint) (1967)
- Acceleration of macroparticles to very high velocities by megagauss fields (Preprint) (1967)
- The modes of internal magneto-gravity waves, (University of Nevada. Desert Research Institute. Preprint series no. 46) (1967)
- Biomagnetic levitation and relativistic space flight (Preprint) (1968)
- A new approach to biomagnetism (Preprint) (1968)
- Production of a dense thermonuclear plasma by an intense field emission discharge (Preprint) (1968)
- The spectrum of steady state turbulent convection (Preprint) (1968)
- Ignition of thermonuclear microexplosions by intense relativistic electron beams (Preprint) (1969)
- Thermonuclear micro-bomb rocket propulsion (1972)
- The potential of electric cloud modification by intense relativistic electron beams (Technical report / Desert Research Institute, Laboratory of Atmospheric Physics. Series P) (1973)
- The physical principles of thermonuclear explosive devices (Fusion Energy Foundation frontiers of science series) (1981)
- Nuclear waste processing alternatives (1986)
- Vom griechischen Feuer zur Wasserstoffbombe: Hoffnung und Gefahr fur die Menschheit (Wehrtechnik und wissenschaftliche Waffenkunde) (1992)
- The Planck aether hypothesis: An attempt for a finitistic non-Archimedean theory of elementary particles (2002)

**Articles:**

- "Maxwell's Equations and Einstein-Gravity in the Planck Aether Model of a Unified Field Theory,"
*Z. Naturforsch*, V45-A, pp. 1102-1116. - "Substratum Interpretation of the Quark-Lepton Symmetries in the Planck Aether Model of a Unified Field Theory,"
*Z. Naturforsch*, V46-A, pp. 551-559.