(Died: August 7, 2016)
Real Estate, Dissident Scientist
Interests: Relativity, Light, Gravity
Justin Jacobs was a dissident scientist who worked in the area of relativity and light.
Relativity of Gravity
Relativity of Light
The Day the Universe Stopped Expanding
The Michelson-Morely Paradox Solved
Jacobs was born in San Francisco in 1933 to Justin Manning and Nita Mae Jacobs. His father was a successful real estate developer and owned property throughout the Bay Area. Family legend has it that Jacobs Sr. — who had a deep contrarian streak — first bought property in Menlo Park and Silicon Valley after a broker in the East Bay told him “not to go down there,” Scott Jacobs said.
Justin Jacobs Jr., a real estate attorney, got into real estate development at the urging of his father. One day, legendary developers John Arrillaga and Richard Peery were looking to buy land from Justin Jacobs Sr. “My grandfather said, OK, I will contribute the land, but you have to teach my son about real estate,” Scott Jacobs said. “They said OK. They ended up going on to do a whole host of joint-venture projects over time, well into the eighties.”