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Wal Thornhill – Electric Universe

Wal Thornhill graduated in physics at Melbourne University in 1964 and began postgraduate studies with Prof. Victor Hopper’s upper atmosphere research group. He become an independent researcher with many papers featured in  U.S. journal, Aeon, and the Review of the Society for Interdisciplinary Studies (SIS), in England. He served as a council member of the SIS in the 1980’s while working in London for the Australian government. He also attended a postgraduate course in Astrophysics at the University of London and meetings of the Royal Astronomical Society (RAS), the British Astronomical Association (BAA) and the British Association for the Advancement of Science (BAAS). Wal’s peer-reviewed papers on the electrical nature of stars and supernovae (The Z-Pinch Morphology of Supernova 1987A and Electric Stars) was published in the IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science, Vol 35 No. 4, Special Issue on Space & Cosmic Plasmas – August 2007. A co-authored paper with plasma physicist C. J. Ransom on the Martian “blueberry” phenomenon (Plasma-Generated Craters and Spherules) was also published and a co-authored paper in Japan on the plasma phenomenon at the centres of galaxies (Barred-Spiral Galaxy Analog in the Dense Plasma Focus). A special issue of the Open Astronomy Journal in 2011 is to feature the Electric Universe and Wal’s paper, Toward a Real Cosmology in the 21st Century.

Wal was awarded a gold medal in 2010 by the European Telesio-Galilei Academy of Science for his work on the Electric Universe.

Wal, influenced by the works of Velikovsky,  was invited to attend the first international conference on the subject of Velikovsky and The Recent History of the Solar System at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, in 1974. There he met Velikovsky and subsequently visited him at his home in Princeton, NJ, on April 28, 1979.  It was but a few months before Velikovsky passed away. The discussion turned on the key question raised by his theory of recent planetary catastrophe – the true nature of gravity and its role in cosmology.  That led Wal to a re-examination of Einstein’s legacy and the electrical nature of matter.  His published books and DVD’s to-date are:

2 Books

  • Thunderbolts of the Gods
  • The Electric Universe

DVD’s –

  • Symbols of an Alien Sky,
  • The Lightning-Scarred Planet Mars – principal public interface for the Electric Universe paradigm.