Heads-up, Einstein and Isaac Newton….. a South African engineer wants to show you something. It’s called gravity, but not as you knew it.
Einstein and Newton’s theories of gravity both present accurate formulations, but do not explain how gravity works. A new model is about to fill that gap.
We all know that gravity exists – it’s that invisible force that causes a brick to fall on your toe. But while we can predict it and measure it, no-one has been able to explain exactly what it is.
Two scientists who lived at around the same time as Isaac Newton, Nicolas Fatio (1690) and Georges-Louis Le Sage (1748) created a model of gravity that was termed ‘push-gravity’ or ‘shadow-gravity’. But their models were fraught with problems.
A South African engineer, Francois Zinserling, who is an enthusiastic amateur astronomer, physicist and mathematician, claims to have perfected a startling model that not only describes what gravity ‘looks like’, but promises to solve some other, even more perplexing, problems of the universe.
“I set out to find out how gravity works,” he says, “but I almost accidentally discovered this thing that I have called ‘omnidirectional photon flux’. That, I think, is the real discovery. Not only does the omnidirectional photon flux explain what gravity is, and how it works, but it is already predicting possible solutions to explain e.g. dark matter and other physics anomalies. Much work awaits.”
‘Omnidirectional photon flux’ might need a little explanation. A ‘photon’ is an infinitesimal packet of energy that is the basic unit for light, amongst other things. And ‘flux’ is a state of movement. It has long been accepted that light has properties of waves (electromagnetic radiation) and particles (photons). Photon flux is a well-known term in science that denotes the movement of these photons. In physics the term ‘field’ may be more apt, but this term has purposely not been used to avoid confusion with current gravity field-theories.
“The frequency of the flux-photons is so high,” says Zinserling, “that any material we know is transparent to it, in the same way that an x-ray can ‘see’ through the human body. As the photons go through the material, a small fraction of the energy is absorbed. It is that absorbed energy that gives the object its ability to attract another mass in what we call ‘gravity’. This is, obviously, a gross over-simplification.”
Zinserling published his hypothesis in September 2021, and is eager to get the response of the scientific community. He is modest about an achievement that might create an entirely new avenue for mathematicians and scientists to explore.
“The nature of science is to question and challenge. I am confident that my model is not wrong, yet it is nowhere near complete. It needs to be taken forward from here. I am very keen to engage with other scientists to discuss how the model can be enhanced and refined.”
It might be unusual for an engineer to stray into the realm of theoretical physics. “In around 2013 I did an online course in astronomy, and that is what set me on this path,” he says. “Since then, I have done numerous other online courses to build up my skill set in maths and physics. I have also read numerous science papers on many related subjects”
“I often came across lists that would contain some of the known problems in scientific research, the gaps in scientific knowledge. Unifying (Einstein’s) gravity with quantum physics would often be on the lists, and the fact that no-one really knows how gravity works. About six years ago I first came across the term ‘push-gravity’ and have been working on that ever since.”
For Zinserling, there was no ‘aha’ moment or a sudden rush of insight. For many years he tried various avenues for solutions, often abandoning one idea to pursue another. It was not a linear process and he met up with many dead ends. Eventually he was able to put together a coherent model which he confirmed with remarkably simple mathematics.
“Science is a series of discoveries that build on each other,” he says. “Fatio’s original idea was remarkable for his time, but he didn’t know about atoms, electrons or photons. He was doomed to fail. His efforts were not futile though, because I have now presented a working model of gravity by building on his original idea. If this model ever gets a name, his name should be in there. As a non-academic, I understand his struggles”
This hypothesis has been published in the UK-based Trade and Science Journal. The published hypothesis is open-access, and available from the author on request.
Francois has made an introductory video, which is available on Youtube.
Francois Zinserling is a 56-year-old South African Electronic Engineer, with a B (Eng) from Pretoria University. His specialist subjects were electronics and industrial controls. Since 1994 he has been a director of a small IT company based in Durban, which deals with electrification and automation technology in heavy industry.
His interest in science began in 2013, with a formal online introductory course in astronomy from Duke University, North Carolina. Since then, he has done certificated online courses in calculus, physics, astronomy, astrophysics, dark matter, special relativity, chemistry, electrodynamics, and quantum physics.
The ‘Mechanics of Gravity’ describes the workings of gravity from an omnidirectional photon flux. It is an electromagnetic solution for gravity, based on the original ‘particle push-gravity’ idea of Nicolas Fatio de Duillier, dated 1690, mere years after Newtons Principia was published. The most remarkable take-away from the new model is that the gravitational constant ‘G’, is not a constant. Instead of this posing a problem, the flux model now opens new testable predictions and avenues of research.
To read more about the ‘shadow’ or ‘push’ theory of gravity, see HERE
To see more work by Niki Moore, see HERE