Redshifts of external galaxies were first measured by V. M. Slipher in 1912 at Lowell Observatory. The redshift itself was not (and probably could not have been), carefully tested to see if it was consistent with the concept of dynamical expansion of space much before I began a study in 1970. In the meantime, the concept of expanding dynamical cosmologies was widely accepted. Subsequent study was dedicated to defining the character of spatial expansion and rarely to questioning the nature of the redshift itself. Many problems have subsequently emerged within classical expanding dynamical cosmologies. At an IAU symposium in 1970 I reported some unexpected possible correlations between nuclear properties and redshifts of galaxies in the Virgo cluster. The idea that there could be any relationship between an intrinsic property of galaxies (nuclear forms and photometry) and an extrinsic property (redshift) was clearly inconsistent with classical views, but has led to an entirely new approach to cosmology.
Forty five years of study, most of which is published in standard peer reviewed astronomical journals, has led to Quantum Temporal Cosmology, QTC, which is the subject of this blog, and the basis for a book which was in final preparation for publication entitled “Redshift Key to Cosmology” when this introductory note was written. The work demonstrates that the redshift is both a quantized non-dynamical quantity, variable, and is related to a cosmological framework involving the structure of time. Lest that startled you, introductory reading for this blog is a slightly modified version of the paper “The Nature of the Redshift” published in the Astronomical Society of the Pacific (ASP) Conference Series, Volume 471 (2013). The paper compactly summarizes many years of work available in professional references. My recent activity brings that work together into the “Redshift Key to Cosmology” book with extensions into particle physics and cosmology. Many of the problems in classical cosmology are addressed. I suggest downloading or bookmarking this paper, as the figures will be referred to frequently.
After reviewing the ASP paper (link here) and giving it some serious thought, especially if you wish to be involved with the blog, let me hear from you with some commentary and background. This is a serious attempt to draw attention to the work and I will typically reply and post only in association with credible responders. Everything I report is based upon or inferred from verifiable data. Key examples are illustrated and discussed in my book and the ASP paper, with published references. My “Redshift Key to Cosmology” book is being initially self published, however I would be interested in hearing from publishers regarding subsequent publication. The book, like the ASP paper is not highly technical, but expands and supplements the ASP paper in considerable detail. The ASP paper is copyright protected against reproduction without written permission from the ASP and W. G. Tifft. My initial posting on the blog provides further information about postings and discussion.
The initial posting – Post001, Bill Tifft, Opening Information 11/12/14 – can be found here.