"Pentcho Valev" <email@example.com> wrote in message news:firstname.lastname@example.org... | The Pound-Rebka experiment fraud: | | http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pound%E2%80%93Rebka_experiment | "The Pound-Rebka experiment is a well known experiment to test Albert | Einstein's theory of general relativity. It was proposed by Robert | Pound and his graduate student Glen A. Rebka Jr. in 1959, and was the | last of the classical tests of general relativity to be verified (in | the same year). It is a gravitational redshift experiment, which | measures the redshift of light moving in a gravitational field, or, | equivalently, a test of the general relativity prediction that clocks | should run at different rates at different places in a gravitational | field. It is considered to be the experiment that ushered in an era of | precision tests of general relativity. (...) When the photon travels | through a gravitational field, its frequency and therefore its energy | will change due to the gravitational redshift." | | http://student.fizika.org/~jsisko/Knjige/Klasicna%20Mehanika/David%20Morin/CH13.PDF | David Morin (p. 4): "This GR time-dilation effect was first measured | at Harvard by Pound and Rebka in 1960. They sent gamma rays up a 20m | tower and measured the redshift (that is, the decrease in frequency) | at the top. This was a notable feat indeed, considering that they were | able to measure a frequency shift of gh/c^2 (which is only a few parts | in 10^15) to within 1% accuracy." | | QUESTION: If, in a gravitational field, the speed of light varies | exactly as the speed of cannonballs does, in accordance with Newton's | emission theory of light, would Pound and Rebka have measured the same | "frequency shift of gh/c^2"? It is easy to show that the answer is an | unambiguous yes (Einsteinians occasionally admit that). How then can | the Pound-Rebka experiment be "the experiment that ushered in an era | of precision tests of general relativity"? |
The tests are precise, the results are relativity fails them.
Place one horizontal light clock at the top of the Burj Khalifa <http://www.burjkhalifa.ae/> and leave the other at the base. Leave to run for 6 months. Bring the clocks together again, note any relative drift.