The Physicochemical Universe
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Home | In the Beginning... Infinite Space, Infinite Time | Towards a Comprehensive and Comprehensible Cosmology | Cosmology Model Categories | Relativity, Quantum Theory, Scales of Size and Frames of Reference | The Underpinnings of Current Cosmological Theories | Hubble Redshift -- The Experimental Data | Far Infrared Measurements and Absolute Zero Temperatures | The Clumpiness of Matter Distribution | The Intergalactic Medium | The Nature of Dark Matter | The Interpretations of Current Cosmological Theories | Non-Linearity of Physical Phenomena | The Nature of Fields | Chaos Theory and Natural Universal Physical Phenomena | The Arrow of Time and The Tensors of Space-Time | The Second Law | Boundary Conditions of the Universe | Phase Changes of Matter and Black Hole Physics | Subatomic Particle Theory and Quark Physics | Magnetic Fields, Jets and Black Holes | The Formation and Evolution of Stars | The Formation of Higher Elements | Nova, Supernova and Higher Elements | Active Galactic Nuclei and Black Holes as Strange Attractors | The Formation and Evolution of Galactic Structure | Black Hole Collisions and Quasars | Broad Band Fluorescence and Redshift | Beers-Lambert Law Ignored | Physicochemical Reinterpretations | Black Holes, Quarks, and Hydrogen Regeneration Cycles | New Conclusions, Predictions and Opinions | Literature References | Hubble's Farthest Views | About the Author


My name is Joseph H. Guth.  My friends and family call me Joe.  I hope you will too.

My B.S. is in Chemistry and my Ph.D. is in Biophysics, both from the University of California, Berkeley.  I have spent the last 45 years in various kinds of laboratories and conducting research and field investigations of many kinds.  Though I have been a laboratory director for several decades, I have always been a "hands-on" type of scientist.  ( ... "until I examine and test it, I cannot fully accept it."). 

My professional career has extended from 1958 to the present and has transcended a number of scientific disciplines including chemistry, physics, biology, astronomy, astrophysics, cosmology and some aspects of engineering.  I have had a lifelong fascination with cosmology and philosophy.  I feel these various pursuits have much in common and that it would be appropriate to formally bring back the study of total science the way it was approached by such ingenious thinkers as da Vinci, Galileo, and Newton.

Science is all about the pursuit of accurate and reliable information about the world around us.  In its strictest interpretation, each individual is his own "authority"... HE (or SHE) examines the surrounding world to verify how it works, how it behaves and what "makes it tick".  The old doctrine of "Authoritarianism" has been thrown out in favor of individual verification.  Thus, authorities, such as Aristotle, who proclaimed various "laws of science" without resorting to experimental data led civilization down incorrect paths of thinking for many centuries until the age of enlightenment and skepticism reclaimed our views of the real world.  We must always require those who proclaim to "have the answers" to demonstrate those answers in no uncertain terms.  The theories must be experimentally verifiable at all scales and at all points in time and space.  Anyone resorting to invisible, non-observable or untestable foundations has no right to claim that they are practicing the scientific method first put forth by Sir Francis Bacon and refined by many who followed.


Joe Guth

If you wish, you can find out a whole lot more about me at my professional site at

Some areas that we will draw upon in this essay come from Chemistry (Physical, Quantum, Nuclear, Analytical, Organic, Inorganic and Biochemistry), Physics (Classical and Relativistic Mechanics and Field Theory, Electromagnetic Field Theory, Magnetohydrodynamics, Astrophysics, Nuclear, Thermodynamics, Fundamental Particle Theory, Plasma Theory, Bose Einstein Condensates, Black Hole Physics, and Chaos Theory), Astronomy, Classical and Modern Cosmology and Biology (including the study of the Origin of Life).  I will do my best to minimize the higher level mathematical treatments by supplanting and replacing, where possible, with the equivalent statement in english.  Whenever possible, I will also try to reference each important point back to some original research publications.

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