- March 31, 2014
-- A California physicist who is working on harnessing energy is empty space-time has claimed that the solution of Klein Gordon equation (relativistic quantum mechanics equation) solution by a top Australian university is wrong in mathematics. Shalender was using their lecture notes of University of Sydney to work on his own research to solve KG equation for negative energy states. While going through their graduate lecture note 7published on their website: http://www.physics.usyd.edu.au/
courses/RQM7.pdf, he found out that there is a mathematical mistake in the equations. The derivation of equation 7.8 from 7.7 is wrong and sign of right hand side of the equation is completely reversed.
The results agree with the result of Dirac equation but if the mathematics is wrong at such a fundamental level, there is something big wrong in the way University of Sydney is solving it.
The physicist Shalender has been trying to solve KG equation for tachyons and negative excited states -- states achieved by absorption of negative energy photon by an electron in the ground state.