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Template:Infobox person Thad Roberts is a theoretical physicist who first came into the public spotlight for his role in the theft of 100 grams (Template:Convert/round oz) lunar samples from the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas while being a co-op at the facility. Roberts was sentenced to 100 months in federal prison for the crime. Roberts used this time to explore the mysteries of modern physics, taking a particular interest in the philosophical postures of Bohmian mechanics, and Superfluid Vacuum Theory. Today he works as a theoretical physicist for a private think tank which is financing the research into his candidate Grand Unified Theory: quantum space theory (qst).[1] He is a public speaker for the American Program Bureau.[2]

Early lifeEdit

Roberts grew up in a strict Mormon home. After completing his training at the Missionary Training Center he was sent to Tulsa, Oklahoma and subsequently confessed to his mission president that he had engaged in pre-marital sex. Church leaders removed him from his mission and sent him home to Salt Lake City, Utah. He then married Kaydee and enrolled in the University of Utah, triple majoring in geology, geophysics, and physics, setting his sights on becoming an astronaut. He founded the University of Utah Astronomical Society and was hired on as the observatory’s director.[citation needed] After earning a pilot’s license, a rescue diver’s certificate, and participating in several dinosaur digs in association with the lead paleontologist for the UMNH, Roberts applied for a co-op position with NASA and was accepted. During his third year at NASA, Roberts fell in love with a Biology intern. Wanting to give her the moon (literally), he masterminded a moon rock caper and stole 100g of lunar samples. He then attempted to sell some of those pieces but was caught in a government sting. Roberts was sentenced to 100 months in federal prison for his actions. Roberts earned Bachelor of Science degrees in physics, anthropology and philosophy [contradiction with majors listed above?] from the University of Utah. During the years in prison, he had the time and focus to develop and mature his new theory of how our universe works - an effort that he has now self-published in Einstein's Intuition: Visualizing Nature in Eleven Dimensions.[3] [4]

QST - Quantized Space TheoryEdit

Space quanta

visualization of space quanta

Quantized Space Theory (QST) is a candidate theory for quantum gravity. It posits that the vacuum of space is quantized (in a self-similar way ultimately described as a hierarchal fractal) which, under equilibrium conditions, behaves like a superfluid (BEC). This model gets support by new research at the University of Pennsylvania's Center for Particle Cosmology,[5][6] shares common ground with the Superfluid vacuum theory (SVT) and Bohmian mechanics.[7] QST uses the vacuum’s geometric parameters to derive the constants of Nature, arguing that the constants of Nature are set out of geometric necessity. It also derives the Nonlinear Schrödinger equation, also known as the Gross–Pitaevskii equation, from first principles. Roberts argues that vacuum quantization offers an intuitive way to visualize and think in 11 dimensions. In his book he uses this intuitive access to offer geometric explanations for the effects of dark matter, dark energy, wave-particle duality, quantum tunneling, gravity, inflation, Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle and offers an interpretation of fundamental matter particles in a way that is quite reminiscent of Lord Kelvin’s Vortex theory of atoms.[8][9] New experiments seem to support the idea, that particles are riding through the fabric of space together with their pilot wave.[10][11][12] This would hint into the direction, that David Bohm was right with his deterministic version of quantum mechanics.

NASA co-opEdit

In his junior year, Roberts was selected for a co-op position at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. He began his internship in astrophysics before moving to geo-astrophysics. He worked as a Flight Lead for the Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory, where he put his training and certifications as a SCUBA diver to use. There he assisted with training dives with astronauts with underwater mockups of the International Space Station.[13]

Lunar sample and fossil theftEdit

On July 20, 2002, the 33rd anniversary of the Apollo 11 landing, FBI agents filled Italianni's restaurant on Orlando's International Drive, a popular family tourist destination, for a dinner meeting with Roberts.[14][15] The meeting then moved to a nearby Sheraton Studio City Hotel where 40 FBI agents arrested Roberts and Fowler and recovered the missing lunar samples. Nearby busy highways were shut down during the arrest to prevent escape.[16][17] Roberts was also charged with stealing dinosaur bones and other fossils from his school, the University of Utah.[18]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Thad Roberts philosophy of life". http://www.athleticcapital.com/2011/08/be-your-own-hero-spotlight-august-2011-thad-roberts/. 
  2. "Thad Roberts". American Program Bureau. http://www.apbspeakers.com/speaker/thad-roberts. 
  3. "Thad Roberts on CFOX". http://www.cfox.com/2015/06/11/the-story-of-thad-roberts-the-man-who-stole-the-moon/. 
  4. "Thad Roberts on KSL". http://www.ksl.com/?sid=16487919. 
  5. "arxiv.org - A dark matter superfluid". http://arxiv.org/pdf/1507.03013.pdf/. 
  6. "The superfluid Universe". https://aeon.co/essays/is-dark-matter-subatomic-particles-a-superfluid-or-both/. 
  7. "Bohmian mechanics explained". https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rbRVnC92sMs. 
  8. "Lord Kelvin’s Vortex theory of atoms". http://zapatopi.net/kelvin/papers/on_vortex_atoms.html. 
  9. "Vortex theory of atoms". http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/blogs/physics/2011/12/beautiful-losers-kelvins-vortex-atoms/. 
  10. "Have We Been Interpreting Quantum Mechanics Wrong This Whole Time?". http://www.wired.com/2014/06/the-new-quantum-reality/. 
  11. "Morgan Freeman and Yves Couder explain the Wave/Particle Duality with pilot wave Silicon Droplets (Science Channel - "Through the Wormhole")". https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W9yWv5dqSKk/. 
  12. "The pilot-wave dynamics of walking droplets". https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nmC0ygr08tE. 
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  16. "THE CASE OF THE STOLEN MOON ROCKS: Last of 3 NASA interns sentenced for grievous theft". Federal Bureau of Investigation. 2003-11-08. http://www.fbi.gov/page2/nov03/apollo111803.htm. Retrieved 2009-05-13. 
  17. Meltzer's, Brad. "Lost History: Missing Moon Rocks". History Channel. http://www.history.com/shows/brad-meltzers-lost-history/videos/missing-moon-rocks. 
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