Call for papers

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From: "V. Dvoeglazov" <>
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Call for Papers on CONTEMPORARY ELECTRODYNAMICS (provisional title).

The Editors of a proposed special issue of "Annales de la Fondation Louis de Broglie" invite submissions of papers on the following subjects: problems, difficulties and new physical ideas in Electrodynamics, its unification with Gravitation, unification of other interactions. Both theoretical and experimental papers are invited. All views on the present-day use of Maxwell's electrodynamics and Einstein's General Relativity will be considered, provided that the following requirements are taken into account.

The aim of the special issue is to place before the main-stream scientists the arguments both for and against generalizations of the standard Maxwell electrodynamics, its unification with Gravitation, on the correctness and reliability of the present-day way of unification of interactions, as well as to present new ideas on the structure of space-time, and thus open-up the debate for general, democratic discussion.

Contributors to this compilation are therefore requested to test the quality of their ideas trying to answer the following questions: 1) is the Maxwell electrodynamics sufficient? what is bad? 2) how to unify electromagnetism with gravity (possible directions)? 3) new ideas of extended electromagnetic theories, generalized Maxwell equations, generalized equations for Gravitation. 4) what are interactions, mass, charges, space and time in the geometric context?

Only papers written with logical and mathematical rigor will be considered. However, contributors should be aware that they should shape their language so as to be comprehensible not only to others within their own range of competence but also to those competent in other areas of physics, and to physics students.

The end of the second millennium has drawn to a termination of the interest to development of physics at many universities. Our well-known colleague wrote: "There is a lack of demand for the courses on offer. This is undoubtedly because these subjects have ceased to be exciting,apart pure economic reasons. Young people seeking to understand the world see physics as having produced little but the technical means entangled with a legacy of intellectual confusions. What they find, at this present stage in history, is that all the exciting things in physics seem to have been done, and that all that remains is the task of collecting information and tedious calculations, accordingly to the orders of their advisors, not so much about nature as about the exploits of long-dead physicists and their groping attempts to interpret natural phenomena. This is all expressed in what is to them a mostly meaningless jargon, with systematic dropping a prerequisite for the passing of exams." On the other hand, new theories appearing in last 40 years in particle physics did not yet give significant wide-spread technological applications and economical profit.

The aim of this collection of essays, therefore, as we look to the new millennium, is also to restore some of the original spirit of the science, physics in particular, and to draw attention to long-lived problems in modern physics. However, in debating the above-indicated issues we hope not only to criticize the well-established theories, but on the basis of rigorous logics, mathematics and experiments to reconcile views of various schools of thoughts to some degree. We follow in this task to Prof. de Broglie and Prof. Einstein examples and this should be the first step. We think that at this present diagnostic stage in the debate, all views on this matter need to be considered on an equal footing, without fear or favor.

Among invited contributors are: A. Assis, A. Chubykalo, A. Fernandez-Ranada, J. Heras, J. Keller, H. Munera, E. Recami, W. Rodriguez, Costa de Beauregard and others.

All papers to be submitted by e-mail to V.Dvoeglazov or G. Lochak ( or in LaTeX, RevTex, AMS-TeX or Plain-Tex-format. LaTex format is preferable. PostScript is the preferable format for figures. Papers with figures should be submitted by mail too (3 hard copies with PC-disk containing the electronic copy of the paper) to Prof. Valeri Dvoeglazov, Universidad de Zacatecas, Apartado Postal 636, Suc. UAZ, Zacatecas, 98062, ZAC., Mexico. Papers should not, in general, exceed 10 printed pages. The deadline for submission is October 1, 2001. The submitted papers will be independently strictly refereed.

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