Inspired by a video posted online in 2009 of one Martin Grusenick from Germany who conducted a simple experiment with a self-built Michelson interferometer oriented to the vertical plane, through prodding from friends, Chris Machado took the investigation to the next step. The Grusenick device was examined and rebuilt with several modifications and upgrades while staying true to the Grusenick design. This in order to be sure we could reasonably compare results with Grusenick’s device.
This presentation will open with a brief review covering the background of the ether-drift concept and experiments to date. We’ll then review the experiment with the modified Grusenick-style interferometer, sharing results and analysis of over 130 turns and 3,336 data points collected. We’ll close the discussion with a review of ideal approaches to a further iteration on the device design and experiment.
Part of the 2023 Energy Science & Technology Conference series (90 mins).