Tailoring elements demonstrating spacetime transformation?

Jul 2015
Dr. Chris Nagel has been able to, by manipulating the knotted structure of matter with light, craft magnetized copper, transparent copper, iron harder than diamond, nickle you can shatter like glass with a hammer, and dozens of other elements with tailored properties.

His patent claims underlying relativistic transformations:

"Devices improve control by selection, inversion, fortification, uniformization and mapping background energy (including vacuum energy, dark energy and/or dark matter, grid or brane energy) and including electromagnetic energies in various forms and states of aggregation, during a tailoring process and to processes of tailoring materials. Background energy can be dis aggregated and then integrated into common forms of matter (e.g., materials) for the expressed purpose of altering electrodynamic interactions by establishing harmonic maps between the respective electromagnetic fields."


Obviously, if true, this is an potentially unprecedented paradigm shift in physics, chemistry, mathematics, material sciences, music, art, architecture.

What are your thoughts? Is he really manipulating the "geometry of spacetime"?

He mentioned that he gave a talk to a bunch of Nobel prize winners and that "the 40 minute talk went really poorly, but the 2 hour talk went really, really well." Videos posted below, this is a considerable investment of time to be able to really engage with this material, hopefully this post piqued your interest.

"Chris Nagel heads an independent lab that researches the fundamental physics of matter (especially metals) in its relation to energy (light). His undergraduate degree was in Chemical Engineering from Michigan TU and he began his career at US Steel where he experimented with uncommonly high pressure, high temperature molten metals. He received his ScD at MIT, patenting several processes, and co-founded Molten Metal Technologies, inventing a Catalytic Extraction Process (CEP) that allows conversion of highly toxic waste into new synthetic products; this earned awards from the EPA, DEQE, EPRI, and Duke Power, and it was named Technology of the Year by Industry Week. Subsequently, Nagel co-founded Atomic Ordered Materials (AOM), and this work has spawned several research groups, most notably Continuum Energy Technologies that has been focusing on induced variation of the base properties of many elements of the periodic table. CET has partnerships with NASA, DARPA, IDA, and several national laboratories and universities, including MIT. Its technologies have attracted a Scientific Advisory Board that includes Dudley Herschbach (Nobel Laureate in Chemistry), Bruce Kaiser (co-inventor of the first handheld x-ray fluorescence instrument), and Paul Gray (former president of MIT). Nagel has been the Principal Investigator on over $40 million in DOE grants, is inventor or co-inventor of over 60 patents, has authored or co-authored many papers, and has delivered numerous presentations to National Academies. Last year he spoke at the Lindau Meeting of Nobel Laureates – the first non-nobel to present in its 60-year history. Currently Nagel focuses on applying low levels of energy (optical and thermal “tailoring”) to select combinations of metals to alter their base properties in multiple ways. Such tailored metals have achieved distinctly unexpected levels of transparency, conductivity, hardness, magnetism, and catalytic activity, both as permanent and transient variations. Such shift of base element properties, including alteration of the long range ordering of atomic structure (akin to that seen in carbon to give graphite and diamond such different properties), radicalizes the notionally stable periodic table, but also offers new insights into the base physics of matter and its relation to energy. Nagel is currently theorizing such behavior, and looking to hone methods to “manufacture property”. Nagel’s first peer-reviewed publication on tailored materials was deemed “a discovery paper”, and the second paper on tailored materials elicited a reviewer’s comment: “if the authors are proven correct … text books will need to be rewritten”. Nagel’s work suggests that the base property of elements is far from stable, and can vary quite widely and be induced to vary, even temporally; indeed, he holds that biological systems seemingly exploit such capacity. The prospect of inducing or ‘tailoring’ property evidently offers alternatives to natural resource exploitation, and this is augmented by the ability to engineer (remarkably) enhanced or novel properties. In pragmatic terms, if such variance could be harnessed it would have profound repercussions on resource use and material performance; but the prospect of variable-property materials suggests a whole new aesthetics of responsive-property (rather than static-property) materiality. Perhaps of greater import would be the theoretical implications that this suggests, Nagel holding that “matter is knotted light”, and opening prospects of a revised energy/material relation. Nagel’s talk will discuss what light “is”, and how it is seemingly implicated (literally) in the properties of matter: so “Light, Architect of Matter” is an apt title."

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Math Team
Apr 2014
I can only find a single publication on the internet and he doesn't reference anybody but himself in it, so even without looking into what exactly he's working on, it's very very suspicious. I'll dig deeper over the weekend.