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Thomas Chamberlain has been an independent research scientist in theoretical physics since ~1970 and in mathematical psychology and economics (applied psychology) since 1981. Over this interval until recently he was employed as an engineer at Boeing, Raytheon, and other aerospace companies.

In 1993 he finalized the canonical human behavior equation and in 1997 he began presenting papers at international economics conferences. His 2003 contribution “Does uneven expected risk promote poverty and instability?” provided the analytical basis or justification for international commerce damping and human recapitalization, two increasingly prominent 21st-century approaches for arresting and reversing the fateful concentration of wealth and income in a small percentage of the population. The related Discretionary-Power Principle of Justice was also introduced in the 2003 paper. More recently he has prepared a deeper mathematical system that unites neoclassical and Gossenian economics, two systems in essential conflict since the Marginal Revolution of the 1870s.

In physics his studies over the years focused on conceptualizing relativity and quantum mechanics (to the extent either may be possible). In 2012 he decided to concentrate on basic physics—suspending psychology and economics—with the goal of eventually uniting anisotropic (light-velocity) relativity and quantum theory. Because orthodox relativity rejects anisotropic light-velocity this effort immediately concentrated on special relativity to the neglect of quantum theory. In 2014 special relativity (and therefore general relativity) was found incomplete due to the isotropic c=constant postulate. The resulting paper “Fundamentally anisotropic light-velocity at the foundation of classical physics” was presented at the 2015 June AAAS-PD conference in San Francisco. (Original title replaced). Immediately thereafter work began on revising general relativity to accommodate (fundamentally) anisotropic light-velocity at its foundation. This work is now well underway with a paper in progress.


EDUCATION: PhD, University of California, Berkeley, 1972.

MS, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1966.

BS, Boston University, 1961

ENDEAVOR: Research scientist in physics, psychology, and economics.

CHRONOLOGY: 1970 (Approx.): Initiated independent study of relativity and quantum mechanics.

1981: Initiated independent study of mathematical behavior and economics.

1993: Completed the canonical Gossen Equation representing the individual’s subjective-utility based expectational plan.

1997: Initial presentation at an international economics conference of the “instant-utility” approach to mathematical behavior/economics. (72nd annual conference of the Western Economics Association International conference, Seattle.)

2003: Initial presentation of the theory-based poverty-reduction recommendations and the Discretionary-Power Principle of Justice (5th Pacific Rim Allied Organizations Conference, Taipei.)

2005: Initial statement recognizing the permanent nuclear detente between great powers with its potentially beneficial effect on economic development. (6th Pacific Rim Allied Organizations Conference, Hong Kong.)

2005: Addressed the pre-eminence of poverty-reduction versus social and economic rights. (61st International Atlantic Economic conference, Berlin; later presented at the 47th Congress of the European Regional Science Association, Paris.)

2006: Addressed how socialism and capitalism may be united in the goal of reversing and defeating poverty. (62nd International Atlantic EconomicConference, Philadelphia; later presented at the 7th Pacific Rim Allied Organizations Conference, Beijing)

2007: Extended the minimum wage scope to include human recapitalization as a necessary step for defeating poverty. (64th International Atlantic Economic Conference; Savannah, Georgia.)

2008: Recommended for a lasting détente that the West should promote international-commerce damping and human recapitalization as its domestic/international policy while the East should make accommodating adjustments. (65th International Atlantic Economic Conference, Warsaw.)

2009: Further recommendation of the alternative of human recapitalization and international commerce damping as a revision or improvement of the (now receding) Washington Consensus. (67th International Atlantic Economic Conference, Rome.)

2009: Letter-critique of mainstream economics published in the Financial Times (27 April), with recommendation for deeper knowledge to promote wellbeing and socioeconomic stability.

2009: Letter to the Financial Times (18 December) on the crucial need for competent and true mathematical economics to help defeat poverty and achieve a sustainable world.

2010: Prepared historical overview of the development of the Gossenian approach to mathematical economics along with the application of this approach towards understanding and reversing poverty. (69th International Atlantic Economic Conference, Prague.)

2011: Introduced a new constraint on the neoclassical utility function thereby uniting neoclassical and Gossenian theory and opening the door for conciliation of the Austrian and neoclassical traditions. As applications, Walras’s substitution equations are completed and marginal productivities of capital and labor are functionally related to intertemporal discounting. (71st International Atlantic Economic Conference, Athens.)

2012: Began intensive effort to arrive at a substantive understanding of relativity physics that accommodates anisotropic light-velocity.

2014: Recognized the fundamental nature of anisotropic light-velocity in classical physics leading to the multi space-time condition in accordance with the dichotomy between Einstein’s light-pulse versus same-motion synchronization conventions.

2015: Completed the initial paper on the subject—“Fundamentally anisotropic light-velocity at the foundation of classical physics” (new title)—and presented at the 2015 June AAAS-PD conference in San Francisco.

2015 June: Initiated revision of general relativity to accommodate anisotropic light-velocity.

Last Updated on Saturday, 24 October 2015 18:44