Saturday, September 24, 2022

Pakistani ‘engineer’ disputes Einstein’s theory thru newspaper ad


An ad published in the ‘Roznama Khabrein’ on February 18 by engineer Fareed Akhtar reads: “The recent research on gravitational waves is totally wrong. There is no such thing like gravity. Its facts are different from the research and it can be proved just through a lecture,” claimed the man.

The local engineer doesn’t stop short here. He also mentioned his two cell phone numbers and an email address in a bid to make people contact him and learn more on gravitational waves.

Interested to be enrolled in his classes? Do at your own risk!

waves ad

International scientists on February 11 in a landmark discovery for physics and astronomy said they have glimpsed gravitational waves, or ripples in space and time, which Albert Einstein predicted a century ago.

At a press conference in Washington, researchers said when two black holes collided some 1.3 billion years ago, the joining of those two great masses sent forth a wobble that hurtled through space and arrived at Earth on September 14, 2015, when it was picked up sophisticated, US-based instruments.

Pakistani scientist Nergis Mavalvala, who is also Associate Department Head of Physics at MIT was a member of the team of scientists that announced the scientific milestone of detecting gravitational waves.

Ms Mavalvala received was very widely praised in Pakistan for her contribution. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, president and other dignitaries congratulated her for the scientific research.


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