14. Duncan W. Shaw, Reconsidering Maxwell’s aether

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Volume 27: Pages 601-607, 2014

Reconsidering Maxwell’s aether

Duncan W. Shawa)

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In the 19th century, James Clerk Maxwell developed a theory of aether to explain electromagnetic phenomena. In that era, the existence of aether was generally accepted. In the 20th and 21st centuries, science has moved away from the notion of the existence of aether and into the age of photons and quanta. This article suggests that the scientific community revisit the concept of Maxwell’s aether as the fundamental substance that might underlie electromagnetic phenomena.


Au 19ième siècle, James Clerk Maxwell a développé une théorie de l’éther pour expliquer les phénomènes de l’électromagnétisme. Dans cette ère-là, on acceptait généralement l’existence de l’éther. Durant le 20ième et le 21ième siècle la science a bougé de la notion de l’existence de l’éther et dans l’âge des photons et quanta. Cet article suggère que la communauté scientifique revisite à l’éther de Maxwell comme la substance fondamentale qui pourrait soutenir les phénomènes électromagnétiques.


Key words: Aether; Ether; Electromagnetic Field; Magnetism; Electric Current; Polarization; Induction; Entanglement.


Received: February 4, 2014; Accepted: November 6, 2014; Published Online: December 2, 2014

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