Maurice Allais

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Maurice Allais (born May 31, 1911) was the 1988 winner of The Bank of Sweden Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel for his pioneering contributions to the theory of markets and efficient utilization of resources. He was born in Paris, France. Allais made contribution to economics and was an accomplished physicist. As a scientist, he made two controversial contributions to the scientific community:

  1. The Allais effect first reported in 1954 was the result of anomalous readings of a paraconical pendulum during two separate eclipse events. Initially this was thought to be a gravitational shielding effect inconsistent with general relativity but other conventional interpretations take precedence in mainstream physics.
  2. More recently Dr. Allais performed a statistical analysis of the thousands of interferometer measurements of Dayton Miller and found a corresponding periodicity with the sidereal day, the equinoxes and other celestial events thus invalidating the Robert S. Shankland rufutation of Miller's work. This analysis (http://www.anti-relativity.com/allaisarticle21stcentury.htm), if confirmed, either casts doubt on the second postulate of Special Relativity or opens possibilities for expansion of the theory.

Notable quotes

  • "In essence, the present creation of money, out of nothing by the banking system, is similar - I do not hesitate to say it in order to make people clearly realize what is at stake here - to the creation of money by counterfeiters, so rightly condemned by law."

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