Light Revolutions

Light Revolutions

Geoffrey Stedman

2015
$56.09
ISBN: 978-1493137763

This book outlines the history thus far of a novel scientific project started in 1999, in Christchurch, New Zealand, which has proceeded with help from German scientific agencies and scientists. The project is unique in that it resulted in the largest known ring lasers to monitor fluctuations in earth rotation, including novel lunar and seismic effects. Furthermore, the specific laboratory involved was a disused military bunker, located in the Christchurch suburb of Cashmere; initially built in case of Japanese invasion of New Zealand during WWII. The mirror technology used was developed for military purpose in the U.S.A., in recent decades, although the project has never had military support.