Advisory Board

Dr. Mike E. McCulloch

Mike E. McCulloch, Ph.D., MInstP, MBIS is Lecturer in Geomatics, School of Marine Science and Engineering (Faculty of Science and Technology), Plymouth University, United Kingdom. He is author of Physics from the Edge: A New Cosmological Model for Inertia and Falling Up: How to get to Proxima Centauri.
His research interests include physics, astrophysics, ocean, and climate, always with a close link between experiment and maths.
Mike looks for anomalous observations, and tries to devise a theory that fits them as well as the nominal ones. He also tries for simplicity, and an attitude that unconventional ideas are fine, so long as they satisfy experiment first & simplicity second. He has suggested a new model for inertia that tends to the standard one in high acceleration (normal) regimes, but also fits the anomalies seen at low accelerations without adjustable parameters. He is working towards testing this theory in a controllable laboratory experiment.
He has reviewed for Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society and Foundations of Physics.
His papers include Can the Podkletnov effect be explained by quantised inertia?, The Tajmar effect from quantised inertia, Ocean salinity retrieval approaches for the SMOS satellite, Minimum accelerations from quantised inertia, Air-sea fluxes inferred from an upper ocean heat budget northeast of the Azores, and Seasonal heat and freshwater budgets of the upper ocean in the Northeast Atlantic.
Mike earned his BSc in physics at the University of York, UK in 1991 and his Ph.D. in Physical Oceanography at the University of Liverpool, UK in 1995. He did his post-doctoral work at the Universities of Liverpool & Strathclyde, UK from 1995 to 1998. He was a scientist at the UK Met Office from 1998 to 2008. He is Member of the Institute of Physics and Member of the British Interplanetary Society.
Read Gyroscope’s unexplained acceleration may be due to modified inertia.