## The Mediums for Light are Hiding in Plain Sight, paper, 2015

The propagation of light remains one of the enduring mysteries of science. Unlike every other known kind of wave, it travels at a constant speed through empty space without a medium of propagation. What supports its travel in empty space? Why is its speed so constant and why is it so very fast? Even Einstein gave up trying to puzzle it out and simply stated the propagation of light as a postulate.

This paper examines both the equation for the speed of sound and Maxwell's equations for the propagation of light from a new perspective. In essence, it performs a mathematical autopsy of both to illuminate what lies within and, in the process, solves the mysteries of light's propagation as simply the laws of physics at work.

First presented at the John Chappell Natural Philosophy Society annual conference, it is available

This paper examines both the equation for the speed of sound and Maxwell's equations for the propagation of light from a new perspective. In essence, it performs a mathematical autopsy of both to illuminate what lies within and, in the process, solves the mysteries of light's propagation as simply the laws of physics at work.

First presented at the John Chappell Natural Philosophy Society annual conference, it is available