My name is Karl Brehwens, and I live in Stockholm, Sweden.
I have a fresh PhD in molecular bioscience with focus on radiation biology. During the latter years of my PhD studies, I became very interested in the physics-aspect of the radiation I was using to induce DNA damage in cells. Shortly thereafter, I stumbled across some youtube movies showing gamma spectrometry being done by amateurs using Steven's "gamma spectacular" range of devices. Said and done, I decided to build my own scintillation probe. That was over two years ago, and things have evolved (spiralled out of control, according to my wife) and I now opearate 4 probes, where my crown jewel is a 3x3" NaI(Tl) probe sitting in its own 70 kg lead castle.
During these two years I have also gotten to know Steven and the many projects he has spinning in his head. Mainly due to my experience in scientific writing, I became somewhat involved in the process of shaping his "ground potential" theory into a manuscript that can be submitted for publication.
I am no physicist, and I can't say I understand all aspects of the theory but it is growing on me, and being involved in the process of shaping a manuscript, I have read the theory many times. I'll get there, hopefully..... :) But my interest in science is broad!
I hope this forum will shed light on various aspects of the theory, highlight some "problems", and in general polish the diamond.
Steven and I are debating the necessity/benefit of getting the theory published, and for that reason I am hoping he will get many challenging and "left field" questions that will help him prepare for the onslaught a peer review process can be!
I also hope to learn a thing or two about theoretical physics which is largely uncharted territory for me!
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