QMUL People: R.O. Cornwall

About me

This is the personal homepage of research scientist and futurologist Remi Cornwall, alumni of Emanuel School, UMIST/Manchester and London University.

My primary interest is in future concept physics-engineering and looking closely at the fundamental physics where there appears to be a clash. I believe paradigm shifting technologies are about to go mainstream for the 21st century, the most satisfying of which will be Electromagnetic Propulsion (a new paper in a few weeks) and practically limitless Clean Energy. I am currently focusing on an entangled communications project (section 2).

To contact me, try the secure messaging facilities on Academia.edu or LinkedIn

1) My work on Thermo-electric Conversion

I am looking into the feasibility of converting low grade heat energy directly into electricity that would be inherently 'green' and clean as well. The research concentrates on novel, magnetic, thermodynamic cycles with ferrofluid.

Bona fides: 1 2 3 4

Thesis  "Novel Thermodynamic Cycles involving Ferrofluids displaying Temporary Magnetic Remanence"

Paper 1  (Effectively the thesis abridged)

Paper 2 (Comparison to conventional magneto-calorific cycles)

Paper 3 (Electrostatic analogue to the magnetic cycles)

Paper 4 (Heat Engines of Extraordinary Efficiency and the General Principle of their operation)

Result of a literature search (just front pages or abstracts) of peer reviewed articles challenging 

  The 2nd Law of Thermodynamics:

   Cápek-Sheehan pub. Springer     Found Phys (2014) 44,235-247 

   Physics Letters A 374 (2010) 1801-1805    Found Phys (2007) 37,1653-1658 

   Physica E 29 (2005) 87-99    Physica A 304 (2002) 461-479    

   Found Phys (2002), Vol. 32, No. 10    Physica A 290 (2001) 379-401    


2) Sending Classical Data down a Quantum Channel

We are investigating, theoretically and with some practical experimentation, a project (one photon, two photon) sending classical data down a quantum channel (both patent protected). The central experimental tenants of this thesis have already been proven: that remote, non-local measurement does change distant wave-function collapse1,2 and that the speed of this collapse by coincidence counting3 was at least 10,000c. What remained was to show that the "No-communication theorem"4 could be violated5 and that a protocol could be devised to overcome the randomness of quantum measurement. The phenomenon of entanglement is quite robust too, persisting6 over many 10s of km. Thermal interaction ultimately disrupts entanglement as the particles take on random entanglement with the environment thermal bath7

NEW: We report an experiment8,9 by Chinese scientists working with counterfactual communication, which in essence is very similar to what we are doing, though we hold patents for our work.

NEW: Some people are confused by the concepts so here is an animation/slide-show video SHOW

         Bona fides: 1 2 3

          Paper  ("The misuse of the No-communication Theorem". This is another disproof of the NCT)

Paper  (Disproof of the No-Communication Theorem by Decoherence Theory)

Paper (Superluminal Signalling using Path Entanglement)

Paper ("The Impossibility of Large-scale Retrocausal Signalling")

Paper (Retrocausality vs. Superluminal signalling)

Paper (A Mechanism for the Effects of Relativity)

Yes, conceptually, it's this simple as the diagram below. Experimental details are slightly involved though simple, profound things can suffer much disbelief and obstruction. The 'M' is the measurement, 'C' the constructive interference detector and 'D', the destructive

N.B. This only works with a single photon source NOT a coherent source. See note in image.

Older work on the same project

Paper 1 (arxiv.org) 

Paper 2 (arxiv.org

Paper 3 (vixra.org) (A Means to Purify an Entangled Source)

1. Dopfer, Birgit (1998). PhD Thesis. Univ. Innsbruck.

2. Zeilinger, Anton (1999). "Experiment and the foundations of quantum physics". Rev. Mod. Physics 71: 288-297.

3. Zbinden, H.; Gisin, N., et al, "Testing the speed of ‘spooky action at a distance". Nature, 2008. 454.

4. Hall, Michael J. W., "Imprecise Measurements and Non-Locality in Quantum Mechanics". Phys. Lett. A, 1987. 125(2,3): p. 89,91.

5. N.B. "No Communication Theorem" says nothing about the case when there is no particle (due to destructive interference) so it is entirely moot.

6. Universität Wien, Quantum Optics, Quantum Information Group: "Entanglement based quantum communication over 144 km.

7. W.H. Zurek. "Decoherence and the Transition from Quantum to Classical". Los Alamos Science Number 27 2002.

8. 'Researchers achieve direct counterfactual quantum communication' https://phys.org/news/2017-05-counterfactual-quantum.html 

9. Yuan Caoa, Yu-Huai Lia, et al, 'Direct counterfactual communication via quantum Zeno effect', PNAS May 9th 2017, vol. 114 no. 19, p. 4920–4924.


3) Me on Academia.edu, ArXiv.org and Vixra.org

4) Other stuff

Other useful links

WriteCheck, The Patent Office, The Carbon Trust, MathWorks, Science Daily.com, MIT technology review.com