Physics Dept. Seminar on 9/10/2008 by Dr. Steven Jones at Utah Valley University
Dear friends and colleagues,
I have been invited to give a presentation at the Physics Dept. seminar of Utah Valley University on 10 Sept 2008, 4 pm, room PS-202. You are invited to participate. Here is the title and abstract:
9/11/2001: Forbidden Questions, Explosive Answers
By Dr. Steven E. Jones
Seminar at Utah Valley University, Physics Department
10 Sept. 2008, 4:00 pm, room PS-202
Why did three (not two) skyscrapers fall to the ground on 9/11 at near free-fall rates, killing thousands? Why were numerous bone fragments found on a roof-top 600 feet away? Why did the National Inst. of Standards and Technology, charged by Congress to explain the collapses, concede to us, "…we are unable to provide a full explanation of the total collapse"? Why did NIST refuse to look for residues from explosives? (We, however, did so using state-of-the-art methods and I will report results.) What is the significance of red/gray chips found in the 9/11 dust? What is super-thermite? Who are the whistleblowers and what do they have to say? Why were there no air defenses on 9/11?
For those who prefer a more "technical" abstract, here you go: Scrutinizing dust samples collected shortly after the destruction of the World Trade Center on 9/11/2001, I observed numerous red-orange chips in the dust. Many of these chips showed a gray layer on one side and a red layer on the other side. We applied optical microscope, scanning-electron-microscope (SEM) and x-ray energy dispersive spectroscopy (XEDS) methods to analyze these unusual "red/gray" chips. The chemical composition will be discussed. A flame test showed high reactivity of the chips with ejection of hot material; this and other tests differentiated the behavior of the red chips from that of paint samples. We consider some implications of these findings.
[Reading assignment: Journalof911Studies.com, especially the two refereed papers in mainstream journals linked in the opening paragraph.]
(end of submitted abstract)
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