This website will attempt to document the life, times and science of Dr. Felix Ehrenhaft.
It is a website designed to allow the easy access to a tremendous amount of information gathered from around the world over the course of the last 10 years. Here, you will not find flashy graphics and fancy layout, instead, hopefully, you will receive an education about science, history, and the foibles of men.
You will meet a few heroes, people who fought for their beliefs against amazing odds and a lot of people who at first glance might seem to be villains. You will learn that even these people and organizations thought they were only doing what was right and defending their beliefs. You will see the amazing lengths humans will go to, just to prove that they are right and someone else is wrong. You will meet and get to know in new ways, people like Albert Einstein, Robert Millikan, Lilly Roma, Paul Feyerabend, S A Williams, Hugo Gernsback, Willy Ley and the list goes on and on. All the people you will learn about were touched and influenced in some way by Felix Ehrenhaft.
In the past few years Ehrenhaft's theories are starting to prove correct. His methods and experiments may have be open to criticism but it seems he may have been right in a large number of his ideas.
When finished, this web site will have over a thousand pages, a large number of photographs, hundreds of drawings and pages of commentary.
We are hoping to recreate some of Dr. Ehrenhaft's experiments and see if they can be proved or disproved. We hope to provide enough data on this site to make it easy for some one to do so. We invite anyone interested in doing this work to let us follow their progress on this site.
There are a number of people to think for help on this endeavor; one of the most important is Dr. John Ehrenhaft, Felix Ehrenhaft's son, who has put up with my many questions and helped to introduce me to people with important information. Also, I would like to thank Prof. Ian Mennie, formally Associate Professor of Physics at Memorial University of Newfoundland and his students, who made me the beneficiary of their hard work and study on Felix Ehrenhaft's life and science.
Of great help was Dr. Andrew Galambos, his wife and his assistant James Gafford who provided me with over 300 pages of documentation written by Felix Ehrenhaft.
There are dozens of Archivists scattered around the world who took time to dig up papers, letters and diaries buried in boxes in their care.
A special thanks goes to Dr. Joseph Braunbeck in Vienna for bringing this project back alive with his help and encouragement. Dr. Braunbeck has graciously accepted my request to become an editor and writer for this site.
Please keep in mind that the site is a work in progress and broken links simply mean that we have not gotten around to that section yet, and intend to do so as soon as possible.
If you would like to correspond with me about the life and work of Felix Ehrenhaft, or to make suggestions for the site, or to help with this project I can be reached via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for taking the time to join us on this site.
John Dodd editor .
copyright John Dodd 1992-2001, copyrights of photos and quoted articles belong to their respective authors and are used under the fair uses act with credits where used. All Felix Ehrenhaft Works used, are reprinted with permission. This site is for educational and research purposes only.