Dr. Edward Dowdye

Retried NASA Scientist

Retired NASA Scientist, Laser Optics Physicist

The member is a Laser Optics Physicist and Electronics Engineer (retired) at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland. Dr. Dowdye is independent researcher in the area of pure classical electromagnetism and gravitation, not related to his occupation at NASA. He disputes the finding that gravity bends light but claims instead, that light is bent in the corona of suns, not because of space-time.

Edward Henry Dowdye, Jr. was born in Washington, DC and has B.S. degrees in Mathematics, Electronics Technology with further studies in Physics from Hampton University in Hampton, Virginia. He has the degree of Diplom-Atomphysik (Atomic Physics) from Physikalisches Institut der Universit├Ąt Heidelberg, Germany, supported by the German Academic Exchange {Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst Bonn-Bad Godesberg}. He did his research in experimental atomic physics, specifically in the area of Nuclear Magnetic Resonance where he used techniques of optical pumping {Kernresonanzmessung durch optisches Pumpen} on free atoms and ions in vapor form confined in an optical resonance vessel. He did further studies in Astronomy and Astrophysics at Heidelberg. The member is multilingual with fluency in German and Spanish and with a knowledge of conversational French. He has also instructed Experimental Physics and has mentored German graduate students while pursuing his degree at Universit?t Heidelberg.

The member has worked extensively in the area of communication systems engineering, dealing with the propagation of electromagnetic radiation, high data rate satellite uplink and cross link relay communication systems. He worked in Government and Aerospace for a number of years and later returned to academia. While working as an instructor of Physics, he was awarded a grant from the Preparing Future Faculty Program at Howard University, in Washington, DC, where he obtained the Ph.D. in Laser Spectroscopy Physics at the Laser Spectroscopy Laboratory, supported by the Center for the Study of Terrestrial and Extraterrestrial Atmospheres.

The member’s broad experience in the academic environment includes the instruction of Physics, Engineering and Computer Sciences at Lincoln University and Cheyney University in Pennsylvania, at Marymount University in Northern Virginia, at Southeastern University and at Howard University in Washington, DC.