Susie Vrobel is a member of the editorial board of Mohamed El Naschie and Ji-Huan He's new crackpot journal Fractal Spacetime and Noncommutative Geometry in Quantum and High Energy Physics (FSNGQHEP). So of course I am finding out as much about her as I can. In the course of my investigations I came across this video.
It shows Kerri Welch - now apparently Dr. Kerri Welch - defending her doctoral thesis at the woo-woo sounding California Institute of Integral Studies on 12 February 2010. There are nine parts, each about ten minutes long. I watched the first three. Part one is embedded above.
Here is the slide deck she was using in case you want to follow along:
A Fractal Topology of Time
As she explains in the first video
What I've done with this dissertation is I've based it off of three main thinkers. Roger Penrose... Laurent Nottale... and the third thinker is Susie Vrobel who is a German thinker who has developed a model of fractal time...
That's the connection with Susie Vrobel about whom we shall have more to say in another post.
To me it is simply appalling that one can get a PhD for this display of unmitigated bullshit. California Institute of Integral Studies even provides a convenient online form to apply for federal money for tuition, managing simultaneously to rip off both the taxpayers and the recipients of their useless degrees. Notice that she clearly has no understanding of the math or physics she tries to use. She devotes one slide to explaining y=|x| is not differentiable at zero. Which is true. But the fact that she thinks it merits a slide is a huge red flag. On another she tells us that log(0)=1. And so it goes, on and on. The parts of her presentation that involve no math or physics are all either trivial or meaningless.
Here is Dr. Kerri Welch's thesis itself.
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