The Matamak Conference on Cycles in 1931

Copley Amory invited a group of about 30 scientists to be his guests at a conference at the mouth of the Matamak river in Canada where he had a summer house. The subject was various biological cycles, as it was known that different animals had huge variations in numbers over cycles of about 4 and 10 years. These various fluctuations were important to humans because they affected agriculture in many ways. Related matters of weather and climate cycles were also discussed and, surprisingly, the 11 year sunspot cycle did not dominate matters.

This report was filed by Ellsworth Huntington of Yale University working with an editorial committee and with the approval of the conference.


Some years later, Edward R Dewey, who had been studying economic cycles, was to find out about this conference and in a short space of time had contacted the organisers and the Foundation for the Study of Cycles was born.


About Ray Tomes

Ray's career was in computer software development including system software design, economic modeling, investments. He spent 15 years full time on cycles research and has spoken on cycles and related topics at conferences and seminars around the world. He retired at age 42 to study cycles full time and work out “The Formula for the Universe” and as a result developed the Harmonics Theory as an explanation for observed patterns of cycles and structure of the Universe. His current project is the development of CATS (Cycles Analysis & Time Series) software, and collecting and organizing large quantities of time series data and analyzing this data to test and confirm Dewey's findings in an organized way. Interested in all aspects of cycles especially climate change and causes.
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