“The Faces of Time” with Simon Shnoll

Even before Simon Shnoll gave this video interview in 2003, I was fortunate to visit him in Pushchino at the Biophysics laboratory of Russian Academy of Science in 1996. I was very interested in their work and they were also interested in mine.

They had found that radioactive Plutonium decay was not random as is generally believed. By recording counts of the number of decays each minute (for 18 years at the time that I visited) they studied it for patterns. By collecting an hour of measurements they could make a histogram with 60 values. Histograms in adjacent hours were more similar than ones some hours later. And then after 24 hours they became more similar again. They found that after a day, a month and a year the histograms became more similar. So clearly the Earth, Sun and Moon played some part in this.

I proposed that there should also be 3 and 6 minute cycles in the decay but they had not found them. Using their data, I showed that these two cycles existed and that the periods were not absolutely stable but fluctuated about by about 5%. Natalia Udaltsova went through the entire history of the records and found the 3 and 6 minute cycles clearly present throughout.

I gave a seminar in Pushchino on Harmonics theory as seen on the right below. Also, walking beside the river with Simon Shnoll and Natalia Udaltsova.


Many years later western physicist have confirmed an annual cycle in radioactive decay. They attribute it to the distance of the earth from the Sun. That is a reasonable assumption.

What led me to make this post was the discovery of a set of videos from Simon Shnoll’s 2003 appearance on The Gordon show. It is in Russian with English captions.

Here is a link to further discussions between Shnoll and interested parties. http://noosphere.princeton.edu/shnoll2.html









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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