Rod Mack, a lifelong engineer and explorer, is on a mission to revolutionize our understanding of gravity and energy. He has worked on a wide range of related projects, from designing ion implanters, mass spectrometers, medical “E Beam” therapy, and cyclotrons. Additionally, his work with energy focusing in building complex gain antennas makes him an ideal candidate for developing a new theory of gravity.

Born on June 13th, he shares a birthday with James Clerk Maxwell, a fitting coincidence for a man whose life has been dedicated to the wonders of electricity and physics. He is a proud white male with the DNA of discoverers—English (Newton), French (Curie), Scottish (Maxwell), and Danish (Bohr). His fascination with science began early, sparked by a train set he received at the tender age of three. This Christmas gift ignited a passion that would define his life’s journey. Displaying a natural aptitude for electrical systems, he rewired the train set, much to the surprise (and likely relief!) of his father and uncle whose initial attempts resulted in a cloud of smoke. This feat earned him the affectionate nickname “Plugs,” a testament to his early connection with the world of electricity.

Originally set for Cal Tech, financial circumstances deflected Rod’s path into a university whose primary teachings were tenets based on faith, not the proven. Disillusioned by those who hid behind “latter-day beliefs” and personal power rather than a pursuit of truth, he passionately argued for self-determination and found himself essentially “fired” from the institution he deemed a “brainwashing” establishment. This experience marked a turning point, making him realize the disparity between his observations and institutional teachings.

Empowered by the conviction that experience and observation outweighed the prescribed objective reality, he chose to discontinue the traditional path to higher understanding through the eyes of others, particularly “their values and beliefs.” Since then, he has charted his course to excellence based on his own judgment, rejecting education by those bound by beliefs alien to his understanding.

As a young student with a technical bent, his first technical job was as an intern at the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, where he was taught the art of surveying and reconciling topography. He mastered the problems of spherical and 3D trigonometry required to make precision-welded joints in large pipes as they crawled across miles of terrain. He learned the “art” of friction and containment of hydraulic flow in sloped canals and enclosed siphons. This unique understanding of flow and pressure led to insights applied to electronics and later to the idea of gravity.

He educated himself in multiple fields. Consequently, his early professional journey encompassed diverse roles—from civil engineering to a field engineer implementing servo systems for industrial control, from heat treatment to rocket testing. Each new experience became a part of his talent stack. Because of his technical insights and “self-starting” persona, Rod found that he was inevitably in charge of each project, as his ideas were the ones that made them successful.

Unlike academic pursuits focused on theoretical hypotheses, Rod’s papers were about his real-life designs, showcasing solutions and practical applications across a diverse range of industries. His expertise spans from defining and envisioning subsystems to crafting architectural descriptions for commercially successful ventures.

The challenge of controlling the growth of silicon crystals into ingots to make wafers led to a job as a technician for a company making semiconductor test equipment. At twenty-three, Rod conceptualized a modular semiconductor test system spanning the range from low-power transistors to high-power diodes and Silicon Controlled Rectifiers (SCRs). It was because of his work with SCRs that he landed a night-time job as a technician at the Griffith Park Observatory in Los Angeles.

It was here that gravity captured (sic) Rod’s imagination while helping Cal Tech professors monitor the observatory’s Foucault pendulum during an eclispe. He correctly diagnosed that the pendulum’s AC line synchronized boost magnet had impacted the pendulum’s oscillation period, leading to time measurement errors.

His early work included pioneering work in semiconductor test equipment where he designed a new product line. Rod sold this design to a company for the price of being their chief engineer and then as manager of a new division. In his role in semiconductor testing, he had the opportunity to work with engineers at the startup “Intel” to develop test strategies for “dynamic memories” and “microprocessors.”

This collaboration served as the foundation for a new endeavor for him: designing the first commercial product using a microprocessor, the Intel 4004. As a result of this Rod became an independent consultant on “real-time microprocessor control systems,” he delved into projects that expanded the boundaries of physics and particle-related investigations. His unique ability to dynamically visualize energy as it traveled through space led to a career designing semiconductor photolithography process systems, ion implanters, and advanced instrumentation like gas chromatographs, mass spectrometers, electron beam medical therapy, and medical cyclotrons. He learned to manipulate particle beams with both electrostatic and quadrupole magnetic fields. Notably, a patent jointly held with DuPont for a novel high-speed 32-bit auto-ranging analog-to-digital converter architecture marked a significant contribution to the field.

A deep realization emerged, demonstrating that the mechanics governing particle deflection were intrinsically grounded in the electromagnetic properties of particles themselves, transcending mere particle dynamics. He realized from experience that he could change the speed of electromagnetic energy. While most theories of gravity relate them to particles or mass. His work with antennas revealed new insights in the idea of “bending energy,” leading him to understand more fundamental principles may be at work.

Amidst a career marked by innovation, the individual maintained a philosophy of challenging the status quo. In retirement, a deep dive into the concept of gravity commenced, challenging long-standing notions and proposing unique solutions. A unique solution for gravity, aligning with classical physics and tweaking general relativity, emerged from this inquiry. Despite the disruptive nature of these ideas, he recognizes the importance of outliers in advancing any field. The legacy lies in the utility of these ideas for understanding the electromagnetic universe.

From Rod Mack’s first experience with an electric train, he remembered that any time energy flowed through wires, heat was generated. The idea was to keep this from making smoke. The same had to be true in space, which now seemed like a superconductor but still has losses. He mentally equated this to the idea of entropy, a concept that has disappeared in modern theories. He wondered, “Could this be hidden in the energy loss attributed to expansion?”

He realized that the dynamics within academia can indeed influence the acceptance of new theories. Traditional structures resist change, especially when established theories are deeply ingrained with substantial financial investment anchoring the status quo.

This project is a nuanced challenge to balance the preservation of foundational knowledge with an openness to innovative concepts that could redefine our understanding of the universe. It is a solo effort of an individual, untouched by ties or collaborations with any financial or academic entity.

Embarking on a journey through the fabric of the cosmos, Z0 Theory represents a broad exploration into the foundations of physics. Steering away from singular theoretical frameworks, this endeavor delves into the interconnected tapestry of fundamental principles, seeking to unravel the mysteries that bind space, time, and energy. The approach is pragmatic, synthesizing insights from various sources and avoiding the confinement of a specific theory. This broad exploration not only unveils hidden messages within the contours of contemporary physics but also sparks a critical reassessment of gravitational principles. It’s a journey where curiosity, observation, logic, and insights converge to offer a fresh perspective.

Guided by a commitment to the pursuit of objective truth, this endeavor is propelled by a steadfast belief that physics must evolve, daring to challenge entrenched laws, including the assumption of a constant speed of light. His experiences have underscored the vital role of independent thought in revealing genuine scientific insights.

Rod’s philosophy is a relentless pursuit of truth that transcends such influences. His logical deductions are anchored in the concept of ‘logos,’ aligning with the quest for objective truth. Grounded in a lineage of visionary thinkers like Tesla, who glimpsed the potential of variable energy speed in shaping our understanding of the cosmos, his journey is a testament to the enduring spirit of scientific inquiry and innovation. His experience of solving the most difficult problems without ever failing gave them the confidence to solve the most difficult challenge he could find. Having done that, he is ready for the next, whatever that might be.

Beyond the pursuit of knowledge, his hobbies have included amateur radio, skiing, sailing, flying, and extensive travel, reflecting a passion for exploration and adventure.