Papers on the universe

These papers are intended to establish a new paradigm for the universe. In this paradigm the universe is long-lived (several orders of magnitude greater than the current estimate for its age) and homogeneous in the large (in both space and time). There is no big bang. The main hypothesis is that the centre of a normal galaxy contains a hypermassive black hole of mass around 1012 solar masses. [The conventional terminology `black hole' for a hypermassive object is unfortunate as it is already clear that such objects are anything but black. However it is well established and we continue to use it.] The centre generates the spiral arms by a process whereby matter is ejected from the centre and condenses into solar systems. This implies that stars in the arms are moving outwards along the arms and it is this movement that maintains the shape of the arms and the long-term appearance of the galaxy.

There is a quick introduction to some of the main ideas of the new paradigm in the talk that I gave at Robert MacKay's 60th birthday conference.

The main work is now contained in a series of five papers, called "Sciama's principle and the dynamics of galaxies". I recommend that you continue by reading these in order. They are:
I: Sciama's principle
II: The rotation curve
III: Spiral structure
IV: Observations
V: Cosmology

Mathematica notebooks supporting the main series can be found here:
Mathematica notebooks

For an overview at a less technical level, read the book proposal:
Book proposal

Other papers:
Three joint papers with Robert MacKay, which give an explanation for redshift consistent with the paradigm and suggest a non-cataclysmic explanation for gamma ray bursts:
Natural flat observer fields in spherically-symmetric space-times (with Robert MacKay) J Phys A: Math Theor 48 (2015) 225204
Natural observer fields and redshift (with Robert MacKay) J Cosmology 15 (2011) 6079--6099
Gamma ray bursts (with Robert MacKay) Palestinian J Math 5(Spec.1) (2016) 175--197

A joint paper with Robert MacKay and Rosemberg Toala Enriques, which provides a model for quasars with intrinsic (gravitational) redshift:
Black holes, redshift and quasars

Some supporting notes:
Notes on de Sitter space
Uniqueness of spherically-symmetric vacuum solutions to Einstein's equations

A paper proving that much of the observed redshift in quasars is gravitational and not cosmological:
Intrinsic redshift in quasars