What is gravity? And can it be influenced or even abolished entirely?
Since its establishment in 1998, the GÖDE-Stiftung has been addressing experiments by trained scientists, and also enquiries and experiments by hobby researchers who believed that they could extract an influence on gravity from their experimental results.
So far, all experiments replicated or tested by us have shown no effects that indicate a possibility of somehow manipulating the weakest of all basic forces. All alleged effects were either unconsidered external influences, measurement errors or could not be proven at all.
Up to now, experiments replicated or tested by us have not shown any effects that indicate a possibility of somehow manipulating the weakest of all basic forces. All proclaimed effects were either unconsidered external influences, measurement errors or could not be verified at all.
The numerous submissions, theory proposals and ideas on this topic that our scientists receive shows us how great the interest and, in part, the commitment of many people is – in Germany and internationally.
Since 2004, the GÖDE-Stiftung has therefore announced the GÖDE-Award for Gravitational Research. Candidates who apply for this prize must fulfill the following task and prove that they have achieved this effect only by influencing gravity. All known phenomena such as magnetic levitation or buoyancy are excluded.
In short: The GÖDE-Stiftung is offering prize money of 1,000,000 € for the solution of the following problem:
An object with a weight of at least 20 g should float for a duration of 1 minute or more approx. 10 cm above a support.
The exact terms and conditions of participation can be found here:
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