Dr. C. K.
Dr. Charles Kenneth Thornhill was born in Sheffield, Yorkshire and read
Mathematics at Oxford before the Second World War, with a special interest in
Differential and Riemannian Geometry.
Since 1939 he has been singularly uninterested in non-ether theories of
During the War and in subsequent
years, Dr. Thornhill worked in a variety of fields with a bias towards
unsteady gasdynamics. These included
external, internal, intermediate and terminal ballistics; heat transfer and
erosion in gun-barrels; gasdynamics and effects of explosions; theories of
damage; detonation and combustion; thermodynamics of solids and liquids under
extreme conditions, etc.
After his retirement from the
Ministry of Defence in 1977, Dr. Thornhill's main interests were in
the physical properties of the ether
and the construction of a non-singular ethereal
All these papers are
available in PDF format.