My name is Ian Tresman. I started the Plasma Universe Web site in order to (a) describe some of the phenomena associated with the most prevalent state of matter in the Universe, plasma (b) to try and overcome the overt pseudoskepticism towards the subject on Wikipedia, where a small number of individuals felt it was their mission to deny the Plasma Universe, rather than describe it.
I've tried to supplement all the articles with citations to peer-reviewed papers, or academic books on the subject, so please double check with the primary sources.
The Wikipedia article on Plasma Cosmology falls far short of describing the subject. A fairly detailed version of the article used to exist, until it was replaced by a far shorter version at the beginning of January 2007, a version which mistakenly attributes the origin of Plasma Cosmology to Klein cosmology, and devotes a quarter of the article to a description of Standard Cosmology.
The charge of pseudoskepticism is based on (a) the article being tagged with "pseudoscience" category tags in 2005 (twice), and editors confirming that they have "an agenda to decrease the visibility of plasma cosmology"
The current version of the Plasma Cosmology Wikipedia article includes many error, and requests for citations to support statements that are still unfulfilled after three years.
Born in 1960, I am a professional Web designer based in the UK. I also have a B.Sc (Hons) in Chemistry from the University of East Anglia, and a Masters in Computer Sciences from the University of Manchester.
- In 1978, I had my first (unusual) crosswords published in Puzzled magazine.
- In 1979, I built a kit computer, the Compukit UK 101. Shortly after, I wrote and published the arcade-style game, Road Racer.
- In 1991, I researched, wrote and published the book Multilingual PC directory: a guide to multilingual and foreign language products for IBM PCs and compatibles (2nd ed. 1993; 3rd ed. 1994; Japanese version, 1995; online version, 1995). Reviewed in: New Scientist Review, CALL Review, Modern Language Journal, ReCall, and elsewhere.
- Between 1992-1994, I was a staff writer for Forward Publishing, writing for the IBM Helpware magazine, contributing articles as diverse as reviews of books, to describing the Big Bang for beginners.
- Between 2006-2007, I contributed a number of articles and illustration to Wikipedia.
- In 2007, I created this Plasma Universe web site, contributing a number of articles and illustrations
- In 2007, I researched, wrote and produced the Plasma Universe calendar, now in its 2013 edition.
You can write a general message on my Discussion page (Tabbed link, top). Or you can send me a private email using the Toolbox link, bottom right.