Michael L. Smith
Dr. Michael Smith has decades of experience in computerized data analysis and has co-authored many articles on several novel ideas in cosmology and fundamental physics. Mike has analyzed many variations of ΛCDM cosmology with the FLRW model using supernovae Ia, II, and gamma-ray burst data. He also co-authored one of the first articles on polytropic cosmology published by IntechOpen. In addition, he recently developed a more general version of the Einstein field equation. After many years working as a consultant for both the pharmaceutical and energy industries he has retired to spend some time investigating the properties of the FLRW model. He is currently interested in the real meanings of the spacetime parameters, K and Ωk, and is also writing programs to better analyze SNe Ia data and will make these Python 3 versions available to the public.