Alpha Institute for Advanced Studies (AIAS)

Ubi materia, ibi geometria. Lle mae 'na fater, mae 'na geometreg.
Wo Materie ist, dort ist Geometrie. Where there is matter, there is geometry.

A new paradigm in physics (after 100 years of standstill)

A Synopsis of the AIAS and ECE Theory

The Alpha Institute for Advanced Studies (AIAS) is an intellectually independent institute of theoretical physics. It was founded by Myron Wyn Evans (1950-2019) and Jean-Pierre Vigier (1920-2004) in 1998, bringing together the insights and advances being made in the fields of computer simulation, chemical physics, theoretical physics and non-Euclidean geometry, such as tensor and Clifford algebra, that would promote the establishment and development of ECE theory. Its fundamental philosophy is the pursuit of objective truth through the scientific method (and therefore its models are required to account for all of the data).

Prior to ECE theory, Dr. Evans, D.Sc., Ph.D. (1977, 1974; University College of Wales, Aberystwyth) published over 500 refereed articles and books, in mainstream journals and through mainstream publishers (please see the “Omnia Opera” (Collected Works) on

ECE theory unifies gravitation, electrodynamics and quantum mechanics through Cartan geometry. The first fifteen papers of this theory were published in the journal Foundations of Physics Letters (Kluwer; Prof. Alwyn van der Merwe, Editor) between 2003 and 2005, and were refereed between forty and fifty times. In the spirit of scientific cooperation and collaboration, the complete ECE/UFT series (which now numbers over 450 papers and books) is openly available on the website (with the help of David Burleigh,

Dr. Evans developed ECE theory with help mainly in the form of numerical processing support (all significant mathematical developments are checked by computer algebra) and theoretical discussions with Dr. Horst Eckardt, and Douglas Lindstrom and other members of the AIAS.

Dr. Eckardt was the co-author of most of the UFT papers and the primary authority with respect to applied aspects. He is now the author of the continuing UFT series, the principal expert in ECE theory, and the Director of the AIAS.

For a descriptive discussion of ECE theory, please see A Brief Introduction to ECE Theory.

For a comparison of ECE Theory with standard theory, please see Advantages of ECE Theory over the Standard Model.

For a detailed but conversational history, please see Myron Evans and the Origins of the AIAS.

For a technical history, by theme, with detailed references, please see Introduction to the complete scientific works of Myron Evans.

For a description and history of ECE development methods, please see Modern Development Methods in ECE Theory.

For a more complete perspective on criticisms, please see A Discussion of Criticisms of ECE Theory.

Please note that the AIAS licenses can be found on the License page.