It's really shocking that the following question was voted down twice although the question is yet to be answered by anyone.

So please read the following and give an answer why physics community has taken a double standard in the following case.

We know about Michelson's experiment. We also know that despite of the null result how many times the experiment was revisited with the hope to get a positive result.

Unfortunately, this is not the case for Ehrenhaft's experiments (http://www.rexresearch.com/ehrenhaf/ehrenhaf.htm).

We have already performed a lot of experiments to find a real or artificial magnetic monopole but no monopole is found yet through any experiment.

Furthermore, while studying literature on magnetic monopole, I have found that very few researchers even recognized the work of Ehrenhaft who published more than 60 papers on this topic.

I don't understand why his work is so much ignored in the mainstream physics.

Is there a large number of references (I don't expect this number to be comparable to the number of experimental attempts made in case of Michelson's experiment. I only expect a significant number of repetitions which can firmly conclude about the experimental outcome.) which show that his experiments were revisited thoroughly, carefully and honestly but his claimed outcome could not be reproduced?

Please give your opinion about the following possible answers:

  1. Michelson's NULL result was favorable to Einstein's Relativity, while Ehrenhaft's result was not.
  2. Ehrenhaft's magnetic monopole was not in agreement with Dirac's theory of magnetic monopole.
  • $\begingroup$ Last paragraph in the Historical Background section explains why he hasn't found a true monopole: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magnetic_monopole $\endgroup$ Jul 12 '14 at 13:19
  • $\begingroup$ There isn't any reference to his work in the wikipedia. $\endgroup$
    – Subhra
    Jul 12 '14 at 15:58
  • $\begingroup$ Ehrenhaft's wikipedia page cites a history of science article on the exchange of correspondence between Ehrenhaft and Einstein. $\endgroup$
    – rob
    Jul 12 '14 at 18:25
  • $\begingroup$ Yes, I had already read that book. Ehrenhaft's experimental results and their interpretations seems to contradict Einstein's theory as well as Maxwell's equation. In science, it is unexpected that since A's arguments contradict a famous B's arguments, A's arguments are baseless and should simply be ignored. The only way to test the arguments of Ehrenhaft is to revisit his experiments with an unbiased mind. We have already spent millions to detect monopole. Ehrenhaft's experiments are comparatively very much simpler and cheaper. Why can't we give them a try? $\endgroup$
    – Subhra
    Jul 13 '14 at 4:59
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    $\begingroup$ Wiki gives the answer; "Ehrenhaft's thinking started to diverge strikingly from the mainstream of physics... he was all too willing to adopt alternate theories to explain experiments." So, you do not want to firmly disagree with the mainstream for too long. You can argue until the mainstream decides to accept something and move on. From then on you must abide by or be ignored. See the Copenhagen Interpretation: the guys didn't win the debate - they just found more followers who decided to accept it and now the axioms cannot be questioned. And some even say this is what science is all about $\endgroup$ Jul 14 '14 at 8:45