Ivor Catt in late 2008.
30 Years with Electronics World
For thirty years Mr. Ivor Catt , M.A., has written for "Electronics World". He has had periods when he was silent. He published highly original theories on electromagnetism, and the reaction of the readers was generally sympathetic.
Mr. Ivor Catt (*) was born in Plymouth and spent the first years
of his life in South Africa with his family, as his mother was lecturing
in Cape town University and his father was in a Japanese prison.
The 72 year-old former teacher of maths and of electronic engineering by training claims to have discredited conventional electromagnetic theory with his Catt Question, discovered in 1982. Since 1982 “The Catt Question” has been: When a battery is connected to a lamp via two wires, where does the new charge come from on the lower conductor to terminate the electric field between the two conductors, It was published in Electronic World (then Wireless World) in August 1981 and August 1982.
Ivor Catt was recovering in Watford hospital from a serious illness of the gullet (feed tube) for eight months (2007-2008) and still is battling with this illness but is continuing his scientific research in the field of electromagnetism (www.ivorcatt.com)
He has published several books on his ideas, and in recent years has lived with academic painter Libuse Mikova-Mika in St.Albans. ( www.lmika.com )
On the 19th of December he will celebrate his 73rd birthday. We
wish him many happy returns,