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Emil Rupp (Philipp Heinrich Emil Rupp, 1898-1979) was a German physicist. Regarded as one of the world's top scientists in the late 1920s. he was later forced to admit that all his findings and experiments were forged.
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His canal ray experiments seemed to corroborate Einstein's theories on wave-particle duality. He published them together with Einstein, who was happy about Rupp's alleged findings and didn't question their accuracy.
In 1935, some fellow physicists at the AEG labs grew suspicious of him when he claimed having accelerated protons at 500 kV, something he couldn't have the technical facilities to achieve. Rupp had to publicly retract five publications from the previous year. He attached a psychiatric diagnosis by Dr. Emil von Gebsattel that said he had written them under the influence of "dreamlike states" caused by psychasthenia.
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