Kauko Armas Nieminen

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Kauko Armas Nieminen
Kauko Nieminen selling his works on the street
Born(1929-02-15)15 February 1929
EducationBachelor of Laws
Known forpseudoscientific theory regarding ether vortices
Parent(s)Paavali Nieminen (father)
Aino Korhonen (mother)

Kauko Armas Nieminen (15 February 1929 – 2010) was a Finnish self-taught physicist.[1]

Nieminen was born in Kuopio, Finland. Although he was most known for his works in physics, he did not have any academic training or degree in physics, but was entirely self-taught. He had a bachelor's degree in law from the University of Helsinki.

Nieminen's research and theories in physics were unusual. The basis of his work was the theory of "ether vortices". In principle, the theory claimed that the universe is filled with ether, and as the ends of the ether come close to each other vortices appear. The center of a vortex is an elementary particle. Nieminen claimed his theories can explain gravity, quantum phenomena, ball lightnings and the creation of the world.[2]

Nieminen was also very critical towards the established scientific community, though not towards students of science, and had in fact been frequently invited to lecture to the same amidst mutual respect and good humor.[citation needed]

Nieminen had published several books. Nieminen did not use a commercial publisher or advertisement agency, but instead published and distributed his books and advertisements himself.

Kauko Nieminen was a deputy member of the city council of Helsinki from 2001 to 2004.[3] In the 2000 municipal elections, he was a candidate from the joint election list of the independent candidates in the Helsinki Metropolitan area.[4]


  • Eetterin fysiikkaa (1980)
  • ISBN 951-99532-4-8 Eetteripyörteet voimina (1984)
  • ISBN 951-95474-6-0 Sähkö eetteripyörteitä (1987)
  • ISBN 952-90-3110-6 Tajunta ja sähköpyörteitä (1991)
  • ISBN 951-95474-8-7 Luomisen pyörteet (1993)
  • ISBN 952-90-4757-6 Tajunnan pyörteet (1993)
  • ISBN 952-90-5684-2 Kokonaisuuden eduksi (1994)
  • ISBN 952-90-6991-X Aika ja aine (1995)
  • ISBN 952-91-0836-2 Aika ja aine, osa 2 (1999)
  • ISBN 952-91-2080-X Luoja ja alkuluvut (2000)
  • ISBN 952-99004-0-6 Voima (2002)
  • ISBN 952-99004-1-4 Eetteripyörre (2003)
  • ISBN 952-99004-2-2 Jatko (2004)
  • ISBN 952-99004-3-0 Pyörteet (2005)
  • ISBN 952-99004-4-9 Alkuluvut ja sähkö (2006)


  1. ^ "KUVATAIDEAKATEMIAN GALLERIA". Kuvataideakatemia. Archived from the original on 3 April 2016. Retrieved 23 March 2016.
  2. ^ Nieminen, Kauko: Eetteripyörteet voimina. ISBN 951-99532-4-8.
  3. ^ Polyteekkari 12/2002 Archived 2007-09-28 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ Candidates in the municipal elections in 2000 Archived 2008-10-30 at the Wayback Machine

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