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Living in Grenoble, France, Jean-Pierre Desmoulins holds an electrical engineering degree.After having worked as as a computer and systems specialist on industrial automation, robotics, various high tech hardware and software applications, he is now a professor in electrical engineering. He practices astronomy and astrophysics as a hobby, as well as sailing and skiing.

I'm looking for...

I don't know if I will go on this sunspots research : it's time consuming, doesn't help me to rent a sailboat for my holydays or buy my new Pentium computer, and I have other centers of interest. Furthermore, for the size of my ankles (as we say in french), somebody pointed out that, if my hypotheses stand for a dozen of solar cycles, say during the 21th century, it could be obviously considered as good... Thanks, guy, I will enjoy it very much at that time !

But, it could also be validated by an other way. Solar cycles give fluctuations in natural C14 production. In analysing tree rings, ice cores, animal shells or other materials dated precisely by yearly signals, some researchers have perhaps cyclic around 11 years periodic signals, absolutely dated, that could be correlated with my model.

Of course, due to the good accuracy of planets ephemerids, I would be able to give curves or data like the ones presented in this article, running over ten thousand years. Or interested readers can download my Turbo-Pascal syzygie computing program and run it on any PC. If you are a researcher in this case, please, contact me.

In case of bug

In case of a bug, minor (in my text, my english) or major (scientific argument against my hypothesis, bug in programs, ...), please signal it to me. All readers having signalled a minor bug will get my greetings : I won't be upset if you help me to put this text in good english in order to let it easier to read. All those who will point out a major bug will get a free one-way ticket to fly to the Sun, valid as soon as a regular line will be opened :-)

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