2NaCl + CaCO3 -> Na2CO3 + CaCl2
The power of this simple formula was realized by Ernest Gaston Joseph Solvay (1838-1922, industrialist, Belgian senator 1892-1900). Brine salt, plus limestone calcium carbonate, yields washing soda plus road salt. Since brine and limestone are cheap, but washing soda can be sold as detergent, borax, water softener, or food coloring, he knew he was onto something as big as Cecil Rhodes. As Solvay process production grew in Brussels 1872-1874, Royal Fellow (1891) Ludwig Mond MMN Levinsohn bought in and formed his own branch of Solvay & Cie (now Solvay SA, billions of euros). The new Brunner Mond & Co improved the process to lucrative levels and by 1900 became the world leader in soda ash (now Tata Chemicals Europe).
With Mond's help, Solvay had the luxury to create a lockstep control mechanism over the physical and chemical sciences via the near-annual Solvay Conferences (currently in viral hiatus). In Oct 1911 his first conference, "Radiation and the Quanta", assembled Marie Curie, Albert Einstein, Frederick Lindemann, Hendrik Lorentz, Max Planck, Henri Poincare, Ernest Rutherford, Emil Warburg, and others to begin the cold war between classical physics and quantum theory. Also in 1911, young Niels Bohr was brought to England, and quickly latched onto Rutherford as having a superior atomic model to Thomson and Kelvin. Bohr, the "Great Dane", succeeded in infiltrating every great physics advance for the next 50 years.
Now the Bohr orbitals are brilliant, but they're all old quantum theory. Once Bohr controlled the periodic table instead of Mendeleev, it became a very ugly squared-up priestcraft rather than the intended mnemonic aid it was designed to be. He continued networking toward locking a critical mass of all science into a monolith around which a meaning-draining new quantum theory could be imposed. In 1922, spotting the brilliance of young Werner Heisenberg (a Goethe enthusiast), Bohr invited him to join him climbing a mountain, upon which Bohr confided that atoms were not things and his new theories were beset with difficulties. Heisenberg understood the angst, and was inspired to complete work on what we call the matrix interpretation of quantum theory. The night he got the math to work, Heisenberg climbed another mountain to watch the sunrise and meditate on what he called a gift from heaven. But Heisenberg's work was seized by Bohr and Max Born and given the name "matrix" that both Heisenberg and I reject. Similarly, Schrodinger's wave explanation of the same events was seized by Lorentz, still the Solvay chair, who pressured Schrodinger to reconcile it with Heisenberg. Born had published the probability theory saying it was all that could be known about the atom, which Schrodinger rejected by reducing it to the absurdity of the half-dead half-living superimposed cat, a paradox that stands today. Paul Dirac wrote his own brilliant response to Heisenberg, which too was snapped up by Born in the quest for a unified statement of nonreality theory.
By the famous fifth Solvay physics conference of Oct 1927 Einstein's foundation had made him the champion of Newtonian-Einsteinian physics, with the support of his friends in Berlin, Planck and Schrodinger; while Bohr (then in Copenhagen, with Heisenberg and Dirac), emerged as the face of new quantum physics and Bohr atomism with a new presentation on probability and "complementarity" that shook everyone. It appears that all the present and future Nobel laureates but Einstein were willing to give Bohr tacit acceptance, but they secretly hoped that Einstein was right and the bizarre madness of "new" quantum theory without the quantum would abate. With the help of Heisenberg Uncertainty, Bohr was prepared to say that two contradictory things (wave-particle duality, or a cloud of electron states) can both be true at the same time, rather than Einstein's view that the thing measured is itself different from either incomplete model (which would entail that Uncertainty speaks an attempt to measure something that isn't actually there, i.e. isn't an attribute of the thing itself). Einstein dramatically announced that the theory was counterintuitive, distasteful, and temporary, and the two engaged in challenges and rebuttals. Einstein continued to challenge the 1927 revolution until his death in 1955 at his refuge of Princeton; he was often answered but never out of ammunition.
In 1935 the Einstein-Podolsky-Rosen paradox demonstrated a fundamental problem with quantum theory, namely that it predicts that reality is nonlocal and apparent faster-than-light entanglement occurs; work on refining this model continued by David Bohm. Not until the Alain Aspect experiment of 1982, based on John Bell's CERN math, was a test established, and the interpretation of the test still hasn't answered Einstein's objections; the experiment allowed interpretive loopholes. This leads to the occasional "Einstein's revenge" article showing that yet again another of his minor predictions was right, leading to the question of whether he will be proven right about the EPR paradox too. Science author J.P. McEvoy comments, "The famous 'dead and alive cat' and the EPR paradox ... both remain unresolved." M-theory with Yang-Mills folding has assisted in better modeling the wave-particle duality but has not yet been brought to bear to answer the meaning of nonlocality as Bohr's work implied. The fact is that the competing models of reality are either "homo mensura" (only what we observe has meaning) or "res ipsa loquitur" (everything has meaning without our observation). Einsteinian distaste for solipsism over realism exists today; Schrodinger's cat has nine lives, not 4.5.
All the same, looking back, conspiracy theory would suggest that the preferred model is to fund both sides of a war, indebting both to yourself. Hadn't Einstein been watched closely by his friend, physicist Emil Warburg, who was not only the father of a Nobelist but also the fifth cousin once removed of Fed founder Paul Warburg (common ancestors Jacob and Rahel Warburg)? Wasn't Einstein's haven of Princeton previously presided over by the unknown scholastic Woodrow Wilson, a Carnegie Foundation trustee with Wall Street support? Carnegie and Warburg were very interconnected over this time. So Einstein was sheltered from Hitler but also constantly pressured by the cabal's eye. And certainly "publish or perish" dependency of scientists upon research funding has continued. So is it possible that the modern Solvay bloc, and the remaining contrasting tension from modern Einstein followup such as condensate and gravity waves, are both controlled by elites? That seems unlikely to be disputed. If any power or cogency were to arise from building on the outsider work of Tesla or Dirac, wouldn't the powers who control scientific inquiry and who particularly shut out intelligent design be already onto it? The cabal's motive is to watch for anything of value in the wild and to "civilize" and "rehabilitate" it under a central-control "Borg" banner. If we assume that many unsolved problems are privately solved and that a constant review of research is engaged by a world cabal so that any fresh discoveries can be rerouted, not unlikely to presume at all, the only solution would be a parallel society in which research can be conducted secretly until the work can be released in such way as to prevent Solvay-Mond central-control (such as it exerted over the anhydrous sodium carbonate process). Capitalists do have secret research, but it's generally directed toward bottom line even when there is sufficient profit to give back to humanity; and "public" research is directed by government, which tends toward its own secrecy and cabal infiltration for very similar self-preservative purposes.
So we can start with the clear trending in control over scientific speech expressed in the Solvay Conference (similar controls come from other nameable education clusters like the Carnegie Foundation). Funding and management of these modern-science chutes has been investigated in detail and can be built on the narrative herein. Exposure is good but solutions are better. It's clear that everyone should have the research freedom that Royal Fellow Mond enjoyed and then withheld from others, namely, the ability to profit reasonably from one's discoveries, which also entails the duty to uplift less privileged society, in one's reasonable judgment. The internet helps, and perhaps the elites had no power to keep it from getting out of hand. An amusing question becomes which suppressed result will first break out and take on an uncontrolled life of its own. But more consoling is the fact that the universe takes care of itself and suppression cannot continue indefinitely (a corollary of the laws of thermodynamics). Since sooner or later the discovery that will break the conspiracy will certainly arise from somewhere, we must work every day toward making it more of a reality. Perhaps the humility of Ernest Rutherford, when alpha scattering shockingly proved atoms were orbitals rather than puddings, will return to inquiry, and free-energy phenomena will be available to all, as history indicates they once were. Truth will out.