Current Affiliation (16/APR-6/MAY/2017):
Department of Physics and Engineering
Elizabethtown College
One Alpha Drive
Elizabethtown, PA-17022-2298
U. S. A.
The most beautiful emotion we can experience is the mystical. It
is the
sower of all true art and science. He to whom this emotion is a
stranger... is as good as dead. To know that what is impenetrable to us
really exists, manifesting itself as the highest wisdom and the most
radiant beauty, which our dull faculties can comprehend only in their
most primitive forms -- this knowledge, this feeling, is at the center
to true religiousness. Albert Einstein
To be perfectly honest, neither scientists nor philosophers really know
what time is or why it exists. Paul Davies (Scientific American 15/3 (2005) 82-88)
Time is the supreme Law of nature. A. S. Eddington
What is time? Don't even ask me. It's just too hard to think
about. R. Feynman
It's not so much that there's something strange about time, the
thing that's strange is what's going on inside time. We will first
understand how simple the universe is when we recognize how strange
time is. J. A. Wheeler
The great field for new discoveries... is always the unclassified
residuum. Round about the accredited and orderly facts of every science
there ever floats a sort of dust-cloud of exceptional observations...
Any one will renovate his science who will steadily look after the
irregular phenomena. And when the science is renewed, its new formulas
often have more of the voice of the exceptions in them than of what were
supposed to be the rules.
W. James
FIELDS OF INTEREST:
PHYSICS:
Gravitation
Arrow of Time
Dimensionality of Space
Internal Structure of Time Dimension
Finite Geometries in Quantum Theory
MATHEMATICS:
Projective Spaces (Varieties of Segre, Veronese, Grassmann, etc)
Galois Fields
Algebraic Geometry
Web Geometry
Finite Geometries
Plane Algebraic Curves
Resolution of Algebroid Singularities
Blowing Ups
Unibranch Compound Singularities
R-Way Spaces
Knots & Links
Enumerative Geometry
Non-Orientable Manifolds (Steiner Surfaces, Boys' Surface, Klein
Bottle,...)
Ruled Surfaces
Cremona Transformations
Weighted(Twisted) Projective Spaces
Plane Representations of Rational Surfaces
Del Pezzo Surfaces
Del Pezzo Threefolds
Generalized Polygons
P-adic Numbers and Valuations
Hyperreal Numbers and Other Non-Archimedean Fields
(Hjelmslev) Geometries over Rings
Outer Automorphisms of Finite Groups
Nearrings
Theta-Characteristics
Snarks
PSYCHO(PATHO)LOGY:
"Altered" States of Consciousness
Near-Death Experiences
Distorted Perceptions of Time and Space
"Out-of-Body" States
Extra Sensory Perception
"Deja-vu" Experiences
Precognition
Dreams
Psychedelic, Religious & Mystical States/Experiences