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March 2015

MAR 16
This conference brings together international specialists in petrology, geochemistry, geophysics, geology, and astronomy...

United States

April 2015

APR 12
Electrostatics 2015, the next conference in the quadrennial series of world-renowned international conferences on electr...

United Kingdom

May 2015

MAY 18
Nuclear physics plays a central role in astrophysics as it accounts for the processes that govern the lives of stars and...

United Kingdom

MAY 19
CIPANP is a conference designed to explore areas of interest to scientists working in elementary particle physics, nucle...

United States

September 2015

SEP 12
Ninth international conference in school format on Vortex Matter in Nanostructured Superconductors (Vortex IX), a satell...


January 2016

JAN 13
2016 6th International Conference on Applied Physics and Mathematics (ICAPM 2016) Singapore January 13-14, 2016 http:...


JAN 18
OPAP aims to bring together researchers, scientists, engineers, and scholar students to exchange and share their experie...


JAN 22
2016 The 3rd International Conference on Physical Science and Technology (ICPST 2016) Torino, Italy January 22-24, 201...


October 2016

OCT 24
Materials Science-2016 is a remarkable event which brings together unique and international academic scientists, leading...

Dubai, UAE, United Arab Emirates,
United Arab Emirates

November 2016

bring together computational scientists, leading academics, researchers and research scholars to exchange and share the...


August 2017

AUG 28
The triennial conference PHOTONICS PRAGUE 2017 celebrates this year its 25 years. It offers an excellent opportunity to ...

Czech Republic

October 2017

OCT 11
his conference aims to provide a meeting place for academics, researchers and practitioners to exchange ideas and recent...

Russian Federation

OCT 28
IWTAP-2017, International Workshop on Theoretical and Applied Physics Website:


March 2018

MAR 14
ICCMPA 2018 provides an ideal academic platform for researchers and professionals to discuss recent developments in bot...


April 2018

APR 17
After two prestigious editions, ISyDMA’2016 Kenitra-Rabat, Morocco and ISyDMA’2017 Bucharest Romania, a third edi...


December 2018

The 5th Int'l Conference on Molecular, Atomic, Nuclear and Particle Physics (MANPP 2018) will be held from December 1-3,...


January 2019

JAN 27
The Piezo 2019 Conference will take place in the Krkonoše Mountains in the Czech Republic on January 27 - 30, where sc...

Špindlerův Mlýn,
Czech Republic

March 2019

Since ancient times, mirrors have been viewed as place where the dual worlds of soul and self merge. In ancient Mexico, ...

United Kingdom

MAR 19
Asia-Pacific Conference on Engineering & Natural Sciences (APICENS) is an international platform for scholars, researche...


June 2019

JUN 24
The Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO) relies on innovation to enhance the capabilities of the T...



August 2019

Conference Series invites all the participants from all over the world to attend the 5th International Conference on Ato...

United States

AUG 29
Outlook Conferences is pleased to welcome you all for OLC Condensed Matter Physics Conference(OLCCMPC-2019), which will...

Valencia, Spain,
United Kingdom

June 2021

JUN 19
5th International Conference on Recent advances in Physics (PHY 2021) June 19 ~ 20, 2021, Copenhagen, Denmark https://...


JUN 30
We would like to invite you to attend the 2nd International Conference on Applied Physics and Materials Science. Theme:...


July 2021

Publication: Accepted and registered papers will be collected in Journal of Physics: Conference Series (doi:10.1088/i...


September 2021

SEP 13
Physics-2021 is an ideal platform to discuss, learn and inform current discoveries and new ideas and will draw huge part...


December 2021

Physics and Astronomy World Forum will be held during December 02-04, 2021 in Frankfurt, Germany bringing together a mul...

Frankfurt, Germany,

Physics and Astronomy World Forum will be held during December 02-04, 2021 in Frankfurt, Germany bringing together a ...

Frankfurt, Germany,

February 2022

FEB 18
Publication: All the papers will be peer reviewed by conference committees. Accepted, registered and presented papers ...


March 2022

MAR 23
GSSON2022 aims to bring together the renowned researchers, scientists and scholars to exchange ideas, to present sophist...

Dubai, UAE, United Arab Emirates,
United Arab Emirates

April 2022

APR 21
GSGAC2022 aims to bring together the renowned researchers, scientists and scholars to exchange ideas, to present sophist...

Tokyo, Japan,

June 2022

JUN 14
2nd International Conference on Optics & Photonics during June14-15, 2022 at Madrid, Spain with the subject of “Explor...


September 2022

SEP 19
Welcome!!! 2nd Global Meet on Optoelectronics & Quantum Physics (Optoelectronics 2022) will be held in Miami, USA on ...

Miami, Florida,
United States

SEP 19
Phronesis LLC is glad to announce and extend a warm invitation to you to join its “2nd World Graphene Technology Summi...

Miami, Florida,
American Samoa (US)

October 2022

OCT 17
Dear Colleagues, It is a great pleasure to announce that The Scientistt will host the 2nd Global Summit on Condensed Ma...

United Arab Emirates

November 2022

NOV 14
2nd International Forum on Physics and Astronomy will be held during November 14-16, 2022 in Valencia, Spain bringing t...


March 2023

MAR 10
After double-blind reviewing, accepted and presented papers will be published by ICAPM 2023 Proceedings- IOP Journal of ...


MAR 27
After a Great Success of First Edition Physics Conference 2022 held during June 22-23, 2022 at Berlin, Scholars Conferen...

United Kingdom

May 2023

MAY 13
7th International Conference on Recent advances in Physics (PHY 2023) May 13 ~ 14, 2023, Virtual conference https://ph...

July 2023

Publication: Accepted and registered full papers will be collected in IOP conference proceedings. Indexed by Scopus, Ei...

Kuala Lumpur,

August 2023

AUG 11
The 4th Int'l Conference on Heat Transfer and Thermophysics (HTT 2023) will be held from August 11-13, 2023 in Xiamen, ...

Xiamen, China,

October 2023

International Conference on Semantic Technology (SEMTEC 2023) will provide an excellent internationalforum for sharing k...


April 2024

APR 10
PROCEEDINGS: After double-blind reviewing, accepted and presented papers will be published by ICAPM 2024 Proceedings- I...


August 2024

AUG 14
About ASTROSUMMIT2024 It is a great pleasure for us to invite you all to participate as speaker, delegate, sponsor and/...


Physics Practical for Engineers with Viva-Voce

15 Classic Physics Lab Experiments for Engineering Students

by Chandra Mohan Singh Negi


This is one of enumerable self-help or how to books with an emphasis on Engineering Physics Practical. The basic premise of the book is that there are certain simple experiments, involving no more than rudimentary Physics laws and the very basic laws of Engineering Physics for undergraduate college engineering students. But these practical are often not done or taken lightly, for several reasons. First, people don’t realize how easy they are to do. Second, and more fundamental, they are not done because it does not occur to people to do them. Finally, and tragically, no one in their elementary, middle, or high school educational experience has stressed the importance of doing them, and of course neither did they teach to do them. This book is to reveal to you what the experiments are, ma...

Reading Physics

A Guide to Understanding Basic Classical Mechanics without Mathematical Expressions

by Jae Jun Kim, Ph.D.


This book was written to help college students understand physics without complicated math. Each year thousands of college students pursuing business and humanities degrees find themselves taking a course in introductory physics. But many will have serious trouble solving physics problems because they do not have enough experience using mathematical equations. Understanding physics is challenging without a strong math background, but not impossible. Unlike other introductions to physics, this book explains the basic concepts in classical mechanics with a minimal amount mathematical expressions so new students can spend their time learning physics, not math. The result is not only a better understanding of physics, but possibly a better grade. This study guide covers the three aspects of ...

Faith Physics

A New Theory of Everything

by Nathan V. Hoffman


Faith Physics is a new Theory of Everything (ToE) combining ancient spiritual wisdom and modern quantum physics findings to deliver a belief system that is both intellectually sound and spiritually satisfying. It maintains an ineffable Supreme Consciousness is the catalyst of all material creation as a ‘great thought’ through pure white light in zero-point morphogenetic quantum fields. Faith Physics claims that consciousness is the cornerstone of base reality existing in a timeless state of now.By using the natural cause-and-effect laws of classical physics, the uncertainty principle of quantum mechanics, and dark matter/energy, Faith Physics posits pure consciousness manifests physical creation in a remarkable myriad of forms. In the wave/particle duality paradigm revealed by quantu...

by Michael J. Cardamone


Fundamental Concepts of Physics introduces students with little scientific background to college physics. Dr. Michael J. Cardamone presents the science of physics in a nonthreatening, non-mathematical conceptual format, with emphasis on its historical and cultural foundations. While directed at non-science undergraduate college students, the text is accessible to anyone with a curiosity concerning how we arrived at our current understanding of our physical world and its place in the universe. The goal is to allow the reader to come to an understanding of what we now know and how we came to know it. The emphasis is on the large concepts rather than the mathematical details involved with attaining this understanding. After completing the study of this text, the reader should have a greater a...

Challenging Modern Physics

Questioning Einstein's Relativity Theories

by Al Kelly


Newton's Laws held for 300 years until Einstein developed the 'special theory of relativity' in 1905. Experiments done since then show anomalies in that theory. This book starts with a description of the special theory of relativity. It is shown that Einstein was not the first to derive the famous equation E = mc2, which has become synonymous with his name. Next, experimental evidence that cannot be explained by special relativity is given. In the light of this evidence, the two basic postulates of the special theory of relativity on the behaviour of light are shown to be untenable. A new theory (universal relativity) is developed, which conforms to the experimental evidence. The movement of a conductor near a pole of a magnet and the movement of that pole near the conductor does not...

by Dennis A Wright


In his 1989 book "The Time Illusion," Dennis predicted incredible new developments; science is now providing them. In this new book, he provides the detail of how time travel is possible. The same hypothesis explains many of the problems confronting science today, such as Dark Matter and Energy, but raises a new question. Have we been ignoring scientific proof of the existence of God?

Understanding Radiation Science

Basic Nuclear and Health Physics

by James Mannie Shuler


The purpose of Understanding Radiation Science: Basic Nuclear and Health Physics is to provide the reader a basic understanding of radiation science. Therefore, basic nuclear physics and health physics principles are presented through chapters on atomic structure, types of radiation, terminology and units, radiation biology, exposure and controls, background radiation, personnel monitoring, and radiation instrumentation. The book concludes with chapters on historical events and definitions. This book provides introductory information for students starting their education in nuclear physics, health physics and nuclear engineering. The material covered in this book is appropriate for all types of radiation workers. Persons studying to take the health physics certification exam, radiation pr...

An Introduction to Gravity Modification

A Guide to Using Laithwaite's and Podkletnov's Experiments and the Physics of Forces for Empirical Results, Second Edition

by Benjamin Thomas Solomon


An Introduction to Gravity Modification, Second Edition is the result of a 12-year (1999-2011) study into the theoretical and technological feasibility of gravity modification, that presents the new physics of forces by replacing relativistic, quantum and string theories with process models. Gravity, electromagnetism and mechanical forces are unified by Ni fields, and obey a common equation g = (tau)c^2. Gravity modification is defined as the modification of the strength and direction of the gravitational acceleration without the use of mass as the primary source of this modification, in local space time. It consists of field modulation and field vectoring. Field modulation is the ability to attenuate or amplify a force field. Field vectoring is the ability to change the direction of th...

Our Universe—Infinite and Eternal

Its Physics, Nature, and Cosmology

by Barry Bruce


The field equations of Einstein's General Relativity are solved for an infinite universe with uniform density. One of the three solutions, the Infinite Universe of Einstein and Newton, fits all the data for the Hubble diagram better than the Big Bang. Next, using general relativity and the physics that evolved from Newton, the force of gravity between two massive point particles is found. Utilizing this force and the Infinite Universe of Einstein and Newton model, the net force of gravity on a point particle in arbitrary motion, due the uniform mass distribution of the universe, is calculated by integration. This net force of gravity is found to be equal to the Force of Inertia. These calculations explain Newton's First Law, Newton's Second Law, and the equivalence of inertial and grav...

Ordaining Reality

How Physics and Metaphysics Shape Your Future

by Joseph E. Donlan, Ph.D.


Many people believe in the power of positive thinking (i.e., how thoughts and attitude can shape their future) yet, despite a plethora of books on this subject, no previous author has credibly explained how mere thoughts are able to tangibly influence future events. To explain the connection, Dr. Donlan presents a new paradigm of nature coupled with a viable explanation of how our right cerebral hemisphere has evolved circuitry that can tap into the hidden domain of the metaphysical. To support this premise, he exposes the reader to the worlds of physics, metaphysics, brain architecture, and evolution. Donlan then introduces the many problems associated with the current model and contrasts it with a new view which remedies many of the issues facing theoretical physicists today. Important t...

On the Wings of Genius

A Chronicle of Modern Physics, Book I

by Andrew Worsley


This book is an essential guide for anyone inquiring about the present and future place of science in humankind's destiny. The subject is the the history and explanation of modern physics. Every so often science moves by large leaps, sometimes spurred by the realization that the commonly held beliefs of the day need revising.One such great change occurred at the turn of the twentieth century, when there was a revolution in modern scientific thinking. Here the genius and ironies behind those discoveries are described. This book has great clarity and removes the shrouds of mystery, which envelop one of contemporary science's greatest challenges. It finds answers to the deepest questions of modern phsyics and ultimately describes a unified design of the Universe, which has truth b...

Against the Tide

A Critical Review by Scientists of How Physics and Astronomy Get Done

by Martín López Corredoira & Carlos Castro Perelman (Editors)


Nobody should have a monopoly of the truth in this universe. The censorship and suppression of challenging ideas against the tide of mainstream research, the blacklisting of scientists, for instance, is neither the best way to do and filter science, nor to promote progress in the human knowledge. The removal of good and novel ideas from the scientific stage is very detrimental to the pursuit of the truth. There are instances in which a mere unqualified belief can occasionally be converted into a generally accepted scientific theory through the screening action of refereed literature and meetings planned by the scientific organizing committees and through the distribution of funds controlled by "club opinions". It leads to unitary paradigms and unitary thinking not necessarily associated to...

Flying on the Wings of Genius

A Chronicle of Modern Physics, Book 2

by Dr. Andrew Worsley


This book is a must read for everyone interested in the future role and direction of science. It begins with the description of the new discoveries made at the turn of the previous century, which have culminated in the scientific knowledge we have today.The book then discusses the fundamental constants of Nature and how they inter-relate and why they may have come to be what they are. This second book compliments and adds a vast new tranche of knowledge to Book I of the series, but is at the same time entirely readable in its own right. As it chronicles the development of modern science it opens a new window on our undestanding of science at the most fundamental level of knowledge.

Soaring on the Wings of Genius

A Chronicle of Modern Physics, Book 3

by Dr. Andrew Worsley


Is there a unifying solution to myriad physical laws of Nature that govern the Universe? String theory represents the closest yet to such a unifying solution. However, after 20 years string theory has been unable to predict the physical constants of Nature and still has not provided the answer to quantum gravity. Recent strong evidence for the presence of a newly discovered energy, which affects the entire Universe may be the first clue to an as yet unlocked scientific paradigm. Dr Worsley argues forcibly that the answer to this paradigm opens a new window on the truly unified nature of the Universe. The arguments presented are clear concise and compelling.

Space, Time, and Reality

Today's Philosophy...Tomorrow's Physics

by Ernesto Lee


This sentence is false. Is this sentence true? If it is true that the sentence is false then the sentence is true. If it is false that the sentence is false then the sentence is true. This is a logical contradiction. The sentence can not be both true and false simultaneously. The sentence must be true or false. This begins our journey into the nature of the paradox. A paradox is an absurd truth that derives a repugnant conclusion from an unquestionable set of premises. The listener will usually agree with the arguments supporting the conclusion but be unwilling to accept the final inference. To resolve a paradox, we must do one of four things: ignore it, distort it, reject it, or accept it. This thought provoking book, Space, Time, & Reality, seeks to probe the depths...

Reassessing the Fundamentals

On the Evolution, Ages and Masses of Neutron Stars

by Bülent Kiziltan


The evolution, ages and masses of neutron stars are the fundamental threads that make pulsars accessible to other sub-disciplines of astronomy and physics. A realistic and accurate determination of these indirectly probed features play an important role in understanding a very broad range of astrophysical processes that are, in many cases, not empirically accessible otherwise. For the majority of pulsars, the only observables are the rotational period, and its derivative which gives the rate of change in the spin. I start with calculating the joint P-Pdot distributions of millisecond pulsars for the standard evolutionary model in order to assess whether millisecond pulsars are the unequivocal descendants of low mass X-ray binaries. We show that the P-Pdot density implied by the standard...

by Evgeny V. Shun'ko


From flat-panel televisions to thermonuclear fusion for energy production, plasmas currently have numerous and wide applications in sciences and industry. A diversity of plasma diagnostics is available to physicists and engineers to measure and control plasma parameters. Among them, the Langmuir probe is the most inexpensive and most popular instrument and method. The Langmuir probe is a small electrode which is submerged in plasma in order to measure the probe current-voltage characteristic. The same characteristic is processed further to derive the electron and ion concentration, the electron distribution function, and the plasma potential at the probe location. Langmuir probe diagnostics afford rapid measurements of the electron distribution function and plasma potential at a good time...

Ten Equations to Explain the Mysteries of Modern Astrophysics

From Information and Chaos Theory to Ghost Particles and Gravitational Waves

by Santhosh Mathew


This book introduces ten equations that transcend the boundaries of time and space. It takes readers through a journey of self-discovery where they will learn the history, science, and significance of these equations in the context of their lives. Moreover, the mathematical beauty of these equations is presented in a profoundly modest fashion to highlight the idea that equations are eternal but humans are transient. Each chapter offers readers a sublime experience and provides insights into the laws of nature that address the ever-expanding intricacy of our universe. The history of humankind, according to Franz Kafka, is the instant between two strides taken by a traveler. Therefore, what remains eternal when we finish our journey on this tiny rocky planet is our deep desire to connect wi...

Supersizing Science

On Building Large-Scale Research Projects in Biology

by Niki Vermeulen


In recent years there has been a clear rise in scientific collaboration, as well as in studies on the subject. While most scholars examine disciplines traditionally known to be collaborative, such as physics and space research, this book focuses on biology. It investigates the growing collaboration in the life sciences, or the emergence of what is called 'big biology'. While the Human Genome Project is often presented as the first large-scale research project in biology, cooperation in the life sciences has a longer history. A comparison between centralised 'big physics' and 'big biology' reveals how the latter has a networked structure, which evolved in interaction with the integration of information and communication technologies. By concentrating on the construction of these networks, t...

Ordaining Reality

The Science Behind the Power of Positive Thinking

by Joseph E. Donlan, Ph.D


Many people believe in the Power of Positive Thinking, but, until now, no one has credibly explained how it works. It has been this author’s mission for 30 years to develop a plausible theory to support how mere thoughts can tangibly influence future events. In this book the author presents a paradigm which shows how our right brain hemisphere can tap into a hidden domain which can influence the world around us. To accomplish this, he takes the reader through the subject of physics as it is known today and points out its recognized flaws and problems. He then introduces and explains Eastern Philosophy and ties it into Western Physics. In conjunction with this broadened view he explains how the human brain developed to comprehend both the Eastern and Western views...

by Martín López Corredoira


This book gives a challenging point of view about science and its history/philosophy/sociology. Science is in decline. After centuries of great achievements, the exhaustion of new forms and fatigue have reached our culture in all of its manifestations including the pure sciences. Our society is saturated with knowledge which does not offer people any sense in their lives. There is a loss of ideals in the search for great truths and a shift towards an anodyne specialized industry whose main goal is the sustenance and procreation of an endogamic professional caste. A wide audience of educated people interested in these topics will most likely respond to the ideas expressed here as things they have thought about or observed, but have not dared to say out loud. REVIEW "Lopez-Corredoira's a...

by Barry Bruce


After developing his Law of Gravitation, Newton came to believe that the Universe was infinite and homogeneous on a large scale. Einstein's original intuition was similar to Newton's in that he thought our Universe was static, infinite, isotropic and homogeneous. The field equations of Einstein's general relativity are solved for this universe. One of the three solutions found, the "infinite closed universe", traps light within a finite portion of the universe. This infinite closed universe model is shown to fit all the data of the Hubble diagram better than the Big Bang, and it fits the recent supernova data without having to postulate mysterious dark energy. Using general relativity and the physics which evolved from Newton, the author finds the force of gravity between two point pa...

Fruits of Time

Nature and the Unfolding of Difference

by Daniel R. Athearn


This book argues that physics is destined to enter a new era marked by an enlarged conception of physical knowledge. This is not a matter of future discoveries, but has to do with how scientific thought responds over time to what is known today. In the new era a genuinely explanatory dimension is restored to physical science which in the current era of thought is quietly abandoned as archaic. The current view is that for a certain class of phenomena, physical explanations in the sense of descriptions of underlying causal processes are no longer possible. It is assumed that the general demise of classical materialistic causal models (such as the theory of ether as an all-pervading material medium of light propagation) consigns this kind of theorizing to history. This book fully ac...

by S. Namour


The CO2 laser beam was introduced in oral laser surgery in 1980, and it revolutionized the field. Its effects on oral soft tissues offer many advantages: bloodless surgery, decontamination of the surgical site by heat generated, no need for suturing healthy patients, simplicity of use, and perfect control of the removed tissues. In addition, using the CO2 laser beam improves the tissue quality of the healed area due to collagen secretion induced by the tissular beam action, and has a bio-modulation effect on irradiated tissues. This atlas will examine and discuss some procedures common in different fields of current oral surgery. First, we present an introduction to laser physics, as well as guidelines for proper clinical protocol. Then, we examine how the laser beam can be useful to p...

Disproof of Bell's Theorem

Illuminating the Illusion of Entanglement, Second Edition

by Joy Christian


A remarkable concept known as "entanglement" in quantum physics requires an incredibly bizarre link between subatomic particles. When one such particle is observed, quantum entanglement demands the rest of them to be affected instantaneously, even if they are universes apart. Einstein called this "spooky actions at a distance", and argued that such bizarre predictions of quantum theory show that it is an incomplete theory of nature. In 1964, however, John Bell proposed a theorem which seemed to prove that such spooky actions at a distance are inevitable for any physical theory, not just quantum theory. Since then many experiments have confirmed these long-distance correlations. But now, in this groundbreaking collection of papers, the author exposes a fatal flaw in the logic and mathematic...

by William J. Emery and Walter Zenk


Banned from taking naval vessels to foreign ports after WW1 Germany undertakes a comprehensive oceanographic expedition to the Atlantic Ocean to test many new measurement systems and to establish the long term circulation patterns of the Atlantic. Challenged by the proscription on German naval vessels from visiting foreign ports after WW1 a group of German oceanographers from the Institute for Marine Sciences in Berlin carried out a pioneering research expedition from 1925-27 to sample the hydrographic structure of the South Atlantic Ocean. Its captain Fritz Spiess was the primary driving force behind the expedition and the German navy supplied the survey ship Meteor. During this 2.5 year expedition the Meteor scientists tested a great many new measurement systems many of which later becam...

Seismic Methods and Applications

A Guide for the Detection of Geologic Structures, Earthquake Zones and Hazards, Resource Exploration, and Geotechnical Engineering

by Andreas Stark


This book has been written for those who need a solid understanding of the seismic exploration method without difficult mathematics. It is presented in a format that allows one to naturally progress from the underlying physical principles to the actual seismic method. The mathematics needed for the subject is kept as simple as possible; students only need high school physics and mathematics to thoroughly grasp the principles covered. Dr. Stark has developed this text and honed its content with feedback from hundreds of students over nearly two decades of teaching seismic exploration geophysics. This textbook will teach students the principles for the detection of geologic structures, earthquake zones and hazards, resource exploration, and geotechnical engineering.This title is Winner of 20...

Bridging the Gap

Elusive Explosions in the Local Universe

by Mansi M. Kasliwal


For centuries, we have known that our dynamic universe is adorned by cosmic fireworks: energetic and ephemeral beacons of light from a single star that are a million (nova) to a billion (supernova) times brighter than our sun. However, it had been an age-old conundrum that the brightest nova is approximately 1000 times fainter than the faintest supernova; why should nature leave such a wide "gap"? In search of an answer, I undertook three systematic surveys for my thesis. Since I was looking for transients fainter, faster and rarer than supernovae, I focused my search on galaxies in the local universe. We now have convincing evidence of multiple, distinct populations of rare transients bridging this “gap”. Perhaps, we are witnessing new stellar physics— shell detonations in ultra-...

The Diversity of Neutron Stars

Nearby Thermally Emitting Neutron Stars and the Compact Central Objects in Supernova Remnants

by David L. Kaplan


Neutron stars are invaluable tools for exploring stellar death, the physics of ultra-dense matter, and the effects of extremely strong magnetic fields. The observed population of neutron stars is dominated by the >1000 radio pulsars, but there are distinct sub-populations that, while fewer in number, can have significant impact on our understanding of the issues mentioned above. These populations are the nearby, isolated neutron stars discovered by ROSAT, and the central compact objects in supernova remnants. The studies of both of these populations have been greatly accelerated in recent years through observations with the Chandra X-ray Observatory and the XMM-Newton telescope. First, we discuss radio, optical, and X-ray observations of the nearby neutron stars ...

by John L. Elson II


Expert and novice problem solving has been a subject of research for many years. Problem solving of textbook problems and case studies in various domains such as math, physics, chess, music, system design, medical diagnosis, and business sub-domains have been the norm as the subject of this type of research. Few if any research efforts have undertaken the study of real world problem solving that occurs over an extended time such as those solved by industrial engineers in a manufacturing setting. This research studies the expert and novice problem solving performance in a scaled-world simulation of a manufacturing company experiencing a high backlog of customer orders. Research time consists of eight hours of problem solving behavior for teams of two as they diagnose the problem and make de...