The Smithsonian Associates'
Physics and the Universe


Summer 2000 Smithsonian Institution Resident Assoicate short course on Physics and the Universe registration information

Schedule of Lecturers

10 July 2000 Physics from the Small to the Large - Harold Geller

17 July 2000 Understanding the Solar System - Michael Summers

24 July 2000 The Life and Death of Stars - John Evans

31 July 2000 Life and the Universe - Mitchell K. Hobish

7 August 2000 Einstein, Bell and the Conscious Universe - Menas Kafatos

Abstract of Talk :: Presentation Transparencies
Related Links:
The Conscious Universe : Parts and Wholes in Physical Reality
The Non-Local Universe : The New Physics and Matters of the Mind
The Center for Earth Observing and Space Research

14 August 2000 The Large-Scale Structures - John Wallin

Abstract of Talk
Related Links:
Wallin Astro Pages :: Northern Virginia Astronomy Club :: Astronomy Picture of the Day
Astronomy Magazine :: Sky and Telescope Magazine

Picture of the Day :: Monthly Sky :: Astro/Space Calendar :: NASA Image Sites
Space related news (at NASA and others): NASA Watch :: SPACEREF :: Space.com :: Universe Today
Society of Amateur Radio Astronomers :: Unix Help :: Bad Astronomy
Help the Analemma Society establish an observatory in Fairfax County :: Learn about The Barns at Franklin Park in Loudoun County
Pictures of GMU at work: DEVELOP presentation at CIT :: Telescope drive repair

Virtual Laboratory Experiments

Astronomy Course Sites of Interest:

Mathematics review sites:

Other Astronomy/Space Sites of Interest:



Here are links to pages related to a Mars project which dealt with the discovery of microbial life on a meteorite with Mars origins and my team's efforts to simulate the temperature conditions on Mars billions of years ago and how that would effect the development of life (particularly the size of the microbes) at that time.

Additional links related to the Mars modeling project:


Miscellaneous Links And finally you may want to mail me here
And then there's the old fashioned contact method of telephone:
At GMU: 703-993-1276 Office Telephone in ST1 Rm328C