John G. Cramer


John G. Cramer

Infobox Scientist


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name = John Gleason Cramer, Jr.
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birth_place = flagicon|USA Houston, Texas, U.S.
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residence = Seattle, Washington
nationality = U.S.
field = Nuclear physicist, novelist
work_institution = University of Washington
alma_mater = Rice University
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known_for = the Transactional Interpretation of Quantum Mecahnics
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John G. Cramer (born 1934) is a Professor of Physics at the University of Washington in Seattle, U.S..When not teaching, he works with the STAR (Solenoidal Tracker At RHIC) detector at the new Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC) at Brookhaven National Laboratory, and the particle accelerator at CERN in Geneva, Switzerland. He is currently engaged in experiments at the University of Washington to test retrocausality by using a version of the delayed choice quantum eraser without coincidence counting. Such an experiment has never been conducted because many physicists believe that its hypothesis would violate the no signalling condition of quantum mechanics.

Published works

In addition to his many scientific publications [ [http://faculty.washington.edu/jcramer/Bib.html Scientific Publications of John G. Cramer, Professor of Physics, University of Washington] (Current to December 5, 1995)] , John Cramer writes a regular column, "The Alternate View", for "Analog Science Fiction and Fact" magazine; Cramer's column alternates with those of Jeffrey Kooistra. He also originated and published a paper on "The Transactional Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics" (TIQM) in July 1986. [ [http://www.npl.washington.edu/npl/int_rep/tiqm/TI_toc.html The Transactional Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics] - John Cramer's original paper] His published novels consist of the acclaimed "Twistor" (1989) and "Einstein's Bridge" (1997); both within the hard science fiction genre.

Cramer's simulation of the sound of the Big Bang, created using Mathematica, attracted some mainstream press attention in late 2003. The simulation originated with an "Alternate View" article, "BOOMERanG and the Sound of the Big Bang" (January 2001). [ [http://staff.washington.edu/seymour/altvw104.html BOOMERanG and the Sound of the Big Bang] at the University of Washington] Cramer describes the sound as "rather like a large jet plane 100 feet off the ground flying over your house in the middle of the night."

Awards & Recognition

* Elected Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science (1991);
* Nominated for the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer (1991);
* Listed in Who's Who in America (from 43rd Edition, 1984);
* Elected Fellow, American Physical Society (1974);
* National Science Foundation Fellow at Rice University (1959-61);
* Sigma-Xi Thesis Award at Rice University (1959);
* Bausch-Lomb Science Award at Lamar High School Graduation (1953);

References

* Profile in [http://www.marquiswhoswho.com Marquis Who's Who on the Web] .

External links

* [http://faculty.washington.edu/jcramer/ John G. Cramer's Home Page] - Includes a photograph of the author, contact information, and more
* [http://www.aip.org/pnu/2005/split/723-2.html A Puzzling Signal in RHIC Experiments] , Physics News Update Number 723 #2, March 15, 2005 by Phil Schewe & Ben Stein.
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SHORT DESCRIPTION=American nuclear physicist, novelist
DATE OF BIRTH= October 24, 1934
PLACE OF BIRTH= Houston, Texas, U.S.
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