Dr. Ned Wright; Vice Chairman, Department of Astronomy; University of California, Los Angeles: This site is used as a tutorial for students and contains a considerable amount of important background information about astronomy and cosmology. Ned also posts recent important news in the field close to the beginning of the site. Ned makes himself accessible and is an educators, educator. The remarkable thing is that he is also very active in field work, and is respected around the world as an authority on astronomy and general relativity cosmology. Dr. Stephen Hawking of Cambridge University often refers in his own work to Ned's pioneering research.

Dr. RM Kiehn; Professor of Physics Emeritus at the University of Houston, worked for a number of years at Los Alamos. Dr. Kiehn is an expert on nuclear fusion, and spent time in the Marshall Islands with the armed forces of the United States during the 1950's testing thermonuclear weapons. He also is an expert on stellar fusion, and is very interested in general relativity. He is a pioneer (since 1964) in the field of Applied Topology and is interested in continuous topological evolution as the basis for the arrow of time, and thermodynamic irreversibility. Dr. Kiehn and the author of this site have had a number of interesting exchanges. He is very open yet analytical...not only a superb teacher, but one of the most respected scientists in the world. His web site, "Cartans Corner" is filled with insights into the role Topology plays in our real fact that is one of his topics!

Dr. Paul J. Steinhardt, director of the Center for Theoretical Science and professor of physics at Princeton University in Princeton, New Jersey U.S.A. Paul is an outstanding physics teacher and a leader in conceptual cosmology. It has been the authors privilege to have several exchanges with Paul. He is open and very interested in the (quite large!) family of "cyclic universe" cosmological ideas.

Andrew J.S. Hamilton is a specialist in Schwarzchild geometry at the University of Colorado, in Boulder, Colorado, U.S.A. Andrew is a great teacher with a comprehensive understanding, not only of astronomy, but of the possible geometries of the universe and the history of science. Andrew pointed out to the author of this site that the Schwarzschild "mirror geometry" needed to be slightly modified to include a non-rotating Planck Realm of definite size rather than a point mass at the center of the geometry to complete the author's concept. He graciously took the time to read conceptual portions of the text and was of great assistance.

Dr. David James Johnson is a man of eclectic interests. He also is a man of impeccable credentials; a B.S. Degree in Physics and a graduate degree in Astrophysics. The reader will discover that Dr. Johnson is very interested in the philosophy of science, religion and metaphysics as they relate to science. Dr. Johnson was interested in the "Cosmology Review" project, and he has a good group of links, including one to Dr. Hawkings site at Cambridge.

Neil Turok Chair of Mathematical Physics; Center for Mathematical Science; Cambridge University, Cambridge, UK has worked for a number of years with Dr. Steinhardt on cosmological modeling, and is very interested in eternal, cyclic universe cosmologies. Neil has done a great deal to popularize science and scientific ideas. He is an incredible teacher. Born in South Africa in 1958, Neil has been at Cambridge for a number of years now. He is a specialist in relating conceptual ideas with their logical expression in mathematics.

Carsten Gundlach is a mathematics professor on the faculties of the Enrico Fermi Institute of the University of Chicago, and the University of Southampton, Highfield, Southampton UK and is an expert on "black holes" and "microscopic singularity". The author of this site highly recommends a careful reading of the posted work: "Critical Phenomina in Gravitational Collapse" which traces the work of Choptuik, and adds additional insight.

General Relativity has such experimental veracity, careful mathematical searches of its implications are a matter of everyday concern to the scientists of the world. Readers more advanced in the field will find (if they have not done so already!) that following the postings at this address can be an indication of the overall direction of research in Cosmology and in fields of cosmological significance.

Topological Atlas: Readers interested in topology will find "Topological Atlas", complete with homework help for students to be most interesting. Quite a bit of good general information about the field is included on the site, and the visitor is invited to participate, and ask any questions which might be appropriate to the subject.

Symmetry Magazine is a publication of the University of Chicago Tevatron Collider, located at Batavia Illinois, U.S.A. This publication is a good source of information on current events in particle physics research, including the Hadron Collider in Europe. The now aging Tevatron Collider discovered matter/antimatter oscillations at the quark level of scale, an important conceptual link in the quasi-static hyperspherical universe model described on this site. This exciting work is continuing to confirm oscillation between matter and antimatter as a fundamental property of all quarks...and to establish that such oscillations are synchronous.

PSIgate (Physical Sciences Information Gateway) "Led by the PSIgate team at the University of Manchester, PSIgate is a free online catalogue of high quality Internet resources in the physical sciences. Resources are selected, catalogued and indexed by researchers and other specialists in their respective fields."

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