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Allan Karson

Allan Karson

Author biography

I earned a bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from the City College of New York in 1951 and a master's degree from Columbia University in 1956, also in Electrical Engineering. While working for my E.E. degree, I took many courses in physics, preparing for the advanced types of systems I planned to work on.

I entered the electronics industry in 1951 and was always at the type of corporation that spurred the United States' and the world's growth in electronic systems in the last half of the Twentieth Century. Within only a few years, I attained high-level technical/executive positions in the electronic technology-based corporations, working on such systems as U.S. Navy Sonar systems and the expanding civilian air traffic control systems.

I often had the responsibility for the development of worldwide computer-based communication message systems. These were for a wide range of applications for the U.S. Navy and the Joint Chiefs of Staff in the Pentagon.

Another example of my technical leadership is when I was Technical Director of one of the world's largest telecommunication networks, known as SITA, then based in Paris, France, that supports the world's international airlines.

In 2000 I left the technical industry to concentrate on learning more about the world of physics--to the point where my occupation has been "physics writer." I achieved this by studying books written by physicists that described their theories, plus scientific biographies of physicists and mathematicians. A list of some of those books is located at the end of this book under the title, Sources: Physics, Mathematics and Cosmology.

I continue this physics self-study program by continuing to read books of the genre described above.

Bibliography

Science Slept Sixteen Centuries

Ymir A. Lethe

Jennifer Slusher