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Menas Kafatos
local time: 2017-04-29 02:30 (-07:00 DST)
Menas Kafatos About
World Science Database Profile
Interests: Non-locality, Bell's Theorem, Cosmology

Education

Professional

  • Currently at Chapman University
  • Honorary Member, Romanian Academy of Sciences.
  • Distinguished Faculty, 1986. University Professor.
  • Dean, SCS, George Mason University (GMU), July 2002-2006.
  • Associate Dean, SCS, George Mason University, 2000- June 2002.
  • Director, Center for Earth Observing and Space Research (CEOSR), 1995-present.
  • Director for Academic Programs and Science, CSI, GMU, 1991-1994.
  • Founding Director, CSI I Acting Chair, Dept. of Physics, GMU, 1989-1991.
  • Professor, Dept. of Physics, George Mason University, 1984-??.
  • Assistant/Associate Prof. 1975-1984.
  • Postdoctoral Research Assoc., NASA/GFSC, Greenbelt, MD, 1973-1975.
  • Postdoc. Research Assoc., U. of Colorado, Boulder, 1972-1973.
  • Research Assistant, Dept. of Physics, M.I.T., 1967-1972.

Writings

  • 12 books, author or editor
  • 134 articles in astronomy and astrophysics (1973-2000)
  • 12 articles in cosmology and quantum theory
  • 11 articles in Brain science/consciousness and quantum theory (since 1999)
  • 58 articles in Earth System Science, remote sensing and data systems (since 1996)
  • More than 1,940 citations in professional journals, proceedings and books

Research Interests

  • Earth System Science/Earth Observing/Remote Sensing:
  • Virtual Domain Application Data Centers; federated, distributed data information system architecture;
  • Visualization of Earth and space science data;
  • Interdisciplinary studies in Earth system science, including vegetation and climate phenomena coupling;
  • Content-based Earth science data browsing;
  • User interfaces;
  • Distributed data systems and associated technologies.
  • Space Sciences:
    • Black holes, active galaxies and quasars, accretion hydrodynamics in curved spacetime, gamma-rays from active galaxies;
    • Ultraviolet astronomy, symbiotic stars; atomic physics.
  • Foundations of Quantum Theory, Cosmology and Consciousness:
  • Cosmological observations and their limitations;
  • Universal Diagrams;
  • Foundations of quantum theory;
  • Quantum theory and brain dynamics

Interviews

  • ABC national news on Hurricane Katrina
  • local Fox news on earthquakes (Sept., Oct 2005)
  • local CBS and Fox news on hurricanes and Mason's antenna (May 2006)