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Encyclopedia > John G. Cramer

John G. Cramer (born 1934) is a Professor of Physics at the University of Washington in Seattle, USA. When not teaching, he works with the STAR detector at the new Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC) at Brookhaven National Laboratory, and the particle accelerator at CERN in Geneva, Switzerland. 1934 (MCMXXXIV) was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... The University of Washington, founded in 1861, is a major public research university in the Seattle metropolitan area. ... Downtown Seattle skyline Nickname: The Emerald City Motto: {{{motto}}} Official website: http://www. ... The Pleiades star cluster A star is a massive body of plasma in outer space that is currently producing or has produced energy through nuclear fusion. ... The Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider at Brookhaven National Laboratory. ... Aerial view of Brookhaven National Laboratory. ... CERN logo CERN is the European Council for Nuclear Research (Organisation Européenne pour la Recherche Nucléaire), the worlds largest particle physics laboratory, situated on the border between France and Switzerland, just west of Geneva. ... Geneva (French: Genève, German: Genf, Italian: Ginevra) is the second most populous city in Switzerland, situated where Lake Geneva (known in French as Lac Léman) flows into the Rhône River. ...

Published works

John Cramer writes a regular column, "The Alternate View," for Analog Science Fiction and Science 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. His published novels consist of the acclaimed Twistor (1989) and Einstein's Bridge (1997); both within the Hard Science Fiction genre. Astounding Stories was a seminal science fiction magazine founded in 1930. ... The transactional interpretation of quantum mechanics (TIQM) by Professor John Cramer is an unusual interpretation of quantum mechanics that describes quantum interactions in terms of a standing wave formed by retarded (forward in time) and advanced (backward in time) waves. ... Hard science fiction, or hard SF, is a subgenre of science fiction characterized by an interest in scientific detail or accuracy. ...

Cramer's simulation of the sound of the Big Bang 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). 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." According to the Big Bang theory, the Universe originated in an extremely dense and hot state (bottom). ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2001: A Space Odyssey. ...

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