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The University of Arizona
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Pima Community College







Activities

  • Creating a research environment to foster study within the scope of the SASTPC structure.
  • Participating in current research into all aspects of modern mathematical models of time and their applications to physics and cosmology.
  • Develop a web based forum for the publication of research, preprints, transcripts of seminars and other information.
  • Establishing the Joint UA/PCC SASTPC Seminar Series with invited distinguished guest speakers.
  • Establishing the Joint UA/PCC SASTPC Discussion Series based upon topics presented through the Seminar Series.
  • Offering specialized graduate and undergraduate courses and individual studies in mathematics, mathematical physics, physics, gravitational and particle physics, astrophysics, and cosmology through the University of Arizona and Pima Community College.
  • SASTPC actively seeks support for research, research assistants, post doctoral fellowships, and sponsorship of scientific conferences.
If you are a student and would like to participate in certain activities, please visit our Student information page.

Activities List


Courses taught - SASTPC sponsored

Course TitleInstructorDate
Harmonic AnalysisDr. Carl DeVito
Dept of Mathematics,
Univ of Arizona
1998-01-01

Research Topics in Physics: Galaxies and the Challenge of CosmologyDr. William G. Tifft
Dept of Astronomy,
Univ of Arizona
1998-08-01

Research Topics in Physics: Galaxies and the Challenge of CosmologyDr. William G. Tifft
Dept of Astronomy,
Univ of Arizona
1999-08-01

Special Topics in Physics: Introduction to Differential GeometryDr. Anthony Pitucco
Dept of Physics,
Univ of Arizona
2000-01-01

General Relativity IDr. Anthony Pitucco
Dept of Physics,
Univ of Arizona
2000-08-01

General Relativity IIDr. Anthony Pitucco
Dept of Physics,
Univ of Arizona
2000-01-01

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Individual Studies

With Dr. William Tifft, Steward Observatory, Univ of Arizona

Semester Course Units Student Subject
Spring 2000Astr-2993Lauren LippielloWorking with Redshifts
Spring 2000Astr-4993Noelle JobsonWorking with Redshifts
Fall 2001Astr-4993Christopher DiscenzaTopics in Physics at Pima Community College
Fall 2001Astr-4993Ethan DolleRedshift Quantization
Spring 2002Astr-4993Ethan DolleParticle Quantization
Spring 2003Astr-299H2Stephanie RodriguezIntro to Galaxies and Cosmology

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Summer Bridge Program

Pima Community College - UofA Student research exposure

DateTopicInstructor Name/AffiliationStudents
1998-06-01Double GalaxiesDr. William G. Tifft
Dept of Astronomy
Univ of Arizona
Steve Olsen, Chris Discenza, Wayne Sarles

1999-06-01Dwarf Galaxy Substructure Quasar PeriodicityDr. William G. Tifft
Dept of Astronomy
Univ of Arizona
Noelle Jobson

2000-06-01Quasar PeriodicityDr. William G. Tifft
Dept of Astronomy
Univ of Arizona
Lauren Lippicllo, Andrea Fennema

2002-06-01Image ScanningDr. William G. Tifft
Dept of Astronomy
Univ of Arizona
Stephen Moore

2002-06-01Hubble Deep Field Redshift AnalysisDr. William G. Tifft
Dept of Astronomy
Univ of Arizona
Ethan Dolle

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Conferences

The SASTPC is particularly interested in conferences related to the nature of time, various quantum phenomena, and key aspects of cosmological modeling, especially those which examine and contrast classical and alternative viewpoints.

International Conference 1996-04-11 - 1996-04-13 in Tucson, AZ

  • Subject: Modern Mathematical Models of Time and their Applications to Physics and Cosmology
  • Funding:

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  • Organizers: W. G. Tifft, W. J. Cocke, C. DeVito, A. Pitucco
  • Published Proceedings: Kluwer Pub Co 1997, and Astrop & Space Sci Journal 1996
  • Editors: W. G. Tifft and W. J. Cocke
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Seminar Records - SASTPC Sponsored

Most seminars are intended for popular through intermediate level audiences. Subjects include reviews of basic areas of advanced physics including aspects of relativity, quantum physics, string theory and high energy physics. Other seminars may review current areas of astrophysical research. One function of the seminar series is to examine controversial and new approaches to problems, to define and discuss the limits of known physics, and to examine some of the problems facing present day standard models. One area of particular interest involves discussions relating to the nature of time

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The Philosophy of Time Series
DescriptionSpeaker Name/AffiliationDates/Location
The Shortest Distance Between Two Points is a "Straight Time": A Study in Conflict ResolutionDr. Anthony Pitucco
Dept of Physical and Geological Sciences,
Pima Community College
2003-04-11
Univ of Arizona, Steward Obs
The History and Philosophy of Time: No End in SightDr. Stewart Barr
Philosophy Dept,
Pima Community College
2003-04-04
Univ of Arizona, Steward Obs
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The Redshift as a Factor In Cosmology Series
DescriptionSpeaker Name/AffiliationDates/Location
Cosmology in 3-Dimensional TimeDr. William G. Tifft
Dept of Astronomy,
Univ of Arizona
2000-12-08
Univ of Arizona, Steward Obs
Particle Physics and the Dimensions of TimeDr. William G. Tifft
Dept of Astronomy,
Univ of Arizona
2000-11-17
Univ of Arizona, Steward Obs
Redshifts and the Dimensions of TimeDr. William G. Tifft
Dept of Astronomy,
Univ of Arizona
2000-11-10
Univ of Arizona, Steward Obs
Is the Redshift Quantized?, Variable?Dr. William G. Tifft
Dept of Astronomy,
Univ of Arizona
2000-11-03
Univ of Arizona, Steward Obs
What Is the Cosmic RedshiftDr. William G. Tifft
Dept of Astronomy,
Univ of Arizona
2000-10-27
Univ of Arizona, Steward Obs
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Current Topics in Physics and Mathematics Series
DescriptionSpeaker Name/AffiliationDates/Location
Introduction to String Theory and String PhenomologyDr. Keith Dienes
Dept of Physics,
Univ of Arizona
2000-05-05
Univ of Arizona, Steward Obs
Particle Physics: The Standard ModelDr. Robert Thews
Dept of Physics,
Univ of Arizona
2000-04-14
Univ of Arizona, Steward Obs
The Kappa Calculus, A Twist on BondiDr. Anthony Pitucco
Dept of Physics,
Pima Community College
2000-04-07
Univ of Arizona, Steward Obs
Aspects of Cosmology In 3-Dimensional TimeDr. William G. Tifft
Dept of Astronomy,
Univ of Arizona
2000-03-31
Univ of Arizona, Steward Obs
Dirac and Magnetic MonopolesDr. J. D. Garcia
Dept of Physics,
Univ of Arizona
2000-03-24
Univ of Arizona, Steward Obs
The Philosophy of TimeDr. Stewart Barr
Dept of Philosophy,
Pima Community College
2000-03-03
Univ of Arizona, Steward Obs
"Missed" Conceptions in PhysicsDr. William Bickel
Dept of Physics,
Univ of Arizona
2000-02-25
Univ of Arizona, Steward Obs
X-ray Quasars - New Information on Redshifts and Galaxy CreationDr. Halton Arp
Max-Planck Institut fur Astrophysik
1999-12-03
Univ of Arizona, Steward Obs
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Topics in Astrophysics Series
DescriptionSpeaker Name/AffiliationDates/Location
The Galactic NucleusDr. M. Reike
Dept of Astronomy,
Univ of Arizona
1998-11-20
Univ of Arizona
Large Scale Structure in the UniverseDr. S. Gregory
Dept of Physics and Astronomy,
Univ of New Mexico
1998-11-13
Univ of Arizona
Active Galactic NucleiDr. Chris Impey
Dept of Astronomy,
Univ of Arizona
1998-11-06
Univ of Arizona
High Redshift GalaxiesDr. J. Bechtold
Dept of Astronomy,
Univ of Arizona
1998-10-30
Univ of Arizona
The Hubble ConstantDr. R. Kennecutt
Dept of Astronomy,
Univ of Arizona
1998-10-23
Univ of Arizona
Dark MatterDr. M. Steinmetz
Dept of Astronomy,
Univ of Arizona
1998-10-16
Univ of Arizona
Gamma Ray Bursts, Is the Party Over?Dr. John Laros
Lunar and Planetary Lab,
Univ of Arizona
1998-10-02
Univ of Arizona
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Basic Concepts In Physics Series
DescriptionSpeaker Name/AffiliationDates/Location
Elementary Aspects of QED - Light and MatterDr. Anthony Pitucco
Dept of Physics,
Pima Community College
1998-04-03
Univ of Arizona
Elementary Aspects of QED - The PhotonDr. Anthony Pitucco
Dept of Physics,
Pima Community College
1998-03-27
Univ of Arizona
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Defining the Scientific Association for the Study of Time
DescriptionSpeaker Name/AffiliationDates/Location
JCST, Goals and PurposeDr. Carl DeVito,
Dr. William G. Tifft,
Dr. Anthony Pitucco
Dept of Mathematics,
Univ of Arizona;
Dept of Astronomy,
Univ of Arizona;
Dept of Physics,
Pima Community College
1998-03-06
Univ of Arizona
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What Drives Cosmology Series
DescriptionSpeaker Name/AffiliationDates/Location
Discussion Group on VDr. William G. Tifft
Dept of Astronomy,
Univ of Arizona
1998-02-27
Univ of Arizona
V. Cosmology in 3-Dimensional TimeDr. William G. Tifft
Dept of Astronomy,
Univ of Arizona
1998-02-20
Univ of Arizona
Discussion Group on IVDr. William G. Tifft
Dept of Astronomy,
Univ of Arizona
1998-02-13
Univ of Arizona
IV. Galaxies and Fundamental ParticlesDr. William G. Tifft
Dept of Astronomy,
Univ of Arizona
1998-02-06
Univ of Arizona
Discussion Group on I-IIIDr. William G. Tifft
Dept of Astronomy,
Univ of Arizona
1998-01-30
Univ of Arizona
III. The Redshift as a Quantized QuantityDr. William G. Tifft
Dept of Astronomy,
Univ of Arizona
1998-01-23
Univ of Arizona
II. InconsistanciesDr. William G. Tifft
Dept of Astronomy,
Univ of Arizona
1997-12-05
Univ of Arizona
I. Classical CosmologyDr. William G. Tifft
Dept of Astronomy,
Univ of Arizona
1997-11-21
Univ of Arizona
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Special Topics
DescriptionSpeaker Name/AffiliationDates/Location
Discovering A Comet Amongst Other ThingsThomas Bopp
1997-11-11
PCC
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Richard P. Feynman Lecture Series
DescriptionSpeaker Name/AffiliationDates/Location
Quantum Electrodynamics (QED) Lecture 3Dr. Anthony Pitucco
Dept of Physics,
Pima Community College
1997-10-30
PCC
Quantum Electrodynamics (QED) Lecture 2Dr. Anthony Pitucco
Dept of Physics,
Pima Community College
1997-10-23
PCC
Quantum Electrodynamics (QED) Lecture 1Dr. Anthony Pitucco
Dept of Physics,
Pima Community College
1997-10-09
PCC
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The Physics of Time Series
DescriptionSpeaker Name/AffiliationDates/Location
Pencil View of Time and SpaceDr. M. Saniga
Astron Inst Slovak Acad Sci
1997-05-02
PCC
The Physics You Thought You Knew That's WrongDr. William Bickel
Dept of Physics,
Univ of Arizona
1996-11-21
PCC
A Brief History of Time in Science and MathematicsDr. Carl DeVito
Dept of Mathematics,
Univ of Arizona
1996-10-31
PCC

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