Scientific Association for the Study of Time in Physics and Cosmology

The University of Arizona
Pima Community College

William Grant Tifft: Astronomer

  • Born in Connecticut, April 5, 1932, son of William Charles and Marguerite Howe (Hubble) Tifft.
  • Harvard college (AB 1954 - Astronomy)
  • California Institute of Technology (PhD 1958 - Astronomy and Physics)
  • National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow 1958-60, Australian National University and Mount Stromlo Observatory, Canberra, Australia.
  • Research Associate 1960-61, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee.
  • Astronomer 1961-64, Lowell Observatory, Flagstaff, Arizona.
  • Associate Professor 1964-73, Professor 1973-2002, Emeritus Professor 2002-Present, University of Arizona and Steward Observatory, Tucson, Arizona.
  • Fellow American Astronomical Society, Member International Astronomical Union
  • Author of over 100 professional articles,
  • Joint author Revised New General Catalog 1973
  • Joint editor International Conference on Modern Mathematical Models of Time and their Application to Physics and Cosmology 1996
  • Research includes early photoelectric photometry and stellar population studies of galaxies, investigations relating to manned space astronomy, original defination studies of the large scale distribution of galaxies and cosmic voids, discovery of redshift quatization and associated correlations including variability, and investigations of models involving 3-dimensional time in cosmology and fundamental particle physics.
  • For a more personalized profile refer to biographical article by L. Yule in The World and I Magazine, March 1997, pg 170.
  • Principal Scientist, SASTPC Central Site - U of A / Pima CC Tucson

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