SASTPC ResearchThe SASTPC brings together researchers in astronomy, astrophysics, cosmology, gravitational physics, particle physics, mathematics and related areas, with the purpose of exploring subjects observationally and theoretically which are directly or potentially related to the nature of time. A common thread related to both conventional and controversial research points toward a need for a better understanding of the nature of time. Many conventional views are actively pursued while alternatives are rarely examined in a comprehensive manner. The SASTPC research is directed toward addressing various new and old ideas including a serious effort related to alternative models of time and studies supportive of that objective.
The SASTPC research program incorporates observational studies of our Galaxy and external galaxies which relate to the nature of galaxies and systems of galaxies. It includes work on the nature of the redshift, large scale structure, and early universe conditions which define the nature of possible cosmological models. Since the origin of the universe is linked to the physics of fundamental particles and forces, particle physics is an inherent part of the SASTPC research program. Stellar and interstellar astrophysics is included to the extent that it relates to the larger scale nature of galaxies and cosmology, or to unexplained phenomena which may have cosmological overtones.
From the theoretical viewpoint models have been introduced in the past and explored in connection with phenomena such as quantum time, multi-dimensional time, non-Doppler redshifts, particle properties and time asymmetry.
Insight is needed to assist in re-formulating extant models and formulating new models of time. New and innovative ideas are welcome.
Areas of research include but are not limited to:
Critical Properties of Galaxies
Approaches to Observational Cosmology
Gravitation and Time in Relativity
Mathematical Models and Statistical Methods