Resume of accomplishments, creations, quirks, etc. of John B. Wilson: a scientist,
mathematician, programmer, philosopher, poet, artist, and all-around
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John was working on a Physics Doctorate at GA Tech from 1991-1995, when he met his wife-to-be, Serpil. Serpil (Sera) has M.S. degrees in Physics, Health Physics, and Physics Education, and is currently trying to finish a Medical Physics PhD degree. They were married in İstanbul, Turkey in 1994, and lived there from 1995-1996. They returned to the US in 1996 and began working at the family small business, FHS Supply, Inc.-Manufacturing Superior Racing Oils & R/C Model Fuels, along with John's brother, David, who is also an Eternal at Dragon*Con. Serpil & John divorced in 2009, but remain (occasionally) on good terms. They have two wonderful children, Melike & İlayda, who do their very best to drive their parents crazy, and seem to be succeeding at it...;-) In 2005, John began working at Austin International, Inc., a business that refurbishes residential and commercial electrical meters, gas meters, and other large scale industrial electrical equipment. John is the IT Dept. (Programming, troubleshooting, DB-Admin, Sys-Admin, BkUp-Admin, etc.) Some projects have included writing software to do the physics of proving gas flow meters, barcode scanning and generation, meter dial simulation, database access, many kinds of serial port communication, Automation programs for various metering devices, etc. He still continues to do computer work for FHS.
John is currently on (temporary?) leave from his Ph.D. All that remains is to finish his
thesis "The Non-Trivial Overall Phase in Quantum Theory".
Hypothesis: The overall
phase of the wave vector in QT contains the additional info necessary to determine the
outcome of a measurement. Measurements in standard QT are "random", but the
evolution of the complete system is deterministic. However, the observer +
measured are just a bigger overall system evolving deterministically. The overall phase of
the complete system is about the only "hidden variable" , in the EPR sense,
which has not been ruled out, I think. Although we may not currently be able to measure
phases of single particles, nature is using them. This is, of course, not the currently
accepted theory. But just think about it: All the really cool quantum stuff happens when
lots of particles get in phase. If the overall phases are non-physical, then how do the
individual particles get in step? That everything is innately (non-locally) connected
seems too complicated, considering that general relativity is considered to be correct.
But, if the individual particles can "detect" each others' overall phase and
lock in, that would make things simple-and very interesting... In the meantime,
check out his Derivation of Quantum Mechanics from Special
A few creative accomplishments:
A physics Derivation of Quantum Mechanics from Special Relativity! and 4-Vectors.
Forced Induction, used to find the general formula for the Sums of Powers of Integers, an innovative twist on the mathematical concept of Proof by Induction.
An interactive assembly language IFS fractal program, Fractal Origami, capable of generating "zillions" of fractal images yet less than 1K in size. Not only are "complex" fractals defined by only a few simple rules, here is the "complex" program defined by only a few simple bytes.
The RuneQuest Cipher Challenge, an elaborate cipher puzzle with an awesome enigmatic riddle, on par with (or IMHO exceeding) the intricacies and difficulty of the Kryptos Cipher.
However, prior to this I had worked on a Secret CodeSystems & Ciphers program while working on the Kryptos Cipher.
Some fairly decent Scientific-Pantheist Poetry, putting some of my philosophy into verse.
HIDIMG Java, an auto-stereogram program for displaying hidden 3D images, a rewrite of my original DOS program from the late 80's.
BTW, given that I like to play with Prime Numbers, I find it interesting that there is a theorem about primes discovered by another John Wilson, a mathematician from the 1700's. (perhaps a distant ancestor?) - it basically gives an alternate definition of prime numbers.
|1<p is prime iff (p-1)! = -1 (mod p)||see John Wilson's Theorem from MathWorld, John Wilson's Theorem from WikiPedia|
..and, a pretty good summary of my stance on life...
(The Creed of the Sociopathic Obsessive Compulsive)
1.If anything can go wrong, fix it! (To hell with Murphy!)
2.When given a choice, take both.
3.Multiple projects lead to multiple successes.
4.Start at the top and work your way up.
5.Do it by the book... but be the author.
6.When forced to compromise, ask for more.
7.If you can't beat them, join them, and then beat them.
8.If it's worth doing, it's got to be done now!
9.If you can't win, change the rules.
10.If you can't change the rules, then ignore them.
11.Perfection is not optional.
12.When faced without a challenge, make one.
13."No" simply means begin again at one level higher.
14.Don't walk when you can run.
15.Bureaucracy is a challenge to be conquered with a righteous attitude, a tolerance for stupidity, and a bulldozer when necessary.
16.When in doubt, THINK!
17.Patience is a virtue, but persistence to the point of success is a blessing.
18.The squeaky wheel gets replaced.
19.The faster you move, the slower time passes, the longer you live!
20.The best way to predict the future is to create it yourself. - Burt Rutan - SpaceShipOne !!!
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