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Anthony Rizzi

Biography:

Since Einstein first conceived general relativity, over 80 years ago, physicists have sought a definition for angular momentum in general relativity. In 1997, Dr. Anthony Rizzi discovered the first such definition thereby gaining worldwide recognition for his work in theoretical physics. He is uniquely established as both an outstanding theorist and experimentalist, specializing in LIGO (Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory) related areas.

Prior to his current position, he was appointed, by the California Institute of Technology, the first scientist at their Louisiana LIGO observatory. He has taught graduate physics courses at Louisiana State University, has been a research scientist at Princeton University, and was employed for ten years as a Staff Physicist and Design Engineer for Martin Marietta in Denver, Colorado.

His work included projects for the Manned Mars Craft and the Mars Observer. Dr. Rizzi received physics degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, (BS), University of Colorado (MS) and Princeton University (Ph.D.). He is author of The Science Before Science: A Guide to Thinking in the 21st Century. In 2003, he founded The Institute for Advanced Physics (IAPweb.org) and currently serves as its fulltime Director where he continues his research in Einstein's theory and other gravity wave related areas.

Past Shows:

Philosophical Physics

Dr. Anthony Rizzi, theoretical physicist and founder of The Institute for Advanced Physics, discussed the possibility of time travel, the human soul, proof of God, and the difference between knowledge and belief. Rizzi suggested most of what we "know" is actually "faith based on authority" rather than proper knowledge, but that is not necessarily bad as long as the authority is reliable. ... More »

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