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Ken Wharton

Department of Physics and Astronomy, San Jose State University Related

Ken joined the Department of Physics and Astronomy at SJSU in 2001. While originally an experimental laser physicist, he is now a full-time quantum theorist. He has also been known to occasionally publish “hard” (scientifically-accurate) science fiction stories, including his Divine Intervention that won the Special Citation for the 2001 Philip K. Dick Award.

His papers include Action Duality: A Constructive Principle for Quantum Foundations, New Slant on the EPR-Bell Experiment, A Novel Interpretation of the Klein-Gordon Equation, Time-Symmetric Boundary Conditions and Quantum Foundations, Time-Symmetric Quantum Mechanics, Quantum Theory without Quantization, The Universe is not a Computer, A classical analog for the electron spin state, and Extending Hamilton’s principle to quantize classical fields.

Ken earned his BS in Physics at Stanford University in 1992 and his Ph.D. in Physics at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) in 1998.

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