Zoran Pazameta

Director of Wickware Planetarium

Associate Professor of Astronomy

 

   Office:  Planetarium 2

   Phone:  860-465-5300

   Fax:      860-465-5213

   Email:   pazameta@easternct.edu

 

   EDUCATION

       Ph.D. Physics, State University of New York @ Buffalo

       B.Sc. (Honours) Astronomy, University of Canterbury,Christchurch, New Zealand

 

   COURSES TAUGHT

          AST 214    Descriptive Astronomy with Lab

    AST 226    Introduction to the Solar System

    AST 375    Mathematical Astronomy & Physics

     

   RESEARCH INTEREST
          Theoretical work in general relativity, astrophysics, and cosmology.
          The philosophy and pedagogy of astronomy and physics.

 

    
   PUBLICATIONS
 

"On the Physical Meaning of Einstein's Equations and Their Solutions,"
The Astronomy Quarterly
7, No. 4 (1990).
 

"Solving Bertolami's Equations for Brans-Dicke Cosmological Models,"
International Journal of Theoretical Physics 31, No. 12 (1992).
 

"Science vs. Religion: Teach the Difference, Resolve the Conflict,"
The Skeptical Inquirer
23, No. 4 (1999).
 

"The Laws of Nature: A Skeptic’s Guide,"
The Skeptical Inquirer 24, No. 5 (2000).
 

“On the Feasibility of Detecting the Effects of Artificially Generated Gravitational Radiation”
(co-authored with W.S. Dodakian), Physics Essays 15, No. 2 (2002).

 

"A General Relativistic Model for Magnetic Monopole-Infused Compact Objects," Astrophysics and Space Science 339, Issue 2 (2012)

"Maximum Pivot Angle for a Small Element of a Concave Spherical Mirror Illuminated from its Center of Curvature," International Journal of Applied Science and Technology 2, No. 4 (2012)

"Two Great Minds on World Peace" (on the Einstein-Freud correspndence), American Thinker (americanthinker.com), 8/27/2011

"Red Flag on the Red Planet: China's Great Leap Marsward?" American Thinker (americanthinker.com), 1/7/2012