James Lindesay

James Lindesay was born in Kansas City, Kansas. He received his SB in physics form MIT, where he did research in scattering theory with Francis Low, helped design and build drift chambers with Ulrich Becker and Samuel C.C. Ting, and wrote a thesis on macroscopic quantum fluids working with Harry Morrison.  He received his MS from Stanford University while studying the phenomenology of photo-production of hadrons with Brodsky. He received his PhD developing the theory for few particle relativistic dynamics working with H. Pierre Noyes at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC).  During his tenure as a graduate student, he received Stanford University’s highest teaching honor (Gores Award), as well as being given the honorary faculty position by the faculty of the Stanford Physics Department. He was the Resident Fellow of Lagunita East Residences, and the second Resident Fellow of Ujamaa, the African-American Theme Residence at Stanford University. He received a Chancellor’s Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellowship from the University of California, Berkeley, where he worked on the applications of abelian and non-abelian local gauge theories to problems in quantum fluids. In addition, he received a National Research Council / Ford Foundation Fellowship, where he worked at SLAC to develop the first relativistically covariant cluster decomposable unitary few particle scattering theory. He was appointed as an assistant professor of physics at Howard University from 1988-1994, where he founded, and continues to serve as the Director of the Computational Physics Laboratory. He was promoted to associate professor in 1994, and to full professor in 2008.  He has more than 70 journal and technical publications, has co-authored 2 books including the World Scientific Press best seller “An Introduction to Black Holes, Information, and the String Theory Revolution: The Holographic Universe” co-authored with Lenny Susskind, selected to the Scientific American Main Selection Book Club, and Ranked Top 5 Books in the Scientific American Book Club for 2005, the International Year of Physics. He holds a patent for “Quantum Optical Methods of and Apparatuses for Writing Bragg Reflection Filters” (#6,434,298, Aug 2002).  His present research interests include cosmology, theoretical physics, biophysics, and foundations of physics.