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About Norman Harris

Dr. Norman Harris is an accomplished physicist and mathematician who has spent most of his professional life working with some of the top minds in the world.  He has accomplished pioneering research in the classified world of secret technologies and has been recognized as a leader in his field.  His co-workers in his professional life have included Nobel Prize winners, medal winners, and world-recognized experts. 

Dr. Harris has been involved in joint research with such noted scientists as Nobel Laureates Dr. Hans Bethe (research topic was classified) and Dr. Richard Bellman (research topic: fuzzy set membership in environmental importance functions) and pioneering physicists such as Dr. Robley Evans, author of "The Atomic Nucleus" (research topics: high energy particle scattering and Moments Method simulation of external dose due to particle-tissue interactions) and K.Z. Morgan head of the International Commission on Radiation Protection (research topic: Internal Radiation Effects in Human Lung Tissue).  Dr. Harris was director of technical studies for projects involving information-theoretic models with Constance Franklin, sister of Norbert Weiner, pioneer in Cybernetics and co-worker with Albert Einstein (research topic: Transfer Model Simulations of Emergent Characteristics in a hyperspace) and Nobel Laureate, Vasily Leontief (research topic: Input-Output Econometric Analysis with Environmental Externalities).  Dr. Harris also worked with Nobel Laureate Richard Feynman on an advanced model of the nucleus for use with high energy particle interactions.  Dr. Harris also worked closely with Dr. Hans Mark, former director of Ames Aeronautical Research Laboratories and formerly Secretary of the Air Force.  Dr. Mark is presently part of the technical arm of the George W. Bush presidency. 

Dr. Harris' technical specialties include; expertise in mind/brain computational models, information theory, cognitive systems, neural harmonic theory, artificial intelligence, space flight dynamics, flight dynamics, space radiation effects, fuzzy logic, computer science, systems analysis, probabilistic analysis, nuclear models of cosmic ray interaction, radiation effects, plasma dynamics, geometrical optics, astrophysics, wave propagation models, multi-agent game analysis, diffraction theory and propagation of electromagnetic radiation in lossy dielectrics. 

Dr. Harris also has expertise in environmental sciences, atmospheric sciences, environmental impact analysis, ground water dispersion, remote imagery, marine turbulence and dispersion and economic input-output analysis.  

Career Highlights

Dr. Harris has been an invited speaker on radio and television and press conferences aimed at informing the public of his scientific research into radiation effects and nuclear weapon technology.  Dr. Harris has testified before Congress and has served as a technical consultant in the development of new legislation. Dr. Harris has been an advisor to the Secretary of The Air Force and a consultant to the liaison between Congress and the Air Force. 

Dr. Harris was appointed to the prestigious Delphi Committee in order to set long term strategic and scientific requirements for the United States of America, reporting directly to the President of the United States.  Dr. Harris has been an advisor to Congress and has reviewed and recommended legislative actions relative to EPRI and technical aspects of a revised environmental protection act. 

Dr. Harris has been an invited lecturer for the United States Office of Technology Assessment.  Dr. Harris on one occasion spoke for eight straight hours on the subject of fuzzy set applications to remote sensing.  He spoke in front of the full 200 man staff of the Office of Technology Assessment because fuzzy analysis was a cutting edge tool for scientists at that time.  The Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) was established by Congress in 1972 to provide congressional committees with analyses of emerging, difficult, and often highly technical issues. OTA staff represented every major field of science and technology, ranging from board-certified internists to Ph.D. physicists. 

Dr. Harris has taken part in medical research at the University of California Los Angeles and developed significant models of the lung and its retention of various particle sizes in the alveoli.   These new discoveries affected the dose level of particles retained, which contain radiation.  This information was also used to determine nicotine retention as a function of particle size within the lungs. 

Dr. Harris took part in the development of the first safe car for the department of transportation and contributed significantly to the modeling of car dynamics for use in designing automobiles. 

Dr. Harris has also been an advisor to two presidents in secret technical areas relating to the strategic defense of the United States. 

Pacific Center for Advanced Studies (PCAS)

Dr. Harris has become a director of the Pacific Center for Advanced Studies in 1993.  The center is composed of five advanced institutes, which encompass major segments of our scientific research.  These include:

  1. The Institute for Mind/Brain Research
  2. The Institute for Computational Neurology
  3. The Laboratory for Theoretical Physics Research
  4. The Center for Music-Theoretic Research
  5. The Laboratory for Information-Theoretic Research

The Center is dedicated to helping improve our understanding of the world while enriching our lives through research.

This research has resulted in hundreds of original papers and a range of other publications aimed at both experts in the various fields and the general public, interested in the results of cutting edge research. 

This Institute carries on both theoretical and computer laboratory research, aimed at a better understanding of how Cognition and Mentation are supported by the biological structures of the brain.  Scientific studies concerned with computationalism, synaptic neurochemical kinetics, isocortex computational and dynamic structures, informational transduction by neurochemicals, circuital dynamics, cytoarchitectural dynamics, convergence zone operational characteristics, relativism in information processing, RF/CF interactions, sequencing structures, PHI-effects in consciousness, hypothesis testing in the subconscious, synthetic Will and executory functions, synthetic consciousness and the role of neurochemicals in the production of analogical constructions within the brain.  Ongoing studies also include the development of synthetic awareness and the analysis and theoretical structure of aware systems, including self-awareness.

Pioneering Achievements

Over the period of his extensive career, Dr. Harris has pioneered in both publicly distributed subjects and secret, classified subjects.  An asterisk was placed by those subjects that are of a secret nature:

* Pioneered in development of first re-enterable ballistic missiles.

 Pioneered unified theory of mind/brain Will and a Synthetic Mind in Massively Parallel Computer Systems.

* Pioneered in testing of first monkeys to be used for space flight.

* Pioneered in development of first nuclear powered ramjet.

 Pioneered in development of atmospheric transport models to be used by NASA at Edwards AFB for the Space Shuttle landing Program.

 Pioneered in the development of an Input-Output Model with externalities in conjunction with Nobel Laureate Vasily Leontief.

* Developed first boundary layer technique using Geometric Optics for solving linear hyperbolic partial differential equations with mixed boundary conditions.

* Developed first fuzzy model of environmental emergent characteristics.

* Developed first multi-state trajectory model of pre-war buildup, which predicted Cuban Missile Crisis.

* Developed first Monte Carlo transport model for simulation of sub-critical mass dynamics.

* Developed first model of nascent fission product interactions, buildup and decay.

* Developed first model of diffusion of fission products through reactor fuel elements.

* Developed first Moments Method radiation transport model for simulating radiation transport near an air-ground interface.

* Developed first Plasma dynamics model for Blackout effects.

* Developed first infrared detection model in a nuclear environment.

* Developed first Radar Cross Section Model using Diffraction at Eiconals.

* Developed first boundary layer technique using Geometric Optics for solving linear hyperbolic partial differential equations with mixed boundary conditions.

 Developed first fully computerized micro-meteorological system using a microprocessor.

* First simulation of high-energy radiation interactions in space for use with the Space Shuttle.

 Developed first kinetic automotive dynamics simulation.

* First simulation of radar detection of diffracted radar waves for use in designing the Stealth system.

 First computer-integrated predictor of earth environment changes due to large construction projects using satellite data combined with Fuzzy Logic Models.

 * First simulation of information flow in a dynamic plasma environment.

The following is a list of universities and institutes with which Dr. Harris has been associated during his extensive career: 

* Indicates that this work was of a secret nature and therefore specific individuals may not be named for certain of these projects.

 UCLA School of Medicine — Invited lecturer to the medical staff on radiological effects in space and effects of shielding in a medical environment.  Also worked with medical staff on research into the effects of multi micron size particles in intimate contact with the alveoli of the lungs.

* New York University, Worked with Dr. Jack Keller on original research involving geometric optics and the diffraction field near an Eiconal.

* Princeton University and the Institute for Advanced Studies - Involved in research on electromagnetic waves and their effect in hyperspace. 

  Vanderbilt University — Worked in conjunction with Oakridge National Laboratories on radiation effects on human tissue from cosmic rays in space.  

* University California, San Diego — Worked with selected staff as a consultant in deep ocean diffusion mechanisms.

 Scripps Institute of Oceanography — Worked with selected staff to test the diffusion of effluents above the thermocline. 

 Salk Institute — Worked with personnel on the problems of reordering DNA modification of tissues in an electrophoretic environment.  

 Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute — Worked with a team lead by Gabriel Cznady in conjunction with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to determine the effects of schooling and the turbulent nature of high degree ocean states on multilevel diffusion. 

* University of California, Berkeley — Worked with Dr. Charles Stone on the Theory of Infinitely Divisible Distributions and their relationship to the biasing of characteristic functions. 

 California Institute of Technology — Worked with selected members of the staff on nuclear modeling and the effects of dyes on high degree ocean states.

  University of California, Santa Barbara — Worked with selected staff on weapons effects above the troposphere: and also mass changes in a discontinuous conformational environment near a black hole. 

List of universities and institutes in which Dr. Harris has been associated during his extensive career.

 Harvard University — Worked with members of the economics department on externalities in an input-output simulation of value added by large projects. 

* Massachusetts Institute of Technology — Worked on advanced radiation effects in a plasma-like environment in conjunction with Mitre Corporation and MIT professors.

* University of Chicago — Worked on early simulation methods of predicting critical mass configurations using Monte Carlo techniques.  

* Brookhaven National Laboratory — Worked on the effects of nascent fission products on boundary layer penetration of gross fission product diffusion into fuel cells.  

* Oakridge National Laboratory — Worked with Dr. K.Z. Morgan on effects of space flight on selected animals and the effects of high energy radiation and aural beta charge transfer to living tissue.  

* Los Alamos National Laboratory - Worked on advanced methods for using high energy lasers in space and special mathematical algorithms for unfolding multispectral radiations from nuclear weapons. 

* White Sands Proving Grounds — Pioneered in the development of high speed multi-stage drag chutes, re-enterable ballistic missile nose cones and testing of Snap10A.

* Mitre Corporation — Worked with MIT in the development of methods for transmitting electromagnetic radiation through highly ionized fields.

 NASA — Worked with NASA headquarters, NASA Edwards, and NASA Pasadena in the development of generative ground contours for the projection of reentry risks for space shuttle landings and developed a model of the effect of cosmic ray attenuation by various space suit configurations and the resulting tissue dose to the astronaut wearing a suit.

* Vandenberg Air Force Base and Space Flight Proving Grounds — Worked with the AFTEC Commander and meteorological staff to implement a generative contour system for determining post launch abort requirements and other test safety considerations.

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