Professor S. James Gates Jr., Ph.D.

Professor S. James Gates Jr.
  • University of Maryland, College Park
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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Dr. S. James Gates Jr. is the John S. Toll Professor of Physics and Director of the Center for String and Particle Theory at the University of Maryland at College Park. He earned two B.S. degrees in mathematics and physics and earned his Ph.D. in the studies of elementary particle physics and quantum field theory at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dr. Gates's first post was a Junior Fellow in the Harvard Society of Fellows. That led to an appointment at the California Institute of Technology and a faculty appointment at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. During his tenure at the University of Maryland, Dr. Gates served a leave of absence as Professor of Physics and Department Chair at Howard University. Professor Gates is the recipient of many awards and honors, including the American Physical Society's Bouchet Award; the MIT Martin Luther King, Jr., Leadership Award; the Klopsteg Award of the American Association of Physics Teachers; the Washington Academy of Sciences College Science Teacher of the Year Award; and the 2006 Public Understanding of Science and Technology Award by the American Association for the Advancement of Science. In 2009, he was appointed to the President's Council of Advisers on Science and Technology and became a member of the Maryland State Board of Education. Professor Gates is the author or coauthor of more than 180 published research papers and is the coauthor of Superspace, or 1001 Lessons in Supersymmetry. Professor Gates has been featured on four PBS television series: Breakthrough: The Changing Face of Science in America; A Science Odyssey; The Elegant Universe; and E = mc2: The Biography of the World's Most Famous Equation. Professor Gates has also served as a consultant for the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Department of Energy, and the U.S. Department of Defense.

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  1. Superstring Theory: The DNA of Reality Sale

    Superstring Theory: The DNA of Reality

    S. James Gates Jr.
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    One of the most exciting scientific adventures of all time is the search for the ultimate nature of physical reality. The latest advance in this epic quest is string theory. Dr. S. James Gates, Jr., has presented more than 100 public talks on string theory, enhanced by a set of visual aids designed to convey to a lay audience the difficult mathematical ideas that underlie this subject. Are you eager to look over the...
  2. (Set) Superstring Theory: The DNA of Reality & Particle Physics for Non-Physicists: A Tour of the Microcosmos  Set

    (Set) Superstring Theory: The DNA of Reality & Particle Physics for Non-Physicists: A Tour of the Microcosmos

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $509.90 Starting at $509.90 $509.90 $509.90$509.90
    Uncover the hidden beauty and intricate details of the particle world with this intriguing two-course set. In Particle Physics for Non-Physicists: A Tour of the Microcosmos, become familiar with the fundamental particles that make up matter, the ways these particles interact, and the field's great discoveries and pioneers. Then, in String Theory: The DNA of Reality, embark on an unforgettable scientific adventure...
  3. (Set) New Frontiers: Modern Perspectives on Our Solar System  & Superstring Theory: The DNA of Reality  Set on sale

    (Set) New Frontiers: Modern Perspectives on Our Solar System & Superstring Theory: The DNA of Reality

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Save up to $448.00 Starting at $61.90 $509.90 $61.90$509.90
    Prepare to be intrigued, enlightened, and amazed by these two courses that pierce the mysterious heart of our universe. New Frontiers: Modern Perspectives on Our Solar System is a visually stunning and richly detailed investigation of what we know about the solar system today. Superstring Theory: The DNA of Reality investigates the scientific search for the ultimate nature of physical reality and reveals why string...
  4. (Set) Dark Matter, Dark Energy,  Superstring Theory & Particle Physics   Set

    (Set) Dark Matter, Dark Energy, Superstring Theory & Particle Physics

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $764.85 Starting at $764.85 $764.85 $764.85$764.85
    Uncover answers to the mysteries and secrets of our universe and our physical reality in three riveting courses. Dark Matter, Dark Energy: The Dark Side of the Universe explores two of the most eagerly studied subjects in modern cosmology. Superstring Theory: The DNA of Reality is a pointed look at inconceivably tiny filaments of vibrating energy with staggering implications for our understanding of the universe....
  5. (Set) Superstring Theory & Einstein's Relativity and the Quantum Revolution  Set

    (Set) Superstring Theory & Einstein's Relativity and the Quantum Revolution

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $509.90 Starting at $509.90 $509.90 $509.90$509.90
    Examine exciting concepts on the cutting edge of science in these two eye-opening courses. Einstein's Relativity and the Quantum Revolution: Modern Physics for Non-Scientists, 2nd Edition explores the awe-inspiring concepts of modern physics in ways that anyone interested in learning can readily master. Then, join the search for the ultimate nature of physical reality in the exciting lectures of Superstring Theory:...
  6. (Set) The Science Of The Next 100 Years  Set

    (Set) The Science Of The Next 100 Years

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $1,929.60 Starting at $1,929.60 $1,929.60 $1,929.60$1,929.60
    Science, more than any other field of human study, is home to lightning-fast changes with the power to instantly revolutionize our understanding of the universe. So what are the scientific ideas that will occupy headlines and news stories for the next 100 years? What effects will they have on the way you think about—and live in—the world around you? The courses featured in this special section are your...
  7. (Set) Superstring Theory & Dark Matter, Dark Energy  Set

    (Set) Superstring Theory & Dark Matter, Dark Energy

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $509.90 Starting at $509.90 $509.90 $509.90$509.90
    Uncover answers to the mysteries and secrets of our universe in these two riveting courses. Dark Matter, Dark Energy: The Dark Side of the Universe explores two of the most eagerly studied subjects in modern cosmology. Superstring Theory: The DNA of Reality is a pointed look at the inconceivably tiny filaments of vibrating energy that have staggering implications for our understanding of the universe.
  8. (Set) Black Holes Explained & Superstring Theory: The DNA of Reality  Set

    (Set) Black Holes Explained & Superstring Theory: The DNA of Reality

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $454.90 Starting at $454.90 $454.90 $454.90$454.90
    Black holes and string theory—two mind-boggling scientific concepts that are finally made clear with this two-course set. In Black Holes Explained, you'll discover the secrets of photon spheres, event horizons, Einstein rings, and other concepts involved in the study of black holes. And in Superstring Theory: The DNA of Reality, you'll look over the shoulder of a prominent theorist at work—one who has a...
  9. (Set) Dark Matter, Dark Energy: The Dark Side of the Universe; Superstring Theory: The DNA of Reality; Chaos; & Quantum Mechanics: The Physics of the Microscopic World  Set

    (Set) Dark Matter, Dark Energy: The Dark Side of the Universe; Superstring Theory: The DNA of Reality; Chaos; & Quantum Mechanics: The Physics of the Microscopic World

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $1,019.80 Starting at $1,019.80 $1,019.80 $1,019.80$1,019.80
  10. (Set) Understanding the Universe: An Introduction to Astronomy, 2nd Edition; Cosmology: The History and Nature of Our Universe & Superstring Theory: The DNA of Reality  Set

    (Set) Understanding the Universe: An Introduction to Astronomy, 2nd Edition; Cosmology: The History and Nature of Our Universe & Superstring Theory: The DNA of Reality

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $1,429.85 Starting at $1,429.85 $1,429.85 $1,429.85$1,429.85
    Solve countless scientific mysteries about the origin, evolution, composition, and probable fate of our universe. In Cosmology: The History and Nature of Our Universe, discover how this fascinating field has helped us understand dark matter, cosmic inflation, the birth of galaxies, and more. Superstring Theory: The DNA of Reality explores the search for the ultimate nature of physical reality in a manner that can be...