Matt Young is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Physics and the Division of Engineering at the Colorado School of Mines in Golden, Colorado. Until 1999, he was a Physicist with the National Institute of Standards and Technology in Boulder, Colorado, and Chairman of NIST’s Boulder Editorial Review Board. He confesses that he was born in Brooklyn, New York,
He earned a B.S. and a Ph.D. from the University of Rochester, Institute of Optics. He has been Assistant Professor of Physics at the University of Waterloo, Assistant Professor of Electrophysics and Electronic Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Associate Professor of Natural Science at Verrazzano College, and Professor Adjoint at the University of Colorado. He also served briefly as Guest Scientist at the General Electric R & D Center, consultant to the New York State Energy Commission, Visiting Scientist at the Weizmann Institute of Science, and Technical Editor of the trade magazine Optical Spectra.
Dr. Young won the Newton Award for Achievement in the Applied Sciences at the University of Rochester and was elected to Sigma Xi, a scientific research honor society. He has earned a Department of Commerce Silver Medal for his work in optical fiber measurements, a Gold Medal for leading a group that developed a standard of fiber diameter, and the Measurement Services Award.
Dr. Young is a Fellow of the Optical Society of America and a member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the Federation of American Scientists. He has served as Associate Editor of the Journal of the Optical Society of America, President of the Rocky Mountain Section of OSA, and Optics Correspondent for the American Association of Physics Teachers. He is the author or co-author of several NIST Technical Notes and Interagency Reports, and roughly 75 other publications, and was twice Guest Editor of the international Conference on Precision Electromagnetic Measurements.
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Why Intelligent Design Fails: A Scientific Critique of the New Creationism
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