Skip to Top Navigation Skip to Utility Navigation Skip to Search Skip to Left Navigation Skip to Content

Laurence I. Gould, PhD


Physics Department

Dana Hall 221


Personal Website

PhD   Temple University   |   MA   Temple University   |   BA   Carnegie-Mellon University

Interests: Connections between Non-Local Dynamical Equations and Conservation Laws, Computational Physics using Symbolic Algebra, Critical Investigations of the Claims about “Global Warming/Climate Change/Global Climate Disruption”, Symmetry in Science Education, History and Philosophy of Science, and Foundations of Quantum Theory.

Examples of Work done in the main areas of interest (papers in a variety of journals;  talks given at local, national, and international levels) :

  1. Connections between Non-Local Dynamical Equations and Conservation Laws: "Nonlocal Conserved Quantities, Balance Laws, and Equations of Motion," International Journal of Theoretical Physics  28, 335 - 363 (1989); "Nonlocal Generalized Angular-Momentum Balance Laws and Equations of Motion," International Journal of Engineering Science  30, 1417 - 1432 (1992); "Quantum Dynamics and Neural Dynamics: Some Analogies between the Formalisms of Bohm and Pribram," an invited paper (Fall 1994) for Scale in Conscious Experience: Is the Brain too Important to be Left to Specialists to Study?, 3rd Appalachian Conference Proceedings on Behavioral Neurodynamics (Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, NJ, 1995), pp. 339 – 348; "Physics and Philosophy concerning the Application of Variational Principles toward Relating Dynamical Equations to Conservation Laws" (Oxford University; England, 6/17/91). 
  2. Computational Physics using Symbolic Algebra:  “Research Activity in Computational Physics” for the Caltech/Jet Propulsion Laboratory’s Ultracomputing Group (June 2004; NASA-JPL, Pasadena, CA); "Computer Algebra for Lagrangian, Hamiltonian and Autonomous Systems" — seminar (Department of Mathematics {Faculty of Mathematics and Physics}, University of Ljubljana; Slovenia, 8/6/96)
  3. Critical Investigations of the Claims about “Global Warming/Climate Change/Global Climate Disruption”: “The Mythology of Anthropogenic Global Warming & its Policy Consequences” — Occupational & Environmental Medicine Colloquium, University of Connecticut Health Center (Farmington, CT; 6/18/09); “Global Warming Alarmism” — The League of Women Voters of New Haven Regional Round Table Luncheon (Including the Amity, Cheshire/Wallingford, Hamden, New Haven/West Haven and North Haven Leagues); Graduate Club of Yale University (New Haven, CT; 2/24/09); “A Convenient Falsehood Myths, Methods, and Consequences of the Global Warming Hoax,” Keene State College (Keene, NH; 10/2/08); “Global Warming Alarmism: Checking the Claims, Exposing the Methods” — for The 2009 International conference on Climate Change (New York City; 3/10/09)
  4. Symmetry in Science Education: “Seeing Through Symmetry — As Seen Through Its Labs,” invited paper for Symmetry: Culture and Science  8, Nos. 3-4, pp. 401 – 408 (1997; published in Fall 2001); "What Is Symmetry That Educators and Students Should Be Mindful Of It?" chapter for the book, Interdisciplinary General Education: Questioning Outside the Lines, Marcia Bundy Seabury, Editor (College Entrance Examination Board, NY, 1999)
  5. History and Philosophy of Science: “Einstein: Myth & Magic” — Amateur Astronomers Association of New York City; American Museum of Natural History (New York City; 3/7/08); Issues in Science and Religion: A Critical Evaluation,” in Science, Religion, and Society:  History, Culture, and Controversy, edited by Gary Laderman  and Arri Eisen (M.E. Sharpe, NY, Fall 2007) [article completed 1/7/05 and solicited based on an invited talk (quantum theory and brain) given at Vassar College; forward by the Dalai Lama]
  6. Foundations of Quantum Theory: "Response to Mayants' Note on Bohm's Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics" (with B.J. Hiley, University of London), Physics Essays  6, No. 1, 129 - 132 (March 1993);