Present or Most Recent Position: I worked as a mid-level (never as a boss) materials physicist at the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) in Washington, DC, for 33 years. After my retirement in early 2001, I took up unsolicited invited professorships of research at Université Pierre et Marie Curie-Paris 6 and Tokyo Institute of Technology. After those visits, I no longer had a laboratory or a salary, yet I still attended several topical conferences at my own expense and published 13 more technical papers, four of which I had to pay the publication costs. All-together, I have published 200 technical papers, 115 of which I am the first author. Titles of some of the best of those, together with brief summaries, and a condensed history of my processional life as a glass physicist and later an impact geologist can be found at my Linked In page.
Fields: Physics, Materials Science, electron spin resonance (ESR) specialist, and more recently impact geology.
Degrees and Schools: Carnegie Institute of Technology (now Carnegie-Mellon University): BA in Physics 1960. Courses: Physics, Theoretical Physics, Laboratory Physics, Chemistry, Math, Differential Equations, Calculus, Economics, History, and Literature. Brown University, PhD in Physics 1966. Courses: Classical Physics, Electrodynamics, Quantum Mechanics A, B, and C, Solid State Physics, Nuclear Physics. Atomic Physics, Statistical Mechanics, Electrodynamics and Relativity.
Statement on 9/11: “Four years late in realizing that the official conspiracy theory of the 9/11 attacks s a pack of lies, I immediately set myself to the task of deducing the most likely attack schemes. And I soon recalled that I had been an eye witness to two different outrageously dangerous low-altitude military aviation stunts in the vicinity of the Pentagon about 12 and 7 years before the 9/11/2001 attack – at precisely at the same time of the day! Therefore, in hind-sight I conclude that the planes I saw so long ago must have been two different trial runs for two separate attacks on the Pentagon (each of which were later reported by eye witnesses on the morning of 9/11/01).”
Additional Information: While still at NRL I became a Fellow of the American Physical Society as well as a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, both of which are granted only to those backed by 3 or 4 individuals who are already Fellows of the given Society, who then decide which should be the winner or winners among the hopefuls submitted in that year. More recently I received the top award of the Glass and Optical Sciences Division of the American Ceramic Society last May 22 at Madison, Wis.
Website: David Griscom’s Blog.
Papers: Found in my 9/11 blog posts: