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Christopher Jargocki

Christopher Jargocki, American physicist, science writer. Recipient prize Science and Religion Course Competition, John Templeton Foundation, 1996. Member American Association Physics Teachers, Missouri Academy of Sciences, Polish Institute Arts and Sciences American.

Background

  • Jargocki, Christopher was born on April 29, 1944 in Warsaw, Poland. Came to the United States, 1963. Son of Zdzislaw Jargocki and Stefania Lesinska Vcala.

  • Education

    • Student, University Warsaw, 1962. Bachelor of Science in Physics, University of California at Los Angeles, 1966. Doctor of Philosophy in Theoretical Physics, University California, Irvine, 1981.

    Career

    • Freelance translator Scitran, Inc., Santa Barbara, California, 1966-1976. Computer programmer Service Bureau Corporation, Inglewood, 1967-1968. Science writer Scribner's, New York City, 1973-1976.

      System analyst Interstate Electronics, Inc., Anaheim, California, 1976-1977. President, founder Human Potential Institute, Costa Mesa, 1977-1979. Visiting assistant professor Northeastern University, Boston, 1981-1983, lecturer in physics, 1983-1991.

      Assistant professor physics Central Missouri State University, Warrensburg, 1991-1998, associate professor physics, since 1998.

    Works

    • Mad About Physics: Braintwisters, Paradoxes, and Curiosities
    • Why is there eight times more ice in Antarctica than in the Arctic? Why can you warm your hands by blowing gently, and cool your hands by blowing hard? Why would a pitcher scuff a baseball?Which weighs more-a pound of feathers or a pound of iron? Let science experts Christopher Jargodzki and Franklin Potter guide you through the curiosities of physics and you'll find the answers to these and hundreds of other quirky conundrums.
    • More Science Braintwisters and Paradoxes
    • Almost 200 of the most intuition-eluding, seemingly logic-lacking and provocative puzzles you will ever find are presented here! Common sense and scientific reality clash again and again, challenging the preconceptions of the most spirited puzzle enthusiasts.

    Religion

    Denomination: Roman Catholic

    Membership

    Member American Association Physics Teachers, Missouri Academy of Sciences, Polish Institute Arts and Sciences American.

    Personality

    Interests

    Yoga, meditation.

    Connections

    • Married Christine Kramarczyk, September 5, 1970 (divorced).
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    Born April 29, 1944
    (age 73)
    • 1962
      University Warsaw
    • 1966
      University of California, Los Angeles
    • 1981
      University California
    • 1966 - 1976
      Freelance translator Scitran
      Santa Barbara, Honduras
    • 1967 - 1968
      computer programmer Service Bureau Corporation
      Inglewood, California, United States
    • 1973 - 1976
      science writer, Scribner's
    • 1976 - 1977
      system analyst, Interstate Electronics
      Anaheim, California, United States
    • 1977 - 1979
      president
      Costa Mesa, California, United States
    • 1981 - 1983
      visiting assistant, professor Northeastern University
      Boston, Massachusetts, United States
    • 1991 - 1998
      assistant, professor physics Central Missouri State University
      Warrensburg, Missouri, United States
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