Using our thought measurementment, 186,000 miles per second as the speed of light, how would it be measured in terms of someone from a different star system who does not use our standard of measure? Is there not a universal constant to measure light speed. If light and time relevant, then build a clock for the planet Jupiter and Earth which has a day of about 9.86 hours and a year of 4332.7 days. Do time and distance really exist or is it just a perception complicated by numbers. Thanx Gerry
Kevin T. Pitts is a high energy experimentalist who has made seminal contributions to the measurement and understanding of CP violation in bottom quark decays . He received a B.A. in physics and mathematics from Anderson University (1987) and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in physics from the University of Oregon (1989 and 1994, respectively). After working as a research associate at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory in the Collider Detector Facility (CDF) experiments, Professor Pitts joined the faculty at the University of Illinois in 1999.
Professor Pitts continues to work on the CDF experiment at Fermilab. He leads the Illinois group responsible for the construction, installation, integration, and operation of the very-high-speed digital trigger (XTRP), a central component of the CDF trigger system. Professor Pitts is also co-leader of the CDF Bottom Physics working group (link: http://www-cdf.fnal.gov/physics/new/bottom/bottom.html) He was the overall project manager for the electronics for the CDF central outer tracking chamber (COT), which included coordinating design and development of the front-end electronics and trigger and the integration of data acquisition.
An engaging and gifted teacher, Professor Pitts has already received high marks for his introductory Physics lectures.
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