Freeman, Gordon R.
Phone: (780) 492-3468
Department of Chemistry
University of Alberta
Edmonton, AB, Canada
The first Centre for Interdisciplinary Science in Alberta was the Radiation Research Centre, which I designed in 1964 by broadening the concept of an Institute in Manchester, England. It was built in 1964/5 and I Directed it until retirement in1995. Research included Radiation Chemistry and Physics, Electronics, Astrophysics, Radiation Zoology, Botany and Genetics, and a little Medicine and Food Science. Studies broadened to generalized nonlinear dynamics and changes in complex systems. The overall field is called Kinetics of Nonhomogeneous Processes (KNP). Three books were published:
· Canada's Stonehenge: Astounding Archaeological Discoveries in Canada, England, and Wales, Kingsley Publishing, 293 +xviii, 2009.
Pattern recognition is a powerful tool that assists understanding of similar behavior in seemingly unrelated systems. Similar patterns are generated by analogous mechanisms.
Interdisciplinary studies are a prominent way of the future in the Physical, Life and Social Sciences, and in the Arts.
G.R. Freeman, "Global warming", American Physical Society, Forum on Physics and Society, 2006, 35 (No. 2), 4-5.
G.R. Freeman, "The Art of Science", Fifty3, 2006, 7 (No. 2), pages 7, 22, 23.
G.R. Freeman, "Teaching Quantum Mechanics", University Affairs, 2005, June, page 5.
G.R. Freeman, P.J. Freeman, 2001. "Observational Archaeoastronomy at Stonehenge: Winter Solstice Sun Rise and Set Lines Accurate to 0.2° in 4000 BP", 33rd Annual Meeting, Canadian Archaeological Association, Ottawa 2000. Proceedings; Eds. J.-L. Pilon, M. Kirby, C. Thériault. Ontario Archaeological Soc. and Canadian Archaeological Assoc., pp 200-219. National Library of Canada site. http://collection.nlc-bnc.ca/100/200/300/ont_archaeol_soc/annual_meeting_caa/33rd/ottawa2000proceedings.htm
G.R. Freeman, P.J. Freeman, 2001. "Observational Archaeoastronomy at the Majorville Medicine Wheel Complex: Winter and Summer Solstice Sun Rise and Set Alignments Accurate to 0.2°", 33rd Annual Meeting, Canadian Archaeological Association, Ottawa 2000. Proceedings; Eds. J.-L. Pilon, M. Kirby, C. Thériault. Ontario Archaeological Soc. and Canadian Archaeological Assoc., pp 220-229. National Library of Canada site. http://collection.nlc-bnc.ca/100/200/300/ont_archaeol_soc/annual_meeting_caa/33rd/ottawa2000proceedings.htm
G.R. Freeman, "Sacred Rocks of Alberta: Description of Eleven Glyphed Boulders, a Meteorite, and Their Sites," University of Alberta Archives, Edmonton, Accession No. 2000-44. 126 pp. manuscript including index, 531 annotated photos, 3 sketches, 14 site maps, about 1368 photo negatives and prints.
G.R. Freeman, N.H. March, "How Might Chemical Reaction Rates in Solution be Affected by Intense Density Fluctuations of the Solvent?", Physics and Chemistry of Liquids 1999, 37, 627-631.
G.R. Freeman, N.H. March, "Triboelectricity and Some Associated Phenomena", Mater. Sci. Tech. 1999, 15, 1454-1458.
G.R. Freeman, L.D. Coulson, N.H. March, "On the Ehrenberg-Siday- Aharonov-Bohm (ESAB) and Aharonov-Casher (AC) Effects", Mod. Phys. Lett. B 1998, 12, 933-942.