David M. Barnett, Contact Information

David M. Barnett, Ph.D.

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Website: http://www.d-barnett.co.uk/
Email: dmbarnett@mailaps.org

Multidisciplinary Scientist

Entrepreneurial Ph.D. physicist, with almost 40 years experience ranging from theoretical physics to biological macromolecules to commercial computer software and electronic hardware, seeks to apply skills to scientific, industrial and investment challenges.

Areas of Expertise

Far from equilibrium statistical mechanics;  chaos;  chemical physics of biological molecules;  dispersion relations;  technical writing;  lecturing;  teaching ; over 30 years computer experience; numerical analysis and computer simulation;  algorithm design;  networking, relational database design and implementation, large project computer programming (including real-time programming) in FORTRAN, MORTRAN, C, AMPLE, BASIC, Assembly Languages, Macro Languages, Filemaker Pro, HTML, and TE X.


1996- Independent Inventor, London, England.
• Hearing aid improvements; Novel aerodynamics and nanotechnology.
1995- Affiliate, Institute for Advanced Physics, Colorado, USA.
• Physics outreach; Nonequilibrium Thermodynamics research; Climate change parameters
2001-5 CEO Condor Development Corp. [dba Condor Mortgage Corp in Texas], Austin, Texas.
• Private real estate mortgage finance; engineering financial turnarounds.
1996-2001 Director, Renewed Life Homes, Inc and  EPC Services, Inc, Austin, Texas.
• Half-way housing for people recovering from substance abuse.
1989-95 Research Assistant, Institute for Fusion Studies, Austin, Texas.
• Far from equilibrium statistical mechanics, plasma physics, Lyapunov Exponents of Many Body Systems.
• Visiting scientist to J.A.E.R.I. at Tokai-Mura, and Osaka University in Japan
1988-9 Assistant Instructor, Dept. Physics, University of Texas at Austin.
• Taught Waves and Optics laboratory course.
1988 Research Staff, M.C.C., Austin Texas.
• Voltage Controlled Electron Beam Testing project.
• Made presentations of project research to shareholder companies in consortium.
1987- Property Investor, Austin, Texas.
• Purchase, rehabilitation and management of residential properties for rent.
1983-7 R & D contractor, Cambridge, England.
• Designed and implemented the AMPLE computer music language, and contributed to cost-effective design of Music 5000 synthesiser for Hybrid Technology Ltd.
• Shadow Memory for the BBC Master series computer, Printer driver generator and software audits for Acorn Computer PLC.
1983-7 Independent Inventor, Cambridge, England.
• Shadow Memory, British Patent No.2137382 licensed to Aries Computers, Ltd.
1981-3 Programmes Developer, ORT, London, England.
• Wrote educational materials, gave teacher training seminars, installed computer classroom networks.
1977-80 Research Assistant, Dept. Chemical Physics, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel.
• Studied water structure around a protein using Monte Carlo simulation techniques
• Studied chemical physics of the binding of an enzyme and its substrate.
• Taught Computing for Chemists - postgraduate lecture course


Ph.D. in physics, University of Texas at Austin (1995): Lyapunov Exponents of Many Body Systems nominated by physics department for university's Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation 1994-5 award.
M.Sc. in chemistry , Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel (1987)
M.A. in natural sciences, Cambridge University (1980),
B.A. Hon. in natural sciences, Cambridge University (1976), Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge 1973-6

Publications and patents (selected)

Effect of seasons on greenhouse warming
David Barnett, Physics Today, 71(4), 12 (2018)
Tilt! [Riding a bicycle]
David Barnett, New Scientist, 190(2552), p.27, Letters, 20 May 2006
Push and Pull [Why doesn't an atom collapse?]
David Barnett, New Scientist, 186(2493), p.77, The Last Word, 02 April 2005
Barnett et al. Reply   [to comment by Torcini et. al. on Phys. Rev. Lett. , 1812 (1996)]
D. M. Barnett, T. Tajima, and Y. Ueshima, Phys. Rev. Lett. 83, 2677 (1999)
The Arrow of Time
David. M. Barnett, Institute for Advanced Physics, video of public lecture, 13 September 1998, Denver, Colorado.
Relation between Lyapunov Exponent and Dielectric Response Function in Dilute One Component Plasmas
Y. Ueshima, K. Nishihara, D. M. Barnett, T. Tajima, and H. Furukawa, Phys. Rev. Lett. 79, 2249 (1997)
Particle simulation of Lyapunov exponents in one-component strongly-coupled plasmas
Y. Ueshima, K. Nishihara, D. M. Barnett, T. Tajima, and H. Furukawa, Phys. Rev. E 55, 3439 (1997)
Fluctuations and the many-body Lyapunov exponent
D. M. Barnett and Toshiki Tajima, Phys. Rev. E 54, 6084 (1996)
Lyapunov Exponent of a Many Body System and its Transport Coefficients
D. M. Barnett, T. Tajima, K. Nishihara, Y. Ueshima, and H. Furukawa, Phys. Rev. Lett. 76, 1812 (1996)
Lyapunov Exponents of Many Body Systems
David Mallory Barnett, [Ph.D. thesis] I.F.S. report No.705, University of Texas, 1995
Improvements in and relating to computer memories
D. M. Barnett and C. J. F. Jordan, British Patent No.2137382, 1985 (filed 1983).
How to make a disc readable on both 40 & 80 track drives
D. M. Barnett, Acorn User, Feb. 1984.
Optical fibres and Telecommunications
D. M. Barnett, [book] Ed. Dan Sharon, World ORT Union, London, 1982.
Analysis of the factors determining the strength of enzyme-inhibitor interactions: Lysozyme
J. Moult, D. M. Barnett, and A. T. Hagler, in Molecular Mechanisms of Biological Recognition, Ed. Miriam Balaban, Elsevier/North Holland Biomedical Press, 1979

Academic affiliations and collaborations

• Affiliate, Institute for Advanced Physics (IAP), Colorado
• Member, American Physical Society
•  Institute for Fusion Studies, University of Texas at Austin, with Prof. T. Tajima
•  Institute for Laser Engineering, Osaka University, Japan, with Prof. K. Nishihara
• Department of Physics, University of San Diego, with Dr. Greg Severn

Other Skills

Fluent in English and Hebrew • Private Pilot's License for single engine aircraft

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