(Jargocki) was born and raised in Poland, studied at the University of Warsaw,
and received his Ph.D. in quantum field theory from the University of
California at Irvine. He taught for ten years at Northeastern University in
Boston, and is now professor of physics at the University of Central Missouri.
In addition to papers in elementary particle theory, and
science and religion issues, he has published four books dealing mainly with
paradoxes and anomalies in physics, the most recent being Mad about Physics (2001), and Mad
about Modern Physics (2005), both co-authored with Franklin Potter of the
University of California at Irvine. The books have been translated into a
number of languages, including Japanese, Chinese, Hindi, Spanish, and German.
In 1996 he won a John Templeton award in the science and religion course
competition, leading to a course called Science and Religion: From Conflict to Dialogue
that is now offered as part of the core curriculum. A year ago he started the
Center for Cooperative Phenomena at the University of Central Missouri, partly
funded by the Metanexus Institute and motivated both by his experiences in
science and on the contemplative path.