Who is responsibility for the 9/11 attacks?
In his eye-opening book, Dr. Theodore G. Pavlopoulos states that the flawed and oppressive personnel system of the federal government opened us up to the September 11, 2001 terrorist attack and continues to threaten American security today.
Based on detailed records kept throughout his thirty-seven years as a physicist for the U.S. Navy, Dr. Pavlopoulos shares his experiences that mirror the frustrations and concerns of many government employees.
He asserts that the government bureaucracy’s crisis level personnel problems will continue to have dramatic consequences for America until we consider proposed solutions, including abolishing the Office of Personnel Management to build an efficient twenty-first century work force.
About the Author
Dr. Theodore G. Pavlopoulos is a retired physicist. He was born in Greece and educated in Germany. During World War II, he studied chemistry for two years at the State Academy for Technology in Chemnitz. From 1946 to 1951, he studied physics at the Technical University of Berlin and the University of Göttingen. He obtained a diploma in physics (equiv. MS degree) in 1951 and a doctorate in 1953 from the University of Göttingen. He immigrated to Canada, where he worked as a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Toronto and the British Columbia Research Council. In 1956, he continued as a postdoctoral fellow at Tulane University, UCLA, and as a physicist at Convair in San Diego. He worked as a physicist with the Navy in 1965 in San Diego and retired there in 2003. In 1975 he was elected a member of the New York Academy of Sciences.
Some selected publications of Dr. Pavlopoulos
T.G. Pavlopoulos, “Are we observing Lorentz violation in gamma ray bursts?” Phys. Lett. B625, 13-18 (2005).
T.G. Pavlopoulos, D.A. Lightner, and J.O. Brower, “Laser action from two dipyrrinone dyes under flash lamp pumping,” Appl. Optics 42, 3555-3557 (2003).
T.G. Pavlopoulos, “Scaling of dye lasers with improved laser dyes,” Progr. Quantum Electron. 26, 193-224 (2002).
T.G. Pavlopoulos, “Blue-green dye lasers for underwater illumination,” Naval Eng. J., 114, 31-39 (2002).
T.G. Pavlopoulos, “Laser dye structure and spectroscopic properties,” Colorants for non-Textile Applications, H.S. S, Freeman and A. Peters (Eds.). The Encyclopedia of Material Science and Engineering, Elsevier, Amsterdam, 274-338 (2000).
T.G. Pavlopoulos, J.H. Boyer, and G. Sathyamoorthi, “Laser action of a 2,6,8-position trisubstituted 1,3,5,7-tetramethyl-BF2 complex: part 3.” Appl. Optics, 37, 7797-7800 (1998).
T.G. Pavlopoulos, “Spectroscopy and molecular structure of efficient laser dyes: vibronic spin-orbit interactions in heterocyclics,” Appl. Optics, 36, 4969-4980 (1997).
T.G. Pavlopoulos and J.H. Boyer, “High-efficiency laser dyes for high energy dye lasers,” Proc. SPIE, 1132, 81-86 (1989).
T.G. Pavlopoulos, M. Shah, and J.H. Boyer, “Efficient laser action from 1,3,5,7,8-pentamethylpyrromethene-BF2complex and its 2,6-disulfonated derivative,” Optics Commun. 70, 425-427 (1989).
T.G. Pavlopoulos, “The auchochromic group in the triplet manifold,” Spectrochim. Acta, 42A, 47-52 (1986).
T.G. Pavlopoulos, “A figure of merit for laser dyes,” Optics Commun. 38, 397-401 (1981).
T.G. Pavlopoulos, “Laser dye mixtures,” Optics Commun. 24, 170-174 (1978).
T. G. Pavlopoulos and P. R. Hammond, “Spectroscopic studies of some laser dyes,” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 96, 6568- 6579 (1974).
T.G. Pavlopoulos, “Vibronic spin-orbit interactions in the phosphorescence spectrum of phenazine, J. Chem. Phys. 51,2936-2939 (1969).
T.G. Pavlopoulos, “The special theory of relativity and the problem of the universal constants,” Nuovo Cimento 60B, 90-106 (1969).
T.G. Pavlopoulos, “Breakdown of Lorentz Invariance,” Phys. Rev. 159, 1106-1110 (1967).
T. Pavlopoulos and M. El-Sayed, “Spectroscopic investigation of the mechanism of the intramolecular heavy-atom effect on the phosphorescence process: 1. Naphthalene emission,” J. Chem. Phys. 41, 1082-1092 (1964).
M. El-Sayed and T. Pavlopoulos, “Polarization of the triplet-triplet absorption spectrum of some polyacenes by the method of photoselection,” J. Chem. Phys. 39, 834-838 (1963).