George Blumenthal is chancellor at the University of California-Santa Cruz, where he has been a professor of astronomy and astrophysics since 1972. He received his BS degree from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and his PhD in physics from the University of California-San Diego. As a theoretical astrophysicist, George's research encompasses several broad areas, including the nature of the dark matter that constitutes most of the mass in the universe, the origin of galaxies and other large structures in the universe, the earliest moments in the universe, astrophysical radiation processes, and the structure of active galactic nuclei such as quasars. Besides teaching and conducting research, he has served as Chair of the UC-Santa Cruz Astronomy and Astrophysics Department, has chaired the Academic Senate for both the UC-Santa Cruz campus and the entire University of California system, and has served as the faculty representative to the UC Board of Regents.
About the Authors FRANK A. STASIOWSKI, AIA, is President of Practice Management Associates, Ltd., a consulting firm to some of the leading design firms in the country. In his twenty years of practice, Mr. Stasiowski has advised over 40,000 architects, engineers, landscape architects, and interior designers on a variety of management problems. His newsletters, Professional Services Management Journal, A/E Marketing Journal, and Project Management, are read throughout the industry. He is also the author of Staying Small Successfully, Value Pricing for the Design Firm, and Cash Management for the Design Firm. DAVID BURSTEIN, PE, is Vice President and Southeast Operations Manager of Engineering-Science, Inc., a subsidiary of The Parsons Corp. During his twenty-year career, he has managed a wide variety of projects, ranging from small studies to multimillion dollar design construction projects. Mr. Burstein serves on the advisory board of Project Management, a monthly newsletter for architects and engineers, and has published widely on the subject of project management. He has presented over one hundred project management seminars throughout the United States and Canada.
Brad Smith is a retired professor of planetary science. He has served as an associate professor of astronomy at New Mexico State University, a professor of planetary sciences and astronomy at the University of Arizona, and as a research astronomer at the University of Hawaii. Through his interest in Solar System astronomy, he has participated as a team member or imaging team leader on several U.S. and international space missions, including Mars Mariners 6, 7, and 9; Viking; Voyagers 1 and 2; and the Soviet Vega and Phobos missions. He later turned his interest to extrasolar planetary systems, investigating circumstellar debris disks as a member of the Hubble Space Telescope NICMOS experiment team. Brad has four times been awarded the NASA Medal for Exceptional Scientific Achievement. He is a member of the IAU Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature and is Chair of the Task Group for Mars Nomenclature.