University of Pittsburgh

Allen I. Janis

Professor Emeritus
Contact:
University of Pittsburgh
206 Allen Hall

(412) 624-9049
(412) 624-9163 (fax)
aij@pitt.edu

Research

My work is primarily in the areas of general relativity and philosophy of science. I am also the Department's liaison to the College in High School program.

Publications

  • "Propagation of Gravitational Waves in Robertson-Walker Backgrounds," GRG 17, 599 (1985).
  • "The Magnitude - Redshift Relation," Astrophys. J. 385, 391 (1992).
  • "The Value of Scientific Failure," in The Value of Scientific Failure, T. Horowitz and A. Janis, eds. (Rowman and Littlefield, 1994), pp. 13-17.
  • "Physics and Science Fiction," in Revisiting the Foundations of Relativistic Physics, A. Ashtekar et al., eds. (Kluwer, 2003), pp. 545-554.
  • "Conventionality of Simultaneity," in Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, E. Zalta, ed. ( http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/spacetime-convensimul/, 1998, last substantive revision 2006).

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