Tom Wayburn

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Gender MALE
Industry Engineering
Occupation Retired professor etc.
Location Houston, Texas, United States
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Introduction Born March 24, 1934, Detroit, Michigan. • Redford High School Detroit 1951. • BS chemical engineering Michigan 1956. • MS mathematics NYU 1968. • PhD chemical engineering Utah 1980. • Studied jazz drumming with Lennie Tristano, Joe Morello, Philly Joe Jones, Cozy Cole, Stanley Specter. • Here is an mp3 version of the record I made with Lennie Tristano and Peter Ind when I was 22 years old. If you are interested, copy http://dematerialism.net/tristano.mp3 and paste into browser. • Hack engineering, chemical process design. • Teaching chemical engineering at various levels: thermodynamics, plant design, applied mathematics. • Writing and reviewing for the peer-reviewed scientific and engineering literature, principally numerical analysis. • Software development, computational chemical engineering. • Political activism, principally anti-war and anti-growth, preaching limits to growth and advent of Peak Oil. • Computational research in energy and economics. • Internet publishing: dematerialism.net • Railroad modeling and model railroad photography: http://modrr.net/.
Interests Computational political economics. Please see "The Demise of Business as Usual" and "Energy Flow in a Mark II Economy" at http://dematerialism.net/
Favorite Movies The Silence (Bergman), Last Year at Marienbad, The Murmur of the Heart
Favorite Music Charlie Parker, Bud Powell, MJQ. I listen to MusicChoice on Time-Warner Cable (Jazz, Swing and Big Band, and Singers and Standards, which often has the best jazz).
Favorite Books One Hundred Years of Solitude, Bleak House, Jude the Obscure, Ficciones