James Trefil

Physicist, Author

1938 –

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Who is James Trefil?

James S. Trefil is an American physicist and author of more than thirty books. Much of his published work focuses on science for the general audience. Dr. Trefil has previously served as Professor of Physics at the University of Virginia and he now teaches as Robinson Professor of Physics at George Mason University. Among Trefil's books is Are We Unique?, an argument for human uniqueness in which he questions the comparisons between human intelligence and artificial intelligence. Trefil also regularly gives presentations to judges and public officials about the intersections between science and the law.

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Born
Sep 10, 1938
Chicago
Also known as
  • J. Trefil
  • James Stanley Trefil
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • PhD, Stanford University
    Physics
    ( - 1966)
  • University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign
  • University of Oxford
Employment
  • George Mason University
Lived in
  • Virginia

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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