Ed Gerck, Ph.D.
Education
• Postdoctoral in Physics, Max-Planck-Institute for Quantum Optics, Garching bei Muenchen, Germany, 1983
• Ph.D. Physics, "sehr gut" thesis grade, Ludwig-Maximillians University, Muenchen, Germany, 1983
• M.Sc. Physics, Instituto Tecnologico de Aeronautica, Sao Jose dos Campos, SP, Brazil, 1978
• Electronic Engineer, Instituto Tecnologico de Aeronautica, Sao Jose dos Campos, SP, Brazil, 1977

Awards
• MPG Germany Posdoc Grant
• DAAD Germany Doctorate Grant
• CNPq Brazil Doctorate Grant
• Fapesp Brazil Research Grant (Mathematics, Physics)
• ITA/CTA 5-year Engineering Grant

Profile and Publications: www.linkedin.com/in/edgerck

Weltanschauung
In mathematics, even if just in number theory or arithmetic, there are statements that are true and yet cannot be proved (cf. Goedel's incompleteness theorems).  Thus, it is possible that physics in general and quantum mechanics in particular, being a system based not on human discovery and classification but on Nature, can play a role where mathematics cannot -- and be informative to mathematics, including computation, cybersecurity, and cryptography, as well as other disciplines.

Cybersecurity
(Gerck, 1997) "Trust is that which is essential to a communication channel, but cannot be transferred using that channel." This definition provides a mathematical framework for cybersecurity, including human trust (eg, as expected fulfillment of behavior) and trust between humans and machines (eg, as qualified information based on factors independent of that information). Search keyword: gerck trust

Current Research Areas
Quantum physics, complex and quaternion analysis, Clifford algebra, cybersecurity, data sans matter, information theory, trust theory, cognitive processes (natural and artificial/AI), and effective scientific methods.

Contact Information
ed a­t gerck • com

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