Anton Skorucak: PhysLink.com Expert
President and creator of PhysLink.com
Los Angeles, CA
Anton Skorucak has a M.S. degree in physics from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California and a B.Sc. in physics with a minor in material science from the McMaster University, Canada. He is the president and creator of PhysLink.com.
His specialty is experimental physics, in particular: fiber-optics. He has both academic and corporate experience in the fields of optics, nuclear physics, material science and physics education.
His passions are teaching, internet, good books, theatre, martial-arts, transcendental meditation, etc.
He is an author of several professional publications and a member of APS (American Physical Society), AAAS (American Association for Advancement of Science), NASW (National Association of Science Writers), OSA (Optical Society of America), and others.
All answers by Anton Skorucak published at PhysLink.com up to date are listed here:
- What are the wavelengths of the basic colors (Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Violet) in the color spectrum?
- When you said E=mc2 ,what does the c stand for?
- What would light be like if there was no ability for light to make a rainbow?
- Could you tell me a technical name for sugar?
- How was the speed of light determined and who found it, when? How close was the estimate of 186,000 mps to the "actual" speed of light?
- What is the fine-structure constant?
- Is it possible to create an object that is composed of antimatter only?
- What exactly is an ELECTRON VOLT as opposed to a VOLT?
- Why can you ride a bike with no hands?
- What is a sonic boom and how is it produced?
- What is a geo-stationary orbit? Are there any other orbits?
- If I fire a cannon straight up into the air, the cannon ball slows down as it rises to its apex, then speeds up as it falls. At any given distance from the ground, is the ball travelling at the same speed on the way DOWN as it was on the way UP?
- What speed defines Mach 1? and why?
- How is water a good conductor of electricity? My ohmmeter indicates a lot of resistance in a bucket of water, yet I can get shocked a lot easier with the help of H2O.
- What is the definition of horsepower?
- I am renting a storage space and found out that the space next to mine is storing 10 millicuries of cesium and 50 millicuries of americium. Is there any risk associated with articles that are stored near these elements?
- What are the number of neutrons in each of elements? (Not isotopes of elements).
- Is there any way to see ultra violet light, or make it?
- How could you direct the laser towards the transparent tank full of water so that 100% of the laser light was reflected?
- What force in the universe is the strongest or the most powerful?
- If an electron were increased to the size of an apple, how big, proportionately, would a human being be?
- If it was possible to travel faster then the speed of light, would time reverse itself (like backwards time travel) or just not exist?
- What is the Humidex formula used to find subjective temperature as a function of both measured temperature
and relative humidity?
- What is the basic difference between Astrophysics and Astronomy?
- What is the wavelength of UVa, UVb, and UVc light measured in nanometers, and frequency (in Hz)?
- Did they really split the electron?
- How do sea navigators measure their ships speed?
- I have a clear plastic ball with some electronics inside. When bounced, LEDs flash on and off. I suspect that it contains a piezoelectric crystal and I would love to know how it operates.