Alvah Buckmore Jr., Presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who’s Who
WESTFIELD, MA, July 12, 2019 /24-7PressRelease/ — Marquis Who’s Who, the world’s premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present Alvah Buckmore Jr. with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Mr. Buckmore celebrates many years’ experience in his professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes he has accrued in his field. As in all Marquis Who’s Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.
Mr. Buckmore is a retired computer scientist, ballistician and author responsible for the development of approximately 38 major discoveries in the science of small arms ballistics. With his work, he was led to the recognition ballistics can lead to the development of many new and exotic sciences, such as the science of force-fields, ballistics signatures and time physics (including time travel in present-to-present, present to the past or present to the future.) Many years earlier, he participated in the early development of amateur radio satellite communications and wrote one of the first magazine articles on the subject in 1972. He has also written on electronic radio communications.
Mr. Buckmore, a disabled veteran of the United States Army during the Vietnam War, came home with a weight of 108 pounds and urinated blood thick as ketchup. However, as the VA nursed him back to health, after nearly four years, he successfully recovered from his loss of weight. As part of his program of recovery, he went on long hiking trips in the surrounding mountains, backpacking, hunting, fishing, reloading ammunition, shooting recreationally and shooting handgun and rifle in competition. At the same time, he made a systematic study of the science of small arms ballistics with the aid of – at first – a pocket computer purchased from Radio Shack and, when he could afford it, a microcomputer.
During his study in computer science, Mr. Buckmore developed entirely new algorithms and codes for ballistics applications, namely the algorithms and the calculus to allow the development and calculation of a bullet’s trajectory in real-time, forward and backwards, in increments of cubic inches, instead of the traditional method of calculating in increments of 100 yards or 100 meters. That led to an enormous improvement in accuracy. From there, he began to perceive a serious contradiction in the interpretation of time.
It happened in the early summer of 1978 in the Westfield Sportsman’s Club (Massachusetts). It was a very hot summer day when he noticed a shooting companion sitting at one of the shooting benches. When he observed the man as very frustrated, he walked over to inquire for the cause. That man’s answer changed part of his life. He was shooting a .357 Magnum at a metallic target 25 yards away mounted on railroad tracks through a pair of chronographic screens to measure velocity. He complained, although he has been precision loading his ammunition with the same load each time, he cannot get the same results each time. Every day, and even every hour, the muzzle velocity, kinetic energy and the distance of movement in his metallic target, is never the same. This is pure frustration, he said.
Mr. Buckmore read his Log, velocity readings and examined his ammunition. His work was first-class quality. He then looked up at the sky to find the Sun directly overhead and felt a light, warm breeze in his face. He looked back in the man’s Log, the metallic target downrange, their chronographic screens and readouts on the bench. Mentally, he went all over the ballistic parameters that affect a bullet’s trajectory and velocity, including drag induced by the surface area of the nose, drag induced by the surface area of the cylinder, transfer of energy, temperature, air density, etc.
The distance between the muzzle and target was too short for the Coriolis Effect, the effect of acceleration due to gravity, the Asymptotic Function or the Eötvös Effect to be of significance. Obviously, there is another variable! Again, he looked at his friend’s equipment, re-examined his Log, velocity readings, ammunition and target. Again, he looked up to the sky to see the Sun racing across the sky. It was at this point in time he finally perceived and recognized the existence of another variable. That variable was time. It was a physical entity, he recognized, expanding and contracting with the movement of the Sun. Late that afternoon, he went home to study it further and to work out the relationships mathematically. Several manuscripts were written and notarized in the event he would need to prove his role in this work.
Since Mr. Buckmore is an independent scientist and works on his own in a private endeavor, he does not belong to any academic institution or government facility. With no peers for a peer-review examination of his work, he had no place to put up his work for review and publication. He made several attempts to bring his work to the attention of the scientific community but to no avail. In one instance, the response was a neurotic reaction out of obvious jealousy. Finally, he successfully published this work in the form of two chapters in his book entitled, “The Science of Small Arms Ballistics” by the Apple Academic Press in 2019. It is the first of its kind.
Many years earlier, while about 13 or 14 years of age, still in elementary school, one of the students in his class had a very special personal problem he did not understand. It took a long while before he began to perceive the student was a little girl trapped inside the body of a little boy.
Over a period of many years, during high school, college and the Army, as well as years of independent study at the public library, he finally understood enough of this phenomenon to write his first book on the subject, entitled “The Power of Human Sexual Fantasy: Effect over Sexual Orientation, Culture and Crime.” His publisher recognized his work as a “huge breakthrough” as a scientific thesis on human sexual fantasy demonstrating a relationship between our sexual fantasies, or the lack of them, to our sexual orientation or sexual identity.
During his tenure in computer science, Mr. Buckmore developed algorithms and codes for ballistic applications, namely the algorithms and the calculus, which allowed the development of the calculation of a bullet’s trajectory in real-time and the depth of penetration into living tissue. From there, he discovered the potential for significant further development into other sciences and began to perceive a contradiction into the interpretation of time.
Involved in amateur radio for many years, Mr. Buckmore pioneered the development of amateur radio satellite communications and wrote and published one of the earliest magazine articles on the subject in November 1972 called “First Steps to Satellite Communications” in Ham Radio. He also published a series of articles about receiving noise and the various ways to effectively reduce it, as well as articles on grounding systems, lightning protection systems and the use of antenna polarization to reduce receiving noise.
Active with several organizations, both during his career and in retirement, Mr. Buckmore is a life member of the National Rifle Association and Disabled American Veterans. He is also a longstanding member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Computer Society of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, the Association for Computer Training and Support and the New York Academe of Science, among other organizations. Locally, Mr. Buckmore has been active with the Republican Task Force and the Massachusetts Representative Senate Committee.
The recipient of a National Science Foundation fellowship since 1978, Mr. Buckmore was honored with an International Recognition Award in 1979. He has been showcased in more than 50 editions of Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in Finance and Industry, Who’s Who in Science and Engineering, Who’s Who in the East and Who’s Who in the World.
Mr. Buckmore received his high school diploma at Westfield High School in Massachusetts and later studied at Holyoke Community College, the National Radio Institute, the Famous Writers School and the University of Massachusetts. He is a certified firearms instructor and licensed amateur radio operator. He served two years in the United States Army between 1974 and 1975 and another three years in the Massachusetts National Guard. Furthermore, Mr. Buckmore maintains his own website at www.buckmore.com.
In recognition of outstanding contributions to his profession and the Marquis Who’s Who community, Alvah Buckmore Jr. has been featured on the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement website. Please visit www.ltachievers.com for more information about this honor.
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