John Quinn


Title: Physicist, Geophysicist
Company: Solar Terrestrial Environmental Research Institute
Location: Lakewood, Colorado, United States

John M. Quinn, Physicist and Geophysicist at Solar Terrestrial Environmental Research Institute, has been recognized by M arquis Who’s Who Top Scientists for dedication, achievements, and leadership in the classical unified fueled theory and the theory of gravity.

By the seventh grade, Mr. Quinn became very fascinated with mathematics, algebra and trigonometry. Two years later, he read a book written by a French physicist by the name of Lichnerwicz, called “Relativity,” and became very intrigued by what he read. Due to injuries sustained in chemistry class during his years in high school, Mr. Quinn made the decision to become an experimentalist was not what he wanted to do. Retired since 2002, Mr. Quinn is the owner and a consultant with the Solar Terrestrial Environmental Research Institute since 2009. He began his career as a physicist at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory in 1967, remaining in this position for six years before becoming a principal engineer at Singer Simulation Products from 1973 to 1974 and a research physicist at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory from 1979 to 1980. A geophysicist at several companies, he eventually became a research geophysicist at the U.S. Geological Survey from 1995 to 2002, among many other roles.

In preparation for his career, Mr. Quinn pursued a formal education at the University of Virginia, earning a Bachelor of Science in physics in 1968. He then served in the U.S. Army from 1968 to 1971 and attended the University of Colorado, where he attained a Master of Science in physics in 1982. The author of four editions of the “Epoch World Geomagnetic Model,” his achievements include the development of official Department of Defense world magnetic models, which are used by military and civilian agencies for navigational purposes and basic research of earth’s magnetic field, specialized remote geomagnetic sensing/modeling techniques to detect magnetization in the lithosphere due to meteorite impact shocks and hot spot basalt flows. Mr. Quinn also engaged in dynamo theory research, yielding high-resolution fluid-flow models at the core-mantle-boundary, and determined the global lithospheric 3-D structure of the Earth to 200 kilometers depth by inverse modeling of CHAMP satellite magnetic field data. Furthermore, he has conducted global change research and is currently focused on classical unified field theory.

The recipient of the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award, Mr. Quinn was selected for inclusion in numerous editions of Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in Science and Engineering, Who’s Who in the South and Southwest, and Who’s Who in the World. Moreover, he has been a member of numerous mathematical and geophysical societies. He has also convened sessions and presented papers at numerous scientific meetings around the world. Mr. Quinn was a contributing member of the International Association of Geomagnetism and Aeronomy’s (IAGA) committee for the International Geomagnetic Reference Field (IGRF) for 20 years. He was further a 15-year member and eight-year chairman of IAGA’s committee on Earth and planetary magnetic survey satellites.

Mr. Quinn believes in the Golden Rule that means, among many other things, that you should treat everyone with whom you interact on each day of your life with respect. This is difficult when others do not treat you with the same respect. Nevertheless, he tries never to act like a snob or act as if he is better than someone else merely because he thinks that he knows more than others or can perform in one way or another better than others. The others have recognized his abilities nonetheless. Mr. Quinn believes students must push themselves to learn their preferred language skills, even if they do not pursue science. In general, he advises them to take all of the advanced courses in high school that you feel that they can manage.

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