Frank Jennings Tipler III (born February 1, 1947 in Andalusia, Alabama) is a mathematical physicist and a professor in the departments of Mathematics and Physics (joint appointment) at Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana. Events 1327 - Teenaged Edward III is crowned King of England, but the country is ruled by his mother Queen Year 1947 ( MCMXLVII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1947 calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Andalusia is a city in Covington County, Alabama, United States. Mathematical physics is the scientific discipline concerned with the interface of Mathematics and Physics. Mathematics is the body of Knowledge and Academic discipline that studies such concepts as Quantity, Structure, Space and Physics (Greek Physis - φύσις in everyday terms is the Science of Matter and its motion. Tulane University is a private, Nonsectarian, Coeducational Research university located in New Orleans, Louisiana. New Orleans (nʲuːˈɔrliənz nʲuːˈɔrlənz French: La Nouvelle-Orléans) is a major United States port city and the largest city in Louisiana 
Prof. Tipler is the son of Frank Jennings Tipler, Jr. , a lawyer, and Anne Tipler, a homemaker. 
Tipler received his Bachelor of Science degree in physics in 1969 at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (attending from 1965-1969). A Bachelor of Science ( BS, BSc or BSc in the UK; less commonly S 
In 1976 Tipler obtained his Ph.D. from the University of Maryland, College Park (attending from 1969-1976) in the field of global general relativity for his proof, using the techniques of Stephen Hawking and Roger Penrose, that if a time machine could be created its use would necessarily result in the formation of singularities. "PhD" redirects here for other uses see PhD (disambiguation. The University of Maryland College Park (often referred to as The University of Maryland UMD, UMCP or simply Maryland) is a public research General relativity or the general theory of relativity is the geometric theory of Gravitation published by Albert Einstein in 1916 Stephen William Hawking CH, CBE, FRS, FRSA (born 8 January 1942 is a British theoretical physicist. Sir Roger Penrose, PhD, OM, FRS (born 8 August 1931) is an English Mathematical physicist and Emeritus  Tipler went on to be hired as a postdoctoral researcher by physicists John A. Wheeler, Abraham Taub, Rainer Sachs and Dennis Sciama. A postdoctoral fellow (colloquially " post-doc " is a temporary research position held by a person who has completed his or her doctoral studies John Archibald Wheeler ( July 9, 1911 &ndash April 13, 2008) was an eminent American Theoretical physicist. Abraham Haskel Taub (February 1 1911 &ndash August 9 1999 was a distinguished American mathematician and physicist well known for his important contributions to the early Dennis William Siahou Sciama FRS ( November 18 1926 &ndash December 18 1999) was a British Physicist who through his own 
Tipler became Professor of Mathematical Physics in 1981 at Tulane University, where he has taught since. 
In his controversial 1994 book The Physics of Immortality, Tipler claims to provide a mechanism for immortality and the resurrection of the dead consistent with the known laws of physics, provided by a computer intelligence he terms the Omega Point and which he identifies with God. The Omega Point is a term used by Tulane University professor of mathematics and physics Frank J Immortality (or eternal life) is the concept of living in physical or spiritual form for an Infinite length of Time. This article concerns itself with Jesus Christ Christian, Islamic and other religious interpretations of resurrection in general The Omega Point is a term used by Tulane University professor of mathematics and physics Frank J God is the principal or sole Deity in Religions and other belief systems that worship one deity. The line of argument is that the evolution of intelligent species will enable scientific progress to grow exponentially, eventually enabling control over the universe even on the largest possible scale. The Universe is defined as everything that Physically Exists: the entirety of Space and Time, all forms of Matter, Energy Tipler predicts that this process will culminate with an all-powerful intelligence whose computing speed and information storage will grow exponentially at a rate exceeding the collapse of the universe, thus providing infinite "experiential time" which will be used to run computer simulations of all intelligent life that has ever lived in the history of our universe. This virtual reality emulation is what Tipler means by "the resurrection of the dead. Virtual reality ( VR) is a technology which allows a user to interact with a Computer-simulated environment be it a real or imagined one "
In more recent works, Tipler says that the existence of the Omega Point is required to avoid the violation of the known laws of physics. The Omega Point is a term used by Tulane University professor of mathematics and physics Frank J
According to George Ellis's review of Tipler's book in the journal Nature, Tipler's book on the Omega Point is "a masterpiece of pseudoscience . George F R Ellis, FRS, (born August 11, 1939) is the Distinguished Professor of Complex Systems in the Department of Mathematics and Applied Nature is a prominent Scientific journal, first published on 4 November 1869 The Omega Point is a term used by Tulane University professor of mathematics and physics Frank J Pseudoscience is defined as a body of knowledge methodology belief or practice that is claimed to be Scientific or made to appear scientific but does not adhere to the . . the product of a fertile and creative imagination unhampered by the normal constraints of scientific and philosophical discipline," and Michael Shermer devoted a chapter of Why People Believe Weird Things to enumerating perceived flaws in Tipler's thesis. Michael Brand Shermer (born September 8, 1954 in Glendale California) is an American science writer historian of science founder of The Skeptics Why People Believe Weird Things Pseudoscience Superstition and Other Confusions of Our Time is a book by Michael Shermer.  On the other hand, Oxford physics professor David Deutsch (who pioneered the field of quantum computers by being the first person to formulate an algorithm specific to quantum computation in 1985), confirms that Tipler's basic concept of the physics of an Omega Point is correct. David Elieser Deutsch FRS (born 1953 in Haifa, Israel) is a Physicist at the University of Oxford. A quantum computer is a device for Computation that makes direct use of distinctively Quantum mechanical Phenomena, such as superposition The Omega Point is a term used by Tulane University professor of mathematics and physics Frank J However, while in his 1997 book The Fabric of Reality Deutsch incorporates the concept of Tipler's Omega Point as a central feature of the fourth strand of his "four strands" Theory of Everything, he doesn't therein support Tipler's identification of the Omega Point with God. The Fabric of Reality is a 1997 book by physicist David Deutsch, which expands upon his views of Quantum mechanics and its meanings for understanding The Omega Point is a term used by Tulane University professor of mathematics and physics Frank J Although Prof. Deutsch does agree that the society near the Omega Point would have unlimited computational resources available to them (i. e. , finite at any given time, with additional resources continuously coming online), and hence would be able to perfectly emulate any environment (including being able to resurrect us, and all possible variations of us) which does not involve a logical contradiction.
His earlier book, 1986's The Anthropic Cosmological Principle with John D. Barrow, reviews the intellectual history of teleology, the large number of physical coincidences which allow sapient life to exist (i. John David Barrow FRS (born November 29, 1952, London) is an English cosmologist, theoretical physicist, and Teleology ( Greek: telos: end purpose is the philosophical study of design and Purpose. e. , the anthropic principle), and then investigates the ultimate fate of the universe. In Physics and Cosmology, the anthropic principle states that humans should take into account the constraints that human existence imposes on the kind of theoretical The ultimate fate of the universe is a topic in Physical cosmology. This was the first book to describe the Omega Point Theory.
Prof. Tipler's 2007 book The Physics of Christianity analyzes the Omega Point Theory's pertinence to Christian theology. Christian Theology is discourse concerning Christian faith Christian theologians use biblical Exegesis, rational analysis and argument  In the book Tipler identifies the Omega Point as being the Judeo-Christian God, particularly as described by Christian theological tradition. Judeo-Christian (or Judaeo-Christian, sometimes written as Judæo-Christian) is a term used to describe the body of concepts and values which are thought to be held God is the principal or sole Deity in Religions and other belief systems that worship one deity. Christianity ( Greek Χριστιανισμός from the word Xριστός ( Christ)is a monotheistic Religion centered on the life and teachings In this book Tipler also analyzes how Jesus Christ could have performed the miracles attributed to him in the New Testament without violating any known laws of physics, even if one were to assume that we currently don't exist on a level of implementation in a computer simulation (in the case that we did, then according to Tipler such miracles would be trivially easy to perform for the society which was running the simulation, even though it would seem amazing from our perspective). Jesus of Nazareth (7–2 BC / BCE —26–36 AD / CE) Simulated reality is the proposition that Reality could be simulated—perhaps by Computer simulation —to a degree indistinguishable from "true" Reality
Over the years, Tipler has had fruitful interactions with the theologian Wolfhart Pannenberg. 
Tipler's writings on scientific peer review have been cited by William A. Dembski as forming the basis of the process for review in the intelligent design journal Progress in Complexity, Information and Design of the International Society for Complexity, Information and Design, where both Tipler and Dembski serve as fellows. Peer review (also known as refereeing) is the process of subjecting an author's scholarly work research or Ideas to the scrutiny of others who are William Albert "Bill" Dembski (born July 18 1960) is an American proponent of Intelligent design, and its opposition to the The International Society for Complexity Information and Design (ISCID is a non-profit professional society devoted to promoting Intelligent design.
In his 2005 paper in the journal Reports on Progress in Physics, Prof. The Omega Point is a term used by Tulane University professor of mathematics and physics Frank J Reports on Progress in Physics (RPP is a Peer-reviewed Scientific journal issued by the Institute of Physics ' publishing branch IOP Publishing Tipler maintains that the correct quantum gravity theory has existed since 1962, first discovered by Richard Feynman in that year, and independently discovered by Steven Weinberg and Bryce DeWitt, among others. Quantum gravity is the field of Theoretical physics attempting to unify Quantum mechanics, which describes three of the fundamental forces of nature Richard Phillips Feynman (ˈfaɪnmən May 11 1918 – February 15 1988 was an American Physicist known for the Path integral formulation of quantum Steven Weinberg (born May 3, 1933) is an American Physicist, and Nobel laureate in Physics for his contributions with Abdus Salam Bryce Seligman DeWitt ( January 8, 1923 &ndash September 23, 2004) was a Theoretical physicist best known for formulating Canonical But, according to Tipler, because these physicists were looking for equations with a finite number of terms (i. e. , derivatives no higher than second order), they abandoned this qualitatively unique quantum gravity theory since in order for it to be consistent it requires an arbitrarily higher number of terms.  "They also did not realize that the correct quantum gravity theory is consistent only if a certain set of boundary conditions are imposed . . . ," writes Tipler (which includes the initial Big Bang, and the final Omega Point, cosmological singularities). The Big Bang is the cosmological model of the Universe that is best supported by all lines of scientific evidence and Observation. The Omega Point is a term used by Tulane University professor of mathematics and physics Frank J A gravitational singularity (sometimes spacetime singularity) is approximately a place where quantities which are used to measure the Gravitational field become  Tipler says that the equations for this theory of quantum gravity are term-by-term finite, but the same mechanism that forces each term in the series to be finite also forces the entire series to be infinite (i. e. , infinities that would otherwise occur in spacetime, consequently destabilizing it, are transferred to the cosmological singularities, thereby preventing the universe from immediately collapsing into nonexistence). SpaceTime is a patent-pending three dimensional graphical user interface that allows end users to search their content such as Google Google Images Yahoo! YouTube eBay Amazon and RSS Tipler writes that "It is a fundamental mathematical fact that this [infinite series] is the best that we can do. . . . This is somewhat analogous to Liouville's theorem in complex analysis, which says that all analytic functions other than constants have singularities either a finite distance from the origin of coordinates or at infinity. In Complex analysis, Liouville's theorem, named after Joseph Liouville, states that every bounded Entire function must be constant Complex analysis, traditionally known as the theory of functions of a complex variable, is the branch of Mathematics investigating functions of Complex "
In the same aforestated journal article, Prof. Tipler combines the above theory of quantum gravity with an extended Standard Model in order to form what he maintains is the correct Theory of Everything (TOE) describing and unifying all the forces in physics. The Standard Model of Particle physics is a theory that describes three of the four known Fundamental interactions together with the Elementary particles A theory of everything ( TOE) is a putative Theory of Theoretical physics that fully explains and links together all known physical phenomena In Physics, a force is whatever can cause an object with Mass to Accelerate. 
Out of 50 articles, Prof. Tipler's said paper was selected as one of 12 for the "Highlights of 2005" accolade as "the very best articles published in Reports on Progress in Physics in 2005 [Vol. Reports on Progress in Physics (RPP is a Peer-reviewed Scientific journal issued by the Institute of Physics ' publishing branch IOP Publishing 68]. Articles were selected by the Editorial Board for their outstanding reviews of the field. They all received the highest praise from our international referees and a high number of downloads from the journal Website. " Reports on Progress in Physics is the leading journal of the Institute of Physics (based on its impact factor, according to Journal Citation Reports), Britain's main professional body for physicists. The Institute of Physics (IOP is the UK and Ireland 's main professional body for Physicists It was founded as the Physical Society The impact factor, often abbreviated IF, is a measure of the Citations to science and social science journals. Journal Citation Reports ( JCR) is an Annual publication by the Institute of Scientific Information, a division of Thomson Scientific