Thomas Buckholtz

Thomas Buckholtz
Research Scholar
Physics (Elementary Particles, Astrophysics, Cosmology); Innovation (Societal and Other)
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People invited me into high-potential situations. Together, we created more than people expected - within businesses, in government, in research and development, for the environment, and for society.


I have worked with large and small enterprises in aerospace, agricultural research, biotech, business services, computing, defense, education, energy utilities, government, healthcare, high technology, innovation, insurance, Internet, law enforcement, politics, research and development, telecommunications, and venture capital.


My roles have included …

  • Executive leading a US$1-billion-per-year, 2,000-person business unit.
  • Co-CIO (co-chief information officer) for the United States federal government’s Executive Branch.
  • Program leader catalyzing innovation throughout a $6 billion corporation.
  • Corporate officer and advisor for startups.
  • Developer of information systems.
  • Professorial Lecturer; university Extension Instructor.
  • Business advisor and innovation consultant.
  • Organizational development or change management practitioner.
  • Not-for-profit board (of directors, trustees, or advisors) member.
  • Physicist, applied mathematician, or similar.

My education includes …

  • PhD, Physics - University of California, Berkeley
  • BS, Mathematics - California Institute of Technology
  • Public Utility Executive Program - University of Michigan
  • Financial Management and Engineering Economy for Public Utilities - Stanford University

Results to which I contributed include …

  • Improve governmental service (from all levels of government) for the American public.
  • Pioneer 3 information technologies.
  • Develop 3 leading-edge information systems.
  • Establish 3 information-technology marketplace business practices.
  • Produce annual cost savings equal to 1.5 percent of annual corporate revenue.
  • Preserve 7 kilometers (4.5 miles) of Pacific Ocean coastline in California, USA.
  • Pioneer nationwide grassroots endeavors by an American national political party.
  • Establish a Rotary International worldwide service program.

My research interests include …

  • Physics (elementary particles, astrophysics, and cosmology) and mathematics
  • Checklists (service science; innovation; talent, organizational, and societal development) via which people can think well and do great - throughout people’s business work and personal endeavors

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To contact me …

Information about some of my physics research …

  • This work suggests progress regarding each one of four multidecade physics challenges: {1} catalog known and suggest new elementary particles (high energy physics); {2} specify dark matter (astrophysics); {3} describe dark energy (cosmology); and, {4} catalog properties - such as charge, mass, and spin - of objects (general physics). When combined with popular modeling, the new modeling that this work includes helps explain data that popular modeling alone seems not to explain.
  • “Properties of elementary particles, dark matter, and dark energy” -

Information about some of my service science research …

Physics, Mathematics, Innovation, Service Science
Astrophysics, Business Management, Cosmology, Government, Human Resources, Development, & Management, Mathematics, Physics, Science of Teaching and Learning, Systems Science