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William Grant Tifft, PhD, Presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who's Who

Dr. Tifft has been endorsed by Marquis Who's Who as a leader in the fields of astronomy and higher education

Some of Dr. Tifft's main interests have been in galaxies, superclusters, and the possible non-dynamical nature of the redshift.

    TUCSON, AZ, December 14, 2017 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present William Grant Tifft, PhD, with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Dr. Tifft 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.

A scientist and retired astronomy professor, Dr. Tifft reached emeritus status at the University of Arizona in 2002 after 38 years as a faculty member. Spending one year as a Research Associate at Vanderbilt University and three years in the field as an astronomer at Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff, AZ, he began his career in academia at the university as an associate professor in 1964. Dr. Tifft, with two colleagues, formed The Scientific Association for the Study of Time in Physics and Cosmology in 2000 as principle members. In 2016 he established a small Arts and Science Heritage Fund. Dr. Tifft's role as a scientist was recognized early as a high school senior. In 1950 he was one of the top ten nationally recognized young scientists in the Ninth Annual (then Westinghouse) Science Talent Search.

Influential in the testing of the nature of the redshift with new redshift data, and an early proponent of manned space astronomy, some of Dr. Tifft's main interests have been in galaxies, superclusters, and the possible non-dynamical nature of the redshift. Based on observations of relatively nearby galaxies, he has developed the idea that the redshifts of galaxies are quantized in steps which are multiples of certain precise fractions of the speed of light. His early critical findings leading to redshift quantization were published in the Astrophysical Journal in 1972 with broader general discussion in 1976 and 1977. The ideas were controversial but based upon real data when proposed, and the editors of the journal have included a note in two of Tifft's papers stating that they could neither find errors within the analysis nor endorse the analysis. His invited presentation at the Hoyle Memorial Conference held in Cardiff in 2002 was an effective background summary of his developing cosmology.

Subsequently, Dr. Tifft put forward a theory to explain the quantization. Since the initial publication of his results, his findings have been used to provide an alternate explanation of the origin of the expanding universe. Dr. Tifft has also been known for being the first to detect voids in mapping of large scale supercluster structure, has done investigations of three-dimensional time in cosmology and particle physics, and has developed a new alternative quantum temporal cosmology based upon the origin and structure of time, which replaces the classical Big Bang. The theory can clarify many of the current problems within classical dynamical cosmology and provides a means to define the fundamental particles and forces within particle physics.

Much of Dr. Tifft's research has been documented in more than 100 articles throughout various professional journals. He served as a joint author of "Revised New General Catalog" in 1973, with colleagues formed a Conference on Modern Mathematical Models of Time and their Application to Physics and Cosmology" (1996) and authored "Redshift Key to Cosmology" in 2014. In 1965 he was a member of the final Woods Hole National Academy sponsored committee that recommended that the Large Space Telescope be produced. He was also considered as a candidate to become one of the first scientist astronauts that year.

A fellow of the American Astronomical Society and a member of the International Astronomical Union, Dr. Tifft completed a Bachelor of Arts in Astronomy at Harvard College in 1954 and a PhD in Astronomy and Physics at California Institute of Technology in 1958, completing 4 years as a National Science Foundation (NSF) pre-doctoral fellow. He received a two year postdoctoral NSF fellowship from 1958 to 1960 at the Australian National University in Canberra as an Honorary Research Fellow at Mt Stromlo Observatory. He was the recipient of several grants from NASA, the NSF, the Office of Naval Research, and the Research Corporation.

Dr. Tifft has been included in many editions of Who's Who in America, Who's Who in Science and Engineering, and Who's Who in the West over the past 25 years. Married to Janet Ann Lindner Homewood, they have raised six children, a His, Hers and Ours family (two children from his previous marriage, three from hers, and one by them). Visit his blog at

In recognition of outstanding contributions to his profession and the Marquis Who's Who community, William Grant Tifft, PhD, has been featured on the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement website. Please visit for more information about this honor.

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