Louis BarrettIn hmolscience, William Louis Barrett (1933-), of-cited as W. Louis Barrett, commonly known as “Louis Barrett”, is an American physicist noted for his late 1970s work, as chair of the physics department, at Western Washington University, as a physics consultant for sociologist Ed Stephan, also chair of the sociology department, in discussion on the physics, chemistry, and thermodynamics applied to sociological and territorial questions, resulting in the 1995 book The Division of Territory in Society, which discusses things such as “are humans fermions or bosons”, the chemical thermodynamics of society, chemical potential and migrations (see: social chemical potential), among other ripe topics. [1]

Barrett completed his BS at the University of Idaho, and his MS and PhD in 1988, both at the University of Washington, the latter with a dissertation on “Ferromagnetic Resonance Studies on Nickel Single Crystals”, becoming chair of the physics department by the 1970s. (Ѻ) From 1988 to 2004, Barrett worked on the Soudan 2 proton decay experiment and on the MINOS neutrino oscillation detector, taking shifts at the MINOS control room at Fermilab. (Ѻ)(Ѻ) Barrett currently is professor emeritus at the University of Washington.

1. Stephan, Ed. (1995). The Division of Territory in Society. EdStephan.org.

External links
Barrett, William Louis (1933-) – WorldCat Identities.
W. Louis Barrett – RateMyProfessors.com.

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