Mills, Paul S.
Title:
Professor - Physics
Office:
SB 213
Phone:
(801) 863-8633
Mail Code:
179
Last Updated: 8/27/14 -
Paul S. Mills
Professor

 

Professor Mills is a member of the Physics Department at UVSC. He started at UVSC in 1981 and teaches Science & Enginerring Physics, Optics, Acoustics, Physical Science and Astronomy.  He is currently working jointly with a Classics professor at BYU to produce the first English translation of an ancient Greek text on astronomy.   
Curriculum Vitae
 
January 2007
 
 
Paul S. Mills
            Office: PS 212e
            Phone: 801-863-8633
            fax:      801-863-8064
            email:   millspa@uvsc.edu
 
Professor of Physics & Astronomy
Department of Physics
Utah Valley State College
800 West University Parkway
Orem, UT 84058
 
 
 I. EDUCATION
           
.1987 Master of Science, Physics, Brigham Young University
 
 .1975 Bachelor of Science, Physics, Brigham Young University
 
 
 
 
II. ACADEMIC EMPLOYMENT
 
.1981-Present   Professor, Associate Professor, Instructor, Physics & Astronomy, Utah Valley State College, Orem, UT
 
.1992-2003       Director, UVSC Planetarium
 
.1998-2007      Optical Consultant, Polarizer Division, R&D, MOXTEK, Inc., X-Ray Technologies, Orem, UT
 
 
 
III. PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS
           
.American Institute of Physics
 
.Rocky Mountain Planetarium Association
 
.American Association of Physics Teachers
 
 
 
 IV. PUBLICATIONS & PRESENTATIONS
 
. In Progress      Hipparchus’ Commentary on the Phaenomena of Aratus and Eudoxus, Roger T. Macfarlane and Paul S. Mills (First complete English translation).
           
Cited in Dennis Duke, “Hipparchus’ Coordinate System,”Archive for History of Exact Sciences, Spring 2002.
 
Cited in Bradley E. Schaefer, “The Epoch of the Constellations on the  Farnese Atlas and Their Origin in Hipparchus’s Lost Catalogue,” Journal of the History of Astronomy, Spring 2005.
. 2007           Tilting Earths and Windmills: The Sundial Anomaly, Paul S. Mills, Physics Colloquium, Utah Valley State College, 19 Sep 2007.
 
The Lithosphere and the Sundial Anomaly, Paul S. Mills, Earth Science Seminar Series, Utah Valley State College, 25 Sep 2007.
 
 
The Sundial Anomaly: The Mystery of the Thlippery Lithosphere (invited paper), Eighth Biennial History of Astronomy Workshop, Notre Dame, Thr, 24 July 2007.
                                
The Mystery of the Thlippery Lithosphere (invited paper), Eighth Biennial History of Astronomy Workshop, Notre Dame, Fri., 27 July 2007.
 
            
. 2005           Corruptions in Hipparchus’ Commentary: Hipparchus’ Lonely Battle (invited paper), Seventh Biennial History of Astronomy Workshop, Notre Dame, Thr, 7 July 2005.
                                   
Hipparchus’ Lonely Battle (invited paper), Seventh Biennial History of Astronomy Workshop, Notre Dame, Sat, 9 July 2005.
 
 
Bright and Conspicuous Stars in Ptolemy and Hipparchus: On the Mistranslation of ‘Ekfanes,’ Roger T. Macfarlane and Paul S. Mills, Centaurus, Spring 2005.
 
Oh Dear! What Can the Matter Be? E = m c2 and Other Weighty Matters, Paul S. Mills, Physics Colloquium, Utah Valley State College, 28 Sep 2005.
           
. 2004           Sticks & Stones: The Physics of Spectacles & Telescopes, Paul S. Mills, Physics Colloquium, Utah Valley State College, 1 Dec 2004.        
 
. 2002           A Bear? Where’s a Bear? I Don’t See a Bear! - The Sequel: New Findings in Hipparchus’ Commentary, Paul S. Mills, Physics Colloquium, Utah Valley State College, 25 Sep 2002.
 
Sound Advice from Ancient Greece: A Physicist Looks at the Acoustics of the Human Voice, Musical Instruments, and Greek Theaters, Paul S. Mills, Pope Southwest Desert Institute and School of Science and Health Lecture Series, Utah Valley State College, 23 Oct 2002.
           
. 1998            A Bear? Where’s a Bear? I Don’t See a Bear! or The Greek Constellations According To Hipparchus, Paul S. Mills and Roger T. Macfarlane, Proceedings of the Western Alliance Quadruple Conjunction Conference, Van Nuys, CA, 14-18 October 1998, pp.46-50.
 
Prolegomena To An English Translation of Hipparchus’ Aratus Commentary, Roger T. Macfarlane and Paul S. Mills, 78th Anniversary Mtg. Classical Association of the Middle West and South, Baylor University, Waco, TX, 29-31 Oct 1998.
 
A Bear? Where’s a Bear? I Don’t See a Bear- Fixing the Blunders in modern Constellations, Paul S. Mills and Roger T. Macfarlane, Physics Colloquium, Brigham Young University, 4 Nov 1998.
 
. 1997            A Bear? Where’s a Bear? I Don’t See a Bear! - Hipparchus’ description of the Constellations, Paul S. Mills, Colorado Plateau Field Institute Lecture Series, Utah Valley State College, 15 Oct 1997.
 
 
. 1995           The UVSC Planetarium, A Taste of Good Science, Paul S. Mills, SEQUEL, UVSC ALUMNI ASSOCIATION MAGAZINE, Summer 1995, pp.14-16.
 
 
 
 SERVICE & AWARDS
 
 
. 2001           Alumni Association Outstanding Educator of the Year Award
 
. 1999           Distinguished Faculty Award - School of Science & Health
 
. 1998-1999 Member of the Regent’s Committee for Unifying Physics Curriculum in the State of Utah
 
. 1995           Alumni Association Outstanding Educator of the Year Award
 
. 1995           College Times “Golden Apple” Award - Students’ Choice
 
. 1994           Student Association Outstanding Service To Students Award
 
. 1993           Student Association Outstanding Service To Students Award
 
. 1992           Student Association Outstanding Service To Students Award