Hans G. Schantz

Hans G. Schantz

     Scientist / Author

A theoretical physicist by training, Hans G. Schantz discovered how bound or reactive electromagnetic energy becomes radiation and vice versa. He parlayed his scientific expertise into a career as an inventor with more than 40 patents, and he co-founded Q-Track Corporation where he serves as CTO designing and selling indoor location systems that rely on low-frequency near-field wireless technology. He is the author of The Art and Science of Ultrawideband Antennas, and the science fiction techno-thriller, The Hidden Truth. Hans lives in Huntsville, Alabama with his wife, and two sets of twins.

Scheduled Programming Events Featuring Hans G. Schantz

Day Time Name of Event
Fri 01:00PM The Future History of Science and Technology

Future history has long been the realm of prophets, SF writers, and economists alike. Whether history repeats itself or merely rhymes, its ebb and flow may be described by Kondratiev Cycles, Anonymous Conservative's r/K selection theory, or Dr. Jim Penman's Biohistory. How do these historical cycles impact the development of science and technology? Dr. Schantz shows how scientific development oscillates between an Aristotelian phase in which new principles are identified and a Platonic phase in which the implications of those ideas are worked out. Arguing we now stand at peak Platonism, Dr. Schantz explains why he anticipates an imminent swing toward an Aristotelian phase and the profound opportunity this transition offers for lovers of liberty to shape not only culture and politics, but also to predict the future.

CC: Meeting Room 5
(60 min)
Fri 04:00PM The Planetary Anthology Roundtable
Authors from the Superversive Press Planetary Anthologies will have a roundtable discussion on the series and it's future. Jagi Lamplighter Wright (mod.)
Fri 05:00PM Opening Ceremonies

Opportunity to meet the LibertyCon Guests and Staff

CC: Ballroom E
(60 min)
Fri 06:00PM Let's Predict the Next Big Thing!

In this roundtable, Science Pros prognosticate and will keep a record and see who got it right at LibertyCon 2019 for bragging rights! Jay Roye Moderator. 

CC: Ballroom F
(60 min)
Fri 10:00PM Author's Alley (Brooks, Freeman, Holmes, Howell, Schantz )
Come by the Author's Alley to chat, buy a book or get an autograph!
Author's Alley (M: Plaza Ballroom Mezzanine)
(60 min)
Sat 12:00PM Autograph Session (Gibbons, Schantz)
Autograph sessions will be located in the Dealer's Room. Authors will cycle through hourly, except for the author's that have their own tables who will be available when they are not scheduled in the program. Limit 5 books (if you bring more, get 5 signed and go to the back of the line.)
Dealer's Room (M: Plaza A/B/C Ballroom)
(60 min)
Sat 02:00PM Electricity and Magnetism for Beginner's (Children's Programming)

Dr. Hans Schantz explains how electricity and magnetism works for the kids! Informative for novices interested in understanding how the world works.

Kids Prog.
CC: Meeting Room 8
(60 min)
Sat 06:00PM Reading: Dr. Darin Kennedy & Dr. Hans Schantz
Come and hear these authors read passages from their works!
M: Lookout Mountain Room
(60 min)
Sat 07:00PM Author's Alley (Michael J. Allen, Maggert, Mays, J, Osborne, Schantz)

Come by the Author's Alley to chat, buy a book or get an autograph!

Author's Alley (M: Plaza Ballroom Mezzanine)
(60 min)
Sat 09:00PM Evil Scientists for a Better Tomorrow!
Panelists discuss their favorite Mad Genius/Evil Scientist characters from fiction, and discuss the best ways to foil the hero and prevent an ignominious end! Jack Clemons, Mod.
Sat 10:00PM SIGMA, Futurism and Science Fiction

Dr. Arlan Andrews, the Director of SIGMA, the Science Fiction Think Tank that consults for the USG, will moderate this panel on what they do and how science fiction informs futurism.

Sat 11:00PM Mad Scientist Roundtable

Roundtable discussion of various and timely science topics moderated by Les Johnson. This is a remarkable panel dating back to the earliest LibertyCons. Everyone gets a say but no one gets to say too much.

Sun 10:00AM Kaffeeklatsch

Have coffee / continental breakfast and chat with the pros

M: Tennessee River Room
Michael J. Allen
Arlan Andrews
Steve Antczak
Lou Antonelli
Charity Ayres
Jonathan David Baird
Griffin Barber
Paul Barrett
Jim Beall
J. D. Beckwith
David Bogen
Karen Bogen
Scott Bragg
Brett Brooks
Douglas Burbey
David L. Burkhead
David (D.J.) Butler
Joseph Capdepon II
Anna Grace Carpenter
Rachel Cates
Jack Clemons
Julie Cochrane
David B. Coe / D. B. Jackson
Brian Cooksey
Jason Cordova
Bridget Correia
Larry Correia
Terry Culver
Jim Curtis
Doug Dandridge
Dr. Ben Davis
Jonathan Del Arroz
Kary English
Karen Evans
Kevin Evans
Robert S. Evans
Kacey Ezell
Eric Flint
Monalisa Foster
A. M. Freeman
Julie Frost
Karl Gallagher
Melissa Gay
Amie Gibbons
Peter Grant
Michael H. Hanson
Jonna Hayden
Louise Herring-Jones
Taylor S Hoch
Dan Hollifield
John Holmes
Teresa Howard
Rob Howell
Daniel M. Hoyt
Sarah A. Hoyt
Daniel Humphreys
Kevin Ikenberry
Steve Jackson
Bryan Jones
J.D. Jordan
Cecilia Star Kachina
Chris Kennedy
Dorothy Klapp
Tom Kratman
L. Jagi Lamplighter
Dina Leacock
D. Alan Lewis
Doug Loss
Tamara Lowery
Terry Maggert
Amanda Makepeace
Geoffrey Mandragora
Mike Massa
Edward McKeown
Megan Miller
Jim Minz
Nan Monroe
Laura Montgomery
Anita Moore
Nico Murray
Jon R. Osborne
David E. Pascoe
Mike Resnick
Gray Rinehart
William Joseph Roberts
Jay Roye
Philip Paul Sacco
Cedar Sanderson
Hans G. Schantz
Dave Schroeder
Julia Morgan Scott
Lydia Sherrer
Martin Shoemaker
Stephen J. Simmons
Benjamin Tyler Smith
Cathe Smith
Chris Smith
Andrew Souvinette
Kal Spriggs
Melisa Todd
Tiffany Toland-Scott
John Van Stry
Justin Watson
Toni Weisskopf
Rich Weyand
Dawn Witzke
Marisa Wolf
Chris Woods
John Wright
James Young
(60 min)
Sun 02:00PM Author's Alley (Michael J. Allen, K. Ezell / Chris Smith, C. Kennedy, S. Osborn, Schantz)

Come by the Author's Alley to chat, buy a book or get an autograph!

Author's Alley (M: Plaza Ballroom Mezzanine)
(60 min)
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