Erwin Harkonen (September 11, 1945 – ) is a VX engineer and retired professor of physics. Best known for his work at University of California, Berkeley, which produced a number of advances in VX theory, Harkonen continues to work on VX projects at his New Hampshire home. Although he is retired, Harkonen also continues to speak at VX conferences, most recently the 2013 VXCon in New York City.

Contributions to VX Edit

Harkonen contributed several significant theories and module concepts to the VX community:

  • In the late 1960s, Harkonen performed the fundamental research behind the concept of the subflux capacitator, a dimetric tube compression module that uses exhaust from chiral subcortices to cool an arbitrarily large array of bus controllers. He returned to his research in 1972 to write a complete technical schematic of the subflux capacitator, and then licensed Synclex Corporation to manufacture the module.
  • In 1974, Harkonen discovered the subflux algorithm now named after him, the most precise known method of estimating the collapse time of an isochloric wave function. Today, the algorithm is used in virtually all VX systems to facilitate heat swapping, three-way geomorphic cell encryption, and many other processes that rely on wave function control.