Marcelo Gleiser | October 18
Dr. Marcelo Gleiser is the Appleton Professor of Natural Philosophy and a professor of physics and astronomy at Dartmouth College. He obtained his Ph.D. from King’s College London, received the 1994 Presidential Faculty Fellows Award from the White House, and is a Fellow of the American Physical Society. He is also the 2019 Templeton Prize Laureate, an honor he shares with Mother Teresa, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, the Dalai Lama, and scientists Freeman Dyson and Martin Rees.
Dr. Gleiser’s books have been published in 15 languages and include The Island of Knowledge: The Limits of Science and the Search for Meaning, A Tear at the Edge of Creation, and The Simple Beauty of the Unexpected. A world-renowned theoretical physicist interested in cosmology and astrobiology, he has published hundreds of peer-reviewed articles and more than a thousand essays and op-eds and frequently participates in TV documentaries and radio shows in the U.S. and abroad. He is the co-founder of the NPR blog on science and culture, 13.7: Cosmos & Culture. He currently directs the Institute for Cross-Disciplinary Engagement at Dartmouth College and writes weekly for Orbiter Magazine.