Professor of Physics and Astronomy, Dartmouth College
2020 Speaker

Hanover, New Hampshire

Marcelo Gleiser is the Appleton Professor of Natural Philosophy and a professor of physics and astronomy at Dartmouth College. He obtained his PhD from King's College London and received the 1994 Presidential Faculty Fellows Award from the White House. He is a fellow of the American Physical Society. He is the 2019 Templeton Prize Laureate.

His 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. He has published hundreds of peer-reviewed articles and more than 1000 essays and op-eds. He 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. He directs the Institute for Cross-Disciplinary Engagement at Dartmouth College.