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Fred Alan Wolf
« on: 02/11/2007 20:54:51 »
Fred Alan Wolf (born December 3, 1934) is a theoretical physicist and writer on the subjects of quantum physics, consciousness, and their relationship. He is a science popularizer on the Discovery Channel, and has authored a number of books.[1] His theories about the interrelation of consciousness and quantum physics have been described in a Newsweek editorial as "on the fringes of mainstream science."[2]

    * 1 Biography
    * 2 Bibliography
    * 3 Discography
    * 4 See also
    * 5 References
    * 6 External links

[edit] Biography

Wolf's interest in physics began as a child when he viewed a newsreel depicting the world's first atomic explosion.[3] Wolf received his Ph.D. in theoretical physics from UCLA in 1963 and began researching the field of high atmospheric particle behavior following a nuclear explosion.[3]

Dr. Wolf has appeared as the resident physicist on the Discovery Channel program The Know Zone, was a participant in the PBS series Closer to Truth[4], and has appeared on radio talk shows and television shows across the United States and abroad.[3] Wolf also appeared in the films What the #$*! Do We Know!? (2004) and The Secret (2006).[5] He has lectured on subjects related to quantum physics and consciousness since the 1960s, often under the name Dr. Quantum or Captain Quantum[4]. He is also featured in the documentary about the Dalai Lama entitled Dalai Lama Renaissance, which is narrated by Harrison Ford.

His book "Taking the Quantum Leap: The New Physics for Nonscientists" won the National Book Award as science paperback for 1980 from the National Book Foundation. [6]

Wolf has taught at San Diego State University, the University of Paris, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, the University of London, and Birkbeck College [7]. He is sometimes criticized for blending verifiable scientific evidence for quantum phenomena with unfalsifiable metaphysical connections, often without differentiating between the two [citation needed].

[edit] Bibliography

Wolf has published a number of books, including:[8]

    * Space-Time and Beyond (1982, with Bob Toben and Jack Sarfatti) Paperback by Bantam; (July 1, 1983) ISBN 055326656X, ISBN 978-0553266566
    * Taking the Quantum Leap: The New Physics for Nonscientists (1982) Harper Perennial (Revised edition January 25, 1989) ISBN 0060963107, ISBN 978-0060963101
    * Star Wave: Mind, Consciousness and Quantum Physics (1984) Harper Perennial (Revised edition January 25, 1989) ISBN 0060963107, ISBN 978-0060963101
    * The Body Quantum: The New Physics of Body, Mind and Health (1986) Macmillan Pub Co ISBN 0026308908, ISBN 978-0026308908
    * Parallel Universes: The Search for Other Worlds (1988) Simon & Schuster (Reprint edition February 15, 1990) ISBN 0671696017, ISBN 978-0671696016
    * The Eagle's Quest: A Physicist's Search for Truth in the Heart of the Shamanic World (1991) Touchstone (Reprint edition November 1, 1992) ISBN 0671792911, ISBN 978-0671792916
    * The Dreaming Universe : A Mind-Expanding Journey Into the Realm Where Psyche and Physics Meet (1994) Simon & Schuster ISBN 0671749463, ISBN 978-0671749460
    * The Spiritual Universe: One Physicists Vision of Spirit, Soul, Matter, and Self (1996) Published by Simon & Schuster. (Moment Point Press; 2Rev Ed edition October 1, 1998) ISBN 0966132718, ISBN 978-0966132717 [9]
    * Mind into Matter: A New Alchemy of Science and Spirit (2000) Moment Point Press ISBN 0966132769, ISBN 978-0966132762
    * The Yoga of Time Travel: How the Mind Can Defeat Time (2004) Quest Books ISBN 083560828X, ISBN-13: 978-0835608282 [10]
    * Dr. Quantum's Little Book of Big Ideas: Where Science Meets Spirit (2005) Moment Point Press ISBN 1930491085, ISBN 978-1930491083

[edit] Discography

    * Dr. Quantum Presents: A User's Guide To Your Universe (2005) Sounds True (CD)

[edit] See also

    * Consciousness causes collapse
    * Effects of nuclear explosions

[edit] References

   1. ^ Australian Broadcasting Corporation biographical sketch. ABC Online. Retrieved on 2007-02-27.
   2. ^ Decoding 'The Secret'. MSNBC. Retrieved on 2007-02-27.
   3. ^ a b c Wolf, Fred Alan. Welcome to the Parallel Universes of Dr. Fred Alan Wolf AKA Dr. Quantum
   4. ^ [1]
   5. ^ What the Bleep? website
   6. ^ National Book Awards
   7. ^ [2]
   8. ^ Biography of Fred Alan Wolf at What is Enlightenment? magazine
   9. ^ [3] review of "The Spiritual Universe: One Physicists Vision of Spirit, Soul, Matter, and Self" by Lawrence B. Crowell , Committee for Skeptical Inquiry online, publishers of "Skeptical Inquirer." viewed Feb. 26, 2007
  10. ^ The Yoga For Time And Travel review in Times of India. Time of India. Retrieved on 2007-02-27.

[edit] External links

    * Wolf's website
    * Wolf's weblog
    * "What the Bleep" website
    * Beyond The Ordinary interview
    * Biography of Wolf

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