Marcelo Gleiser is a professor of natural philosophy, physics, and astronomy at Dartmouth College. He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society, a recipient of the Presidential Faculty Fellows Award from the White House and NSF, and was awarded the 2019 Templeton Prize. Gleiser has authored five books and is the co-founder of 13.8, where he writes about science and culture with physicist Adam Frank.
The quantum world is one in which rules that are completely foreign to our everyday experience dictate bizarre behavior.
We cannot afford to dream about living on other worlds while we continue to destroy ours.
Humanity is in trouble. Here's how aliens could help.
Our understanding always will remain incomplete.
Do we still remember what we learned in the 1940s?
Living is about staying busy.
This technological feat changes our cosmic history.
Synthetic biology has the power to cure and kill. Have we learned from our past mistakes?
A second Enlightenment would have a far bigger task: Saving civilization itself.
Astronomy's roots rest in the very origins of humanity. We have always looked to the skies for answers. We are starting to get them.
Humans are already so integrated with technology that the dream of transhumanism is a reality. Can we handle what comes next?
The engineer working on Google's AI, called LaMDA, suffers from what we could call Michelangelo Syndrome. Scientists must beware hubris.
There is nothing more important to science than its ability to prove ideas wrong.
Everyone loves a good origins story.
Science has come a long way since Mary Shelley penned "Frankenstein." But we still grapple with the same questions.
How efficiently could quantum engines operate?
Many people perceive the struggle to understand our Universe as a battle between science and God. But this is a false dichotomy.