John Hagelin, Ph.D., is a renowned quantum physicist and educator, and National Director of the Transcendental Meditation program.
Dr. Hagelin has conducted pioneering research at CERN (the European Center for Particle Physics) and SLAC (the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center). Author of more than 70 papers published in journals such as Physics Letters, Nuclear Physics, and the Physical Review, his scientific contributions in the fields of electroweak unification, grand unification, supersymmetry, and cosmology include some of the most cited references in the physical sciences. He is responsible for the development of a highly successful grand unified field theory based on the superstring (Supersymmetric Flipped SU5). He is among that elite cadre of physicists contributing to the fulfillment Einstein's dream of a "theory of everything" through their mathematical formulation of the unified field—the most advanced scientific knowledge of our time
Dr. Hagelin is unique among scientists, in being the first to apply this most advanced knowledge for the practical benefit of humankind. He has pioneered the use of unified field–based technologies proven to reduce stress and promote peace throughout society—technologies derived from the ancient Vedic science of consciousness. He has published groundbreaking research establishing the existence of long-range "field effects" of consciousness generated through collective practice of the TM program, and has shown that large meditating groups can effectively defuse acute societal stress—thereby preventing violence and social conflict and providing a practical foundation for permanent world peace
In recognition of his outstanding achievements, Dr. Hagelin was named winner of the prestigious Kilby Award, which recognizes scientists who have made "major contributions to society through their applied research in the fields of science and technology." The award recognized Dr. Hagelin as "a scientist in the tradition of Einstein, Eddington and Bohr."
Dr. Hagelin has appeared many times on ABC's "Nightline," NBC's "Meet the Press," CNN's "Larry King Live!" and "Inside Politics," CNBC's "Hardball with Chris Matthews," C-SPAN's "Washington Journal," and others. He has also been regularly featured in the Washington Post, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, the Los Angeles Times, the San Francisco Chronicle, and most other major newspapers.
He received his A.B. summa cum laude from Dartmouth College in 1975 and his Ph.D. from Harvard University in 1981. He is currently Director of the Institute of Science, Technology and Public Policy, a science and technology think tank, and President of the Global Union of Scientists for Peace, an organization of leading scientists throughout the world dedicated to ending nuclear proliferation and establishing lasting world peace.