Marcelo Gleiser

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MARCELO GLEISER is a professor of physics and astronomy at Dartmouth College where he runs a very active cosmology group. His work in theoretical physics focuses on the dynamical processes that took place during the very early universe. As such, it brings together particle physics, the study of the very small, and cosmology, the study of the very large. He is the author of The Dancing Universe: From Creation Myths to the Big Bang; and The Prophet and the Astronomer.

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Books by this Author

A Tear at the Edge of Creation


My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Rage, rage against the dying of the light

Q. What is your biggest pet peeve?

A. No one touches my espresso machine

Q. What are your 5 favorite songs?

A. 1. Choral of Beethoven's 9th; 2. Fool on the Hill (Beatles); 3. Julia (Beatles); 4. Desafinado (Tom Jobim); 5. Triste Bahia (Caetano Veloso)

Q. What is your greatest achievement?

A. Having inspired people toward science

Q. Which living person do you most admire?

A. Steven Spielberg


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