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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.

Photograph © Claudia Kamergorodski

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.

Photograph © Claudia Kamergorodski

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Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Rage, rage against the dying of the light

Q. If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you choose to be?

A. Fernando de Noronha, an ecological paradise off the coast of Brazil.

Q. If you could be any person or thing, who or what would it be?

A. The Space Station

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 are your most overused words or phrases?

A. Guess what? Can you believe this?

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