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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Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Rage, rage against the dying of the light

Q. Which living person do you most admire?

A. Steven Spielberg

Q. Who is your favorite fictional villain?

A. Dracula

Q. What trait is most noticeable about you?

A. Kindness (hopefully)

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.

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