New from Simon & Schuster

Marcelo Gleiser

Become a Fan

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

Become a Fan

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

Books by this Author

Read more about this book

Video

Writer and physicist Marcelo Gleiser revealed

Author Marcelo Gleiser: revealed.

My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Rage, rage against the dying of the light

Q. Who is your favorite fictional villain?

A. Dracula

Q. If you could eat only one thing for the rest of your days, what would it be?

A. Pasta

Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?

A. No one can define perfect happiness; there is only imperfect happiness. And it's this imperfection that makes the happiness we find more valuable. My happiness is bound to the well-being of my family, friends, and the planet we live in.

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)

Marcelo Gleiser on the Web

Twitter

Recent Blog Posts

Explore

CONNECT WITH US

Get a FREE eBook
when you join our mailing list!