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. If you could meet any historical character, who would it be and what would you say to him or her?

A. John Lennon The world misses you terribly.

Q. What’s your fantasy profession?

A. Musician

Q. What’s your best quality?

A. Respect for others

Q. If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?

A. Play the piano (I play guitar...)

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