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. Who is your favorite fictional villain?

A. Dracula

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

A. The Space Station

Q. Which living person do you most admire?

A. Steven Spielberg

Q. What is your greatest achievement?

A. Having inspired people toward science

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