Saturday, October 21, 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. CT
TS members: $30 • Nonmembers: $35
The quantum observer effect refers to the surprising phenomenon whereby elementary physical particles, like electrons or photons, react differently when they are observed versus not observed. This effect suggests that at the quantum scale everything is, to some degree, aware. This in turn supports key metaphysical concepts underlying most of the esoteric traditions, which propose that consciousness permeates everything and that it is deeply related to the behavior—and possibly even the structure—of the physical world. This concept is not a tenet of mainstream physics today, but it is in alignment with what most of the founders of quantum mechanics believed, and it continues to be endorsed by about one in five contemporary physicists.
The implications of the observer effect have been discussed in parapsychology since the 1960s. Those discussions gave rise to predictions that time-reversal effects would appear in certain kinds of experiments. To everyone's surprise, laboratory studies subsequently confirmed those predictions. Over the past two decades Dr. Dean Radin, Chief Scientist at the Institute of Noetic Sciences (IONS), and colleagues have continued to study the observer effect using sensitive optical systems.
This relatively new experimental paradigm strongly challenges prevailing assumptions in physics about the nature of the physical world, yet the results obtained so far are consistent with a half-century of previously reported mind-matter interaction studies using quantum-indeterminate random sources, and also with ancient ideas about the role of mind in the fabric of reality.
Hear Dr. Radin explain his experiments and their implications during this fascinating program.
Registration includes on-demand access to a recording of the workshop, which can be viewed for two weeks following the date it was presented.
Dean Radin, M.S., Ph.D., is Chief Scientist at the Institute of Noetic Sciences (IONS) and Associated Distinguished Professor at the California Institute of Integral Studies. He earned a B.S. (electrical engineering, magna cum laude with honors in physics), and then an M.S. (electrical engineering) and a Ph.D. (psychology) from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Before joining the IONS research staff in 2001, Radin worked at AT&T Bell Labs, Princeton University, University of Edinburgh, and SRI International. He has given over 600 talks and interviews worldwide, and is author or coauthor of over 300 scientific and popular articles, four dozen book chapters and Forewords, two technical books, and four popular books translated into 15 foreign languages: The Conscious Universe (1997, HarperCollins), Entangled Minds (2006, Simon & Schuster), Supernormal (2013, RandomHouse), and Real Magic (2018, PenguinRandomHouse).
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