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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A Tear at the Edge of Creation

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Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Rage, rage against the dying of the light

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. With whom in history do you most identify?

A. Johannes Kepler (but I shower!)

Q. What 3 personal qualities are most important to you?

A. Honesty, kindness, curiosity

Q. Who is your favorite fictional hero?

A. Peter Pan

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