Massimiliano Sassoli de Bianchi received his Ph.D. degree in physics from the Federal Institute of Technology, in Lausanne, Switzerland in 1995, with a study on time-observables in quantum scattering theory. His research activities are focused on the foundations of physics, quantum theory, and consciousness. He has written essays, popular science books, children’s stories, and has published numerous research articles in international journals, both in physics and the study of consciousness. He is a life member of the American Physical Society and the American Association of Physics Teachers, as well as a full member of the Society for Scientific Exploration and the International Academy of Consciousness. He is currently the director of the LAB – Laboratory of Basic Self-research, and the editor of the journal AutoRicerca (www.autoricerca.ch).
The interview derives from his presentation at the 1st ICC (International Congress of Conscientiology - Consciousness Science) that took place in May 2015 in Portugal, held by the International Academy of Consciousness (IAC) at its research campus, where he presented his paper “Taking Quantum Physics and Consciousness Seriously: What does it mean?”
Sassoli de Bianchi talks about consciousness and science, quantum physics experiments, energy, entropy, multidimensional reality, cosmology, and related topics.
Interviewed by Wagner Alegretti for the program Consciousness & Science.
The next International Congress of Conscientiology (Consciousness Science) is set for 2017 in Miami. You can view a photo gallery of this year's ICC at:
As you prepare for the next event, we leave you with some quotes on the scientific spirit.
"Science is not only compatible with spirituality; it is a profound source of spirituality." - Carl Sagan
"A first principle not formally recognized by scientific methodologists: when you run into something interesting, drop everything else and study it." - B.F. Skinner
"It is through science that we prove, but through intuition that we discover." - H. Poincare
"Too much openness and you accept every notion, idea, and hypothesis - which is tantamount to knowing nothing. Too much skepticism - especially rejection of new ideas before they are adequately tested - and you're not only unpleasantly grumpy, but also closed to the advance of science. A judicious mix is what we need." - Carl Sagan
"They are ill discoverers that think there is no land when they see nothing but sea." - Francis Bacon
"Everyone takes the limits of his own vision for the limits of the world." - Arthur Schopenhauer
"Advances are made by answering questions. Discoveries are made by questioning answers." - Bernhard Haisch, astrophysicist
The latest episode of Science & Consciousness, featuring Brenda Dunne in dialogue with IAC's Nanci Trivellato, is now available: http://youtu.be/eEUhab8kFww
Brenda Dunne, president of International Consciousness Research Laboratories (ICRL), former manager of the historic, but now discontinued, Princeton Engineering Anomalies Research (PEAR) Laboratory, and former education officer of the Society for Scientific Exploration (SSE), talks about research conducted with fellow scientist Robert Jahn, chairman of the board of ICRL and former vice president of SSE.
The interview derives from her presentation at the 1st ICC (International Congress of Conscientiology / Consciousness Science) that took place in May 2015 in Portugal, held by the International Academy of Consciousness (IAC) at its research campus, where she presented a paper, Consciousness and the Nature of Life, co-authored with Dr. Jahn.
Interviewed by Nanci Trivellato for the program Consciousness & Science.