Dean Radin, MS, PhD

Chief Scientist

Dean Radin, MS, PhD, is Chief Scientist at the Institute of Noetic Science (IONS) and Associated Distinguished Professor of Integral and Transpersonal Psychology at the California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS). His original career track as a concert violinist shifted into science after earning a BSEE degree in electrical engineering, magna cum laude and with honors in physics, from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and then an MS in electrical engineering and a PhD in psychology from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. For a decade he worked on advanced R&D at AT&T Bell Laboratories and GTE Laboratories. For over three decades he has been engaged in research on the frontiers of consciousness. Before joining the research staff at IONS in 2001, he held appointments at Princeton University, SRI International, and other academic and industrial facilities.

He is author or co-author of hundreds of scientific, technical, and popular articles, four dozen book chapters, and four best-selling books including The Conscious Universe (recipient of the Scientific and Medical Network’s 1997 book award), Entangled Minds, Supernormal (recipient of the 2014 Silver Nautilus Book Award), and Real Magic. Dr. Radin’s books have been translated into over a dozen languages.

His 145+ academic articles appear in peer-reviewed journals ranging from Foundations of Physics and Physics Essays to Psychological Bulletin, Psychology of Consciousness, and Frontiers in Human Neuroscience. He was featured in a New York Times Magazine article and he has been interviewed by dozens of television programs worldwide. He is a sought-after speaker, and has given over 750 talks for prestigious schools, government, military, business, scientific, and other groups around the world.

His invited talks for industries have included Merck, Google, Johnson & Johnson, and Rabobank. His government talks have included the US Navy, US Army, the Naval Postgraduate School, DARPA, the Indian Council of Philosophical Research (India), the International Center for Leadership and Governance (Malaysia), and the Australian Leadership Retreat (Australia). In 2017 he was named one of the 100 most inspiring people in the world by the German magazine, OOOM, and as of 2021 his filmography on IMDB lists 26 documentaries he’s appeared in.

Who We Are (Documentary)

Interviews of neuroscientists, meditators, survivors of near-death experiences, and various PhD scientists, to figure out what is our relationship to the universe and who we really are.

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Dean Radin: 2019 PA Presidential Address

Dr. Dean Radin’s Presidential Address to the 62nd Annual Convention of the Parapsychological Association on “Making Sense of Psi.”

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New Experiments Show Consciousness Affects Matter | Dean Radin

Dean Radin speaks at the Science of Consciousness Conference in Tucson 2016.

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The Conscious Universe (excerpt)

This is an excerpt from the two-part, 60-minute DVD.

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Buddha at the Gas Pump | Dean Radin

Interview recorded Sept. 9, 2017

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Dean Radin's Experiments

Read about Dr. Radin’s latest research projects.

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