Dean Radin, PhD



Dean Radin, PhD, is Chief Scientist at the Institute of Noetic Sciences (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 in electrical engineering, magna cum laude 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 at AT&T Bell Laboratories and GTE Laboratories. For three decades he has been engaged in research on the nature of consciousness. Before joining the research staff at IONS in 2001, he also held appointments at Princeton University,  and SRI International. He is author or coauthor of over 250 scientific and popular articles (some 80+ in peer-reviewed journals), three dozen book chapters, and four popular books including the award-winning and bestselling The Conscious Universe (HarperOne, 1997), Entangled Minds (Simon & Schuster, 2006), a 2014 Silver Nautilus Book Award, Supernormal (Random House, 2013), and Real Magic(Random House, 2018). These books have been translated into 16 foreign languages, so far.

His technical articles have appeared in journals ranging from Foundations of Physics and Physics Essays to Psychological Bulletinand Journal of Consciousness Studies. He was featured in a New York Times Magazine article, and he has appeared on dozens of television and radio shows around the world. He has given over 375 interviews and talks, including presentations at Harvard, Stanford, Princeton, Cambridge, Virginia Tech, the Sorbonne, and the University of British Columbia; for industries including Google, Johnson & Johnson, and Rabobank; for government organizations including the US Navy and DARPA; and at the National Academy of Sciences.

In 2010, he spent a month lecturing in India as the National Visiting Professor of the Indian Council of Philosophical Research, a program sponsored by India’s Ministry of Human Resource Development. In 2013 and 2014, he gave invited lectures in Kuala Lumpur at the International Center for Leadership and Governance, an organization supported by the Central Bank of Malaysia. In 2015 he spoke at Hayman Island (in the Great Barrier Reef) for the Australian Leadership Retreat, a confidential program of briefings and discussions for Australian government, business, education, and military leaders.