Honorary Members

Honorary Members of the Scientific and Medical Network

Dr. Fritjof Capra (US), physicist and systems theorist, founding director of the Center for Ecoliteracy in Berkeley, California, and on the faculty of Schumacher College.

Prof. Freeman Dyson, FRS, English-born American theoretical physicist and mathematician, known for his work in quantum electrodynamics, solid-state physics, astronomy and nuclear engineering. Former professor of physics at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton.

Rt. Revd. and Rt. Hon. Lord John Habgood, PC, (UK), theologian and scientist, former Archbishop of York and Bishop of Durham.

Sir John Houghton, FRS, (UK) former professor of atmospheric physics at Oxford and Head of the UK Meteorological Office, co-chair of the Nobel Peace Prize winning Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s scientific assessment working group.

Dr. Ervin Laszlo, (Italy) Hungarian philosopher of science, systems theorist, integral theorist, originally a classical pianist – author of over 70 books and founding president of the Club of Budapest.

Dr. Lawrence Le Shan, (US), psychologist and author of over a dozen books.

Dr. Federico Mayor Zaragoza, (Spain) scientist, scholar, politician, diplomat, and poet. He served as Director-General of UNESCO from 1987 to 1999.

Dr. Mary Midgley, (UK), prolific moral philosopher known for her work on science, ethics and animal rights.

Prof. Seyyed Hossein Nasr, (US), Iranian University Professor of Islamic studies at George Washington University, and an Islamic philosopher, author of many books.

Sir Roger Penrose, OM, FRS, (UK), mathematical physicist and philosopher of science, former Rouse Ball professor of mathematics at Oxford.

Dr. David Peat, (Italy), Canadian holistic scientist, biographer of David Bohm and founder of the Pari Centre.

Sir John Polkinghorne, KBE, FRS, (UK), former Cambridge professor of mathematical physics and President of Queens’ College. Anglican priest and theologian, winner of the Templeton Prize.

Prof. Ravi Ravindra, (Canada), professor emeritus at Dalhousie University in Halifax (Canada) where he served for many years as a professor in the departments of Comparative Religion, Philosophy, and of Physics. He was a Member of the Institute of Advanced Study in Princeton

Prof. Henryk Skolimowski, (Poland), professor emeritus of philosophy at the University of Michigan and pioneer of eco-philosophy.

Sir Crispin Tickell, GCMG, KCVO, FZS, diplomat, environmentalist, and academic. Former ambassador to the UN, Warden of Green College, Oxford, Chancellor of the University of Kent and President of the Royal Geographical Society

Emeritus

Prof. David Bohm, FRS (1917-1992) was one of the most significant theoretical physicists of 20th century with his own ontological interpretation of quantum mechanics. His book Wholeness and the Implicate Order was enormously influential, and he conducted some well-known dialogues with Krishnamurti. Later in his life he became very concerned with language and communication, developing an innovative process of dialogue.

Dr. Rodrigo Carazo (1926-2009) was President of Costa Rica from 1978 to 1982 and was the founder of the University for Peace.

Prof. Willis Harman (1918-1997) was an American engineer, social scientist, academic, futurist, writer, and visionary. He worked at SRI International and was President of the Institute of Noetic Sciences.

Dr. Edgar Mitchell (1930-2016) was the sixth man on the moon and Founder of the Institute of Noetic Sciences.

Prof. Karl Pribram (1919-2015), was an eminent neurophysiologist who developed the holographic theory of mind. He was the first recipient of the prestigious European Havel Prize for “his fundamental contribution to the understanding of science as an integral part of general culture”. He spoke at Mystics and Scientists in the early 1980s. See www.karlpribram.com

Prof. Vicomte Ilya Prigogine (1917-2003), Nobel Laureate and developer of the nonlinear theory of dissipative structures and who was a pioneer of research in complex systems.