Roger Nelson, PhD, is Director of theGlobal Consciousness Project (GCP). He studied physics and sculpture at the University of Rochester, and experimental psychology at New York University and Columbia. He is the author or co-author over 100 technical papers and two books, Connected:the Emergence of Global Consciousness, and Der Welt-Geist: wie wir alle miteinander verbunden sind (German) with Georg Kindel. He was Professor ofPsychology at Johnson State College in northern Vermont, and in 1980 joinedPrinceton University's PEAR lab to coordinate research. His focus is on human consciousness, mental interactions, anomalous information transfer, and effects on physical systems by individuals and groups. He created the GCP in 1997, building a world-spanning random number generator network designed to gather evidence of coalescing global consciousness. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Noetic Sciences inPetaluma, California. He is married to Reinhilde (Lefty) Luedtke and has one son, Greg. He lives in Princeton, NJ, USA.