What is consciousness? Why are we here? Where did it all come from—the laws of nature, the stars, the universe? Humans have been asking these questions forever, but science hasn’t succeeded in providing many answers—until now. Theoretical physicist Matej Pavšic provides answers to these questions and more in this engaging, mind-stretching interview with Dr. Michael Karlfeldt on Healthmade radio. Listen as they take a dive deep into topics including consciousness, time, and the evidence that our observations-or even knowledge in our minds-can affect how physical objects behave.
Find answers to questions such as:
- Does matter exist separate from consciousness?
- Could we choose a different reality?
- Do we have free will?
- Is there an ultimate reality?
- Does consciousness end with death?
More about Professor Pavsic
Professor Pavsic co-authored The Grand Biocentric Design with world-renowned biologist and geneticist Dr. Robert Lanza.
Matej Pavšič is a physicist interested in the foundations of theoretical physics. During his more than 40 years of research at the Jožef Stefan Institute in Ljubljana, Slovenia, he often investigated subjects that were not currently of wide interest, but later became hot topics. For example, in the 70’s he studied higher dimensional Kaluza Klein theories when they were not very popular. In the 80’s he proposed an early version of the braneworld scenario that was published, among others, in Classical and Quantum Gravity. Altogether, Matej Pavšič has authored more than 100 scientific papers and the books The Landscape of Theoretical Physics: A Global View (Kluwer Academic, 2001) and Stumbling Blocks Against Unification (World Scientific, 2020). He is among the pioneering authors in topics such as mirror particles, braneworld, Clifford Space, and has recently published important works explaining why negative energies in higher derivative theories are not problematic, which is crucial for quantum gravity. Matej Pavšič studied physics at the University of Ljubljana. After obtaining his master’s degree in 1975, he spent a year at the Institute of Theoretical Physics in Catania, Italy, where he collaborated with Erasmo Recami and Piero Caldirola. Under their supervision, he completed his Ph.D. thesis which he later defended at the University of Ljubljana. Matej Pavšič has participated at many conferences as an invited speaker and regularly visited the International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) in Trieste, where he worked with the famous theoretical physicist Asim O. Barut. Since 2016 he has been in regular contact with the famous biologist Robert Lanza, and a result of their collaboration is the book The Grand Biocentric Design, which appeared in November 2020.
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