Brian Thomas Swimme
Professor of Cosmology at CIIS, Director of the Third Story, at Human Energy

Brian Thomas Swimme, PhD, is director of the Third Story of the Universe at Human Energy, a nonprofit public benefit organization, and professor of cosmology at the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco. He received his PhD from the department of mathematics at the University of Oregon in 1978 for work in gravitational dynamics. 

Brian brings the context of story to our understanding of the 13.8 billion-year trajectory of the Universe. Such a story, he feels, will assist in the emergence of a flourishing Earth community. He's author of Cosmogenesis: An Unveiling of the Expanding UniverseThe Hidden Heart of the Cosmos… and The Universe is a Green Dragon. He's co-author of The Universe Story, which is the result of a 10-year collaboration with cultural historian Thomas Berry. 

Brian also created, with Bruce Bochte, three educational video series: Canticle to the Cosmos The Earth’s Imagination… and The Powers of the Universe. He co-wrote, with Mary Evelyn Tucker, and hosted the 60-minute film, Journey of the Universe, which was broadcast on PBS television stations nationwide and won the Northern California regional Emmy for Best Documentary in 2011.

His most recent media work, created with Monica DeRaspe-Bolles and Devin O’Dea, is the popular YouTube video series, “The Story of the Noosphere.” He lectures widely, and has presented at conferences sponsored by the American Association for the Advancement of Science, The World Bank, UNESCO, The United Nations Millennium Peace Summit, and the American Museum of Natural History. 

Science, Spirituality & the Noosphere: Hope for Humanity’s Future


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