"If scientists as a whole denounce an idea, this should not necessarily be taken as proof that the said idea is absurd: rather, one should examine carefully the alleged grounds for such opinions and judge how well these stand up to detailed scrutiny."

Biography

Brian Josephson, PhD, is professor emeritus of physics at Cambridge University and winner of the 1973 Nobel Prize in physics, for his discovery of the Josephson tunnelling effect in superconductivity. Since 1962 he has been a fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge, and served as professor of physics from 1974 until 2007. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society, and was awarded a National Science Foundation fellowship by Cornell University in 1970. Josephson is currently director of the Mind-Matter Unification Project of the Theory of Condensed Matter Group at the Cavendish Laboratory, Cambridge; a project which seeks to understand intelligent processes in nature.

Physicist Andrew Whitake writes that the discovery of the Josephson effect led to "much important physics," including the invention of SQUIDs (superconducting quantum interference devices), which are used in geology to make highly sensitive measurements, as well as in medicine and computing.

A true open-minded scientist, for decades Josephson has written about consciousness and staunchly defended scientific research on PSI phenomena, memory in water, and cold fusion.

Nobel Lecture, December 12, 1973

Nobel Lecture

The Discovery of Tunnelling Supercurrents

By Brian D Josephson
Nobel Lectures, Physics 1971-1980

Scientific Papers

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Is Relational Physics the Way Ahead?

Brian D Josephson and Mrittunjoy Guha Majumdar

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The Physics of Mind and Thought

Brian D Josephson
Activitas Nervosa Superior 61, pages 86–90 (2019)
DOI: 10.1007/s41470-019-00049-w

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Participatory Observers as the Basis of Physical Reality

Brian D Josephson and Mrittunjoy Guha Majumdar


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