Fred Alan Wolf’s fascination with the world of physics began one afternoon as a child at a local matinee, when the news reel revealed the awesome power and might of the world’s first atomic explosion. This fascination continued, leading Wolf to study mathematics and physics. In 1963, he received his Ph.D. in theoretical physics from UCLA and began researching the field of high atmospheric particle behavior following a nuclear explosion.
Since then, Wolf’s inquiring mind has delved into the relationship between human consciousness, psychology, physiology, the mystical, and the spiritual. His investigations have taken him from intimate discussions with physicist David Bohm to the magical and mysterious jungles of Peru; from master classes with Nobel Laureate Richard Feynman to shamanic journeys on the high deserts of Mexico; from a significant meeting with Werner Heisenberg to the hot coals of a firewalk.
In academia, Dr. Wolf has challenged minds at San Diego State University, the University of Paris, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, the University of London’s Birkbeck College, and many other institutions of higher learning. Author of eleven books, he is well known for his simplification of the new physics and is perhaps best known for authoring Taking the Quantum Leap, which was the recipient of the prestigious National Book Award for Science (1982).
As former professor of physics at San Diego State University, Dr. Wolf lectures, researches, and teaches worldwide. He is an honored member of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Collegium of Scholars and has taught courses at the Philosophical Research Society and the Holmes Institute. Dr. Wolf has also appeared as the resident physicist on The Discovery Channel’s “The Know Zone” and on many radio talk and television shows across the United States and abroad. He is currently featured in the recent indie film hit, What the Bleep Do We Know?! He lives in San Francisco, CA.