Menas Kafatos received his BA in Physics from Cornell University and his PhD in Physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. After postdoctoral work at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, he joined George Mason University and was University Professor of Interdisciplinary Sciences, where he also served as Dean of the School of Computational Sciences and Director of the Center for Earth Observing and Space Research. He is now The Fletcher Jones Endowed Professor of Computational Physics at Chapman University and is the Founding Dean of the Schmid College of Science and Technology at Chapman University. He directs the Center of Excellence in Earth Systems Modeling and Observations.
Menas has nearly 40 years of experience in undergraduate and graduate teaching and research. He's published numerous books including The Conscious Universe, The Non-local Universe with Robert Nadeau, Principles of Integrative Science with Mihai Draganescu, and more than 250 articles in computational science, astrophysics, environmental issues, general relativity, cosmology, foundations of quantum theory, and consciousness.