Eric J. Chaisson
 Astrophysicist (part-time)
Research Associate, Director's Office

Contact Information
Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
60 Garden St., MS-10
Cambridge, MA 02138 USA
Phone: 978.505.2667
ejchaisson -AT-

Research Interests Cosmic evolution; interdisciplinary science; complexity science; science education.

My major interests are currently twofold: My scientific research addresses an interdisciplinary, thermodynamic study of physical, biological, and cultural phenomena, seeking to understand the origin and evolution of galaxies, stars, planets, life, and society, thus devising a unifying cosmic-evolutionary worldview of the Universe and our sense of place within it writ large. My educational work engages experienced teachers and computer animators to create better methods, technological aids, and novel curricula to enthuse teachers and instruct students in all aspects of natural science.
I teach an annual course at Harvard University on "cosmic evolution" that incorporates all these research and educational endeavors.

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Brief biography
Curriculum vitae
Current research
Current teaching
Web page for cosmic evolution


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