Marcelo Gleiser appears in the following:
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
The blockbuster movie Logan brings to the fore the moral choices of those in power as they apply scientific knowledge. It is so utterly sad it's painful to watch, says astrophysicist Marcelo Gleiser.
Thursday, March 09, 2017
There's a philosophical discussion considering the possibility that we are in a computer simulation, run by posthumans. Marcelo Gleiser asks: Why would an advanced species waste their time this way?
Thursday, February 23, 2017
Seven Earth-size planets have been found to orbit a dwarf star 40 light-years away. Finding life as we know it there would mean it's likely elsewhere in galaxy, too, says physicist Marcelo Gleiser.
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
The issue of the right or wrong use of science emerges in the colliding front between scientists and their supporting sponsors, be they the government or the private sector, says Marcelo Gleiser.
Wednesday, February 08, 2017
If there is a central lesson in the movie, it is that united we win; that what makes America great is not segregation and intolerance, but openness and inclusiveness, says physicist Marcelo Gleiser.
Wednesday, February 01, 2017
Carlo Rovelli's new book is a gem: It's full of wonderful analogies and imagery — and is a celebration of the human spirit, in "permanent doubt, the deep source of science," says Marcelo Gleiser.
Wednesday, January 25, 2017
Nature tends to follow rules, some of which we can understand. But we have limitations and are surrounded by mystery, says physicist Marcelo Gleiser, who recounts an unexplained event in his own life.
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
The expansion of the universe was sealed as fact in 1965, but the seeds for this revolutionary take on the cosmos and our place in it were planted in 1917 by a daring Einstein, says Marcelo Gleiser.
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Despite overall poor reviews, a saving grace of the film is that the plot makes us reflect on our own losses and how we choose to deal with them, says commentator Marcelo Gleiser.
Thursday, December 29, 2016
As the year ends, it's worth viewing this clip from the film Roving Mars in an effort to start the new year with hope and optimism for what we can accomplish as we work together, says Marcelo Gleiser.
Wednesday, December 21, 2016
If nothing else, the story of the Star of Bethlehem tells us of a time when looking up to the skies in awe and wonder was part of most people's lives, says astrophysicist Marcelo Gleiser.
Wednesday, December 14, 2016
As a species, we can be proud of our remarkable scientific prowess: This is an ongoing effort, a narrative we build slowly, gathering data and ideas that stretch our imagination, says Marcelo Gleiser.
Tuesday, December 06, 2016
Once we mix in real science with the possibility of extraterrestrial life, we can learn much about our current dilemmas and, hopefully, about our survival as a species, says Marcelo Gleiser.
Wednesday, November 30, 2016
Oil companies once led in climate science; if they put a fraction of their profits into the search for alternative renewable fuels, they could ensure our collective well-being, says Marcelo Gleiser.
Wednesday, November 23, 2016
Arrival speaks to all of us, making us think about where we are in life and what we've been doing with the time we have — confronting us at the individual and collective level, says Marcelo Gleiser.
Wednesday, November 16, 2016
We must unify America around the need for science and STEM education as the only guarantee for prosperity: Only education can keep America great, says astrophysicist Marcelo Gleiser.
Friday, November 11, 2016
The film reminds us we are the sum total of our choices and must consider carefully where they lead — good to remember in these post-election days, and in life, says astrophysicist Marcelo Gleiser.
Wednesday, November 02, 2016
Thoughts of colonization of other planets aside — stuff that stands far away in the future — our problems are right here and right now, affecting us globally, says Marcelo Gleiser.
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
In the early 20th century, we weren't able to visualize reactions of tiny matter. We didn't doubt they were there, but we weren't sure of the details. Now we are, says astrophysicist Marcelo Gleiser.
Wednesday, October 12, 2016
The challenge we face is to keep a healthy balance between power-on life and power-off life — to be sure we don't become something we are not, says astrophysicist Marcelo Gleiser.