Zosia Krusberg

Visiting Assistant Professor of Physics and Astronomy, Vassar College

Zosia Krusberg is a theoretical particle physicist and cosmologist in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Vassar College. She obtained her Ph.D. at the University of Chicago, where she studied the physics of the early universe. She previously obtained a master’s degree in mind, brain, and education at Harvard University, and undergraduate and master’s degrees in astrophysics at Dartmouth College. Her current research explores the interface between the mind and brain in the context of physics problem solving. She is a meditation practitioner and teacher in the Vajrayana Buddhist lineage of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche and Dr. Reginald Ray.

Participant In:

Complexity and Emergence

Saturday, November 15, 2014
2:30-4:30 pm

Past Event

Psychobiologist Roger Sperry proposed that, “mind and consciousness are dynamic emergent properties of the living brain in action.” This seemingly simple observation raises a host of questions. How do novel entities arise from self-organizing complex systems? If a system itself shows adaptive, self-organizing properties not attributable to its aggregate micro-potentialities—such that at each new level… read more »