In 1994 Hagelin was the recipient of an Ig Nobel Prize, which is for "achievements" that "cannot, or should not, be reproduced", i.e., for pseudoscience. In his case the prize was awarded for his experimental conclusion that 4,000 meditators at the Maharishi University of Management caused an 18 percent decrease in crime in Washington, DC. Before Hagelin started with his dubious works on TM, he was given the Kilby Award in 1992, for scientists who have made "major contributions to society through their applied research in the fields of science and technology". The award states it is for "a scientist in the tradition of Einstein, Jeans, Bohr and Eddington".
Hagelin has published a number of peer-reviewed papers in particle physics dealing with supersymmetry and grand unification theory. His groundbreaking work with Dimitri Nanopoulos was particularly influential. After that he tried to link particle physics to Transcendental Meditation and failed to publish a single paper in an established journal. His last accepted contribution to physics is from 1994. His former co-authors nowadays distance themselves from him.
-from the Wikipedia.
On Jan 6, 2006, at 9:10 AM, Vaj wrote:
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