Prof. Jan Rak Česká republika

Nuclear Physicist (Live)

He is one of the few in his field who deals with the connections between quantum physics, consciousness, and spirituality. “Nothing that happens in our lives is a coincidence,” he claims. “What we experience is the result of the observation process of an algorithmic mind that creates the perception of reality in the same way that artificial intelligence does.”

He graduated from the Charles University in Prague and in the years 1989-1992 worked in one of the three largest scientific centers in the world – the United Institute of Nuclear Research in Dubno near Moscow.

In 1992, he received an offer from the Max Plank Institute in Heidelberg, Germany, where he began collaborating on experiments at CERN (the European Organization for Nuclear Research in Geneva).

Since 2000, he has been involved in research in the USA for several years, at Brookhaven National Laboratory in New York and in Albuquerque, New Mexico, on the new RHIC accelerator and the PHENIX experiment.

In 2005, he started working at the University of Jyväskylä in Finland as Project Leader of the CERN ALICE experiment on the world’s largest accelerator. Consequently, he received the title of professor in Finland.

He is also the author and co-author of around 500 articles in renowned journals. For a long time, he mainly deals with relativistic quantum field theory. He described his experiences in the book “High-pT Physics in the Heavy Ion Era”, which he wrote with his American colleague M. Tannebaum and which was published in 2013 by Cambridge University Press.

He is also interested in Zero Point Energy (ZPE).