Nancy Ellen Abrams
Nancy Ellen Abrams has a bachelors degree in history and philosophy of
science from the University of Chicago, and a law degree from the University of
Michigan. She has worked at international law firms, at the Ford Foundation, and
for the U.S. Congress.
She co-created Scientific Mediation, a means of handling scientific disputes
in public policy-making, and has consulted on this for Sweden, state
governments, and corporations. She is also a writer whose work has appeared in
numerous journals, magazines, and books, and a musician who has performed her
original songs at conferences, public concerts, and spiritual events in fourteen
countries and been featured on radio and television.
With her husband, cosmologist Joel Primack, she co-authored a prize-winning
article on quantum cosmology and Kabbalah. They developed the popular course
Cosmology and Culture and have been teaching it since 1996 at the University of
California, Santa Cruz. In 1999 with support from the American Council of
Learned Societies, they added contemplative practice to the course. Nancy Abrams
has been interested in sciences border with the spiritual since studying with
Mircea Eliade at the University of Chicago, and she works as a scholar to put
the discoveries of modern cosmology into a cultural context and as an artist to
communicate their meaning at an emotional level.
Songs from Nancy's CD 'Alien Wisdom':
For more information, see Nancy's web-site: