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
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
Songs from Nancy's CD 'Alien Wisdom':
For more information, see Nancy's web-site: www.expandinguniverse.org.
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