The first of the ICRL Conversations Podcast Series, Bob Jahn and Brenda Dunne discuss their work at the Princeton Engineering Anomalies Research (PEAR) laboratory at Princeton University over its thirty-five-year history.
Robert G. Jahn, Chairman of the Board of ICRL, was founder and director of the Princeton Engineering Anomalies Research (PEAR) laboratory from its establishment in 1979 until its closing in 2007. As an applied physicist and aerospace engineer and Professor of Aerospace Sciences, he served as Dean of the Princeton University School of Engineering and Applied Science for 15 years. He has presided over major research programs in advanced aerospace propulsion systems in cooperation with NASA and the U.S. Air Force. In 2006 he received the Edgar Mitchell Award for Noetic Leadership.
Brenda Dunne, President and Treasurer of ICRL, was Laboratory Manager of the Princeton Engineering Anomalies Research (PEAR) laboratory for its entire duration. With Robert Jahn, she is co-author of three major textbooks on consciousness-related anomalies. Although she holds a Masters degree in developmental psychology from the University of Chicago, her deeper interests are in the humanities, the history and philosophy of religion, and cross-disciplinary approaches to the study of consciousness that incorporate metaphysical as well as scientific traditions. She also serves as Education Officer of the Society for Scientific Exploration.