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Todd Duncan

Todd Duncan


Todd Duncan is a cosmologist whose work is guided by the theme of better understanding how a cosmic perspective gives our human experience a larger context of meaning. He combines a research background in physics with teaching science to a wide range of audiences. He is the author of An Ordinary World: The Role of Science in Your Search for Personal Meaning, and coauthor of Your Cosmic Context: An Introduction to Modern Cosmology.

Todd received a B.S. in physics from the University of Illinois, an M.Phil. from Cambridge University as a Churchill Scholar, and a Ph.D. in astrophysics from the University of Chicago where he was a National Science Fellow and McCormick Fellow. He joined the faculty of the Center for Science Education at Portland State University in 1997. In 1998 he founded the Science Integration Institute as a forum for exploring what it means to be human in the universe as understood by modern science. He is also adjunct faculty in the Center for Science Education at Portland State University and the Physics Department at Pacific University.

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