Evan Harris Walker

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Evan Harris Walker (1935 – August 17, 2006), was an American physicist.

Born in Birmingham, Alabama, Harris received his Ph.D. in physics from the University of Maryland in 1964. He holds over a dozen patents and has published more than a hundred papers in scientific journals.

Evan Harris Walker died, aged 70, on August 17, 2006, at Harford Memorial Hospital in Havre de Grace, Maryland.


Walker worked at the Ballistic Research Laboratories of the US Army's Aberdeen Proving Ground in Maryland. He wrote several articles which appeared in the Journal of Arthur M. Young's "Institute for the Study of Consciousness" ( founded in Berkeley in 1972). These papers greatly interested Nick Herbert and Saul-Paul Sirag, who invited him to talk to the Fundamental Fysiks Group in the mid-70s.[1]

In 1981, Walker founded the Walker Cancer Research Institute, a nonprofit organization based in Aberdeen, Maryland, which funds public awareness of the risk of cancer and research for a cure. [2]

Personal life[edit]

Walker promoted the charge that Albert Einstein "stole" special relativity from his first wife, Mileva Marić. (This claim has not been accepted by mainstream historians of science.)[Pais (1994), pp. 1–29; Holton (1996), pp. 177–193; Stachel (2002), p. 26-38; 39-55; Martinez, (2005), pp. 49–56.]


In 2000 Walker published The Physics of Consciousness. This book attempts to describe how quantum mechanical processes may be responsible for the creation of human consciousness.[3]

Selected bibliography[edit]

  • "The Scientific Study of Consciousness and its Significance for Religion," in Toward a Science of Consciousness, (Editor: J. W. White) W. A. Benjamin Inc., Menlo Park, CA, 1974.
  • "Science/Consciousness/Religion," Science of Mind 47, 34—43, 1974.
  • "Consciousness and Quantum Physics," in Future Science, (Editor: John White) Anchor Press/Doubleday, 1977.
  • "Quantum Mechanical Tunneling in Synaptic and Ephaptic Transmission, Int. J. Quantum Chemistry 11, 103—127, 1977.
  • "The Compleat Quantum Mechanical Anthropologist," in Parapsychology and Anthropology (Editor: Joseph K. Long), Scarecrow Press, Metuchen, NJ, 1977.
  • "The Quantum Theory of Psi Phenomena," Psychoenergetic Systems 3, 259—299, 1979.
  • "Matching Bits with the Computer," Psychology Today 15, p 108, June 1981.
  • "Book Review: Mind at Large by C. T. Tart, H. E. Puthoff, and R. Targ," J. Parapsychology, Dec. 1981.
  • "Book Review: The Role of Consciousness in the Physical World by Robert Jahn," Parapsychological Review 13, # 4, 18—21, 1982.
  • "Quantum Mechanics and Consciousness," J. Indian Psychology 4, No. 2, 21—26, 1985.
  • "Information Measures in Quantum Mechanics," Physica B 151, 332—338, 1988.
  • "Testing Schrödinger's paradox with a Michelson Interferometer," (with Drs. E. C. May, S. J. P. Spottiswoode, and T. Piantanida), Physica B 151, 339—348, 1988.
  • "The Quantum Theory of Consciousness," The Noetic Journal, Vol. 1 #1, June 1997, pp 100–107.
  • Book: The Physics of Consciousness, Perseus Press: Boston, MA. Published January, 2000.
  • "The Natural Philosophy and Physics of Consciousness," in The Physical Nature of Consciousness, edited by Philip Van Loocke, John Benjamins Amsterdam/Philadelphia pp. 63–82, 2001.

(for a more complete list, see APA Bio)

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Kaiser, David (2011). How the Hippies Saved Physics: Science, Counterculture, and the Quantum Revival. W. W. Norton & Company. pp. 84–86. 
  2. ^ * "Doctor Evan Harris Walker - In Memoriam". WCRI. 2009. Retrieved February 12, 2012. 
  3. ^ Stokes, Douglas M. (Sep 2000). "The Physics Of Consciousness. - Review". Journal of Parapsychology. Retrieved 12 February 2012. 
  • "The Physics of Consciousness: The Quantum Mind and the Meaning of Life" by Evan Harris Walker, Ph.D., published in 2000 by Perseus Publishing, ISBN 0-7382-0436-6
  • Holton (1996). Einstein, History, and Other Passions. Harvard University Press, pp. 177–193.
  • Martinez, A. (2005). "Handling evidence in history: the case of Einstein's Wife". School Science Review, Vol. 86, No. 316 (March 2005), pp. 49–56.
  • Pais (1994). Einstein Lived Here. Oxford University Press, pp. 1–29.
  • Stachel (2002). Einstein from 'B' to 'Z'. Boston: Bïrkhauser, pp. 26–38; 49-56.

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