Hal Puthoff, Ph.D.
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Hal Puthoff, Ph.D. is Director of the Institute for Advanced Studies at Austin. His present research interests range from theoretical studies of gravitation, inertia, cosmology and energy research, to laboratory studies of innovative approaches to energy generation and space propulsion. A graduate of Stanford University in 1967, Hal's professional background spans more than three decades of research at General Electric, Sperry, the National Security Agency, Stanford University, SRI International, and, since 1985, as Director of the Institute for Advanced Studies at Austin. In addition to his several publications concerning remote viewing research, he has published numerous technical papers and a textbook on electron-beam devices, lasers and quantum zero-point-energy effects, and has patents issued in the laser, communications, and energy fields.
Hal works closely with NASA's Breakthrough Propulsion Physics initiative; regularly serves various foundations, corporations and government agencies as consultant on leading-edge technologies and future technology trends; is listed in American Men and Women of Science, Who's Who in Science and Engineering, and Who's Who in the World; and has been designated a Fetzer Fellow.
IRVA 2002 - Remote Viewing: Classified Beginnings
Dr. Hal Puthoff founded the SRI remote viewing (RV) program in the spring of 1972. After circulating a report on results from some preliminary experiments, he was approached by the CIA to set up a program to widen the investigations to determine whether there was a credible threat to the U.S. from a known large-scale effort being pursued in the Soviet Union. Hal, with collaborators Targ, May and others, built the RV program up over the next two decades to both serve a number of clients in the DoD/Intelligence community, and to generate a dense data base for scientific evaluation. Hal will describe the genesis of the RV Program in some detail, its significance for operations, and its politics and scientific development over the years.