Peter Bancel, Ph.D.

Peter Bancel completed a doctorate in experimental physics at the University of Pennsylvania, USA, followed by a post-doctoral appointment at IBM’s Watson Research Center. He has held positions in France at the Centre Nationale de Recherche Scientifique and the Institut des Matériaux Jean Rouxel at the Université de Nantes. His research interests in physics have included ordering in two-dimensional systems, quasicrystals and protein crystal growth. In the 2000s, Peter collaborated with the Global Consciousness Project, based in Princeton, NJ, and developed a sophisticated analysis that led to a definitive interpretation of that complex database. In 2008 he joined the Institut Métapsychique International in Paris. His interests at the Institut include process-oriented research into the efficacy of psi-protocols, the interface between psi and quantum theory, and the insights for psi research that may be gained from a dialogue with meditative disciplines. Peter is currently a member of the board of directors of the Institut, as well as the Parapsychological Association, and has been a Fellow of the Institute of Noetic Sciences since 2014. He is a long time buddhist practitioner and an instructor and teacher of meditation. He spends his time between Paris, France and his US home in Connecticut.


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