Marcelo Gleiser is the Appleton Professor of Natural Philosophy and Professor of Physics and Astronomy at Dartmouth College. He currently directs the Institute for Cross-Disciplinary Engagement at Dartmouth College. He graduated from the Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro and obtained his Ph.D. from King's College London in 1986. After postdoctoral appointments at Fermilab and The Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics in Santa Barbara, he joined the faculty at Dartmouth College in 1991. In 1994, he received the Presidential Faculty Fellows Award from the White House.
Author of more than 100 peer-reviewed articles, Gleiser is a world-renowned theoretical physicist. His research focuses on the physics of the early universe, the emergence of complexity, and the origin of life.