World-renowned quantum physicist, educator, public policy expert and author of Manual for a Perfect Government


John was born on June 9, 1954  in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, even in childhood days his remarkable intelligence and talent was observed. While receiving a hundred percent scores on IQ tests, John balances his way of being a kid through playing soccer, hockey and the piano.

John’s interest on quantum mechanics and Transcendental Meditation technique began in 1970 when one of his teachers introduced it to him during his recovery period from a car crash. After graduating in Dartmouth College, he continued his interest in Transcendental Meditation led him to Vittel, France, where he completed the studies necessary to become a qualified teacher of the Transcendental Meditation technique.

While at Dartmouth, he earned an undergraduate degree in physics in three years with highest honors (summa cum laude). He also co-authored and published papers in physics research and won a fellowship to study physics at Harvard. While at Harvard, Hagelin worked under the noted physicists Howard Georgi and Sheldon Glashow, best known for their work in Grand Unification theory (GUT) and also published “several serious papers” on particle theory. He received a Master’s degree from Harvard in 1976, and a Ph.D. in 1981.

Notwithstanding the many achievement of John as becoming a three-time candidate of the Natural Law Party for President of the United States (1992, 1996, and 2000), the director of the Transcendental Meditation movement for the US, also a researcher at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) and the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC), appointed Raja of Invincible America by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi and the President of the US Peace Government and currently serves as a Professor of Physics and Director of the Institute of Science, Technology and Public Policy at Maharishi University of Management (where he conducted research into unified field theory and the Maharishi Effect) and amidst his many accomplishments, what is unique about John, is him being the first to apply this most advanced knowledge for the practical benefit of humankind.

John has pioneered the use of Unified Field-based technologies proven to reduce crime, violence, terrorism, and war and to promote peace throughout society—technologies derived from the ancient Vedic science of consciousness. He has published groundbreaking research establishing the existence of long-range “field effects” of consciousness generated through collective meditation, and has shown that large meditating groups can effectively defuse acute societal stress—thereby preventing violence and social conflict, and providing a practical foundation for permanent world peace.

In recognition of his outstanding feats, John was named winner of the prestigious Kilby Award, which recognizes scientists who have made “major contributions to society through their applied research in the fields of science and technology.” The award recognized Dr. Hagelin as “a scientist in the tradition of Einstein, Jeans, Bohr and Eddington.”