GCP 2.0 Team

The GCP 2.0 Team is composed of a broad range of experts including scientists from leading universities, hardware and software engineers, medical staff, and entrepreneurs. To design and run such a project is an interdisciplinary feat of electronics, computing, data management, cryptography, psychology, and physics. As such, a competent team was assembled to collaborate on its design and ongoing research and maintenance.

Claudia Welss

Claudia Welss is the GCP2.0 Lead Citizen Scientist and Board Chair/Interim CEO of the Institute of Noetic Sciences (IONS), founded by Apollo 14 astronaut Edgar Mitchell. She's Board Vice-Chair of Space for Humanity (“To Space, For Earth”), co-creator of HMI's Global Coherence Initiative, and founding chair of Invest in Yourself (IY) at NEXUS Global, sharing practical consciousness research with social impact innovators. She's a contributing author to the Gold Nautilus award-winning Evolutionary Leaders anthology, Our Moment of Choice (Simon & Schuster). Previously, Claudia helped pioneer the “collaboratory” concept with NextNow.org, once described by the director of MIT's Center for Collective Intelligence as an example of “a new kind of collective intelligence,” and helped pioneer social responsibility and sustainability curriculum with corporations as a director at University of California Berkeley's Haas School of Business.

Rollin McCraty, Ph.D.

Rollin McCraty, Ph.D. of Boulder Creek, California, is one of the primary creators of the Global Coherence Initiative (GCI) and director of research for GCI and HeartMath Institute. He is project coordinator and the principle designer of GCI’s scientific component, the Global Coherence Monitoring System and its international network of magnetic field sensor sites. A professor at Florida Atlantic University, McCraty heads up HMI and GCI researchers investigating the relationship between human and geomagnetic field environments and the interconnectedness of and communication among all living things. They are studying how these fields act as central synchronizing signals within the body, carry emotional information and serve as key mediators of energetic interactions between people and living systems. McCraty holds numerous memberships, including with the American Autonomic Society, Pavlovian Society, National Association for Psychological Science, Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback and Society for Scientific Exploration. He has written scientific articles for many professional journals, given interviews for feature articles and television segments and appeared in numerous documentary films.

Mike Atkinson

Mike Atkinson of Boulder Creek, California, the HeartMath Institute’s Research Center laboratory manager, is responsible for key development and implementation aspects of the Global Coherence Monitoring System. He has extensive experience gathering, processing and performing statistical analysis of a wide range of psychophysiological data. Atkinson is co-holder of three patents related to physiological coherence monitoring used in organizational, educational and health care settings. Short-term and 24-hour HRV assessments he designed are used internationally by physicians, researchers and health organizations. Atkinson, co-author of several psychological surveys used to assess stress, emotions and organizational effectiveness, has played a key role in many laboratory and field research studies examining the effects of stress and emotions on bodily systems, including heart-brain interactions and cognitive performance. He has co-written many scientific papers published in numerous professional journals.

Annette Deyhle, Ph.D.

Annette Deyhle of San Diego, California, is an internationally known geologist and marine geochemist. Deyhle, research coordinator for the HeartMath Institute, has worked at various research centers in Europe and the U.S. She did her doctoral work at the Geomarine Research Center, GEOMAR, in Kiel, Germany. Prior to joining the GCI research team in late 2008, she had been at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California, San Diego for five years. Her research there focused on fluid-rock interactions and the chemistry behind earthquakes; plate tectonics; and volcanism. Deyhle's work was the subject of numerous talks and articles in scientific journals, including Geology, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, Chemical Geology and Marine Geology. Deyhle, a member of the American Geophysical Union and the European Geosciences Union, writes science commentaries for the GCI website.

Roger Nelson, Ph.D.

Dr. Nelson of Princeton, New Jersey, is founder and director of the Global Consciousness Project and was the longtime coordinator of research at the Princeton Engineering Anomalies Research (PEAR) laboratory at Princeton University. Nelson's interests span psychology, physics, philosophy and the arts and have led to collaborative efforts in developing technologies to study consciousness and intention. In the early 1990s, he began using random event generator technology in the field to register correlations of data with special states of group consciousness, leading him to found the Global Consciousness Project, which maintains a series of data collection sites worldwide that monitor for indications of a global consciousness response to major world events. Nelson is a member of the Esalen Institute Center for Theory and Research, the Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine advisory board and the Society for Scientific Exploration Council.

Dean Radin, Ph.D.

Dr. Radin of Petaluma, California, is a fellow and senior scientist at the Institute of Noetic Sciences. An early career as a concert violinist detoured into science. Radin conducted advanced telecommunications R&D at AT&T Bell Laboratories and GTE Laboratories for a decade. For over 20 years he has done consciousness research at Princeton University, University of Edinburgh, University of Nevada and Silicon Valley think tanks, including SRI International, where he investigated psychic phenomena for the U.S. government. Radin has written several books, including the bestselling The Conscious Universe and Entangled Minds, and authored or co-authored over 200 articles that have appeared in many journals. He's done interviews on Oprah, Larry King Live, the BBC and PBS. He has lectured extensively, including at Cambridge and Princeton universities, Virginia Tech, Google and the Defense Department's Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency.

Mark Hempel

Mark Hempel of Minneapolis, Minnesota, is the designer of many innovative products, including the education industry's first electronic textbook, which he created for McGraw-Hill. He also designed the bestselling educational software The Oregon Trail; the first medical website – for the Mayo Clinic; and the Web's first audio browser, NetRadio. Hempel is a recognized expert in information architecture and visual design. He has worked with companies that include Microsoft, Apple, American Express and AT&T. Today Hempel is a consultant for companies focusing on next-generation web platforms, developing applications to extend website functionality to include tracking programs, survey-recommendation engines and innovative Web 2.0 community functions.

Scott Davies

Scott Davies of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, is a consciousness researcher. His background of computer science and data analytics, where he has served as a computer scientist for both private and government firms, has enabled him to pursue deeper passions such as consciousness research. He has been conducting Random Number Generator (RNG) research in various capacities over the last four years. During this time, he has had the opportunity to collect and analyze RNG data for the 1 Field documentary team, healing practitioners, and is currently working with the team who conducts research for Dr. Joe Dispenza. Davies also holds a Level II certification with Dr. Konstantin Korotkov in Kirlian Photography technologies, where the focus is on analyzing changes in the human body field as well as detecting changes in the conditions of the surrounding environmental space during various healing and meditative practices. In addition, Davies is also working with other researchers with the objective of discovering correlations between these different consciousness detection techniques. His primary goal is to contribute to the shift of consciousness by empowering individuals with data-driven evidence to knowingly take command of their own lives and thus begin the transformation of society as a whole.

Chris Cockrum

Chris K Cockrum of Odenton, Maryland, is a mathematician and embedded systems engineer with over 25 years experience developing commercial and government systems. Cockrum performs research and holds patents in behavioral authentication and cryptographic applications of error-correction coding algorithms. These skills led to the development of the TrueRNG series of random number generators in 2014 using the robust quantum random effects dominated by the Avalanche effect in semiconductor junctions and number-theoretic whitening algorithms. Cockrum subsequently researched and developed the initial prototype and production hardware and firmware for the GCP 2.0 project.