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Russell Targ
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[December 1997]



Consulting Scientist, Lockheed Martin Missiles & Space: Senior engineering position in electro-optics, with project management and over-all technical responsibility for marketing, advanced research, and development. This includes flight test of airborne CO2 and solid-state 2-μm coherent laser systems for windshear detection, and test of a 1.06-μm laser system for the shuttle at Kennedy Space Center.


  • Co-founder of SRI's Government-supported Remote Viewing (ESP) research program
  • Thirty years experience in frontier areas of electro-optics and laser R&D
  • Development of high-power gas lasers, the FM laser, and other advanced laser technology
  • Initiating new program areas, writing books and papers, and dealing with clients
  • Top Secret clearance with special access


Partner, Delphi Associates: Research and applications in remote viewing for commercial clients, including electronic games for Atari, scientific investigations, and commodity forecasting. (1982-1986)

Senior Research Physicist, Stanford Research Institute: Co-founder and program management, research and applications in remote viewing for NASA, DIA, CIA, and numerous other U.S. Government clients. (1972-1982)

Engineering Specialist, GTE Sylvania: Development of commercially successful, compact kilowatt CO2 lasers, and research on optical communications, and heterodyne detection. (1962-1972)

Physicist, Technical Research Group: Pioneering laser research with Gordon Gould in the development of the laser, new gaseous laser media, and spectroscopy. (1959-1962)

Engineer, Sperry Gyroscope Company, Electron Tube Division: Experimental work on traveling wave tubes, generation of microwaves from plasmas, early research on ultra-high vacuum. (1956-1959)


Author or co-author of more than fifty articles on lasers, plasmas and electro-optics research; and the first papers on psychoenergetic phenomena ever to appear in The Proceedings of the IEEE, the AAAS, and in Nature. Publications in psychoenergetics include five co-authored books:

Mind Reach: Scientists Look at Psychic Ability (Delacorte, 1977)

Mind At Large: IEEE Symposia On The Nature of Extrasensory Perception (Preager, 1979)

The Mind Race: Understanding and Using Psychic Abilities (Villard, 1984)

Miracles of Mind: Exploring Non-local Consciousness and Spiritual Healing (New World Library, 1998)

The Heart of the Mind: How to Experience God Without Belief (New World Library, 1999)


B. S. in Physics, Queens College, New York (1954), graduate work in physics, Columbia University (1954-1956).


Senior Member, Institute of Electrical and Two National Aeronautics and Space Administration awards for inventions and contributions in lasers and laser communications. Invitations were accepted in 1983 and 1984 to present demonstrations, and to address the USSR Academy of Sciences on recent developments in remote viewing research.

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