This collection documents the life and work of American physicist and parapsychologist Elizabeth A. Rauscher. Materials include
personal papers, professional papers, and research material.
Elizabeth A. Rauscher (1937-2019) was an American physicist and parapsychologist. Rauscher attended the University of California,
Berkeley for her Masters and PhD in nuclear physics. She was a former researcher with the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory,
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, the Stanford Research Institute, and NASA. Rauscher was President of Tecnic Research
Laboratories from 1979-1988 and Tecnic Research Laboratory of Apache Junction, AZ from 1988-2004. Rauscher was a professor
of physics and general science at John F. Kennedy University from 1978-1984 and professor and graduate student adviser in
the department of physics at the University of Nevada, Reno from 1990–1998. Rauscher co-founded the Berkeley Fundamental Fysiks
Group, an informal group of physicists who met weekly to discuss quantum mysticism and the philosophy of quantum physics.
Rauscher had an interest in psychic healing, faith healing, exploring altered states of consciousness, and developing links
between Eastern philosophy and quantum physics. Her contributions to parapsychology involve developing a theory of multidimensional
geometry to explain remote viewing experiences. She was part of the initiation of the Psychotronics Association, a group of
academics seeking to unify metaphysics and physics.
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