Growing up in Vietnam, it was his exceptional mind that helped him escape his war-torn homeland -- a mind that took him for training to some of the world’s best universities.
He has since devoted more than 40 years to studying the outer reaches of the universe; teaching and writing about what he’s found. Now the nation of France has recognized his work by awarding him the Legion of Honor.
Trinh X. Thuan, Ph.D. - Astrophysicist. Author of numerous books on science and on the connections between science and spirituality. Among those: The Secret Melody: And Man Created the Universe; The Birth of the Universe: The Big Bang and After; Chaos and Harmony: Perspectives on Scientific Revolutions of the Twentieth Century; The Quantum and the Lotus: A Journey to the Frontiers Where Science and Buddhism Meet. Professor of Astronomy, University of Virginia.