I’ve been sent this brilliant conversation between Safi Bahcall and Tim Ferriss by a few friends. It really is fantastic to hear someone as scientifically informed and literate as Safi accurately describe the facts and processes of hypnosis truthfully. His experience at Stanford might interest me most, Stanford being one of the major universities that has consistently studied and researched hypnosis for decades.
Safi Bahcall received his BA summa cum laude from Harvard and his PhD in physics from Stanford, where he worked with Lenny Susskind in particle physics (the science of the small) and the Nobel laureate Bob Laughlin in condensed matter physics (the science of the many). He was a Miller Fellow in physics at UC Berkeley (the school of the many). After working for three years as a consultant for McKinsey, Safi co-founded a biotechnology company developing new drugs for cancer. He led its IPO and served as its CEO for 13 years.