Evan Harris Walker

Evan Harris Walker

Evan Harris Walker (1935 – August 17, 2006), was an American physicist.

Born in Franklin, Indiana, Harris received his Ph.D. in physics from the University of Maryland in 1964. He holds over a dozen patents and has published more than a hundred papers in scientific journals.

Walker founded the Walker Cancer Research Institute, a nonprofit organization based in Aberdeen, Maryland, which funds public awareness of the risk of cancer and research for a cure. However, the organization has consistently received poor ratings by charity watchdog organizations. (See External Links.)

Walker promoted the charge that Albert Einstein "stole" special relativity from his first wife, Mileva Marić. (This claim has not been accepted by mainstream historians of science.)[Pais (1994), pp. 1–29; Holton (1996), pp. 177–193; Stachel (2002), p. 26-38; 39-55; Martinez, (2005), pp. 49–56.]

Evan Harris Walker died, aged 70, on August 17, 2006, at Harford Memorial Hospital in Havre de Grace, Maryland.


Scientific career

In 2000 Walker published The Physics of Consciousness. This book attempts to describe how quantum mechanical processes may be responsible for the creation of human consciousness.


  • "The Physics of Consciousness: The Quantum Mind and the Meaning of Life" by Evan Harris Walker, Ph.D., published in 2000 by Perseus Publishing, ISBN 0-7382-0436-6
  • Holton (1996). Einstein, History, and Other Passions. Harvard University Press, pp. 177–193.
  • Martinez, A. (2005). "Handling evidence in history: the case of Einstein's Wife". School Science Review, Vol. 86, No. 316 (March 2005), pp. 49–56.
  • Pais (1994). Einstein Lived Here. Oxford University Press, pp. 1–29.
  • Stachel (2002). Einstein from 'B' to 'Z'. Boston: Bïrkhauser, pp. 26–38; 49-56.

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