Scientist Anders Nilsson has been active in academia all his adult life. And, for just as many years, has pursued an avid interest in spirituality. He has not followed any one spiritual school or tradition, nor has he studied with a guru, but instead listened to his internal voice or intuition to guide him. He has studied many ancient mystical traditions and the teachings from contemporary spiritual masters. s that have been folded together with his own life experience and inner voice into his own view of spirituality.
This blend of spiritual knowledge, when folded together with his scientific background, has formed a unique path to spiritual awakening that combines the mind and heart. Anders shares this path in his book, The Gentle Way of the Heart.
He is currently both a Professor at Stanford University at Stockholm University, and splits his time between Sweden and California. His research has focused on the the structure of liquid water and chemical energy transformations related to artificial photosynthesis. He has co-authored over 250 scientific papers in some of the most prominent journals such as Nature and Science. In June 2014, his paper on water was illustrated on the cover in Nature. In 2004 his work on water was selected by Science Magazine as one of the top ten scientific breakthroughs of the year. He appeared as one of the scientists in the episode about the oceans in the TV series Through the Wormhole by Morgan Freeman in June 2014.