Previous award winners include Mother Teresa, Desmond Tutu, and the Dalai Lama.
Gleiser has been at Dartmouth since 1991. In 2017, he debuted a massive open online course (MOOC) called “Question Reality! Physics, Philosophy, and the Limits of Knowledge", which delves into the intersections of philosophy, religion and science. It is the first bilingual course on the edX platform.
The course explores the nature of mind, matter, and the cosmos, pushing learners to examine their assumptions and better understand the possibilities—and limits—of science, philosophy, and religion. It joins DartmouthX, a growing collection of MOOCs Dartmouth has been creating since 2014 in partnership with the nonprofit online learning consortium edX.
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