ERVIN LASZLO spent his childhood in Budapest, Hungary. He was a celebrated child prodigy on the piano, with public appearances from the age of nine. Receiving a Grand Prize at the international music competition in Geneva, he was allowed to leave Hungary and begin an international concert career, first in Europe and then in America.
Laszlo received the Sorbonne’s highest degree, the Doctorat ès Lettres et Sciences Humaines in 1970. Shifting to the life of a scientist and humanist, he lectured at various U.S. Universities including Yale and Princeton. Following his work on modeling the future evolution of world order at Princeton, he was asked to produce a Report to the Club of Rome, of which he is a member. In the late 70s and early 80s, Laszlo ran global projects at the United Nations Institute for Training and Research at the request of the Secretary-General. In the 1990s, his research led him to the discovery of the Akashic Field.
The author, co-author or editor of 106 different books that have appeared in a total of 25 languages, Ervin Laszlo also has written several hundred papers and articles in scientific journals and popular magazines and is the subject of a PBS Documentary on his life and work. He is a member of numerous scientific bodies, including the International Academy of Science, the World Academy of Arts and Science, the International Academy of Philosophy of Science, and the International Medici Academy. He was elected member of the Hungarian Academy of Science in 2010.
Laszlo is the recipient of various honors and awards, including Honorary PhDs from the United States, Canada, Finland, and Hungary. Laszlo received the Goi Award, the Japan Peace Prize in 2001, and the Assisi Mandir of Peace Prize in 2006, and was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2004 and 2005.