Dr. Ervin Laszlo holds four honorary doctorates and is recognized as the founder of systems philosophy and general evolution theory. His work has centered on the formulation and development of the “Akasha Paradigm,” a new conception of cosmos, life and consciousness emerging at the forefront of the contemporary sciences. He is a recipient of the highest degree in philosophy and human sciences from the Sorbonne, the University of Paris, as well as of the coveted Artist Diploma of the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Budapest. He was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2004 and 2005. He has authored more than 70 books, which have been translated into twenty languages and has published more than four hundred articles and research papers, including six volumes of piano recordings.