Edwin C. May

Edwin C. May spent the first part of his research career in his chosen field of experimental low-energy nuclear physics, which he graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in 1968. Before retiring from that career, he had published 10 papers in peer-reviewed physics literature, including his report on the first measurement of the singlet state of the deuteron, which appeared in the prestigious journal Physical Review Letters.

His interest in serious research into psi phenomena was piqued in late 1975 when he joined ongoing US government sponsored work at SRI International (formerly Stanford Research Institute). He was named director of that program in 1985 but moved to Science Applications International Corporation, another US defense company, in 1991. His collaboration with state-sponsored Psi Research ended in 1995 when the program, then called STAR GATE, was discontinued by the US government.

When the research was finally released in 1995, Dr. May publish groundbreaking results and theories in the literature. Since then, many more papers have appeared in peer-reviewed journals. To learn more about the STARGATE era and research since then, including the full suite of publications, please visit www.LFR.ORG-currently under Revision. Dr. May’s approach has earned him an international reputation for research rigor and excellence, despite the fact that the subject is considered controversial. He was given the honor of delivering a public lecture on intelligence gathering at the famous World War II site, Bletchley Park, in the UK. His lectures, mostly to a skeptical audience, were accepted worldwide, including at Harvard University, the Universities of California in Los Angeles and Davis, Stanford University, the University of Edinburgh, Trinity College-Cambridge, and Eötvös Loránd University in Budapest , the University of Stockholm, Imperial College London and Moscow State University, to name a few.

Dr. May has led complex, interdisciplinary research projects for the US federal government since 1976. He directed 70% of the funding ($ 20M) and 85% of the data collection for the 22 year government involvement in psychological research. His duties included fundraising, human resource management, project administration and planning, and he was the leading force and active in the technical research program. Currently, Dr. May the executive director of the basic research laboratories. Since its inception in 1996, 13 out of 17 research proposals to private foundations have been supported. Under Star Gate, he authored or co-authored 200 reports (formerly classified) for various US government agencies within the military and intelligence communities.

He gained over 12 years of experience in experimental nuclear physics research which included the study of nuclear reaction mechanisms and nuclear structure. Dr. May’s accelerator experience includes a variety of tandem Van de Graaff generators and cyclotrons operating below 50 million electron volts. Further specialized experience includes four years of γ-ray spectroscopy, one year of trace element analysis (X-ray and α-particle techniques), numerical analysis, Monte Carlo techniques, digital signal processing and cardiac blood flow research. In addition, he has conducted physiology research by carefully studying the effectiveness of biofeedback in a clinical setting.

His dissertation was “Nuclear Reaction Studies via the (p, pn) Reaction on Light Nuclei and the (d, pn) Reaction on Medium to Heavy Nuclei”, BL Cohen, advisor, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA (1968). He is the author or co-author of many papers, reports, suggestions and presentations from both of his professional activities.

The Parapsychological Association, an affiliate of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, awarded him the Outstanding Achievement Award in 1996 and the Outstanding Career Achievement Award in 2007 for his contributions and research. He was president of the Parapsychological Association in 1997 and has served on its board many times and is currently on that board.

After all, Dr. May and his colleague Dr. Sonali Bhatt Marwaha signed a contract with McFarland & Company Publishers to publish the scientific and operational (i.e., parapsychological) aspects of all material published by the CIA on the CIA’s Freedom of Information Act page in 2000 and more recently. These four volumes each have a length of approx. 500-600 pages. William S. Cohen, former Secretary of Defense in the Clinton administration, wrote a foreword to this collection.

There are several books on the Star Gate and follow-up research after the closure of this program. You can find the recently published ones on Amazon.


Further information:

Dr. Ed May on his PSI research

Dr. Ed May on remote viewing