Hal Puthoff is a physicist and parapsychologist who owns patents for laser and electron beam devices. He’s written scientific monographs, including “Fundamentals of Quantum Electronics”, co-written with Richard Pantell.
In the 1970s and 1980s, Puthoff was Director the DIA/CIA-funded remote viewing experiments at Stanford Research Institute (SRI). In 1985, he founded the Institute for Advanced Studies in Austin, TX, a scientific research organization, where he is currently Director. He also founder and CEO in Austin of the for-profit company, EarthTech International, Inc. which explores the physics of space flight energy and propulsion, with a strong focus on studying zero point energy and evaluating claims of “free energy” and “over unity” devices said to generate power via the zero point electromagnetic field or other sources.