Russell Targ is a physicist and author, and was a pioneer in the development of the laser and laser applications. He holds a BS in physics from Queens College, and did graduate work in physics at Columbia University. In the 1970s and 1980s, Targ cofounded and worked for the CIA-sponsored Stanford Research Institute's investigation into psychic abilities. His work in this new area, called remote viewing, was published in Nature, The Proceedings of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and in Proceedings of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. In 1983 and 1984, he accepted invitations to present remote viewing demonstrations and address the USSR Academy of Sciences on this research. In 1997, Targ retired from Lockheed Martin Missiles & Space Co. as a senior staff scientist, where he developed airborne laser systems for the detection of windshear. Targ now teaches remote viewing workshops worldwide and continues to write. He is the author or coauthor of several books dealing with the scientific investigation of psychic abilities, including The Reality of ESP, Limitless Mind: A Guide to Remote Viewing, Transformation of Consciousness, and his autobiography Do You See What I See?: Memoirs of a Blind Biker. Targ is also an editor, publisher, songwriter, producer, and teacher. He lives in Palo Alto, California, with his wife, Patricia.