David Bohm

David Joseph Bohm (December 20, 1917 – October 27, 1992) was an American-born quantum physicist who made significant contributions in the fields of theoretical physics, philosophy and neuropsychology, and to the Manhattan Project.

To address societal problems in his later years, Bohm wrote a proposal for a solution that has become known as 'Bohm Dialogue', in which equal status and 'free space' form the most important prerequisites of communication and the appreciation of differing personal beliefs. He suggested that if these Dialogue groups were experienced on a sufficiently wide scale, they could help overcome the isolation and fragmentation Bohm observed was inherent in the society.