About Us


Dr. Michael Hart

The chairman of the organizing committee for this conference is Dr. Michael H. Hart. As an undergraduate, Hart majored in mathematics; but he later earned a law degree, advanced degrees in physics and in computer science, and a Ph.D. in astronomy. Hart has written three books on history, various scientific papers, and controversial articles on various other subjects. His best known book is The 100: A Ranking of the Most Influential Persons in History. His most recent book is Understanding Human History, which is a history of humanity beginning about 100,000 years ago and going through the 20th century. Unlike most other books on world history, Hart’s book explicitly discusses differences in average intelligence between various groups, explains when and why they arose, and discusses the effect that those differences have had on human history.