Dr. Rajan Gupta is a theoretical physicist at Los Alamos National Laboratory and a Laboratory fellow. He obtained his Masters in Physics from Delhi University, India, and earned his Ph.D. in Theoretical Physics from The California Institute of Technology in 1982. The main thrust of his research is to understand the fundamental theories of elementary particle interactions. He has published over 125 research papers and is a fellow of the American Physical Society. During 2007 he served as the chair of the LANL energy council, helped create a strategic plan for LANL’s investment in energy R&D and advocated for energy security to be made a part of the core LANL mission.He is currently building a web based Global Energy Observatory that will provide a comprehensive view of the world’s energy systems and their networks and interdependencies. Based on this understanding and database he is carrying out a global analysis (integrating demographics, economics, health, education and energy and water resources) to help accelerate the transition to cheap and clean energy for the global population.