With Freeman Dyson's astonishing forecasts for the future, it's hard to tell where science ends and science fiction begins. But far from being a wild-eyed visionary, Dyson is a clear and sober thinker -- and one not afraid of controversy or heresy.
Garik Israelian's stargazing on the Canary Islands has led to high-profile discoveries about space's big disasters -- including the first evidence that supernova explosions make black holes.
Physicist Garrett Lisi has proposed a new "theory of everything" -- a grand unified theory that explains all the elementary particles, as well as gravity.
Geoffrey Canada is the acclaimed author of Fist Stick Knife Gun: A Personal History of Violence in America, as well as the recent recipient of the prestigious McGraw Prize for Education.
Physicist Geoffrey West believes that complex systems from organisms to cities are in many ways governed by simple laws -- laws that can be discovered and analyzed.
In his legendary career in chemistry, George Whitesides has been a pioneer in microfabrication and nanoscale self-assembly. Now, he's fabbing a diagnostic lab on a chip.
Half performance artist, half software engineer, Golan Levin manipulates the computer to create improvised soundscapes with dazzling corresponding visuals. He is at the forefront of defining new parameters for art.
Britain's former prime minister Gordon Brown played a key role in shaping the G20 nations' response to the world's financial crisis, and was a powerful advocate for a coordinated global response to problems such as climate change, poverty and social justice.
A world-renowned engineer and inventor, Graham Hawkes wants to revolutionize the way we experience the oceans. He created the Deep Flight series of winged submersibles, which "fly" to the depths of the oceans with the power and elegance of an airplane.
My research is concerned with the three-dimensional structures of proteins and their biochemical functions. Most of my work is done in collaboration with Prof. Dagmar Ringe; we share facilities, students, and a number of projects.
Hod Lipson works at the intersection of engineering and biology, studying robots and the way they "behave" and evolve. His work has exciting implications for design and manufacturing -- and serves as a window to understand our own behavior and evolution.
The New York Times probably said it best; "There are a lot of people out there trying to make their livings as experts and consultants in the technology and communications businesses.
Veterinarian, dog trainer and animal behaviorist Ian Dunbar understands our pets' point of view. By training dog owners in proper conduct (as much as he trains the dogs themselves), he hopes to encourage better relationships with dogs -- not to mention their friends and children, too.
Ira Winkler is considered one of the world's leading experts on Information Security, Information Warfare, investigating information related crimes, and Industrial Espionage.
J.C. Herz literally wrote the book on the video game industry, Joystick Nation: How Videogames Ate Our Quarters, Won Our Hearts, and Rewired Our Minds (Little, Brown).
Jaclyn Kostner, Ph.D. is a motivational and content speaker in HUMANware "how virtual leaders and teams create warm, fast, cohesive teamwork, with significantly less travel.
Whether he's taking on insecure hotspots, inept passwords,or lax OS designers, James Lyne exposes technology's vulnerabilities while elevating the security awareness of everyday users.
Recognized internationally for his tireless and successful investigations of psychic, supernatural, and "magical" claims, and dealing with subjects that border on both science and mythology, James Randi has become known as one of America's most original and fearless thinkers, winning him the prestigious MacArthur Foundation "Genius" Fellowship.
A self-proclaimed nature nerd, Janine Benyus' concept of biomimicry has galvanized scientists, architects, designers and engineers into exploring new ways in which nature's successes can inspire humanity.
Jason Maynard is a Software Analyst for Credit Suisse with coverage responsibility for the applications, infrastructure, and systems management segments.
In his lab, Jay Bradner, a researcher at Harvard and Dana Farber in Boston, works on a breakthrough approach for subverting cancer .. and he's giving the secret away.
Dr. Jay Tenenbaum is widely acknowledged as a founder of internet commerce and its leading visionary. In 1990, he started EIT, the company that pioneered the enabling security and payment infrastructure. In 1994, he formed CommereNet, the industry association he now chairs, and jump-started the marketplace by convincing over 50 leading corporations to get on-line....
Jeff Hoffman is a recognized entrepreneur and innovator in the Internet and entertainment industries, as well as an accomplished international speaker on Innovation, Branding, Entrepreneurship, and Business Leadership to a global audience.
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