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Neil Gershenfeld

Director of MIT’s Center for Bits & Atoms

Director of MIT’s Center for Bits & Atoms

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Neil Gershenfeld Biography

Prof. Neil Gershenfeld is the Director of MIT's Center for Bits and Atoms, where his unique laboratory is breaking down boundaries between the digital and physical worlds, from pioneering quantum computing to digital fabrication to the Internet of Things. Technology from his lab has been seen and used in settings including New York's Museum of Modern Art and rural Indian villages, the White House and the World Economic Forum, inner-city community centers and automobile safety systems, Las Vegas shows and Sami herds. He is the author of numerous technical publications, patents, and books including Designing Reality, Fab, When Things Start To Think, The Nature of Mathematical Modeling, and The Physics of Information Technology, and has been featured in media such as The New York Times, The Economist, NPR, CNN, and PBS. He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society, has been named one of Scientific American's 50 leaders in science and technology, as one of 40 Modern-Day Leonardos by the Museum of Science and Industry, one of Popular Mechanic's 25 Makers, has been selected as a CNN/Time/Fortune Principal Voice, and by Prospect/Foreign Policy as one of the top 100 public intellectuals. He's been called the intellectual father of the maker movement, founding a growing global network of over one thousand fab labs that provide widespread access to prototype tools for personal fabrication, directing the Fab Academy for distributed research and education in the principles and practices of digital fabrication, and chairing the Fab Foundation. Dr. Gershenfeld has a BA in Physics with High Honors from Swarthmore College, a Ph.D. in Applied Physics from Cornell University, honorary doctorates from Swarthmore College, Strathclyde University and the University of Antwerp, was a Junior Fellow of the Harvard University Society of Fellows, and a member of the research staff at Bell Labs.

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Neil Gershenfeld Videos

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Neil Gershenfeld Books

  • Designing Reality: How to Survive and Thrive in the Third Digital Revolution
    Designing Reality: How to Survive and Thrive in the Third Digital Revolution
  • The Nature of Mathematical Modeling
    The Nature of Mathematical Modeling
  • Fab: The Coming Revolution on Your Desktop--from Personal Computers to Personal Fabrication
    Fab: The Coming Revolution on Your Desktop--from Personal Computers to Personal Fabrication
  • When Things Start to Think
    When Things Start to Think

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