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January 28, 2020
DONALD D. HOFFMAN is a full professor of cognitive science at the University of California, Irvine. He is the author, most recently, of The Case Against Reality: Why Evolution Hid the Truth from Our Eyes. The Conversation: https://www.edge.org/conversation/donald_d_hoffman-realism-is-false
December 19, 2019
LEE SMOLIN, a theoretical physicist, is a founding and senior faculty member at the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics in Canada. His main contributions have been so far to the quantum theory of gravity, to which he has been a co-inventor and major contributor to two major directions, loop quantum gravity and deformed special relativity. He is the author, most recently, of Einstein's Unfinished Revolution. The Conversation: https://www.edge.org/conversation/lee_smolin-the-causal-theory-of-views
November 11, 2019
MARKUS GABRIEL, one of the founders of New Realism, holds the Chair for Epistemology, Modern and Contemporary Philosophy at the University of Bonn, where he is also Director of the International Center for Philosophy and the multidisciplinary Center for Science and Thought. He is the author of Why The World Does Not Exist. The Conversation: https://www.edge.org/conversation/markus_gabriel-the-paradox-of-self-consciousness
October 28, 2019
SETH LLOYD is a theoretical physicist at MIT; Nam P. Suh Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering; external professor at the Santa Fe Institute; and author of Programming the Universe: A Quantum Computer Scientist Takes on the Cosmos. The Conversation: https://www.edge.org/conversation/seth_lloyd-communal-intelligence
October 16, 2019
PATRICIA S. CHURCHLAND is professor emeritus of philosophy at the University of California, San Diego, and adjunct professor at the Salk Institute. Her research has centered on the interface between neuroscience and philosophy, with a current focus on the association of morality and the social brain. She is the author of Conscience: The Origins of Moral Intuition. The Conversation: https://www.edge.org/conversation/patricia_s_churchland-the-nature-of-moral-motivation
October 10, 2019
ROBERT POLLACK is a professor of biological sciences, and also serves as director of the University Seminars at Columbia University. He is the author of The Course of Nature, a book of drawings by the artist Amy Pollack, accompanied by his short explanatory essays. The Conversation: https://www.edge.org/conversation/robert_pollack-rethinking-our-vision-of-success
September 24, 2019
PHILIP GOFF is a philosopher and consciousness researcher at Durham University, UK, and author of Galileo's Error: Foundations for a New Science of Consciousness (forthcoming, 2019). The Conversation: https://www.edge.org/conversation/philip_goff-a-post-galilean-paradigm
September 11, 2019
JULIAN BARBOUR is a theoretical physicist specializing in the study of time and motion; emeritus visiting professor in physics at the University of Oxford; and author of The Janus Point (forthcoming, 2020) and The End of Time. The Conversation: https://www.edge.org/conversation/julian_barbour-the-universe-is-not-in-a-box
September 4, 2019
W. DANIEL HILLIS is an inventor, entrepreneur, and computer scientist, Judge Widney Professor of Engineering and Medicine at USC, and author of The Pattern on the Stone: The Simple Ideas That Make Computers Work. The Conversation: https://www.edge.org/conversation/w_daniel_hillis-emergences
August 21, 2019
PETER GALISON is a science historian; Joseph Pellegrino University Professor and co-founder of the Black Hole Initiative at Harvard University; and author of_ Einstein's Clocks and Poincaré’s Maps: Empires of Time_. The Conversation: https://www.edge.org/conversation/peter_galison-epistemic-virtues
August 14, 2019
GEORGE DYSON is a historian of science and technology and author of Darwin Among the Machines and Turing’s Cathedral. The Conversation: https://www.edge.org/conversation/george_dyson-ai-that-evolves-in-the-wild
August 8, 2019
DAVID CHALMERS is University Professor of Philosophy and Neural Science and co-director of the Center for Mind, Brain, and Consciousness at New York University. He is best known for his work on consciousness, including his formulation of the "hard problem" of consciousness. The Conversation: https://www.edge.org/conversation/david_chalmers-the-language-of-mind
July 31, 2019
NEIL GERSHENFELD is the director of MIT’s Center for Bits and Atoms; founder of the global fab lab network; the author of FAB; and co-author (with Alan Gershenfeld & Joel Cutcher-Gershenfeld) of Designing Reality. The Conversation: https://www.edge.org/conversation/neil_gershenfeld-morphogenesis-for-the-design-of-design
July 23, 2019
FRANK WILCZEK is the Herman Feshbach Professor of Physics at MIT, recipient of the 2004 Nobel Prize in physics, and author of A Beautiful Question: Finding Nature’s Deep Design. The Conversation: https://www.edge.org/conversation/frank_wilczek-ecology-of-intelligence
July 16, 2019
TIMOTHY TAYLOR is a professor of the prehistory of humanity at the University of Vienna, and author of The Artificial Ape. The Conversation: https://www.edge.org/conversation/timothy_taylor-polythetics-and-the-boeing-737-max
July 10, 2019
ALISON GOPNIK is a developmental psychologist at UC Berkeley. Her books include The Philosophical Baby and, most recently, The Gardener and the Carpenter: What the New Science of Child Development Tells Us About the Relationship Between Parents and Children. The Conversation: https://www.edge.org/conversation/alison_gopnik-a-separate-kind-of-intelligence
July 1, 2019
ROBERT AXELROD, Walgreen Professor for the Study of Human Understanding at the University of Michigan, is best known for his interdisciplinary work on the evolution of cooperation. He is author of The Evolution of Cooperation. The Conversation: https://www.edge.org/conversation/robert_axelrod-collaboration-and-the-evolution-of-disciplines
June 25, 2019
BARBARA TVERSKY is Professor Emerita of Psychology, Stanford University, and Professor of Psychology and Education, Columbia Teachers College. She is the author of Mind in Motion: How Action Shapes Thought. The Conversation: https://www.edge.org/conversation/barbara_tversky-the-geometry-of-thought
June 19, 2019
CAROLINE A. JONES is a professor of art history in the Department of Architecture at MIT and author, most recently, of The Global Work of Art. The Conversation: https://www.edge.org/conversation/caroline_a_jones-questioning-the-cranial-paradigm
June 11, 2019
FREEMAN DYSON, emeritus professor of physics at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, has worked on nuclear reactors, solid-state physics, ferromagnetism, astrophysics, and biology, looking for problems where elegant mathematics could be usefully applied. His books include Disturbing the Universe, Weapons and Hope, Infinite in All Directions, and Maker of Patterns. The Conversation: https://www.edge.org/conversation/freeman_dyson-the-brain-is-full-of-maps
June 6, 2019
ANDY CLARK is professor of Cognitive Philosophy at the University of Sussex and author of Surfing Uncertainty: Prediction, Action, and the Embodied Mind. The Conversation: https://www.edge.org/conversation/andy_clark-perception-as-controlled-hallucination
May 30, 2019
STEPHEN WOLFRAM is a scientist, inventor, and the founder and CEO of Wolfram Research. He is the creator of the symbolic computation program Mathematica and its programming language, Wolfram Language, as well as the knowledge engine Wolfram|Alpha. He is also the author of A New Kind of Science. The Conversation: https://www.edge.org/conversation/stephen_wolfram-mining-the-computational-universe
May 13, 2019
RODNEY BROOKS is Panasonic Professor of Robotics, emeritus, MIT; former director of the MIT Artificial Intelligence Laboratory and the MIT Computer Science & Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL); founder, chairman, and CTO of Rethink Robotics; and author of Flesh and Machines. The Conversation: https://www.edge.org/conversation/rodney_a_brooks-the-cul-de-sac-of-the-computational-metaphor
April 24, 2019
ALEXANDER ROSE is the executive director of The Long Now Foundation, manager of the 10,000 Year Clock Project, and curator of the speaking series' at The Interval and The Battery SF. The Conversation: https://www.edge.org/conversation/alexander_rose-how-to-create-an-institution-that-lasts
April 16, 2019
IAN MCEWAN is a novelist whose works have earned him worldwide critical acclaim. He is the recipient of the Man Booker Prize for Amsterdam (1998), the National Book Critics' Circle Fiction Award, and the Los Angeles Times Prize for Fiction for Atonement (2003). His most recent novel is Machines Like Me. [Ian McEwan's Edge Bio Page](www.edge.org/memberbio/ian_mcewan)
April 10, 2019
*David Chalmers *is University Professor of Philosophy and Neural Science and co-director of the Center for Mind, Brain, and Consciousness at New York University. He is best known for his work on consciousness, including his formulation of the “hard problem” of consciousness; Daniel C. Dennett is University Professor and Austin B. Fletcher Professor of Philosophy and director of the Center for Cognitive Studies at Tufts University. He is the author of a dozen books, including Consciousness Explained, and, most recently, From Bacteria to Bach and Back: The Evolution of Minds
March 12, 2019
MICHELE GELFAND is a Distinguished University Professor at the University of Maryland, College Park. She is the author of Rule Makers, Rule Breakers: How Tight and Loose Cultures Wire the World. The Conversation: https://www.edge.org/conversation/michele_gelfand-cultural-intelligence
February 19, 2019
FREEMAN DYSON, emeritus professor of physics at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, in addition to fundamental contributions ranging from number theory to quantum electrodynamics, has worked on nuclear reactors, solid-state physics, ferromagnetism, astrophysics, and biology, looking for problems where elegant mathematics could be usefully applied. His books include Disturbing the Universe, Weapons and Hope, Infinite in All Directions, Maker of Patterns, and Origins of Life. Freeman Dyson's Edge Bio Page. Read the essay: https://www.edge.org/conversation/freeman_dyson-biological-and-cultural-evolution
February 11, 2019
LISA MOSCONI is the director of the Women's Brain Initiative and the associate director of the Alzheimer's Prevention Clinic at Weill Cornell Medical College. She is the author of Brain Food: The Surprising Science of Eating for Cognitive Power. The Conversation: https://www.edge.org/conversation/lisa_mosconi-alzheimers-prevention
January 28, 2019
SUSAN SCHNEIDER holds the Distinguished Scholar chair at the Library of Congress and is the director of the AI, Mind and Society (“AIMS”) Group at the University of Connecticut. The Conversation: https://www.edge.org/conversation/susan_schneider-the-future-of-the-mind
January 16, 2019
JONATHAN RODDEN is a professor in the Political Science Department at Stanford and a Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution. The Conversation: https://www.edge.org/conversation/jonathan_rodden-the-urban-rural-divide
December 12, 2018
ELAINE PAGELS is the Harrington Spear Paine Professor of Religion at Princeton University. She is the author, most recently, of Why Religion?: A Personal Story. The Conversation: https://www.edge.org/conversation/elaine_pagels-the-social-history-of-religion
November 20, 2018
PETER GALISON is the Joseph Pellegrino University Professor of the History of Science and of Physics at Harvard University and Director of the Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments. The Conversation: https://www.edge.org/conversation/peter_galison-how-technology-changes-our-concept-of-the-self
October 11, 2018
KARL SIGMUND is professor of mathematics at the University of Vienna and one of the pioneers of evolutionary game theory. He is the author of Exact Thinking in Demented Times: The Vienna Circle and the Epic Quest for the Foundations of Science. The Conversation: https://www.edge.org/conversation/karl_sigmund-when-the-rule-of-law-is-not-working
July 17, 2018
J. DOYNE FARMER is director of the Complexity Economics Programme at the Institute for New Economic Thinking at the Oxford Martin School, professor in the Mathematical Institute at the University of Oxford, and an external professor at the Santa Fe Institute. He was a co-founder of Prediction Company, a quantitative automated trading firm that was sold to the United Bank of Switzerland in 2006. The Conversation: https://www.edge.org/conversation/j_doyne_farmer-don_ross-collective-awareness
June 28, 2018
BRIAN HARE is an associate professor of evolutionary anthropology at Duke University in North Carolina and founder of the Duke Canine Cognition Center. He is the co-author (with Vanessa Woods) of The Genius of Dogs: How Dogs Are Smarter Than You Think. The Conversation: https://www.edge.org/conversation/brian_hare-absolute-brain-size-matters
June 12, 2018
ANDREW BARRON is the Australian Research Council Future Fellow and Deputy Head of the Department of Biological Sciences at Macquarie University. He is a neuroethologist with a particular focus on studying the neural mechanisms of honey bees. The Conversation: https://www.edge.org/conversation/andrew_barron-the-connectomic-revolution
June 5, 2018
Investor and philanthropist NICOLAS BERGGRUEN is the chairman of the Berggruen Institute, and founder of the 21st Century Council, the Council for the Future of Europe, and the Think Long Committee for California. The Conversation: https://www.edge.org/conversation/nicolas_berggruen-bonding-with-your-algorithm
May 24, 2018
​MARTIE HASELTON is a professor of psychology and communication studies at UCLA and the Institute for Society and Genetics. She is the author of Hormonal: The Hidden Intelligence of Hormones—How They Drive Desire, Shape Relationships, Influence Our Choices, and Make Us Wiser. The Conversation: https://www.edge.org/conversation/martie_haselton-sexual-double-standards
May 18, 2018
MURRAY SHANAHAN is a professor of cognitive robotics at Imperial College London and a senior research scientist at DeepMind. The Conversation: https://www.edge.org/conversation/murray_shanahan-the-space-of-possible-minds
April 30, 2018
SABINE HOSSENFELDER is a research fellow at the Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies, an independent, multidisciplinary think tank dedicated to theoretical physics and adjacent fields, and author of Lost in Math. She is also a singer-songwriter whose music videos appear on her website sabinehossenfelder.com. The Conversation: https://www.edge.org/conversation/sabine_hossenfelder-looking-in-the-wrong-places
April 16, 2018
MARY CATHERINE BATESON is a writer and cultural anthropologist. In 2004 she retired from her position as Clarence J. Robinson Professor in Anthropology and English at George Mason University, and is now Professor Emerita. The Conversation: https://www.edge.org/conversation/mary_catherine_bateson-how-to-be-a-systems-thinker
March 19, 2018
KAI-FU LEE, the founder of the Beijing-based Sinovation Ventures, is ranked #1 in technology in China by Forbes. Educated as a computer scientist at Columbia and Carnegie Mellon, his distinguished career includes working as a research scientist at Apple; Vice President of the Web Products Division at Silicon Graphics; Corporate Vice President at Microsoft and founder of Microsoft Research Asia in Beijing, one of the world’s top research labs; and then Google Corporate President and President of Google Greater China. As an Internet celebrity, he has fifty million+ followers on the Chinese micro-blogging website Weibo. As an author, among his seven bestsellers in the Chinese language, two have sold more than one million copies each. His first book in English is AI Superpowers: China, Silicon Valley, and the New World Order. The Conversation: https://www.edge.org/conversation/kai_fu_lee-we-are-here-to-create
March 15, 2018
CAROLINE A. JONES is professor of art history in the History, Theory, Criticism section of the Department of Architecture at MIT. The Conversation: https://www.edge.org/conversation/caroline_a_jones-a-common-sense
February 14, 2018
GEORGE CHURCH is professor of genetics at Harvard Medical School, director of the Personal Genome Project, and co-author (with Ed Regis) of Regenesis. The Conversation: https://www.edge.org/conversation/george_church-church-speaks
January 3, 2018
JOHN NAUGHTON is a senior research fellow at Cambridge University's Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities. He is an Internet columnist for the London Observer, and author of From Gutenberg to Zuckerberg. The Conversation: https://www.edge.org/conversation/john_naughton-the-state-of-informed-bewilderment
November 17, 2017
DANIEL C. DENNETT is the Austin B. Fletcher Professor of Philosophy and co-director of the Center for Cognitive Studies at Tufts University. He is the author, most recently, of _From Bacteria to Bach and Back: The Evolution of Minds. _ The Conversation: https://www.edge.org/conversation/daniel_c_dennett-a-difference-that-makes-a-difference
October 30, 2017
ALEX "SANDY" PENTLAND is a professor at MIT, and director of the MIT Connection Science and Human Dynamics labs. He is a founding member of advisory boards for Google, AT&T, Nissan, and the UN Secretary General. He is the author of Social Physics, and Honest Signal. The Conversation: https://www.edge.org/conversation/alex_sandy_pentland-the-human-strategy
October 17, 2017
RORY SUTHERLAND is Vice-Chairman, Ogilvy London; Columnist, The Spectator. Rory Rory Sutherland's Edge Bio page The conversation: https://www.edge.org/memberbio/rory_sutherland
October 2, 2017
TIM O'REILLY is the founder and CEO of O'Reilly Media, Inc., and the author of WTF?: What’s the Future and Why It’s Up to Us. The Conversation: https://www.edge.org/conversation/tim_oreilly-reality-is-an-activity-of-the-most-august-imagination
August 21, 2017
TOM GRIFFITHS is a professor of psychology and cognitive science and director of the Computational Cognitive Science Lab and the Institute of Cognitive and Brain Sciences at the University of California, Berkeley. He is co-author (with Brian Christian) of Algorithms to Live By. The Conversation: https://www.edge.org/conversation/tom_griffiths-aerodynamics-for-cognition
August 10, 2017
Professor BRIAN KEATING is an astrophysicist with the University of California San Diego’s Department of Physics. He and his team develop instrumentation to study the early universe at radio, microwave, and infrared wavelengths. He is the author of over 100 scientific publications and holds two U.S. patents. The Conversation: https://www.edge.org/conversation/brian_g_keating-shut-up-and-measure
July 31, 2017
TANIA LOMBROZO is a professor of psychology at the University of California, Berkeley, as well as an affiliate of the Department of Philosophy and a member of the Institute for Cognitive and Brain Sciences. She is a contributor to Psychology Today and the NPR blog 13.7: Cosmos and Culture. The Conversation: https://www.edge.org/conversation/tania_lombrozo-learning-by-thinking
June 22, 2017
DANIEL GOLEMAN is the New York Times bestselling author of Emotional Intelligence. A psychologist and science journalist, he reported on brain and behavioral research for The New York Times for many years. He is the author of more than a dozen books, including three accounts of meetings he has moderated between the Dalai Lama and scientists, psychotherapists, and social activists. The Conversation: https://www.edge.org/conversation/daniel_goleman-compassionate-systems
May 31, 2017
LORD MARTIN REES is a Fellow of Trinity College and Emeritus Professor of Cosmology and Astrophysics at the University of Cambridge. He is the UK's Astronomer Royal and a Past President of the Royal Society. The Conversation: https://www.edge.org/conversation/martin_rees-curtains-for-us-all
May 31, 2017
VENKATRAMAN "VENKI" RAMAKRISHNAN is a Nobel Prize-winning biologist whose many scientific contributions include his work on the atomic structure of the ribosome. He is Group Leader and Former Deputy Director of the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology in Cambridge, and the current President of the Royal Society. The Conversation: https://www.edge.org/conversation/venki_ramakrishnan-soul-of-a-molecular-machine
May 6, 2017
ROSS ANDERSON is professor of security engineering at Cambridge University, and one of the founders of the field of information security economics. He chairs the Foundation for Information Policy Research, is a fellow of the Royal Society and the Royal Academy of Engineering, and is a winner of the Lovelace Medal, the UK’s top award in computing. The Conversation: https://www.edge.org/conversation/ross_anderson-the-threat
April 1, 2017
JONATHAN B. LOSOS is the Monique and Philip Lehner Professor for the Study of Latin America and Professor of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology at Harvard University, and Curator in Herpetology at the Museum of Comparative Zoology. He is the author of Improbable Destinies: Fate, Chance, and the Future of Evolution. Jonathan B. Losos's Edge Bio Page The Conversation: https://www.edge.org/conversation/jonathan_b_losos-urban-evolution
March 8, 2017
CHRIS ANDERSON is the CEO of 3D Robotics and founder of DIY Drones. He is the former editor-in-chief of Wired magazine. Chris Anderson's Edge Bio Page The conversation: https://www.edge.org/conversation/chris_anderson-closing-the-loop
February 24, 2017
DAN SPERBER is a Paris-based social and cognitive scientist. He holds an emeritus research professorship at the French Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), Paris, and he is currently at Central European University, Budapest. He is the creator (with Deirdre Wilson) of "Relevance Theory," and coauthor (with Hugo Mercier) of The Enigma of Reason. Dan Sperber's Edge Bio Page The conversation: https://www.edge.org/conversation/dan_sperber-the-function-of-reason
February 8, 2017
STUART RUSSELL is a professor of computer science at UC Berkeley and coauthor (with Peter Norvig) of Artificial Intelligence: A Modern Approach. Stuart Russell's Edge Bio Page The conversation: https://www.edge.org/conversation/stuart_russell-defining-intelligence
January 25, 2017
DAVID CHALMERS is University Professor of Philosophy and Neural Science and Co-Director of the Center for Mind, Brain, and Consciousness at New York University. He is also Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at the Australian National University. David Chalmers's Edge Bio Page The conversation: https://www.edge.org/conversation/david_chalmers-the-mind-bleeds-into-the-world
December 2, 2016
BRIAN CHRISTIAN is the author of The Most Human Human: What Artificial Intelligence Teaches Us About Being Alive, and coauthor (with Tom Griffiths) of Algorithms to Live By: The Computer Science of Human Decisions. Brian Christian's Edge Bio Page The conversation: https://www.edge.org/conversation/brian_christian-how-should-a-society-be
November 22, 2016
LAURIE R. SANTOS is a professor of psychology at Yale University and the director of its Comparative Cognition Laboratory. Laurie Santos's Edge Bio Page The conversation: https://www.edge.org/conversation/laurie_r_santos-glitches
November 10, 2016
DAVID RAND is an associate professor of psychology, economics, and management at Yale University, and the director of Yale University’s Human Cooperation Laboratory. David Rand's Edge Bio Page The conversation: https://www.edge.org/conversation/david_rand-the-cost-of-cooperating
October 25, 2016
JUDEA PEARL, professor of computer science at UCLA, has been at the center of not one but two scientific revolutions. First, in the 1980s, he introduced a new tool to artificial intelligence called Bayesian networks. This probability-based model of machine reasoning enabled machines to function in a complex, ambiguous, and uncertain world. Within a few years, Bayesian networks completely overshadowed the previous rule-based approaches to artificial intelligence. Leveraging the computational benefits of Bayesian networks, Pearl realized that the combination of simple graphical models and probability (as in Bayesian networks) could also be used to reason about cause-effect relationships. The significance of this discovery far transcends its roots in artificial intelligence. His principled, mathematical approach to causality has already benefited virtually every field of science and social science, and promises to do more when popularized. He is the author of Heuristics; Probabilistic Reasoning in Intelligent Systems; and Causality: Models, Reasoning, and Inference. He is the winner of the Alan Turing Award. Judea Pearl's Edge Bio Page The conversation: https://www.edge.org/conversation/judea_pearl-engines-of-evidence
September 21, 2016
MONICA SMITH is a professor of anthropology at the University of California, Los Angeles. She holds the Navin and Pratima Doshi Chair in Indian Studies and serves as the director of the South Asian Archaeology Laboratory in the Cotsen Institute of Archaeology. Monica Smith's Edge Bio Page The conversation: https://www.edge.org/conversation/monica_l_smith-infrastructure-as-dialogue
August 22, 2016
SETH LLOYD, Professor, Quantum Mechanical Engineering, MIT; Principal Investigator, Research Laboratory of Electronics; Author, Programming the Universe. The Conversation: https://www.edge.org/conversation/seth_lloyd-quantum-hanky-panky
June 29, 2016
ROBERT PLOMIN is a professor of behavioral genetics at King's College London and deputy director of the Social, Genetic and Developmental Psychiatry Centre at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience. He is the author of Blueprint: How DNA Makes Us Who We Are. The Conversation: https://www.edge.org/conversation/robert_plomin-why-were-different
June 16, 2016
MOLLY CROCKETT is an associate professor of experimental psychology, fellow of Jesus College, and distinguished research fellow at the Oxford Centre for Neuroethics, University of Oxford. DANIEL KAHNEMAN is the recipient of the Nobel Prize in Economics (2002), and the Presidential Medal of Freedom (2013). He is the Eugene Higgins Professor of Psychology Emeritus, Princeton, and author of Thinking, Fast and Slow. The Conversation: https://www.edge.org/conversation/molly_crockett-daniel_kahneman-deontology-or-trustworthiness
May 25, 2016
JUNE GRUBER is an assistant professor of psychology at the University of Colorado, Boulder, and director of the Positive Emotion and Psychopathology Laboratory. The Conversation: https://www.edge.org/conversation/june_gruber-misunderstanding-positive-emotion
May 13, 2016
PAUL DOLAN is a professor of behavioral science at the London School of Economics and Political Science and author of Happiness by Design. The Conversation: https://www.edge.org/conversation/paul_dolan-the-social-construction-of-stories
May 4, 2016
GARY MARCUS is CEO and founder, Geometric Intelligence; professor of psychology, New York University; author, Guitar Zero: The New Musician and the Science of Learning. The Conversation: https://www.edge.org/conversation/gary_marcus-is-big-data-taking-us-closer-to-the-deeper-questions-in-artificial
April 20, 2016
FRANK WILCZEK, currently the Herman Feshbach Professor of Physics at MIT, has received many prizes for his work in physics, including the Nobel Prize (2004) for work he did as a graduate student at Princeton University. The Conversation: https://www.edge.org/conversation/frank_wilczek-power-over-nature
April 16, 2016
JOSHUA KNOBE is an experimental philosopher and professor of philosophy and cognitive science at Yale University. DANIEL KAHNEMAN is the recipient of the Nobel Prize in Economics (2002), and the Presidential Medal of Freedom (2013). He is the Eugene Higgins Professor of Psychology Emeritus, Princeton, and author of Thinking Fast and Slow. The Conversation: https://www.edge.org/conversation/joshua_knobe-daniel_kahneman-a-characteristic-difference
March 30, 2016
GEORGE CHURCH is a professor of genetics at Harvard Medical School and director of the Personal Genome Project. The Conversation: https://www.edge.org/conversation/george_church-the-augmented-human-being
March 23, 2016
JANNA LEVIN is a professor of physics and astronomy at Barnard College of Columbia University. She is the author of How the Universe Got Its Spots; A Madman Dreams of Turing Machines; and most recently, Black Hole Blues and Other Songs from Outer Space. The Conversation: https://www.edge.org/conversation/janna_levin-sounds-of-the-skies
March 16, 2016
REBECCA NEWBERGER GOLDSTEIN, awarded the 2014 National Humanities Medal by President Obama, is a philosopher, novelist, and professor of English and Philosophy at NYU. The Conversation: https://www.edge.org/conversation/rebecca_newberger_goldstein-the-mattering-instinct
March 3, 2016
HOWARD GARDNER is the John H. and Elisabeth A. Hobbs Professor of Cognition and Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Gardner also directs the Good Project.
March 1, 2016
STEPHEN WOLFRAM, distinguished scientist, inventor, author, and business leader, is Founder & CEO, Wolfram Research; Creator, Mathematica, Wolfram|Alpha & the Wolfram Language; Author, A New Kind of Science. The Conversation: https://www.edge.org/conversation/stephen_wolfram-ai-the-future-of-civilization
February 12, 2016
ED BOYDEN is a professor of biological engineering and brain and cognitive sciences at the MIT Media Lab and the MIT McGovern Institute. He leads the Synthetic Neurobiology Group. The Conversation: https://www.edge.org/conversation/ed_boyden-how-the-brain-is-computing-the-mind
February 1, 2016
DAVID REICH is a geneticist and professor in the Department of Genetics at the Harvard Medical School. He is the author of Who We Are and How We Got Here. The Conversation: https://www.edge.org/conversation/david_reich-the-genomic-ancient-dna-revolution
January 21, 2016
RICHARD NISBETT is a professor of psychology and co-director of the Culture and Cognition Program at the University of Michigan. He is the author of Mindware: Tools for Smart Thinking; and The Geography of Thought. The Conversation: https://www.edge.org/conversation/richard_nisbett-the-crusade-against-multiple-regression-analysis
November 5, 2015
GLORIA ORIGGI is a researcher at the Centre Nationale de la Recherche Scientifique in Paris and a journalist. She is a best-selling novelist in the Italian language, a respected philosopher in French, a cognitive scientist in English, and the person you want to sit next to at a dinner party. Her latest book, La Reputation, was recently published in France. The Conversation: https://www.edge.org/conversation/gloria_origgi-what-is-reputation
October 20, 2015
JAMIL ZAKI is an assistant professor of psychology at Stanford University and the director of the Stanford Social Neuroscience Lab. The Conversation: https://www.edge.org/conversation/jamil_zaki-choosing-empathy
September 22, 2015
PHILIP E. TETLOCK, Political and Social Scientist, is the Annenberg University Professor at the University of Pennsylvania, with appointments in Wharton, psychology and political science. He is co-leader of the Good Judgment Project, a multi-year forecasting study, the author of Expert Political Judgment and (with Aaron Belkin) Counterfactual Thought Experiments in World Politics, and co-author (with Dan Gardner) of Superforecasting: The Art & Science of Prediction . Class V Part I: https://www.edge.org/conversation/philip_tetlock-edge-master-class-2015-a-short-course-in-superforecasting-class-v
September 15, 2015
PHILIP E. TETLOCK, Political and Social Scientist, is the Annenberg University Professor at the University of Pennsylvania, with appointments in Wharton, psychology and political science. He is co-leader of the Good Judgment Project, a multi-year forecasting study, the author of Expert Political Judgment and (with Aaron Belkin) Counterfactual Thought Experiments in World Politics, and co-author (with Dan Gardner) of Superforecasting: The Art & Science of Prediction . Class IV Part II: https://www.edge.org/conversation/philip_tetlock-edge-master-class-2015-a-short-course-in-superforecasting-class-iv
September 1, 2015
PHILIP E. TETLOCK, Political and Social Scientist, is the Annenberg University Professor at the University of Pennsylvania, with appointments in Wharton, psychology and political science. He is co-leader of the Good Judgment Project, a multi-year forecasting study, the author of Expert Political Judgment and (with Aaron Belkin) Counterfactual Thought Experiments in World Politics, and co-author (with Dan Gardner) of Superforecasting: The Art & Science of Prediction . Class III Part I: https://www.edge.org/conversation/philip_tetlock-edge-master-class-2015-a-short-course-in-superforecasting-class-iii
August 24, 2015
PHILIP E. TETLOCK, Political and Social Scientist, is the Annenberg University Professor at the University of Pennsylvania, with appointments in Wharton, psychology and political science. He is co-leader of the Good Judgment Project, a multi-year forecasting study, the author of Expert Political Judgment and (with Aaron Belkin) Counterfactual Thought Experiments in World Politics, and co-author (with Dan Gardner) of Superforecasting: The Art & Science of Prediction . Class II Part II: https://www.edge.org/conversation/philip_tetlock-edge-master-class-2015-a-short-course-in-superforecasting-class-ii
August 24, 2015
PHILIP E. TETLOCK, Political and Social Scientist, is the Annenberg University Professor at the University of Pennsylvania, with appointments in Wharton, psychology and political science. He is co-leader of the Good Judgment Project, a multi-year forecasting study, the author of Expert Political Judgment and (with Aaron Belkin) Counterfactual Thought Experiments in World Politics, and co-author (with Dan Gardner) of Superforecasting: The Art & Science of Prediction . Class II Part I: https://www.edge.org/conversation/philip_tetlock-edge-master-class-2015-a-short-course-in-superforecasting-class-ii
August 17, 2015
PHILIP E. TETLOCK, Political and Social Scientist, is the Annenberg University Professor at the University of Pennsylvania, with appointments in Wharton, psychology and political science. He is co-leader of the Good Judgment Project, a multi-year forecasting study, the author of Expert Political Judgment and (with Aaron Belkin) Counterfactual Thought Experiments in World Politics, and co-author (with Dan Gardner) of Superforecasting: The Art & Science of Prediction . Class I Part II: https://www.edge.org/conversation/philip_tetlock-edge-master-class-2015-a-short-course-in-superforecasting-class-i
July 16, 2015
JOHN MARKOFF is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who covers science and technology for The New York Times. His most recent book is the forthcoming Machines of Loving Grace: The Quest for Common Ground Between Humans and Robots. The Conversation: https://www.edge.org/conversation/john_markoff-the-next-wave
June 10, 2015
PRIYAMVADA NATARAJAN is a professor in the Departments of Astronomy and Physics at Yale University, whose research is focused on exotica in the universe—dark matter, dark energy, and black holes. The Conversation: https://www.edge.org/conversation/priyamvada_natarajan-the-exquisite-role-of-dark-matter
May 28, 2015
SEAN CARROLL is a research professor at Caltech and the author of The Particle at the End of the Universe, which won the 2013 Royal Society Winton Prize, and_ From Eternity to Here: The Quest for the Ultimate Theory of Time_. He has recently been awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Gemant Award from the American Institute of Physics, and the Emperor Has No Clothes Award from the Freedom From Religion Foundation. The Conversation: https://www.edge.org/conversation/sean_carroll-layers-of-reality
May 21, 2015
DAVID CHRISTIAN is Professor of History, Macquarie University, Sydney; Author, Maps of Time: An Introduction to Big History. The Conversation: https://www.edge.org/conversation/david_christian-we-need-a-modern-origin-story-a-big-history
May 7, 2015
PETER COVENEY holds a chair in Physical Chemistry, and is director of the Centre for Computational Science at University College London and co-author, with Roger Highfield, of The Arrow of Time _and _Frontiers of Complexity. The Conversation: https://www.edge.org/conversation/peter_coveney-popper-versus-bacon
April 30, 2015
RICHARD DAWKINS is an evolutionary biologist; Emeritus Charles Simonyi Professor of the Public Understanding of Science, Oxford; Author, The Selfish Gene; The Extended Phenotype; Climbing Mount Improbable; The God Delusion; An Appetite For Wonder; and (forthcoming) A Brief Candle In The Dark. The Conversation: https://www.edge.org/conversation/richard_dawkins-this-is-my-vision-of-life
April 16, 2015
JAAN TALLINN is a co-founder of The Centre for the Study of Existential Risk at University of Cambridge, UK as well as The Future of Life Institute in Cambridge, MA. He is also a founding engineer of Kazaa and Skype. The Conversation: https://www.edge.org/conversation/jaan_tallinn-existential-risk
March 4, 2015
YUVAL NOAH HARARI, Lecturer, Department of History, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, is the author of Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind. DANIEL KAHNEMAN is the recipient of the Nobel Prize in Economics, 2002 and the Presidential Medal of Freedom, 2013. He is the Eugene Higgins Professor of Psychology Emeritus, Princeton, and author of Thinking, Fast and Slow. The Conversation: https://www.edge.org/conversation/yuval_noah_harari-daniel_kahneman-death-is-optional
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