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  • Lisa RANDALL

    Physics Professor - Harvard University

    Physics Professor - Harvard University

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    Lisa Randall studies theoretical particle physics and cosmology at Harvard University, where she is a Frank J. Baird, Jr. Professor of Science. Randall’s physics research connects theoretical insights addressing puzzles in our understanding of the properties of matter, the Universe, and space. Her work has improved our understanding of the Standard Model of particle physics, extra dimensions of space, cosmological inflation, dark matter, and many other aspects of particle physics and cosmology. In addition, Professor Randall’s books for popular audiences bring complex science to life. Her latest book, Dark Matter and the Dinosaurs, is a sweeping evolution of the Universe, the Milky Way, the Solar System and of life.

    Professor Randall earned her PhD from Harvard University and held professorships at MIT and Princeton University before returning to Harvard in 2001. Randall is also the recipient of honorary degrees from Brown University, Duke University, Bard College and the University of Antwerp.

  • Michio KAKU

    Theoretical Physicist, Professor, Futurist & NY Times Best-Selling Author

    Theoretical Physicist, Professor, Futurist & NY Times Best-Selling Author

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    Dr. Michio Kaku is a renowned futurist, theoretical physicist, bestseller author, acclaimed speaker, and popularizer of science. He is known for his ability to challenge his audiences to think outside the box while still making complex concepts understandable, accessible and relevant.

    Dr. Kaku has starred in numerous science programming for television including Discovery Science Channel, BBC, ABC, and History Channel. A news contributor to CBS This Morning, he is a regular guest on news programs aired around the world and has been a featured columnist for top popular science publications. He also hosts two weekly radio programs heard on stations around the world. Co-creator of string field theory, Dr. Kaku holds the Henry Semat Chair and Professorship in theoretical physics at the City College of New York (CUNY).

  • Caleb HARPER

    Principal Investigator and Director of the Open Agriculture Initiative - MIT Media Lab

    Principal Investigator and Director of the Open Agriculture Initiative - MIT Media Lab

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    Caleb Harper is the principal investigator and director of the Open Agriculture (OpenAG) initiative at the MIT Media Lab. He leads a diverse group of engineers, architects, and scientists in the exploration and development of future food systems. Caleb’s research focuses in the areas of control environment design, actuated sensing, control automation and data-driven resource, energy, and biologic optimization. His group, together with strategic partners, is developing an open-source agricultural hardware, software, and data common with the goal of creating a more agile, responsive and collaborative food system.

    Harper is a National Geographic Emerging Explorer (2015-2016) and a member of the World Economic Forum (WEF) New Vision for Agriculture Transformation Leaders Network (2015-2016). His work has been featured by TIME, WIRED, The Economist, National Geographic, The Smithsonian, Huffington Post, Popular Science, IEEE, and TED.

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  • Hugh HERR

    Professor at the MIT Media Lab, and co-director of the MIT Center for Extreme Bionics; Founder of BionX Inc.

    Professor at the MIT Media Lab, and co-director of the MIT Center for Extreme Bionics; Founder of BionX Inc.

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    Hugh Herr is creating bionic limbs that emulate the function of natural limbs.  A double amputee himself, his breakthrough advances in bionic limbs provide greater mobility and new hope to those with physical disabilities. He is currently a professor of media arts and sciences at the MIT Media Lab and co-director of the MIT Center for Extreme Bionics.

    Herr’s inventions have been named to the TIME Magazine Top Ten Inventions list:  Rheo, computer-controlled knee prosthesis which is outfitted with a microprocessor that continually senses the joint’s position and the loads applied to the limb, and EmPower, a powered ankle-foot prosthesis which emulates the action of a biological leg and, for the first time, provides amputees with a natural gait.

    Herr is the founder of BionX Inc., a company that commercializes the EmPower Ankle-Foot Prosthesis.  Today, the EmPower prosthesis has been clinically shown to be the first leg prosthesis in history to reach human normalization, allowing amputees to walk with normal levels of speed and metabolism as if their legs were biological once again.

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