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NYT Author & Champion Poker Player
Maria Konnikova is an award-winning author, professional poker player, and writer for The New Yorker. Maria is currently working on a book about poker and the balance of skill and luck in life, The Biggest Bluff, to be published in 2019.
Host of Public Radio’s Science Friday
A 35-year veteran of public radio and the host of the long running Science Friday program, Ira Flatow is an award-winning science correspondent and broadcast journalist familiar to millions around the world.
Neuroanatomist, Stroke Survivor & Author
Speaker Jill Bolte Taylor spent eight years rebuilding her brain after having experienced a severe hemorrhage. She shares her journey in My Stroke of Insight.
After losing his lower legs during a mountaineering accident, Hugh Herr joined MIT’s Biomechatronics group as the director to seek advancements in technologies that accelerate the merging of body and machine.
Author, The Physics of NASCAR
Leslie-Pelecky is a nationally recognized researcher in magnetic nanomaterials who penned The Physics of NASCAR, in which she takes NASCAR (and science) fans behind the scenes at top race shops and speedways.
World-Renowned Neurosurgeon & Neuroscientist
Mexican immigrant Quiñones-Hinojosa went from migrant worker to head of brain tumor surgery at Johns Hopkins. His incredible story is being developed into a movie by Brad Pitt and Disney.
Cultural Scientist & Author
A cultural scientist, passionate traveler and science journalist, Sukel has no problem tackling interesting (and often taboo) subjects spanning love, sex, risk taking, neuroscience, travel and politics.
Engineer & Co-Founder of Limbitless Solutions
When Dr. Albert Manero was growing up, his parents taught him the importance of making the world a better place. That inspiration has taken form in Limbitless Solutions, a nonprofit devoted to bringing 3-D printed bionic arms and hands to children at no cost to their families.
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