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science | Oct 3rd, 2017

Nobel Prize in Physics Awarded to Lavin Speaker Kip Thorne for History-Making Discovery of Gravitational Waves

One of the most innovative and influential scientists of our era, Kip Thorne has won the Nobel Prize for making vital predictions to identify gravitational waves and discern their signals from surrounding data.  Thorne, the Feynman professor of theoretical physics at California Institute of... Continue Reading →
science | Sep 21st, 2016

Mapping the Heavens: Introducing New Speaker Priyamvada Natarajan

Astronomy is the people’s science, says Priyamvada Natarajan—the sky belongs to everyone. A theoretical physicist based out of Yale University, Natarajan studies the mysteries of the cosmos that are revealing themselves to us day by day: invisible dark matter, which takes up nearly one-third of... Continue Reading →
science | Sep 8th, 2016

The Globe: Levitin’s A Field Guide to Lies Is “Smart, Timely, and Massively Useful”

Daniel Levitin has written three consecutive New York Times bestsellers—This Is Your Brain on Music, The World in Six Songs, and The Organized Mind. This week, he’s launched yet another fascinating, must-read book. His newest effort is called A Field Guide to Lies, and it’s already earned a glowing... Continue Reading →
science | Apr 5th, 2016

#AskASpeaker #11: Twitter Q&A with Janna Levin

On Thursday, March 31, we spoke with cosmologist, author, and TED Speaker Janna Levin as part of our ongoing #AskASpeaker series: live Q&As on Twitter with our social media-savvy speakers. Levin’s currently promoting her recently-published third book, Black Hole Blues and Other Songs from Outer... Continue Reading →
science | Feb 28th, 2016

Frontier Discoveries: Introducing New Speaker Allan Adams

For theoretical physicist Allan Adams, ‘innovation’ isn’t just some business-oriented buzzword; it’s the essential spirit that drives his work. Not only can he explain the most exciting discoveries in physics and cosmology—as evidenced in his absorbing TED Talks and MIT lectures—but he can make even... Continue Reading →
science | Feb 16th, 2016

First Look: Janna Levin’s New Book, Black Hole Blues

Hot on the heels of the astounding discovery of gravitational waves comes Janna Levin’s newest book, Black Hole Blues and Other Songs from Outer Space. Available on March 29, Black Hole Blues is the authoritative story of the scientific campaign to record the soundtrack of our universe, told in... Continue Reading →
science | Feb 10th, 2016

The Music of the Cosmos: Janna Levin and Songs from Outer Space

After decades of searching, scientists have finally detected gravitational waves from black holes—a discovery that confirms another aspect of Einstein’s theory of relativity, and marks a moment in science comparable to the discovery of the Higgs particle or the DNA sequence. For Lavin keynote... Continue Reading →
science | Jan 20th, 2016

More (and More!) Great Press for Scott Barry Kaufman’s Wired to Create

The excellent press keeps rolling in for Scott Barry Kaufman’s Wired to Create—his late-2015 collaboration with Carolyn Gregoire that unravels the mysteries of the creative mind, and shows us how we might access our deepest levels of creativity. On the review front, Kaufman’s exploration of the... Continue Reading →
science | Jan 7th, 2016

BrainCheck: David Eagleman's New App Tests Cognitive Health in Under 5 Minutes

How well is your brain working? Just ask David Eagleman. A new iPad app developed by the visionary neuroscientist and TED speaker can assess your brain function in less than five minutes, and has the potential to revolutionize the way we measure brain health in athletes, at work, in our aging... Continue Reading →
science | Dec 16th, 2015

Mars Can’t Be Our ‘Plan B’: Lucianne Walkowicz’s New TED Talk

In this great new TED Talk, Lucianne Walkowicz explains the intrinsic connections between her work as an astronomer and our collective responsibility for saving the Earth. “We’re at a tipping point in human history,” she says. “A species poised between gaining the stars, and losing the planet we... Continue Reading →
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