Legendary Pulitzer Prize-winning pioneer E.O. Wilson;
· Nobel Prize-winning scientists – James Watson, Harold Varmus, David Gross, Frank Wilczek, Sir Paul Nurse and William Phillips;
· Esteemed researchers – James Hansen, Daniel Wegner, Erich Jarvis, Daniel Levitin and Margaret Livingstone;
· Renowned authors – Bill McKibben and Irene Pepperberg;
· Celebrated artists – Alan Alda, Harrison Ford, Glenn Close, Joshua Bell, James Naughton, Marin Alsopand Anna Deavere Smith.
The April Seed Magazine has a difficult but fascinating article on EO Wilson and understanding the evolutionary basis of altruism. I like how he is still so viable and important to the community. In case you don’t know the details about the World Science Festival:
Co-founded in 2008 by Brian Greene, Columbia University professor of physics and mathematics and author of the bestseller The Elegant Universe , and Tracy Day, Emmy Award-winning journalist and producer, the World Science Festival is an unprecedented celebration of imagination, ingenuity, and creativity that brings science out of the laboratory and into the streets, theaters, museums, and public halls of New York City.
Through five days of discourse and debate, film and theater, exploration and discovery, the Festival seeks to shift the public’s perception of science as an esoteric and intimidating academic subject, by highlighting its relevance to everyday life, revealing the wondrous insights it provides, and examining its critical role in meeting the grand challenges facing the world.
:David Gross, EO wilson, harold varmus, James Watson, Paul Nurse, World science festival