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Jonathan Schooler

Jonathan Schooler’s research takes a “big picture” perspective in attempting to understand the nature of mental life, and in particular consciousness. Combining empirical, philosophical, and contemplative traditions, Jonathan Schooler addresses broad questions that cross traditional disciplinary boundaries. Some of the topics and associated questions include: Meta-awareness: When do we notice our thoughts and how does explicitly…

Murray Gell-Mann

David Goodstein

David Baltimore

Leon Lederman

Brian Skyrms

James Trefil

Neil deGrasse Tyson

Barry Beyerstein

Ravi Gomatam

Ravi Gomatam is the Director of Bhaktivedanta Institute and the Institute of Semantic Information Sciences and Technology. After obtaining his master’s degree in electronics engineering, Ravi Gomatam worked for a few years with Air India in Mumbai, on software development projects, including online crew scheduling. He then went to the USA, where he worked for…

Edward Witten

Edward Witten is an American theoretical physicist and the Charles Simonyi Professor in the School of Natural Sciences at the Institute for Advanced Study. Witten is a researcher in string theory, quantum gravity, supersymmetric quantum field theories, and other areas of mathematical physics. In addition to his contributions to physics, Witten’s work has significantly impacted…

V.S. Ramachandran

V.S. Ramachandran is a Distinguished Professor in UCSD’s Department of Psychology, where he is the director of the Center for Brain and Cognition. Ramachandran is known for his wide-ranging experiments and theories in behavioral neurology, including the invention of the mirror box.  After earning a medical degree in India, Ramachandran studied experimental neuroscience at Cambridge,…