2012 : WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE DEEP, ELEGANT, OR BEAUTIFUL EXPLANATION?

Professor, Financial Engineering, Columbia University;...
Theoretical Physicist, Stanford; Father of Eternal Chaotic...
Father of Behavioral Economics; Director, Center for...
Software Engineer, Computer Scientist, Entrepreneur,...
CEO and Managing Director, Intellectual Ventures; Co-Author...
Neuroscientist; Professor & Director, Center for Brain...
Neuroscientist, Baylor College of Medicine; Author,...
Davis-Brack Professor in the Behavioral Sciences, Stanford...
Social and Cognitive Scientist; CEU Budapest and CNRS Paris...
Senior Lecturer in Behavioural Biology School, University...
Cultural psychologist, writer, and consultant
Planetary Scientist; Cassini Imaging Team Leader; Director...
Deputy Chief Scientist for Solar System Exploration, NASA...
Blogging and RSS Software Pioneer; Editor, Scripting News...
Physicist, University of Vienna; Scientific Director,...
Associate Professor of Psychology, UC Berkeley
Associate Professor of Psychology, Princeton University
Founder, The Whole Earth Catalog; Co-founder, The Well; Co-...
Co-Director of LSE's Centre for Philosophy of Natural...
Research affiliate, MIT Media Lab
Journalist: Author, A Planet of Viruses; Science Ink:...
Theoretical physicist
Professor of Theoretical Physics, Berkeley
Professor of Psychology, University of Texas, Austin;...
Philosopher; Director, Scientific Vortex, Inc
Neuroscientist; Professor of Psychiatry & Biobehavioral...
Editor, The Feuilleton (Arts and Essays), of the German...
Associate Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience;...
Founder and CEO of O Reilly Media, Inc.
Associate Professor of Psychology, Cornell University
Psychologist; Richard Clarke Cabot Professor of Social...
Co-founder and Chief Science Officer, MetaMed Research
Brooks and Suzanne Ragen Professor of Psychology, Yale...
Professor of Physics at Brown University; Author, The Jazz...
Professor of Astronomy, Harvard University; Director,...
Professor of Linguistics and Western Civilization, Columbia...
Chief Strategy Officer of The Nature Conservancy
Independent Researcher; Author, The Princeton Field Guide...
Columnist, The New York Times Magazine; Editorial Director...
Consultant; Adaptive Optics and Adjunct Professor of...
Artist; Composer; Recording Producer: U2, Coldplay, Talking...
Chair of Developmental Psychology in Society, University of...
Biological Anthropologist, Rutgers University; Author, Why...
Physics writer; Author, Trespassing on Einstein's Lawn
Vice-President, Wolfson College; Author, From Gutenberg to...
Archaeologist; Journalist; Author, Artifacts, Past Poetic
Writer, Artist, Designer; Author; Google Artist in Residence
Professor & Director, Institute of Philosophy School of...
Associate Professor of Journalism, American University;...
Science Writer; Fellow, Royal Society of Literature and the...
Professor of Biological Sciences, Physics, Astronomy,...
Biologist; Associate Professor, University of Minnesota,...
Master of the New College of the Humanities, London, and...
Founder of field of Evolutionary Psychology; Co-director,...
Physicist, MIT; Researcher, Precision Cosmology; Scientific...
ounder, SchoolDash; Founding Managing Director, Digital...
Information Scientist and Professor of Electrical...
Mathematician and Economist; Managing Director of Thiel...
Tisch University Professor of Computer Science, Cornell...
Founder, TED Conference; eg Conference; TEDMED Conferences...
Fellow, Gutenberg Research College; Professor of Philosophy...
Computer Scientist, UC Berkeley, School of Information;...
Visiting Professor, Center for Maritime System; Author, The...
Philosopher, Novelist; Recipient, 2014 National Humanities...
Professor, Translational Neuroscience Division, School of...
Professor of Mathematical Physics, Tulane University;...
Founding Editor, 3QuarksDaily.com
Professor of Quantum Mechanical Engineering, MIT; Author,...
Physicist, Harvard University; Author, Warped Passages,...
Neuroscientist, Stanford University; Author, Behave
Emeritus Professor of Physics and Astronomy, UC-Irvine;...
Nobel Prize in Physics Laureate; Senior Astrophysicist,...
Technology Forecaster; Consulting Associate Professor,...
Professor and Chairman of Computer Science, Brandeis...
Contributing Editor, Foreign Policy; Syndicated Columnist;...
Professor and Chair of Geography; Professor of Earth,...
Director, Cambridge Embodied Cognition and Emotion...
Theoretical Physicist; Aix-Marseille University, in the...
Head of Research Group Systems, Neuroscience and Cognitive...
Philosophy and Economic Theory, the New School for Social...
Psychiatrist; Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry,...
Professor of Ethology, Cambridge University; Co-author,...
Senior Scientist, MacroCognition LLC; Author, Seeing What...
Associate Professor of Biology in Harvard's Department...
Software Pioneer; Philosopher; Author, "A Realtime...
Appleton Professor of Natural Philosophy, Dartmouth College...
Associate Professor, Cognitive Science, University of...
Neuroscientist; Collège de France, Paris; Author, The...
Albert Einstein Professor in Science, Departments of...
Distinguished Professor of Physiology, Pharmacology, and...
Professor of Developmental Psychopathology, University of...
Evolutionary Biologist; Emeritus Professor of the Public...
Neurologist & Cognitive Neuroscientist, The New School...
Professor of Medicine at UCSD
Practicing Neurologist, New York City; Playwright, Off-Off...
Psychologist, UPenn; Director, Penn Laboratory for...
Complex Network Scientist; Distinguished Professor and...
Associate Professor of Marketing, Harvard Business School;...
Physician and Social Scientist, Yale University; Co-author...
Cognitive Scientist, French National Center for Scientific...
Psychologist; Director of the Center for Adaptive Behavior...
Emeritus Professor of Chemistry, University of Oxford;...
Classics Scholar, University Librarian, ASU; Author, Pagans...
Director, External Affairs, Science Museum Group; Coauthor...
TV documentary producer
Professor of Physics & Astronomy, University of...
Curator, Serpentine Gallery, London; Editor: A Brief...
Professor of Neurobiology and Psychiatry, UCSF; Author,...
Doris Duke Chair of Conservation Ecology, Duke University;...
Physicist, Perimeter Institute; Author, Time Reborn
Professor Emeritus of Psychology at Stanford University;...
Recipient, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, 2002;...
Theoretical Physicist; Professor, Department of Physics,...
Independent Investigator and Theoretician; Author, The...
Journalist; Editor, Nova 24, of Il Sole 24 Ore
Professor of Genomics, The Scripps Translational Science...
Roboticist; Panasonic Professor of Robotics (emeritus) ,...
Artist, Literary Agent; Co-Founder, Edge.org; President,...
Sherrell J. Aston Professor of Psychology at the University...
Professor of Psychology, Hope College; Co-author,...
Social Psychologist, University of British Columbia; Co-...
Computational Neuroscientist; Francis Crick Professor, the...
Abby Rockefeller Mauzé Professor of the Social Studies of...
Co-founder, Pixar; Digital Imagery Pioneer & Visionary
Computer Scientist, Yale University; Chief Scientist,...
Writer and Television Producer; Author, Remembering Our...
Physicist, MIT; Recipient, 2004 Nobel Prize in Physics;...
Psychologist, UC, Berkeley; Author, The Gardener and the...
Professor of Life Sciences, Director, Center for Evolution...
Senior Consultant (& former Editor-in-Chief &...
Complexity Scientist; Scientist in Residence at Lux Capital...
Psychologist; Assistant Professor of Marketing, Stern...
Mallinckrodt Professor of Physics and Professor of the...
Professor of Journalism, New York University; former...
Physicist, Director, MIT's Center for Bits and Atoms;...
Professor of English and Journalism, State University of...
Media Analyst; Documentary Writer; Author, Throwing Rocks...
Professor of Geography, University of California Los...
Playwright & Director; Founder, The Ontological-...
Research Associate & Lecturer, Harvard; Adjunct...
Hobbs Professor of Cognition and Education, Harvard...
Author, Regenesis; Professor, Harvard University; Director...
Philosopher and Cognitive Scientist; Professor of Logic and...
Felix Bloch Professor in Theoretical Physics, Stanford;...
Science writer; Author, Monsters
Former President, The Royal Society; Emeritus Professor of...
Psychologist; President Emeritus, Cooper Union
Theoretical Physicist, Caltech; Author, The Big Picture
Founder and CEO of Projection Point; author, Risk...
Distinguished Professor of Risk Engineering, New York...
Director, Big History Institute and Distinguished Professor...
Professor of Evolutionary Developmental Biology, Imperial...
Author, The Math Book, The Physics Book, and The Medical...
Psychologist; Director, Quality of Life Research Center,...
Managing Director, Excel Venture Management; Co-author (...
Philosopher and Researcher, C.N.R.S. Paris; Author, Qu’est-...
Emeritus Professor of Psychology, London School of...
Gerontologist; Chief Science Officer, SENS Foundation;...
Anthropologist, Directeur de recherche, Centre National de...
Professor of the Prehistory of Humanity, University of...
Physicist
Former Financier; Author, Age of Stagnation
Johnstone Family Professor, Department of Psychology;...
Physicist, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Psychologist; Author, Consciousness: An Introduction
Artist
Psychologist, University of Massachusetts, Amherst; Author...
Editor-in-Chief, Nature
Physicist, former President, Weizmann Institute of Science...
Social & Technology Network Topology Researcher;...
Boat designer; Author, Turing’s Cathedral and Darwin Among...
Author, Utopia is Creepy
Theoretical Physicist; Foundation Professor, School of...
John Evans Professor Emeritus of Computer Science,...
Mathematician, Harvard; Co-author, The Shape of Inner Space
Mathematical Physicist, Columbia University; Author, Not...
Mathematician; Executive Director, H-STAR Institute,...
Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies, NYU; Author,...
Publisher, Skeptic magazine; Monthly Columnist, Scientific...
Clinical Psychologist; Author, What's the Matter with...
Chemistry Blogger, Pipeline; Medicinal Chemist, Preclinical...
Philosopher; Austin B. Fletcher Professor of Philosophy, Co...
Professor of Psychology, University of Michigan; Author,...
Distinguished Research Fellow, English Department,...
Actor; Writer; Director; Host, PBS program Brains on Trial...
Mathematician; Computer Scientist; Cyberpunk Pioneer;...
Founding Dean, Minerva Schools at the Keck Graduate...
Cognitive Scientist, UC, Irvine; Author, Visual Intelligence
Associate Professor of Information Sciences, University of...
Research Professor/Professor Emeritus, University of...
Vice President of Research & Collections, Denver Museum...
Writer; Speaker; Thinker, Copenhagen, Denmark
Professor Emeritus, Stevens Institute of Technology; Former...
Senior Maverick, Wired; Author, The Inevitable