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

Professor, Financial Engineering, Columbia University;...
Neuroscientist; Professor & Director, Center for Brain...
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...
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...
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;...
Physicist, MIT; Researcher, Precision Cosmology; Scientific...
Founder of field of Evolutionary Psychology; Co-director,...
Science Writer; Fellow, Royal Society of Literature and the...
Mathematician and Economist; Managing Director of Thiel...
Information Scientist and Professor of Electrical...
Master of the New College of the Humanities, London, and...
Professor of Astronomy, Harvard University; Director,...
Co-founder and Chief Science Officer, MetaMed Research
Professor of Physics at Brown University; Author, The Jazz...
ounder, SchoolDash; Founding Managing Director, Digital...
Columnist, The New York Times Magazine; Editorial Director...
Professor of Linguistics and Western Civilization, Columbia...
Independent Researcher; Author, The Princeton Field Guide...
Brooks and Suzanne Ragen Professor of Psychology, Yale...
Biological Anthropologist, Rutgers University; Author, Why...
Consultant; Adaptive Optics and Adjunct Professor of...
Physicist; Atmospheric and Oceanic Scientist, Nature...
Vice-President, Wolfson College; Author, From Gutenberg to...
Archaeologist; Journalist; Author, Artifacts, Past Poetic
Artist; Composer; Recording Producer: U2, Coldplay, Talking...
President, Psychology Section, British Science Association...
Associate Professor of Journalism, American University;...
Professor & Director, Institute of Philosophy School of...
Physics writer; Author, Trespassing on Einstein's Lawn
Biologist; Associate Professor, University of Minnesota,...
Professor of Biological Sciences, Physics, Astronomy,...
Writer, Artist, Designer; Author; Google Artist in Residence
Director, Cambridge Embodied Cognition and Emotion...
Theoretical Physicist; Aix-Marseille University, in the...
Neuroscientist; Chairman, Board of Directors Human Science...
Professor and Chair of Geography; Professor of Earth,...
Professor of Ethology, Cambridge University; Co-author,...
Senior Scientist, MacroCognition LLC; Author, Seeing What...
Philosophy and Economic Theory, the New School for Social...
Psychiatrist; Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry,...
Appleton Professor of Natural Philosophy, Dartmouth College...
Associate Professor of Biology in Harvard's Department...
Software Pioneer; Philosopher; Author, "A Realtime...
Founder, TED Conference; eg Conference; TEDMED Conferences...
Fellow, Gutenberg Research College; Professor of Philosophy...
Tisch University Professor of Computer Science, Cornell...
Visiting Professor, Center for Maritime System; Author, The...
Philosopher, Novelist; Recipient, 2014 National Humanities...
Computer Scientist, UC Berkeley, School of Information;...
Professor of Mathematical Physics, Tulane University;...
Founding Editor, 3QuarksDaily.com
Professor, Translational Neuroscience Division, School of...
Physicist, Harvard University; Author, Warped Passages,...
Neuroscientist, Stanford University; Author, Monkeyluv
Emeritus Professor of Physics and Astronomy, UC-Irvine;...
Professor of Quantum Mechanical Engineering, MIT; Author,...
Technology Forecaster; Consulting Associate Professor,...
Professor and Chairman of Computer Science, Brandeis...
Contributing Editor, Foreign Policy; Syndicated Columnist;...
Nobel Prize in Physics Laureate; Senior Astrophysicist,...
Computer Scientist, Yale University; Chief Scientist,...
Physicist, MIT; Recipient, 2004 Nobel Prize in Physics;...
Professor of Psychology, Hope College; Co-author,...
Computational Neuroscientist; Francis Crick Professor, the...
Abby Rockefeller Mauzé Professor of the Social Studies of...
Artist, Literary Agent; Co-Founder, Edge.org; President,...
Complexity Scientist; Scientist in Residence at Lux Capital...
Mallinckrodt Professor of Physics and Professor of the...
Writer and Television Producer; Author, Remembering Our...
Psychologist, UC, Berkeley; Author, The Gardener and the...
Professor of Life Sciences, Director, Center for Evolution...
Co-founder, Pixar; Digital Imagery Pioneer & Visionary
Neuroscientist; Collège de France, Paris; Author, The...
Distinguished Professor of Physiology, Pharmacology, and...
Psychologist; Assistant Professor of Marketing, Stern...
Professor of Journalism, New York University; former...
Physicist, Director, MIT's Center for Bits and Atoms;...
English Professor, University at Albany; Author, The Spy...
Senior Consultant (& former Editor-in-Chief &...
Psychologist, UPenn; Director, Penn Laboratory for...
Albert Einstein Professor in Science, Departments of...
Psychologist, Autism Research Centre, Cambridge University...
Evolutionary Biologist; Emeritus Professor of the Public...
Neurologist & Cognitive Neuroscientist, The New School...
Associate Professor, Cognitive Science, University of...
Emeritus Professor of Chemistry, University of Oxford;...
Practicing Neurologist, New York City; Playwright, Off-Off...
Complex Network Scientist; Distinguished Professor and...
Associate Professor of Marketing, Harvard Business School;...
Physician and Social Scientist, Yale University; Co-author...
Professor of Medicine at UCSD
Professor of Neurobiology and Psychiatry, UCSF; Author,...
Physicist, Perimeter Institute; Author, Time Reborn
Psychologist; Director of the Center for Adaptive Behavior...
Classics Scholar, University Librarian, ASU; Author, The...
Director, External Affairs, Science Museum Group; Coauthor...
TV documentary producer
Cognitive Scientist; Ambizione Fellow, Cognitive Science...
Independent Investigator and Theoretician; Author, The...
Professor of Genomics, The Scripps Translational Science...
Doris Duke Chair of Conservation Ecology, Duke University;...
Professor Emeritus of Psychology at Stanford University;...
Professor of Physics & Astronomy, University of...
Curator, Serpentine Gallery, London; Editor: A Brief...
Sherrell J. Aston Professor of Psychology at the University...
Social Psychologist, University of British Columbia; Co-...
Journalist; Editor, Nova 24, of Il Sole 24 Ore
Roboticist; Panasonic Professor of Robotics (emeritus) ,...
Recipient, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, 2002;...
Theoretical Physicist; Professor, Department of Physics,...
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...
Chemistry Blogger, Pipeline; Medicinal Chemist, Preclinical...
Philosopher; Austin B. Fletcher Professor of Philosophy, Co...
Professor of Psychology, University of Michigan; Author,...
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
Cognitive Scientist, UC, Irvine; Author, Visual Intelligence
Computational Legal Scholar; Assistant Professor of...
Research Professor/Professor Emeritus, University of...
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, University of...
Media Analyst; Documentary Writer; Author, Throwing Rocks...
Professor of Geography, University of California Los...
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...
Felix Bloch Professor in Theoretical Physics, Stanford;...
Science writer; Author, Monsters
Former President, The Royal Society; Emeritus Professor of...
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 Evolutionary Developmental Biology, Imperial...
Author, the Trilogy: The Math Book, The Physics Book, The...
Psychologist; Director, Quality of Life Research Center,...
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
Professor of the Prehistory of Humanity, University of...
Physicist
Physicist, former President, Weizmann Institute of Science...
Social & Technology Network Topology Researcher;...
Science Historian; Author, Turing's Cathedral; Project...
Author, The Shallows and The Glass Cage
Physicist; Cosmologist, ASU; Author, A Universe from Nothing
Psychologist, University of Massachusetts, Amherst; Author...
Editor-in-Chief, Nature
Mathematical Physicist, Columbia University; Author, Not...
Mathematician; Executive Director, H-STAR Institute,...
Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies, NYU; Author,...
Presidential Fellow, Chapman University; Publisher, Skeptic...
Clinical Psychologist; Author, What's the Matter with...
John Evans Professor Emeritus of Computer Science,...
Mathematician, Harvard; Co-author, The Shape of Inner Space