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...
Neuroscientist; Professor of Psychiatry & Biobehavioral...
Editor, The Feuilleton (Arts and Essays), of the German...
Philosopher; Director, Scientific Vortex, Inc
Associate Professor of Psychology, Cornell University
Psychologist; Richard Clarke Cabot Professor of Social...
Associate Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience;...
Founder and CEO of O Reilly Media, Inc.
Davis-Brack Professor in the Behavioral Sciences, Stanford...
Social and Cognitive Scientist; CEU Budapest and CNRS Paris...
Neuroscientist, Baylor College of Medicine; Author,...
Cultural psychologist, writer, and consultant
Planetary Scientist; Cassini Imaging Team Leader; Director...
Senior Lecturer in Behavioural Biology School, University...
Blogging and RSS Software Pioneer; Editor, Scripting News...
Physicist, University of Vienna; Scientific Director,...
Deputy Chief Scientist for Solar System Exploration, NASA...
Associate Professor of Psychology, Princeton University
Founder, The Whole Earth Catalog; Co-founder, The Well; Co-...
Associate Professor of Psychology, UC Berkeley
Research affiliate, MIT Media Lab
Journalist: Author, A Planet of Viruses; Science Ink:...
Co-Director of LSE's Centre for Philosophy of Natural...
Professor of Theoretical Physics, Berkeley
Professor of Psychology, University of Texas, Austin;...
Theoretical physicist
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...
Brooks and Suzanne Ragen Professor of Psychology, Yale...
Professor of Physics at Brown University; Author, The Jazz...
Professor of Astronomy, Harvard University; Director,...
Co-founder and Chief Science Officer, MetaMed Research
Chief Strategy Officer of The Nature Conservancy
Independent Researcher; Author, The Princeton Field Guide...
Columnist, The New York Times Magazine; Editorial Director...
Professor of Linguistics and Western Civilization, Columbia...
Artist; Composer; Recording Producer: U2, Coldplay, Talking...
Chair of Developmental Psychology in Society, University of...
Biological Anthropologist, Rutgers University; Author, Why...
Consultant; Adaptive Optics and Adjunct Professor of...
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...
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,...
Professor and Chairman of Computer Science, Brandeis...
Contributing Editor, Foreign Policy; Syndicated Columnist;...
Nobel Prize in Physics Laureate; Senior Astrophysicist,...
Technology Forecaster; Consulting Associate Professor,...
Theoretical Physicist; Aix-Marseille University, in the...
Head of Research Group Systems, Neuroscience and Cognitive...
Professor and Chair of Geography; Professor of Earth,...
Director, Cambridge Embodied Cognition and Emotion...
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,...
Psychologist; Assistant Professor of Marketing, Stern...
Professor of Journalism, New York University; former...
Physicist, Director, MIT's Center for Bits and Atoms;...
Professor of English and Journalism, State University of...
Senior Consultant (& former Editor-in-Chief &...
Psychologist, UPenn; Director, Penn Laboratory for...
Albert Einstein Professor in Science, Departments of...
Professor of Developmental Psychopathology, University of...
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;...
Physicist, Perimeter Institute; Author, Time Reborn
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,...
Practicing Neurologist, New York City; Playwright, Off-Off...
Professor of Genomics, The Scripps Translational Science...
Classics Scholar, University Librarian, ASU; Author, Pagans...
Director, External Affairs, Science Museum Group; Coauthor...
TV documentary producer
Cognitive Scientist, French National Center for Scientific...
Independent Investigator and Theoretician; Author, The...
Psychologist; Director of the Center for Adaptive Behavior...
Doris Duke Chair of Conservation Ecology, Duke University;...
Professor Emeritus of Psychology at Stanford University;...
Professor of Physics & Astronomy, University of...
Sherrell J. Aston Professor of Psychology at the University...
Curator, Serpentine Gallery, London; Editor: A Brief...
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;...
Computer Scientist, Yale University; Chief Scientist,...
Theoretical Physicist; Professor, Department of Physics,...
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...
Complexity Scientist; Scientist in Residence at Lux Capital...
Artist, Literary Agent; Co-Founder, Edge.org; President,...
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...
Neuroscientist; Collège de France, Paris; Author, The...
Co-founder, Pixar; Digital Imagery Pioneer & Visionary
Distinguished Professor of Physiology, Pharmacology, and...
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...
Psychologist; President Emeritus, Cooper Union
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 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-...
Physicist, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Psychologist; Author, Consciousness: An Introduction
Artist
Professor of the Prehistory of Humanity, University of...
Physicist
Former Financier; Author, Age of Stagnation
Johnstone Family Professor, Department of Psychology;...
Boat designer; Author, Turing’s Cathedral and Darwin Among...
Author, Utopia is Creepy
Physicist; Cosmologist, ASU; Author, A Universe from Nothing
Psychologist, University of Massachusetts, Amherst; Author...
Editor-in-Chief, Nature
Physicist, former President, Weizmann Institute of Science...
Social & Technology Network Topology Researcher;...
Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies, NYU; Author,...
Publisher, Skeptic magazine; Monthly Columnist, Scientific...
Clinical Psychologist; Author, What's the Matter with...
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,...
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,...
Distinguished Research Fellow, English Department,...
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
Associate Professor of Information Sciences, University of...
Research Professor/Professor Emeritus, University of...
Vice President of Research & Collections, Denver Museum...
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...
Media Analyst; Documentary Writer; Author, Throwing Rocks...
Professor of Geography, University of California Los...
Playwright & Director; Founder, The Ontological-...