Grants:PEG/Mind of the Universe: open video commons/interviewees

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Full list of people that will be interviewed for The Mind of the Universe:

  • Joanna Aizenberg (chemist, USA) – Playing with matter gives insights to new and clever materials.
  • Artur Avila (mathematician, Brazil) – On chaos and complex dynamical systems.
  • Yoshua Bengio (computer scientist, Canada) – On deep learning, how we can create thinking and learning through algorithms.
  • George Church (chemist, USA) – On Crispr Cas, a revolutionary way to edit DNA material.
  • Nicky Clayton (psychologist, England) – on the Theory of Mind, how people think, what is thinking?
  • Hans Clevers (chemist, NL) – makes organoids (living organs outside the body) out of stem cells
  • Carolina Cruz (computer scientist, USA) – What if real and virtual reality intersect?
  • Brother Guy Consolmagno (astronomer, Vatican) – Combining his belief in God as director of the Vatican Observatory with his knowledge of meteorites, older than our planet.
  • Erik en Marty Demaine (mathematicians, USA) - Understanding complex problems and design solutions through play and gaming.
  • Lee Cronin (chemist, Scotland) – How to create synthetic life and the possibilities of printing molecules.
  • Ron Fouchier (microbiologist, NL) – on the interaction between the world of viruses and our own world
  • Pascale Fung (computer scientist, China) – If we want to collaborate with robots, the robots must be able to understand us. How do you make an empathic robot?
  • Hani Hajayneh (archeologist, Jordan) – Is it possible to create peace in the Middle East by studying the ancient languages?
  • Donald Hoffman (cognitive scientist, USA) – What is reality? Evolution and quantum physics let us experience other realities than we think.
  • Jean Jacques Hublin (archaeologist, Germany) – Researching the way homo sapiens conquered the world.
  • Segenet Kelemu (biologist, Kenia) – How Africa can conquer the world through its knowledge of the world of insects, creating new medicines and herbicides and sustainable food systems.
  • Juan Maldacena (theoretical physicist, USA) – working on a new Quantum-Reality theory, he is also known as the 'new Einstein'.
  • Miguel Nicolelis (neuro physician, Brazil) – is it possible to create an organic computer and a brain net by connecting human brains?
  • JanWei Pan (quantum physicist, China) – How the Chinese are exploring the quantum world and the launch of the first quantum satellite.
  • Michel Poulain (social scientist, B) - Research on communities where people get significantly older than other parts of the world (centennials).
  • Yuri Oganessian (physician, Russia) – creator of extremely heavy elements (element nr 118 refers to him personally).
  • Sara Seager (astronomer, USA) – The search for new earths in the Universe.
  • Charles Spence (psychologist, UK) – on reprogramming and enhancing your senses.
  • Trond Helge Torsvik (geophysicist, Iceland) – Looking for the origins of continental plate tectonics.
  • John List (economist, US) - Using field experiments in economy to offer new insights in various areas of economics research, such as education, private provision of public goods, social preferences.
  • Susant Pattnaik (inventor, India) - Serial inventor whose innovations are inspired by local challenges and have an impact on the local community.
  • Lord Martin Rees (astrophysicist, UK) - UK's Astronomer Royal and one of key thinkers on the future of humanity in the cosmos.

Please also refer to this sandbox, with an enriched version of the list (pointing to relevant articles on Wikipedia): User:SRientjes/sandbox