TED speaker

Benoit Man­del­brot: (20 Novem­ber 1924 – 14 Octo­ber 2010)

TED title: Frac­tals and the rough­ness
Intro­duc­tion:  Benoit Man­del­brot was a Pol­ish-born, French and Amer­i­can math­e­mati­cian. He is rec­og­nized for his con­tri­bu­tion to the field of frac­tal geom­e­try, which includ­ed coin­ing the word “frac­tal” as well as for devel­op­ing a “the­o­ry of rough­ness” and “self-sim­i­lar­i­ty” in nature.

Carter Emmart

TED title: A 3D atlas of the uni­verse
Intro­duc­tion: It is a stand­alone 4-dimen­sion­al space visu­al­iza­tion appli­ca­tion built on the pro­gram­ma­ble Partiview data visu­al­iza­tion engine designed by Stu­art Levy of the Nation­al Cen­ter for Super­com­put­ing Appli­ca­tions (NCSA) as an adjunct of the NCSA’s Vir­tu­al Direc­tor vir­tu­al chore­og­ra­phy project. The Vir­tu­al Uni­verse Atlas project was launched by the Amer­i­can Muse­um of Nat­u­ral History’s Hay­den Plan­e­tar­i­um with sig­nif­i­cant pro­gram­ming sup­port from the Nation­al Aero­nau­tics and Space Admin­is­tra­tion as well as Stu­art Levy. The data­base draws on the Nation­al Vir­tu­al Obser­va­to­ry.

Daniel Kah­ne­man

TED title: The rid­dle of expe­ri­ence vs. mem­o­ry.
Intro­duc­tion: (Hebrew: דניאל כהנמן‎, born March 5, 1934) is an Israeli-Amer­i­can psy­chol­o­gist notable for his work on the psy­chol­o­gy of judg­ment and deci­sion-mak­ing, as well as behav­ioral eco­nom­ics, for which he was award­ed the 2002 Nobel Memo­ri­al Prize in Eco­nom­ic Sci­ences (shared with Ver­non L. Smith). His empir­i­cal find­ings chal­lenge the assump­tion of human ratio­nal­i­ty pre­vail­ing in mod­ern eco­nom­ic the­o­ry.