Neil Gershenfeld

Director, The Center for Bits and Atoms, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

BA (Hons) in Physics; PhD in Applied Physics, Cornell University; Junior Fellow, Harvard University Society of Fellows. Formerly: Research, Bell Labs. With Center for Bits and Atoms, breaking down boundaries between the digital and physical worlds, from creating molecular quantum computers to virtuosic musical instruments. Author of numerous technical publications, patents and books, including Fab, When Things Start To Think, The Nature of Mathematical Modeling and The Physics of Information Technology. Featured in New York Times, Economist, and McNeil-Lehrer News Hour. Fellow, American Physical Society. Principal Voice, CNN, Time and Fortune. One of top 100 public intellectuals, Prospect-FP. Recipient of honours, including: Honorary Doctorate, Swarthmore College.