Ingenious: John Ochsendorf
Meet the architectural rebel who champions ancient engineers.
Ingenious: David Krakauer
The systems theorist explains what’s wrong with standard models of intelligence.
Ingenious: Helen Fisher
Talking sex, brains, and commitment with the best-selling scientist of love.
Ingenious: Scott Aaronson
From computational complexity to quantum mechanics.
Ingenious: Ken Goldberg
Creative robots, the Kurzweil fallacy, and what it means to be human.
A Mind That Unraveled DNA & Chased Consciousness
In his most recent book, Consciousness: Confessions of a Romantic Reductionist, Christof Koch wrote that he has known only one genius: Francis Crick, co-discoverer of the structure of the DNA molecule. “In a lifetime of teaching, working and debating with some of the smartest people on the planet, I’ve encountered brilliance and high achievement, but […]
What If the Universe Didn’t Start With the Big Bang?
Last week, researchers using the Planck spacecraft to study the skies announced that the polarization of light spotted by the BICEP2 experiment could be entirely explained by dust swirling around the Milky Way. This news was a bucket of cold water on the theories of many cosmologists: It meant that BICEP2 might not have been […]
Ingenious: Alan Lightman
The physicist on writing, the writer on physics.
Ingenious: Robert Sapolsky
The primatologist and neurologist talks turbulence—teens, stress, and the information age.
Ingenious: Simon DeDeo
Cosmic microwaves and crime.