2012 : WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE DEEP, ELEGANT, OR BEAUTIFUL EXPLANATION?

Professor, Financial Engineering, Columbia University;...
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 & Director, Center for Brain...
Planetary Scientist; Cassini Imaging Team Leader; Director...
Senior Lecturer in Behavioural Biology School, University...
Cultural psychologist, writer, and consultant
Physicist, University of Vienna; Scientific Director,...
Planetary Scientist and Astrobiologist, NASA Jet Propulsion...
Blogging and RSS Software Pioneer; Editor, Scripting News...
Founder, The Whole Earth Catalog; Co-founder, The Well; Co-...
Assistant Professor of Psychology, University of California
Associate Professor of Psychology, Princeton University
Co-Director of LSE's Centre for Philosophy of Natural...
Researcher, MIT, Mind Machine Project
Journalist: Author, A Planet of Viruses; Science Ink:...
Theoretical physicist
Professor of Theoretical Physics, Berkeley
Professor of Psychology, University of Texas, Austin;...
Philosopher; Director, Scientific Vortex, Inc
Neuroscientist; Professor of Psychiatry & Biobehavioral...
Editor, The Feuilleton (Arts and Essays), of the German...
Psychologist; Richard Clarke Cabot Professor of Social...
Associate Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience;...
Founder and CEO of O Reilly Media, Inc.
Psychologist, Cornell University
Social and Cognitive Scientist; CEU Budapest and CNRS Paris...
Neuroscientist, Baylor College of Medicine; Author,...
Davis-Brack Professor in the Behavioral Sciences, Stanford...
Physicist, Atmospheric and Oceanic Scientist; Nature...
National Correspondent, Yahoo News; Ph.D., English, Harvard
Professor of Linguistics and Western Civilization, Columbia...
Independent Researcher; Author, The Princeton Field Guide...
Artist; Composer; Recording Producer: U2, Coldplay, Talking...
Director of the Bristol Cognitive Development Centre in the...
Biological Anthropologist, Rutgers University; Author, Why...
Consultant; Adaptive Optics and Adjunct Professor of...
Consultant, New Scientist; Founding Editor, CultureLab"
Academic; Newspaper Columnist; Vice-President, Wolfson...
Archaeologist, Journalist; Author, Artifacts
Writer, Artist, Designer; Author, Generation A
Professor & Director, Institute of Philosophy School of...
Associate Professor of Journalism, Annenberg School for...
Science Writer; Founding chairman of the International...
Professor of Biological Sciences, Physics, Astronomy,...
Biologist; Associate Professor, University of Minnesota,...
Professor of Philosophy at Birkbeck College, University of...
Founder of field of Evolutionary Psychology; Co-director,...
Physicist, MIT; Researcher, Precision Cosmology; Scientific...
Managing Director, Digital Science, Macmillan Science...
Information Scientist and Professor of Electrical...
Mathematician and Economist; Managing Director of Thiel...
Brooks and Suzanne Ragen Professor of Psychology, Yale...
Associate Professor of Physics and Astronomy, Dartmouth...
Professor of Astronomy, Harvard University; Director,...
President, Singularity Institute
Visiting Professor, Center for Maritime System; Author, The...
Philosopher, Novelist; Author, Betraying Spinoza; 36...
Computer Scientist, UC Berkeley, School of Information;...
Professor of Mathematical Physics, Tulane University;...
Founding Editor, 3QuarksDaily.com
Professor of Psychiatry, Member of the Duke Institute of...
Neuroscientist, Stanford University; Author, Monkeyluv
Professor of Physics and Astronomy, UC-Irvine; Novelist,...
Professor of Quantum Mechanical Engineering, MIT; Author,...
Physicist, Harvard University; Author, Warped Passages;...
Professor and Chairman of Computer Science, Brandeis...
Contributing Editor, Foreign Policy; Syndicated Columnist;...
Senior Astrophysicist, Observational Cosmology Laboratory,...
Technology Forecaster; Consulting Associate Professor,...
Theoretical Physicist; Aix-Marseille University, in the...
Neuroscientist; Chairman, Board of Directors Human Science...
Professor of Geography, UCLA; Author, The World in 2050
Director, Cambridge Embodied Cognition and Emotion...
Psychologist, MacroCognition LLC; Author, Seeing What...
Systems-Level Thinker; Futurist; Applied Genomics Expert;...
Psychiatrist; Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry,...
Professor of Ethology, Cambridge University; Co-author,...
Theoretical Physicist, Dartmouth College; Author, A Tear at...
Associate Professor of Biology in Harvard's Department...
Software Pioneer; Philosopher; Author, "The History of...
Founder, TED Conference; eg Conference; TEDMED Conferences...
Philosophisches Seminar, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität...
Professor of Computer Science, Cornell University
Associate Professor of Marketing, Harvard Business School;...
Emeritus Professor of Chemistry, University of Oxford;...
Physician and Social Scientist, Yale University; Coauthor,...
Professor of Medicine at UCSD
Practicing Neurologist, New York City; Playwright, Off-Off...
Complex Network Scientist; Distinguished Professor and...
Director, External Affairs, Science Museum Group; Co-author...
Professor of Neurobiology and Psychiatry, UCSF; Author,...
TV documentary producer
Physicist, Perimeter Institute; Author, Time Reborn
Cognitive Scientist; Ambizione Fellow, Cognitive Science...
Psychologist; Director of the Center for Adaptive Behavior...
Classical Scholar, University Professor, Georgetown...
Independent Investigator and Theoretician; Author, The...
Professor Emeritus of Psychology at Stanford University;...
Professor of Genomics, The Scripps Research Institute;...
Professor of Physics & Astronomy, University of...
Curator, Serpentine Gallery, London; Editor: A Brief...
Doris Duke Chair of Conservation Ecology, Duke University;...
Roboticist; Panasonic Professor of Robotics (emeritus) ,...
Social Psychologist, University of British Columbia; Co-...
Recipient, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, 2002;...
theoretical physicist; Professor, Department of Physics,...
Journalist; Editor, Nova 24, of Il Sole 24 Ore
Sherrell J. Aston Professor of Psychology at the University...
Computational Neuroscientist; Francis Crick Professor, the...
Physicist, MIT; Recipient, 2004 Nobel Prize in Physics;...
Psychologist, MIT; Internet Culture Researcher; Author,...
Artist; Co-Founder, Edge.org; President, Brockman, Inc.;...
Social Psychologist; Hope College; Author, Psychology, 10th...
Computer Scientist, Yale University; Chief Scientist,...
Psychologist, UC, Berkeley; Author, The Philosophical Baby
Mallinckrodt Professor of Physics and Professor of the...
Professor of Psychiatry, UM Medical School; Professor of...
Co-founder, Pixar; Digital Imagery Pioneer & Visionary
Writer and Television Producer; Author, Remembering Our...
Applied Mathematician; Senior Scholar, Research and Policy...
Physicist, Director, MIT's Center for Bits and Atoms;...
Distinguished Professor of Physiology, Pharmacology, and...
Professor of English at the University at Albany; Author,...
Senior Consultant (& former Ed-in-Chief &...
Psychologist; Assistant Professor of Marketing, Stern...
Neuroscientist; Collège de France, Paris; Author, The...
Professor of Journalism, New York University; formerly...
Evolutionary Biologist; Emeritus Professor of the Public...
Psychologist, UPenn; Director, Penn Laboratory for...
Neurologist & Cognitive Neuroscientist, The New School...
Associate Professor, Cognitive Science, University of...
Albert Einstein Professor in Science, Departments of...
Psychologist, Autism Research Centre, Cambridge University...
Philosopher and Researcher, C.N.R.S. Paris; Author, Text-E...
Emeritus School Professor, The London School of Economics...
Gerontologist; Chief Science Officer. SENS Foundation;...
Anthropologist, National Center for Scientific Research,...
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; Author, As the...
Johnstone Family Professor, Department of Psychology;...
Physicist, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Psychologist; Author, Consciousness: An Introduction
Artist
Archaeologist, Professor of the Prehistory of Humanity,...
Professor of Physics, Institute for Advanced Study; Author...
Expert, Financial Derivatives and Risk; Author, Extreme...
Social & Technology Network Topology Researcher;...
Science Historian; Author, Turing's Cathedral: The...
Author, The Shallows and The Big Switch
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...
Executive Director, H-STAR Institute, Stanford University;...
Clinical Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies, NYU...
Publisher, Skeptic magazine; monthly columnist, Scientific...
Clinical Psychologist; Author, What's the Matter with...
Psychologist & Computer Scientist; Engines for...
Mathematician, Harvard; Co-author, The Shape of Inner Space
Mathematical Physicist, Columbia University; Author, Not...
Distinguished Research Fellow, English Department,...
Actor, Writer, Director; Host of PBS program Brains on...
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,...
Vice President of Research & Collections, Denver Museum...
Science Writer; Consultant; Lecturer, Copenhagen; Author,...
professor emeritus, Stevens Institute of Technology; fromer...
Senior Maverick, Wired, Author, Cool Tools; What Technology...
Cognitive Scientist, UC, Irvine; Author, Visual Intelligence
Computational Legal Scholar; Assistant Professor of...
Psychologist and Neuroscientist, University of Maryland;...
Playwright & Director; Founder, The Ontological-...
Research Associate & Lecturer, Harvard; Adjunct...
Hobbs Professor of Cognition and Education, Harvard...
Professor, Harvard University, Director, Personal Genome...
Philosopher and Cognitive Scientist, University of...
Media Analyst; Documentary Writer; Author, Present Shock
Professor of Geography, University of California Los...
Psychologist; President, The Cooper Union for the...
Theoretical Physicist, Caltech; Author, The Particle at the...
Founder and CEO of Projection Point; author, Risk...
Distinguished Professor of Risk Engineering, New York...
Professor of History, Macquarie University, Sydney; Author...
Felix Bloch Professor in Theoretical Physics, Stanford;...
Science writer; Author, Regenesis
Former President, The Royal Society; Emeritus Professor of...