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

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