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

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