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2005

 Neil Gershenfeld speaks IDEAS Boston 2005

Neil Gershenfeld

Physicist

Director of the Center for Bits and Atoms at MIT, he developed "fabrication laboratories," which bring design technology to ordinary people.

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2005

 Marc Hauser speaks IDEAS Boston 2005

Marc Hauser

Psychologist

By studying monkeys and apes, as well as infants and adults, Hauser has unlocked some of the mysteries of language evolution, conceptual representation, social cooperation, communication, and morality.

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2005

 Deborah Henson-Conant speaks IDEAS Boston 2005

Deborah Henson-Conant

Composer, Electronic Harpist

She builds new worlds from sound and stories and is revolutionizing the way the world sees this ancient instrument with her cross-genre jazz-pop-comedy-folk-Flamenco-Celtic music.

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2005

 Hugh Herr speaks IDEAS Boston 2005

Hugh Herr

Mechanical Engineer

An accomplished rock climber despite amputations below both knees, he uses his experience to develop enhanced rehabilitation technologies and robotic mechanisms to address a wide range of needs.

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2005

 Eric Von Hippel speaks IDEAS Boston 2005

Eric Von Hippel

Innovation Expert

Head of the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Group at MIT's Sloan School, he is renowned for his work on the nature and economics of distributed and open innovation.

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2005

 Paula Johnson speaks IDEAS Boston 2005

Paula Johnson

Cardiologist

Nationally recognized for her leadership in women's health, focusing on policy, research, and clinical care and how that tripartite mission can offer better access and quality of care for all women.

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2005

 Melinda Lopez speaks IDEAS Boston 2005

Melinda Lopez

Playwright

Award-winning playwright who uses her Cuban-American heritage as a backdrop for dramas that address timeless and universal questions of humanity.

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2005

 Tod Murphy speaks IDEAS Boston 2005

Tod Murphy

Farmer, Entrepreneur

Tod Murphy, organic farmer and businessman who is building the Farmer's Diner in Barre, Vermont, discusses his plans to make it a national model for economically viable and environmentally sound restaurants that support local family farms.

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2005

 robert_pozen speaks IDEAS Boston 2005

Robert Pozen

Finance & Retirement Expert

Best known for his business leadership, public service, and proposals to fix Social Security, he has wide-ranging intellectual interests that also include an exploration of autism.

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2005

 Lisa Randall speaks IDEAS Boston 2005

Lisa Randall

Physicist

Professor of physics at Harvard University, she conducts research that focuses on string theory and the idea that there are multiple dimensions in space.

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2005

 Amy Smith speaks IDEAS Boston 2005

Amy Smith

Inventor

A MacArthur Fellow and mechanical engineer who creates elegantly simple, life-enhancing solutions and laborsaving technologies for the developing world.

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