Philosopher, cognitive scientist, and author who has helped to shape the debate on the moral issues around evolution, free will, and mind-body connections.
Well known for his celebrated sculpture WaterFire, his vision and versatility enable him to combine myriad influences into works that defy traditional definitions of art.
Renowned clinician and scientist known for his work in genetic and molecular cardiology, particularly embryonic heart development, and currently leading all worldwide discovery research activities of Novartis.
Economic and social theorist who brings rigorous analysis to his consideration of the African-American experience.
Director of the Center for Bits and Atoms at MIT, he developed "fabrication laboratories," which bring design technology to ordinary people.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Award-winning playwright who uses her Cuban-American heritage as a backdrop for dramas that address timeless and universal questions of humanity.