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2004

 James Collins speaks IDEAS Boston 2004

James Collins

Biomedical Engineer

BU professor and MacArthur Fellow, he combines physics and biology to transform cells into microscopic computers that could someday help solve health problems.

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2004

 Elizabeth Diller and Ricardo Scofidio speaks IDEAS Boston 2004

Elizabeth Diller and Ricardo Scofidio

Architects, Designers

Merging visual arts, architecture, and the performing arts has gained this husband-and-wife team high-profile commissions like the new Institute for Contemporary Art on Fan Pier.

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2004

 Juan Enriquez speaks IDEAS Boston 2004

Juan Enriquez

Author, Life Science Expert

The futurist, entrepreneur, and best-selling author of a ground-breaking book on how genomics and other forces are changing life, work, health and wealth.

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2004

 Arthur Ganson speaks IDEAS Boston 2004

Arthur Ganson

Sculptor

Self-described as a cross between a mechanical engineer and a choreographer, Ganson is a kinetic sculptor who creates ingenious mechanical sculptures.

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2004

 Osvaldo Golijov speaks IDEAS Boston 2004

Osvaldo Golijov

Composer, Music Professor

A two-time Grammy nominee and MacArthur Genius Award winner, he creates contemporary classical works drawn from his Jewish heritage and Argentine homeland.

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2004

 Leonard Guarente speaks IDEAS Boston 2004

Leonard Guarente

Molecular Biologist

Calorie restriction and natural substances in red wine are part of this MIT molecular biologist's work on how to add decades to expected lifespans.

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2004

 Gloria White-Hammond speaks IDEAS Boston 2004

Gloria White-Hammond

Minister, Social Activist

Inner-city pediatric and adolescent specialist whose writing and mentorship program has won national acclaim. Also helped liberate over 9,000 Sudanese slaves as part of a ministerial coalition.

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2004

 Dean Kamen speaks IDEAS Boston 2004

Dean Kamen

Inventor, Entrepreneur

Renowned inventor of breakthrough medical and technology inventions like the Segway ™ Human Transporter (HT) and Independence ™ iBOT ™ 3000 Mobility System, and more recently, the "Slingshot", a mini-utility designed to provide affordable water and power to the developing world.

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2004

 Tracy Kidder speaks IDEAS Boston 2004

Tracy Kidder

Author

The Pulitzer Prize winner's books offer insightful observations into the human experience. His subjects have included building a house, life in a small town, and a crusading local doctor who is transforming healthcare in Haiti.

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2004

 Mark Klempner speaks IDEAS Boston 2004

Mark Klempner

Physician

A leader of Boston University's effort to build a bio-defense lab, and an expert in infectious diseases such as Lyme and Anthrax.

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2004

 Raymond Kurzweil speaks IDEAS Boston 2004

Raymond Kurzweil

Inventor, Entrepreneur

The National Inventors Hall of Fame member and inventor of a reading machine for the blind is a pioneer in speech technology, synthesized music, artificial intelligence, and virtual reality.

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