12/23/2010 08:00:00
Marcus Woo

Visualizing ideas in science—literally and figuratively—is a pervasive theme of Richard Feynman’s legacy. The first session of Caltech's TEDx conference on January 14, entitled "Conceptualization and Visualization in Science," explores this theme. The speakers include four from Caltech.

12/21/2010 08:00:00

What do scientific studies and national boundary lines have in common? According to Caltech geobiologist and graduate student Jeff Marlow, both reflect something unique and profound about humanity: our need to explore. Marlow sees parallels between what we've been discovering about our world and the way we've spread across it. At next month's TEDxCaltech conference, he'll present an analysis of what drives us to explore—including what it suggests about the essence of being human.

12/21/2010 08:00:00

TED is an annual conference dedicated to the dissemination of knowledge and ideas. Curated by a nonprofit organization, the conference originally focused on the worlds of technology, entertainment, and design (hence the acronym), but in the quarter-century since its founding, its thrust has become more diverse. 

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