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Kelwalin Dhanasarnsombut

Patent specialist/ Scientist, Rouse & Co International

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Celebrity scientists

From Richard Dawkin to Brian Cox, from Sean Carroll to E. O. Willson, they have gave their talks here at TED, been on media, inspired and raised much of debates.

Who is your favorite scientist? Who haven't yet been on TED and should be invited to be on TED? and why? What is your opinion on 'Sci-celebrities'? Are they good model for kids, good educator, inspiring icon, or they are over-rated?

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    Jan 29 2013: Great Topic!!!

    Have you seen the Symphony of Science Site?

    http://www.symphonyofscience.com/

    It was researching a science topic for my students that I came upon it, and then through researching some of the scientists on that site that I connected to Jill Bolte's Ted talk and the site itself.

    I would love to see Neil DeGrasse Tyson on TED...........and of course, if Richard Feynman were still alive, I would have loved to have heard him give a TED talk.
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        Jan 30 2013: I have seen this....parts of it are put to music on the Symphony of science site....BUT....I really would have loved to have seen him on the TED stage.....and go on and on for like an hour.

        Dr. Feynman died in 1988. A great loss.

        Have you clicked on my link above? There's a great video on "We are stardust"....that has a clip of him.
        [EDIT] OOPS....it is the Quantum Theory video that has a nice bit by Feynman.....check it out.

        "The world is a dynamic mess of jiggling things"..Richard Feynman
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      Jan 30 2013: Thanks for links :)

      I love Feynman! I haven't yet seen any Neil's talk, but he seems a hit. Would you like to share the link? That would be very awesome :)
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        Jan 30 2013: Hi Kelwalin,

        Here is a great 6 minute interview with Neil done by Time.

        You will be pleasantly surprised, in that he will answer your question as well, as to who is his favorite scientist and why..

        Enjoy!!

        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wiOwqDmacJo

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