The TED Fellows program is a global network of 300 innovators and trailblazers from a spectrum of disciplines. Every year, we look for 40 additional amazing change-makers to join the pack. Plug into this vibrant community by applying to be a Fellow, sponsoring the program or exploring their stories of growth and impact.
Jedidah Isler is an astrophysicist and TED Fellow who has fallen deep into the supermassive hyperactive black holes of our universe! In her incredible talk, she introduces us to objects that can be 1 to 10 billion times the mass of the sun — and which shoot powerful jet streams of particles in our direction. Learn more from her talk!
In this charming talk, the TED Senior Fellow describes some of his official work to make sure humans are prepared for life in deep space ... and shares a fascinating art project in which he challenged people worldwide to design homes we might live in there.
As a blogger, flimmaker, and butcher, Bassam Tarriq sheds light on the richness of the Muslim culture in his TED talk. In this charming talk, he shares clips from his film "These Birds Walk" and images from his tour of 30 mosques in 30 days — and reminds us to consider the beautiful complexity within us all.
We are thrilled to announce the new class of Fellows for TED2015. These 21 game-changing thinkers represent 15 countries—including, for the first time in our program, Vietnam, Romania and Tunisia. They work across disciplines, at the forefront of their fields. They include a South African physicist using lasers to target HIV and cancer; a German/Moroccan paleontologist who discovered the first semi-aquatic dinosaur, the spinosaurus; a Vietnamese entrepreneur who is helping rice farmers use biowaste to earn a living growing mushrooms; and many more.