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Neil Gershenfeld in January 2007.
|Institutions||Massachusetts Institute of Technology|
|Alma mater||Cornell University (Ph.D.)
Swarthmore College (B.A.)
Neil Gershenfeld is a professor at MIT and the head of MIT's Center for Bits and Atoms, a sister lab spun out of the popular MIT Media Lab. His research interests are mainly in interdisciplinary studies involving physics and computer science, in such fields as quantum computing, nanotechnology, personal fabrication, and other research areas. His lab is currently located in the E15 building at MIT. His books include When Things Start to Think, The Nature of Mathematical Modeling, The Physics of Information Technology, and Fab, The Coming Revolution on Your Desktop - From Personal Computers to Personal Fabrication (ISBN 0-465-02745-8). In 2004, Gershenfeld was named to the Scientific American 50. The magazine has also named him Communications Research Leader of the Year. Classes at the Center include "How To Make (almost) Anything" (MAS 863) and "How To Make Something That Makes (almost) Anything" (MAS 961).
Neil Gershenfeld received a B.A. degree in physics with high honors from Swarthmore College and a Ph.D. from Cornell University. He was previously a Junior Fellow of the Harvard Society of Fellows and a member of the research staff at AT&T's Bell Laboratories.
Neil lives with his wife and twin daughter and son Eli Cole Gershenfeld and Grace Eva Gershenfeld in Somerville, MA.
- Official website
- Center for Bits and Atoms at MIT
- MIT press release
- How to make (almost) anything, The Economist, Jun 9th 2005
- Desktop manufacturing | Fabulous fabrications | Economist.com
- TED Talks: Neil Gershenfeld on Fab Labs at TED
- Programming Bits and Atoms Google TechTalk by Neil Gershenfeld, 27 October 2009]
- Live broadcast of Neil Gershenfeld on The Agenda with Steve Paikin at the Quantum to Cosmos Festival, with Raymond Laflamme, Jaron Lanier and Neal Stephenson.
- Programming Bits and Atoms - video of Neil Gershenfeld's lecture at the Quantum to Cosmos Festival, 2009.
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