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Dr. Benoit Mandelbrot, author of The Fractal Geometry of Nature, and Battelle Fellow, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, 4/12/0613/04/2006
Fractal geometry, mathematics, education, economics. Dr. Benoit Mandelbrot originated the field of fractal geometry. Dr. Mandelbrot has authored more than 180 research publications and nearly a dozen books. He has been cited more than 20,000 times for his journal publications and conferences.
Dr. Lisa Randall, Professor of Theoretical Physics, Harvard University, 2/8/0609/02/2006
Warped Passages, extra dimensions, string theory, branes. Professor Lisa Randall's new book, Warped Passages -- Unraveling the Mysteries of the Universe's Hidden Dimensions, was published recently by Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollins. Warped Passages was included in The New York Times list of 100 notable books of 2005. Professor Randall's research concerns the fundamental nature of particles and forces and how matter's basic elements relate to the physical properties of the world that we see.
Professor Qimiao Si, Professor of Physics and Astronomy, Rice University, and Professor Doug Natelson, Assistant Professor of Physics and Astronomy and Electrical and Computer Engineering, Rice University, 1/18/0622/01/2006
Quantum criticality, high-temperature superconductors, single-molecule electronics, magnetic transistors. Professor Qimiao Si works in the field of theoretical condensed matter physics. He is particularly well known for his theory of quantum criticality. Professor Si is a Fellow of the American Physical Society. He has published more than 70 scientific articles and has given over 140 invited talks on his research. Professor Doug Natelson is a condensed matter experimentalist, with research interests largely focused on electronic and magnetic investigations of nanostructured systems. Professor Natelson received an NSF CAREER award in 2004. He has published more than 30 scientific articles, and has given more than 50 invited talks on his research.
Dr. Graham Cooks, Distinguished Professor of Chemistry, Purdue University, 1/11/0618/01/2006
Mass spectrometry, real-time tissue analysis, chemical detection, analytical chemistry. Dr. Graham Cooks and his team have constructed miniature ion trap mass spectrometers. These may be applied to problems of trace chemical agent and explosives detection. Dr. Cooks is a past President of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry. His work is highly cited (one of the 100 most-cited chemists) and he has trained 95 Ph.D. students in analytical chemistry.