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Interested in how humans think and how to improve their lives: Psychology, Design, Politics,
Physicist and founding president of the New England Complex Systems Institute. Received his BS and Ph.D. in physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Chair, UCSF Dept of Medicine. Career: What happens when a poli sci major becomes an academic physician. Author: "The Digital Doctor". Hubby/Dad/Golfer.
Matthew White Ridley, 5th Viscount Ridley, (born 7 February 1958) is a British journalist and businessman. He is best known for his writings on science, the environment, and economics. He has written several science books, including The Red Queen: Sex and the Evolution of Human Nature (1994), Genome (1999), The Rational Optimist: How Prosperity Evolves (2010) and The Evolution of Everything: How Ideas Emerge (2015). He publishes a blog and has been a regular contributor to The Times newspaper. Ridley is a libertarian, and a staunch supporter of Brexit. He has been a Conservative hereditary peer since 2013, with a seat in the House of Lords.Ridley was chairman of the UK bank Northern Rock from 2004 to 2007, during which period it experienced the first run on a British bank in 130 years. He resigned, and the bank was bailed out by the UK government; this led to the nationalisation of Northern Rock.
Graduated from Cornell University in 2005. Published debut novel, The Cradle, in 2009. Second novel, This Bright River, was published in 2012.
John M. Barry (b. 1947) is an American author and historian who has written books on the Great Mississippi Flood of 1927, the influenza pandemic of 1918, and the development of the modern form of the ideas of separation of church and state and individual liberty. He is Distinguished Scholar and adjunct faculty at Tulane University.