100 Notable alumni of
Stony Brook University

Stony Brook University is 510th in the world, 203rd in North America, and 188th in the United States by aggregated alumni prominence. Below is the list of 100 notable alumni from Stony Brook University sorted by their wiki pages popularity. The directory includes famous graduates and former students along with research and academic staff. 4 individuals affiliated with Stony Brook University won Nobel Prizes in Physics, Physiology or Medicine, and Economics.

  1. Adrien Brody

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    Adrien Brody
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    Years
    1973-.. (age 48)
    Occupations
    actorfilm actorscreenwritervoice actorfilm producer
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    Adrien Nicholas Brody is an American actor and producer. He received widespread recognition and acclaim after starring as Władysław Szpilman in Roman Polanski's The Pianist (2002), for which he won the Academy Award for Best Actor at age 29, becoming the youngest actor to win in that category. Brody is the second male American actor (after Christopher Lambert) to receive the César Award for Best Actor.

  2. Pat Benatar

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    Pat Benatar
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    United States Flag United States
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    1953-.. (age 68)
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    singercomposersongwriteractorsinger-songwriter
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    Patricia Mae Andrzejewski, known professionally as Pat Benatar, is an American rock singer-songwriter and four-time Grammy Award winner. In the United States, she has had two multi-Platinum albums, five Platinum albums, and 15 Billboard Top 40 singles, while in Canada she had eight straight Platinum albums.

  3. Joy Behar

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    Joy Behar
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    United States Flag United States
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    1942-.. (age 79)
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    comedianjournalistteacherchildren's writervoice actor
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    Josephine Victoria "Joy" Behar is an American comedian, television host, actress, and writer. She co-hosts the ABC daytime talk show The View. She hosted The Joy Behar Show on HLN from 2009 to 2011 and Joy Behar: Say Anything! on Current TV, from 2012 until the channel switched formats in August 2013. Behar's latest weekly late-night talk show, Late Night Joy, aired on TLC in 2015. She also wrote The Great Gasbag: An A–Z Study Guide to Surviving Trump World.

  4. Dominick Reyes

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    Dominick Reyes
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1989-.. (age 32)
    Occupations
    mixed martial artist
    Biography

    Dominick Vincent Reyes is an American professional mixed martial artist and former college football player. He currently competes in the Light Heavyweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). As of May 4, 2021, he is #5 in the UFC light heavyweight rankings.

  5. Keiko Fujimori

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    Keiko Fujimori
    Born in
    Peru Flag Peru
    Years
    1975-.. (age 46)
    Enrolled in Stony Brook University
    Studied in 1993
    Occupations
    politicianadministrator
    Biography

    Keiko Sofía Fujimori Higuchi is a Peruvian business administrator, politician, and perennial candidate for public office. Fujimori is the eldest daughter of former Peruvian president Alberto Fujimori and Susana Higuchi, and formerly in role as the First Lady of Peru from 1994 to 2000. She has served as the leader of the Fujimorist political party Popular Force since 2010, and was a congresswoman representing the Lima Metropolitan Area from 2006 to 2011. Fujimori ran for president in the 2011, 2016, and 2021 elections but was defeated by a narrow margin in the second round all three times. She launched a third presidential campaign during the 2021 election and once again managed to qualify for the run-off, but was defeated by Pedro Castillo in the second round.

  6. Colin Quinn

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    Colin Quinn
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    1959-.. (age 62)
    Occupations
    actortelevision actorscreenwriterfilm actorfilm producer
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    Colin Edward Quinn is an American stand-up comedian, actor, and writer. On television, he is best known for his work as a cast member on Saturday Night Live, where he anchored Weekend Update; on MTV's 1980s game show Remote Control, where he served as the announcer/sidekick; and as host of Comedy Central's late-night panel show Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn. Notable film work includes his role as Dooey in A Night at the Roxbury, Dickey Bailey in the Grown Ups films and playing Amy Schumer's father in the film Trainwreck. Comedians such as Jerry Seinfeld, Tina Fey, Chris Rock, and Dave Attell have cited Quinn as the quintessential "comic's comic" and New York comedian.

  7. Laura Schlessinger

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    Laura Schlessinger
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    Years
    1947-.. (age 74)
    Occupations
    radio personalitywritersocial workerpsychologistchildren's writer
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    Laura Catherine Schlessinger is an American talk radio host and author. "The Dr. Laura Program," heard weekdays for three hours on Sirius XM Radio, consists mainly of her responses to callers' requests for personal advice and often features her short monologues on social and political topics. Her website says that her show "preaches, teaches, and nags about morals, values, and ethics." She is an inductee to the National Radio Hall of Fame in Chicago.

  8. Vinay Pathak

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    Vinay Pathak
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    India Flag India
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    1968-.. (age 53)
    Occupations
    television presenterfilm produceractortelevision actor
    Biography

    Vinay Pathak is an Indian theater and film actor. He has starred in many films including Khosla Ka Ghosla, Bheja Fry, Island City and Johnny Gaddaar and had a supporting role movies like Jism and Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi.

  9. Christopher Algieri

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    Christopher Algieri
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    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1984-.. (age 37)
    Occupations
    boxerkickboxernutritionist
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    Christopher Mark Algieri is an American professional boxer and former kickboxer. In boxing he held the WBO junior welterweight title in 2014 and challenged for the WBO welterweight title later that year; in kickboxing he was an undefeated ISKA World welterweight and WKA World super welterweight champion. Outside of boxing, Algieri works as a nutritionist.

  10. Jef Raskin

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    Jef Raskin
    Born in
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    Years
    1943-2005 (aged 62)
    Enrolled in Stony Brook University
    Graduated with Bachelor of Arts in mathematics
    Occupations
    programmercomputer scientistwriteruniversity teachermathematician
    Biography

    Jef Raskin was an American human–computer interface expert best known for conceiving and starting the Macintosh project at Apple in the late 1970s.

  11. John L. Hennessy

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    John L. Hennessy
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    Years
    1952-.. (age 69)
    Occupations
    computer scientistengineeruniversity teacherbusinesspersonacademic
    Biography

    John Leroy Hennessy is an American computer scientist, academician and businessman who serves as chairman of Alphabet Inc. Hennessy is one of the founders of MIPS Computer Systems Inc. as well as Atheros and served as the tenth President of Stanford University. Hennessy announced that he would step down in the summer of 2016. He was succeeded as President by Marc Tessier-Lavigne. Marc Andreessen called him "the godfather of Silicon Valley."

  12. Shoucheng Zhang

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    Shoucheng Zhang
    Born in
    China Flag China
    Years
    1963-2018 (aged 55)
    Enrolled in Stony Brook University
    In 1987 graduated with doctorate in physics
    Occupations
    physicistuniversity teacherprofessor
    Biography

    Shoucheng Zhang was a Chinese-American physicist who was the JG Jackson and CJ Wood professor of physics at Stanford University. He was a condensed matter theorist known for his work on topological insulators, the quantum Hall effect, the quantum spin Hall effect, spintronics, and high-temperature superconductivity. According to the National Academy of Science:

  13. David Gelernter

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    David Gelernter
    Years
    1955-.. (age 66)
    Occupations
    computer scientistuniversity teacher
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    David Hillel Gelernter is an American computer scientist, artist, and writer. He is a professor of computer science at Yale University.

  14. Glenn Dubin

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    Glenn Dubin
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    Years
    1957-.. (age 64)
    Occupations
    investorfinancier
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    Glenn Russell Dubin is a billionaire hedge fund manager and the former Principal of Dubin & Co. LP, a private investment company managing a portfolio of operating businesses and other investments. He is also the co-founder of Highbridge Capital Management, an alternative asset management company based in New York City, and a founding board member of the Robin Hood Foundation. In August 2019, unsealed documents revealed connections between Dubin and Jeffrey Epstein, including allegations of involvement in his child abuse ring.

  15. Joe Nathan

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    Joe Nathan
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    Years
    1974-.. (age 47)
    Occupations
    baseball player
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    Joseph Michael Nathan is an American former professional baseball pitcher. He played 16 seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the San Francisco Giants, Minnesota Twins, Texas Rangers, Detroit Tigers, and Chicago Cubs. Nathan started out his baseball career as a shortstop in high school and in college for Stony Brook, but converted to a pitcher after being drafted by the Giants. He worked his way through the minor leagues, alternating between spots in the rotation and the bullpen.

  16. Ashoke Sen

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    Ashoke Sen
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1956-.. (age 65)
    Occupations
    physicistuniversity teacher
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    Ashoke Sen, FRS is an Indian theoretical physicist and distinguished professor at the Harish-Chandra Research Institute, Allahabad. He is also an honorary fellow in National Institute of Science Education and Research (NISER), Bhubaneswar, India and also a Morningstar Visiting professor at MIT and a distinguished professor at the Korea Institute for Advanced Study. His main area of work is string theory. He was among the first recipients of the Fundamental Physics Prize "for opening the path to the realisation that all string theories are different limits of the same underlying theory".

  17. Vi Hart

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    Vi Hart
    Years
    1988-.. (age 33)
    Occupations
    mathematiciancomposerYouTuber
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    Victoria Hart, commonly known as Vi Hart, is an American mathematician and YouTuber. They describe themselves as a "recreational mathemusician" and are well-known for creating mathematical videos on YouTube. Hart founded the virtual reality research group eleVR and has co-authored several research papers on computational geometry and the mathematics of paper folding.

  18. Carolyn Porco

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    Carolyn Porco
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    Years
    1953-.. (age 68)
    Occupations
    astronomerphotographerplanetary scientist
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    Carolyn C. Porco is an American planetary scientist who explores the outer Solar System, beginning with her imaging work on the Voyager missions to Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune in the 1980s. She led the imaging science team on the Cassini mission in orbit around Saturn. She is an expert on planetary rings and the Saturnian moon, Enceladus.

  19. Michael Schudrich

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    Michael Schudrich
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    Years
    1955-.. (age 66)
    Occupations
    rabbihistorian
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    Michael Joseph Schudrich is an American rabbi and the current Chief Rabbi of Poland. He is the oldest of four children of Rabbi David Schudrich and Doris Goldfarb Schudrich.

  20. Jameel Warney

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    Jameel Warney
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    Years
    1994-.. (age 27)
    Occupations
    basketball player
    Biography

    Jameel Marcus Warney is an American professional basketball player for the Seoul SK Knights of the Korean Basketball League. He played college basketball for the Stony Brook Seawolves, leading the team to its first ever appearance in the NCAA Tournament and graduating as the school's all-time leader in several career categories.

  21. Travis Jankowski

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    Travis Jankowski
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    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1991-.. (age 30)
    Occupations
    baseball player
    Biography

    Travis Paul Jankowski is an American professional baseball outfielder for the Philadelphia Phillies of Major League Baseball (MLB). He previously played in MLB for the San Diego Padres and Cincinnati Reds.

  22. Ben Shneiderman

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    Ben Shneiderman
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    Years
    1947-.. (age 74)
    Occupations
    computer scientistengineeruniversity teacher
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    Ben Shneiderman is an American computer scientist, a Distinguished University Professor in the University of Maryland Department of Computer Science, which is part of the University of Maryland College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences at the University of Maryland, College Park, and the founding director (1983-2000) of the University of Maryland Human-Computer Interaction Lab. He conducted fundamental research in the field of human–computer interaction, developing new ideas, methods, and tools such as the direct manipulation interface, and his eight rules of design.

  23. Jon Oringer

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    Jon Oringer
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    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1974-.. (age 47)
    Occupations
    businessperson
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    Jon Oringer is an American programmer, photographer, and billionaire businessman, best known as the founder and CEO of Shutterstock, a stock media and editing tools provider headquartered in New York City. Oringer started his career while a college student in the 1990s, when he created "one of the Web's first pop-up blockers." He went on to found about ten small startups that used a subscription method to sell "personal firewalls, accounting software, cookie blockers, trademark managers," and other small programs.

  24. Carl Heastie

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    Carl Heastie
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    Years
    1967-.. (age 54)
    Occupations
    politician
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    Carl Edward Heastie is an American politician from New York. Heastie has served in the New York State Assembly since 2000, and was elected Speaker of the New York State Assembly on February 3, 2015.

  25. Eric Corley

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    Eric Corley
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    1959-.. (age 62)
    Occupations
    radio personalityjournalistcomputer scientistdocumentary filmmakerfilm director
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    Eric Gordon Corley, also frequently referred to by his pen name of Emmanuel Goldstein, is a figure in the hacker community. He directs the non-profit organization 2600 Enterprises, Inc., publishes a magazine called 2600: The Hacker Quarterly (which has associated monthly meet-ups around the world), and hosts the hacker convention Hackers on Planet Earth (HOPE). His pseudonym is derived from the fictional opposition leader in George Orwell's dystopian novel Nineteen Eighty-Four.

  26. Craig Tracy

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    Craig Tracy
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    Years
    1945-.. (age 76)
    Occupations
    mathematicianuniversity teacher
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    Craig Arnold Tracy is an American mathematician, known for his contributions to mathematical physics and probability theory.

  27. Charles R. Johnson

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    Charles R. Johnson
    Born in
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    Years
    1948-.. (age 73)
    Enrolled in Stony Brook University
    In 1988 graduated with Doctor of Philosophy in philosophy and phenomenology
    Occupations
    writerscreenwriternovelist
    Biography

    Charles Richard Johnson is a scholar and the author of novels, short stories, screen-and-teleplays, and essays, most often with a philosophical orientation. Johnson has directly addressed the issues of black life in America in novels such as Dreamer and Middle Passage. Johnson was born in 1948 in Evanston, Illinois, and spent most of his career at the University of Washington in Seattle.

  28. Steven K. Galson

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    Years
    1956-.. (age 65)
    Occupations
    physician
    Biography

    Steven Kenneth Galson is an American public health physician. He is currently Senior Vice President for Global Regulatory Affairs & Strategy at Amgen, the California-based biopharmaceutical company. He is also Professor-at-Large at the Keck Graduate Institute for Applied Life Sciences in Claremont, California. He is a retired rear admiral in the United States Public Health Service Commissioned Corps and public health administrator who served as the acting Surgeon General of the United States from October 1, 2007 – October 1, 2009. He served concurrently as acting Assistant Secretary for Health from January 22, 2009 to June 25, 2009, and as the Deputy Director and Director of the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER) at the Food and Drug Administration from 2001 to 2007. As the Acting Surgeon General, he was the commander of the United States Public Health Service Commissioned Corps and, while serving as the Assistant Secretary for Health, was the operational head of the Public Health Service.

  29. David DeFeis

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    David DeFeis
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    Years
    1961-.. (age 60)
    Occupations
    musiciancomposersinger
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    David DeFeis is an American singer, keyboard player, songwriter and producer. He is the main composer and leader of the heavy metal band Virgin Steele.

  30. Bonnie Schneider

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    Bonnie Schneider
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    weather presenter
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    Bonnie Schneider is a national television meteorologist and the author of Extreme Weather, published by Palgrave Macmillan. She appears on The Weather Channel. She previously worked for Headline News, and Bloomberg Television.

  31. Mohammad Hossein Adeli

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    Mohammad Hossein Adeli
    Born in
    Iran Flag Iran
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    1953-.. (age 68)
    Occupations
    economistpoliticiandiplomat
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    Seyed Mohammad Hossein Adeli is an Iranian politician, diplomat, economist and academic. He was the Secretary General of the Gas Exporting Countries Forum from 2014 until 2018. He is the founder of Ravand Institute. He was the chairman of Iran's first Investment Bank Amin Investment Bank until 2011. In May 2014, he received the Order of the Rising Sun from the Emperor of Japan, Akihito, the highest Order given to any Iranian National for his important role in the Iran–Japan Relation.

  32. Kevin Killian

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    Kevin Killian
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1952-2019 (aged 67)
    Enrolled in Stony Brook University
    Graduated with Master of Arts
    Occupations
    novelistpoet
    Biography

    Kevin Killian was an American poet, author, editor, and playwright primarily of LGBT literature. My Vocabulary Did This to Me: The Collected Poetry of Jack Spicer, which he co-edited with Peter Gizzi, won the American Book Award for poetry in 2009.

  33. Andrew Sega

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    Andrew Sega
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    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1975-.. (age 46)
    Occupations
    musiciansingerrecord producercomposercomputer scientist
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    Andrew Gregory Sega, also known as Necros, is an American musician best known for tracking modules in the 1990s demoscene as well as for composing music for several well-known video games. He is currently part of the group Iris and a live member of Stromkern, and has his own recording label known as Diffusion Records. Sega's main solo project is known as The Alpha Conspiracy.

  34. Harikesa Swami

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    Harikesa Swami
    Born in
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    Years
    1948-.. (age 73)
    Occupations
    musician
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    Harikesa Das, formerly known as Harikesa Swami (Harikeśa Svāmī) and by the honorific Vishnupada (Viṣṇupāda), born Robert Campagnola, was one of the leading disciples of A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada and a guru within the International Society of Krishna Consciousness (commonly known as 'the International Society for Krishna Consciousness|Hare Krishnas' or ISKCON). He left ISKCON in 1998.

  35. Peniel E. Joseph

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    Peniel E. Joseph
    Born in
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    Years
    1972-.. (age 49)
    Occupations
    historian
    Biography

    Peniel E. Joseph is an American scholar, teacher, and leading public voice on race issues who holds a joint professorship appointment at the LBJ School of Public Affairs and the History Department in the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Texas at Austin. Joseph joined UT Austin in 2015 from Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts, where he had founded the school's Center for the Study of Race and Democracy (CSRD). He founded the second Center for the Study of Race and Democracy (CSRD) on the University of Texas campus in 2016, and is director of the center.

  36. Rohini Godbole

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    Rohini Godbole
    Years
    1952-.. (age 69)
    Occupations
    academicphysicistresearcher
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    Rohini Godbole is an Indian physicist and academic specializing in Elementary particle physics:Field Theory and Phenomenology. She is currently a professor at the Centre for High Energy Physics, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. She has worked extensively on different aspects of particle phenomenology over the past three decades, in particular on exploring different aspects of the Standard Model of Particle Physics and the physics beyond it (BSM). Her work regarding hadronic structure of high-energy photons outlined a variety of ways in which to study it and has had implications for the design of next generation electron positron colliders. She is an elected fellow of all the three academies of Science of India and also the Science Academy of the Developing World (TWAS).

  37. Nikos Salingaros

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    Australia Flag Australia
    Years
    1952-.. (age 69)
    Occupations
    architectmathematicianphysicistteacher
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    Nikos Angelos Salingaros is a mathematician and polymath known for his work on urban theory, architectural theory, complexity theory, and design philosophy. He has been a close collaborator of the architect Christopher Alexander, with whom Salingaros shares a harsh critical analysis of conventional modern architecture. Like Alexander, Salingaros has proposed an alternative theoretical approach to architecture and urbanism that is more adaptive to human needs and aspirations, and that combines rigorous scientific analysis with deep intuitive experience.

  38. Kim Barnes Arico

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    Kim Barnes Arico
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    Years
    1970-.. (age 51)
    Occupations
    basketball playerbasketball coachteacher
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    Kimberly Ann Barnes Arico is an American women's basketball coach, and the current head coach of the Michigan Wolverines women's basketball team. Previously, she was head coach of the St. John's University women's basketball team. Her tenure at St. John's officially began on May 7, 2002, when she was named the seventh head coach in the then 28-year history of the women's basketball program. She currently holds the record for most wins at the program and led the Red Storm to their first ever Sweet Sixteen appearance in the 2012 NCAA Tournament. She was inducted to the Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame during 2020.

  39. Majid Mohammadi

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    Majid Mohammadi
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    essayistsociologist
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    Majid Mohammadi is an American author. He is the author of several books in Persian and English.

  40. Margalit Fox

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    Margalit Fox
    Years
    1961-.. (age 60)
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    obituary writer
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    Margalit Fox is an American writer. She began her career in publishing in the 1980s, before switching to journalism in the 1990s. She joined the obituary department of The New York Times in 2004, and authored over 1,400 obituaries before her retirement from the full-time staff of the paper in 2018. Fox has written several non-fiction books and continues regularly to contribute obituaries to the Times.

  41. Harald Braun

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    Harald Braun
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    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1952-.. (age 69)
    Occupations
    diplomat
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    Ambassador Dr. Harald Braun is a former senior German diplomat who served as the Permanent Representative of Germany to the United Nations in New York from 2014 to 2017. In 2016, Ambassador Braun was elected Vice President of the 71st UN General Assembly. From 2011 to 2014 he was State Secretary of the German Foreign Ministry.

  42. Gene Cretz

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    Gene Cretz
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    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1950-.. (age 71)
    Occupations
    diplomat
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    Gene Allan Cretz is a career diplomat who retired from the Senior Foreign Service in 2015. Before retiring, he was the U.S. Ambassador to Ghana.

  43. Nii Quaynor

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    Nii Quaynor
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    computer scientistengineer
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    Nii Narku Quaynor is a Ghanaian scientist and engineer who has played an important role in the introduction and development of the Internet throughout Africa.

  44. Lalita Ramakrishnan

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    Lalita Ramakrishnan
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1959-.. (age 62)
    Occupations
    microbiologist
    Biography

    Lalita Ramakrishnan is an American microbiologist who is known for her contributions to the understanding of the biological mechanism of tuberculosis. As of 2019 she serves as a Professor of Immunology and Infectious Diseases at the University of Cambridge, where she is also a Wellcome Trust Principal Research Fellow and a practicing physician. Her research is conducted at the Medical Research Council Laboratory of Molecular Biology (MRC LMB), where she serves as the Head of the Molecular Immunity Unit of the Department of Medicine embedded at the MRC LMB. Working with Stanley Falkow at Stanford, she developed the strategy of using Mycobacterium marinum infection as a model for tuberculosis. Her work has appeared in a number of journals, including Science, Nature, and Cell. In 2018 and 2019 Ramakrishnan coauthored two influential papers in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) arguing that the widely accepted estimates of the prevalence of latent tuberculosis -- estimates used as a basis for allocation of research funds -- are far too high.

  45. Dhanish Karthik

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    Dhanish Karthik
    Years
    1990-.. (age 31)
    Occupations
    actor
    Biography

    Dhanish Karthik is an Indian actor. He made his debut as Sanjeev Menon in the Malayalam film Ivide (2015) directed by Shyamaprasad. His family is based in Manjeri, Kerala, India.

  46. Kenneth Feder

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    Kenneth Feder
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    Years
    1952-.. (age 69)
    Occupations
    anthropologistarchaeologist
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    Kenneth L. "Kenny" Feder is a professor of archaeology at Central Connecticut State University and the author of several books on archaeology and criticism of pseudoarchaeology such as Frauds, Myths, and Mysteries: Science and Pseudoscience in Archaeology. His book Encyclopedia of Dubious Archaeology: From Atlantis to the Walam Olum was published in 2010. His book Ancient America: Fifty Archaeological Sites to See for Yourself was published in 2017. He is the founder and director of the Farmington River Archaeological Project.

  47. Tommy Brenton

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    Tommy Brenton
    Years
    1989-.. (age 32)
    Occupations
    basketball player
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    Thomas Brenton is an American basketball player. He is a 6'5" power forward who was named the 2013 Lefty Driesell Award winner, denoting him the CollegeInsider.com national defensive player of the year. He was also named the 2012–13 America East Conference Player of the Year, becoming just the second player from Stony Brook University to be honored as such. In July 2013 he signed his first professional contract with Link Tochigi Brex in the B.League.

  48. Nick Mamatas

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    Nick Mamatas
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    Years
    1972-.. (age 49)
    Occupations
    novelistwriter
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    Nick Mamatas is an American horror, science fiction and fantasy author and editor for Haikasoru's line of translated Japanese science fiction novels for Viz Media. His fiction has been nominated for a number of awards, including several Bram Stoker Awards. He has also been recognised for his editorial work with a Bram Stoker Award, as well as World Fantasy Award and Hugo Award nominations. He funded his early writing career by producing term papers for college students, which gained him some notoriety when he described this experience in an essay for Drexel University's online magazine The Smart Set.

  49. Burton Rocks

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    Burton Rocks
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    Years
    1972-.. (age 49)
    Occupations
    writer
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    Burton Evan Rocks, born in New York City, is an American sports attorney/agent, and writer. Rocks collaborated with Yankee outfielder Paul O'Neill on the 2003 New York Times bestseller Me and My Dad: A Baseball Memoir.

  50. Cheng Wai

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    Cheng Wai
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    China Flag China
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    1969-.. (age 52)
    Occupations
    pianist
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    Praised as the "Piano Poet", Cheng Wai is a pianist and Steinway Artist from Hong Kong. She is a winner of the Hong Kong Young Music Performer Award of the International Year of Youth and voted as one of the Top Ten Outstanding Young Persons by the Junior Chamber International Hong Kong in 2009.

  51. Donny George Youkhanna

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    Donny George Youkhanna
    Born in
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    Years
    1950-2011 (aged 61)
    Occupations
    anthropologistprehistorianuniversity teacherassyriologist
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    Donny George Youkhanna was an Iraqi-Assyrian archaeologist, anthropologist, author, curator, and scholar, and a visiting professor at Stony Brook University in New York.

  52. Douglas Vakoch

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    Douglas Vakoch
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1961-.. (age 60)
    Occupations
    science communicatorpsychologist
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    Douglas Vakoch is an American astrobiologist, search for extraterrestrial intelligence (SETI) researcher, psychologist, and president of METI International, a nonprofit research and educational organization devoted to transmitting intentional signals to extraterrestrial civilizations. Vakoch led METI's participation in Sónar Calling GJ 273b, which transmitted a series of interstellar messages to Luyten's Star, located 12.4 light years from Earth. Vakoch advocates ongoing transmission projects, arguing that this does not increase risks of an alien invasion as suggested by British cosmologist Stephen Hawking. He has participated in several SETI observation programs, and after sixteen years at the SETI Institute, where he was director of Interstellar Message Composition, Vakoch founded METI International. He has edited over a dozen books in SETI, astrobiology, the psychology of space exploration, and ecocriticism. He is general editor of two book series in ecocriticism and in the intersection of space and society. Vakoch has appeared widely on television and radio as a commentator on SETI and astrobiology. He is an emeritus professor of clinical psychology at the California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS).

  53. Patricia S. Cowings

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    1948-.. (age 73)
    Enrolled in Stony Brook University
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    Patricia S. Cowings is an aerospace psychophysiologist. She was the first American woman to be trained as a scientist astronaut by NASA; though she was an alternate for a space flight in 1979, she did not travel to space. She is most well known for her studies in the physiology of astronauts in outer space, as well as helping find cures for astronaut's motion sickness.

  54. Oleg Viro

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    1948-.. (age 73)
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    Oleg Yanovich Viro is a Russian mathematician in the fields of topology and algebraic geometry, most notably real algebraic geometry, tropical geometry and knot theory.

  55. Sunita Jain

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    1940-2017 (aged 77)
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    children's writerwriterpoet
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    Sunita Jain was an Indian scholar, novelist, short-story writer and poet of English and Hindi literature. She was a former professor and the Head of the department of Humanities and Social Sciences at the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi. She published over 60 books, in English and Hindi, besides translating many Jain writings into English. She is featured in the Encyclopedia of Post-Colonial Literatures in English and was a recipient of The Vreeland Award (1969) and the Marie Sandoz Prairie Schooner Fiction Award (1970 and 1971). The Government of India awarded her the fourth highest civilian honour of the Padma Shri in 2004. In 2015 she was awarded the Vyas Samman by the K.K. Birla foundation for outstanding literary work in Hindi. In 2015 she was awarded an honorary D.Litt. from the University of Burdhwan, West Bengal.

  56. Muhammad El-Amin

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    1987-.. (age 34)
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    basketball player
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    Muhammad El-Amin is an American professional basketball player who last played for Panionios of the Greek Basket League.

  57. In-Young Ahn

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    1954-.. (age 67)
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    ecologist
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    In-Young Ahn is a South Korean scientist. She is known for being the first South Korean woman to visit Antarctica and the first Asian woman to become an Antarctic station leader. She is a benthic ecologist and is currently working as a principal research scientist for Korea Polar Research Institute.

  58. Lily McNair

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    Lily McNair is an American academic administrator who served as the president of Tuskegee University, a historically black university in Tuskegee, Alabama, from 2018 to 2020.

  59. Michael R. Anastasio

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    1948-.. (age 73)
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    physicistcellistpolitician
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    Michael Anastasio led two national science laboratories during a time of transition. He was the director of the Los Alamos National Laboratory and president of the Los Alamos National Security LLC, the company that operates the laboratory. He is the former director of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL). The University of California Board of Regents appointed Michael R. Anastasio the director of LLNL on June 4, 2002. He started on July 1, 2002. In 2005 he became the president of the Los Alamos National Security LLC, and became the director of the Los Alamos National Laboratory on June 1, 2006. During his directorship at Lawrence Livermore, the laboratory won 25 R&D 100 Awards and maintained its world-class leadership position in high-performance computing and its application to global climate modeling.

  60. Michael Lowenstern

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    1968-.. (age 53)
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    composermusic pedagogue
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    Michael Lowenstern from the Hyde Park neighborhood of Chicago is an American bass clarinetist and composer specializing in contemporary classical music.

  61. Jennifer Nassour

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    1971-.. (age 50)
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    lawyer
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    Jennifer Ann Nassour is an American attorney and political figure. She served as the chairwoman of the Massachusetts Republican Party from 2009 to 2011. She is also the founder of the Pocketbook Project.

  62. Hanspeter Pfister

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    1964-.. (age 57)
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    computer scientist
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    Hanspeter Pfister is a Swiss computer scientist. He is the An Wang Professor of Computer Science at the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and an affiliate faculty member of the Center for Brain Science at Harvard University. His research in visual computing lies at the intersection of scientific visualization, information visualization, computer graphics, and computer vision and spans a wide range of topics, including biomedical image analysis and visualization, image and video analysis, and visual analytics in data science.

  63. Kevin M. McCoy

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    military officer
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    Vice Admiral Kevin Michael McCoy is a native of Long Island, New York and joined the United States Navy in 1977. McCoy's last naval posting was as the 42nd commander of Naval Sea Systems Command. Since 2013 he is a President of Irving Shipbuilding Inc.

  64. Dipankar Chatterji

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    1951-.. (age 70)
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    academic
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    Dipankar Chatterji is an Indian molecular biologist and the Honorary Professor at Molecular Biophysics Unit, Indian Institute of Science, a multidisciplinary research institute under the Department of Science and Technology of the Government of India. He is known for his pioneering research on bacterial transcription. He is a recipient of Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize and is an elected fellow of all the major Indian science academies. The Government of India awarded him the fourth highest civilian honour of the Padma Shri, in 2016, for his contributions to science and engineering.

  65. Lasana M. Sekou

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    1959-.. (age 62)
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    poetpublisher
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    Lasana M. Sekou is a poet, short story writer, essayist, journalist, and publisher from the Caribbean island of Saint Martin.

  66. Julieta Dobles

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    1943-.. (age 78)
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    writer
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    Julieta Dobles Yzaguirre is a Costa Rican poet, writer, and educator. She is a five-time winner of the Aquileo J. Echeverría Award and received the Magón National Prize for Culture in 2013.

  67. Susan R. Wessler

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    1953-.. (age 68)
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    biologistgeneticistbotanist
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    Susan Randi Wessler, ForMemRS, is an American plant molecular biologist and geneticist. She is Distinguished Professor of Genetics at the University of California, Riverside (UCR).

  68. John M. Kennedy, Jr

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    politician
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    John M. Kennedy Jr., is a politician from Suffolk County, New York. In 2014, he was elected to Suffolk County Comptroller on the Republican ticket, garnering 53% of the vote.

  69. Sharon F. Terry

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    1956-.. (age 65)
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    Sharon F. Terry is a health advocate in Washington, D.C. She co-founded PXE International when her children were diagnosed with pseudoxanthoma elasticum (PXE) in 1994. Her TEDMED talk has been viewed more than a million times in 2017, and was the subject of the TED Radio Hour. In 2009, she was elected an Ashoka Fellow for her entrepreneurial work in engagement and the development of interventions for genetic conditions.

  70. Guoliang Yu

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    1963-.. (age 58)
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    university teachermathematician
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    Guoliang Yu is a Chinese American mathematician. After receiving his Ph.D from SUNY at Stony Brook in 1991 under the direction of Ronald G. Douglas, Yu spent time at the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute, the University of Colorado at Boulder (1992-2000), Vanderbilt University (2000-2012), and a variety of visiting positions. He currently holds the Powell Chair in Mathematics and was appointed University Distinguished Professor in 2018 at Texas A&M University. He is a fellow of the American Mathematical Society.

  71. Rosina Bierbaum

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    1952-.. (age 69)
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    scientist
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    Rosina M. Bierbaum is currently the Roy F. Westin Chair in Natural Economics and Research Professor at the University of Maryland's School of Public Policy. She is also a professor and former dean at the University of Michigan School of Natural Resources and Environment (SNRE). She was hired in October 2001, by then-University of Michigan President, Lee Bollinger. She is also the current Chair of The Scientific and Technical Advisory Panel (STAP) that provides independent scientific and technical advice to the GEF (Global Environment Facility that serves as a financial mechanism for several environmental conventions) on its policies, strategies, programs, and projects.

  72. Yoonjung Han

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    1985-.. (age 36)
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    pianist
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    Yoonjung "Yoonie" Han is a South Korean-born American classical pianist.

  73. Jasvir Rakkar

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    1991-.. (age 30)
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    baseball player
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    Jasvir Rakkar is a Canadian professional baseball pitcher who is a free agent.

  74. Salvatore Torquato

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    1954-.. (age 67)
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    theoretical physicistresearcher
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    Salvatore Torquato is an American theoretical scientist born in Falerna, Italy. His research work has impacted a variety of fields, including physics, chemistry, applied and pure mathematics, materials science, engineering, and biological physics. He is the Lewis Bernard Professor of Natural Sciences in the Department of Chemistry and Princeton Institute for the Science and Technology of Materials at Princeton University. He has been a Senior Faculty Fellow in the Princeton Center for Theoretical Science, an enterprise dedicated to exploring frontiers across the theoretical natural sciences. He is also an Associated Faculty Member in three departments or programs at Princeton University: Physics, Program in Applied and Computational Mathematics, and Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering. On multiple occasions, he was a Member of the School of Mathematics as well as the School of Natural Sciences at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, New Jersey.

  75. Jadranka Skorin-Kapov

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    1955-.. (age 66)
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    university teacher
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    Jadranka Skorin-Kapov is a professor at the State University of New York at Stony Brook in the College of Business, and with affiliated positions in the Department of Philosophy and the Department of Applied Mathematics and Statistics. Her background includes PhD degrees in Operations Research, in Philosophy, and in Art History. She serves as the Head of Management Area in the College of Business. She founded and currently directs the Center for Integration of Business Education & Humanities (CIBEH). Skorin-Kapov received the SUNY Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Creative Activities in 2016. In 2017 Skorin-Kapov received the Ideas Worth Teaching Award from the Aspen Institute business and society program. In 2020 Skorin-Kapov was elected as the corresponding member of the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts in the Department of Social Sciences.

  76. Randii Wessen

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    1958-.. (age 63)
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    astronomereconomist
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    Randii Ray Wessen is an American astronautics systems engineer specifically involved in planetary exploration, experimental economist, and writer. Dr. Wessen has been an employee of the California Institute of Technology's Jet Propulsion Laboratory since 1984. He is currently the A-Team Lead Study Architect for JPL's Innovation Foundry. On the side, Wessen works with Dr. David Porter of Chapman University in the field of Experimental Economics, where they are designing a system to help allocate resources for building instruments on robotic deep space planetary spacecraft. This proposed system will build on the success of the Cassini Resource Exchange and be applied to NASA's Outer Planet Flagship Missions.

  77. Conrad Cummings

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    1948-.. (age 73)
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    composermusic pedagogue
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    Conrad Cummings is an American composer of contemporary classical music. His compositions include works for orchestra, as well as operatic and chamber works. Many of his works are composed in a minimalist style reminiscent of that of Philip Glass.

  78. Betty E. King

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    1944-.. (age 77)
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    diplomat
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    Betty Eileen King is an American diplomat born in Saint Vincent, West Indies. From 2010 to 2013 she served as the Representative of the United States to the European Office of the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland.

  79. Michael I. Miller

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    1955-.. (age 66)
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    scientistneuroscientist
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    Michael Ira Miller is an American-born biomedical engineer and data scientist, and the Bessie Darling Massey Professor and Director of the Johns Hopkins University Department of Biomedical Engineering. He worked with Ulf Grenander in the field of Computational Anatomy as it pertains to neuroscience, specializing in mapping the brain under various states of health and disease by applying data derived from medical imaging. Miller is the director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Imaging Science, Whiting School of Engineering and codirector of Johns Hopkins Kavli Neuroscience Discovery Institute. Miller is also a Johns Hopkins University Gilman Scholar.

  80. Gene Carl Feldman

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    oceanographer
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    Gene Carl Feldman has been an oceanographer at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center since 1985. His primary interest has been to try to make the data that NASA gathers from its spaceborne fleet of Earth observing instruments, especially those monitoring the subtle changes in ocean color, as scientifically credible, readily understandable and as easily available to the broadest group of people possible. He has been involved in a number of past and present NASA missions including the Coastal Zone Color Scanner (CZCS), the Sea-Viewing Wide Field Sensor (SeaWiFS) and the Moderate-Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) and along with the NASA Ocean Biology Processing group which he co-leads, been given the responsibility for designing, implementing and operating the data processing and mission operations component of ocean salinity mission called Aquarius, a space mission developed by NASA and the Space Agency of Argentina - Comisión Nacional de Actividades Espaciales (CONAE) that was successfully launched in June 2011 and began routine operations on December 1, 2011 and completed its prime mission in June 2015.

  81. Lucy van Dalen

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    1988-.. (age 33)
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    long-distance runner
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    Lucy Oliver is a New Zealand middle-distance runner, who competed at the 2012 Summer Olympics, in the Women's 1500 metres. Along with her twin sister Holly, Lucy attended Stony Brook University in New York until 2012, earning an undergraduate degree in sociology followed by a Master of Arts in Liberal Studies (MA/LS). She was chosen an NCAA All-American for outdoor track (2010, 2011 and 2012), indoor track (2011 and 2012) and cross-country (2011). She competed in the 3000 m at the 2014 World Indoor Championships. At the 2014 Commonwealth Games, she competed in the 1500 m and the 5000 m.

  82. Angelika Steger

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    1962-.. (age 59)
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    computer scientistmathematician
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    Angelika Steger is a mathematician and computer scientist whose research interests include graph theory, randomized algorithms, and approximation algorithms. She is a professor at ETH Zurich.

  83. Laurie Rozakis

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    1952-.. (age 69)
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    writer
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    Laurie Rozakis is a writer of the Complete Idiot's books and an expert on writing, grammar, usage, test preparation, and coaching writers. She earned her Bachelor of Arts from Hofstra University in 1973; her Master of Arts from Hofstra in 1975; and her PhD from the State University of New York at Stony Brook in 1984.

  84. Isabel Soveral

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    1961-.. (age 60)
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    composer
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    Isabel Soveral is a Portuguese composer of contemporary music.

  85. Doreen Lorenzo

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    1957-.. (age 64)
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    writer
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    Doreen Lorenzo is a self-proclaimed American thought leader on design and innovation. She has previously served as president of the companies Frog Design Inc. and Quirky and was the marketing director for Power Computing, manufacturer of "Mac Clones" based in Round Rock, Texas.

  86. Stephen S. Kudla

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    1950-.. (age 71)
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    mathematicianuniversity teacher
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    Stephen S. Kudla is an American mathematician working in arithmetic geometry and automorphic forms. He is a professor in the Department of Mathematics at the University of Toronto.

  87. Wai-Chi Fang

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    1956-.. (age 65)
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    engineercomputer scientist
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    Wai-Chi Fang is a Taiwanese engineer.

  88. Sunčica Čanić

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    1961-.. (age 60)
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    mathematician
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    Sunčica Čanić is a Croatian-American mathematician, the Hugh Roy and Lillie Cranz Cullen Distinguished Professor of Mathematics and Director of the Center for Mathematical Biosciences at the University of Houston, and Professor of Mathematics at the University of California, Berkeley. She is known for her work in mathematically modeling the human cardiovascular system and medical devices for it.

  89. Michael Stebbins

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    1971-.. (age 50)
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    biologistgeneticist
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    Michael Stebbins is an American geneticist and former Vice President of Science and Technology at the Laura and John Arnold Foundation. He previously served as Assistant Director for Biotechnology, at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. At the White House, Stebbins was responsible for developing and driving initiatives in life sciences research, including the Administration’s efforts focused on improving veterans’ mental health, combating antibiotic resistance, increasing access to federally funded scientific research results, restoring pollinator health, and reforming the regulatory system for biotechnology products.

  90. John Harris

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    1950-.. (age 71)
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    physicist
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    John William Harris is an American experimental high energy nuclear physicist and D. Allan Bromley Professor of Physics at Yale University. His research interests are focused on understanding high energy density QCD and the Quark-gluon plasma created in relativistic collisions of heavy ions. Dr. Harris collaborated on the original proposal to initiate a high energy heavy ion program at Cern in Geneva, Switzerland, has been actively involved in the CERN heavy ion program and was the founding spokesperson for the STAR collaboration at RHIC at Brookhaven National Laboratory in the U.S.

  91. Howard Nusbaum

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    1954-.. (age 67)
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    psychologist
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    Howard C. Nusbaum is professor at the University of Chicago, United States in the Department of Psychology and its College, and a steering committee member of the Neuroscience Institute. Nusbaum is an internationally recognized expert in cognitive psychology, speech science, and in the new field of social neuroscience. Nusbaum investigates the cognitive and neural mechanisms that mediate spoken language use, as well as language learning and the role of attention in speech perception. In addition, he investigates how we understand the meaning of music, and how cognitive and social-emotional processes interact in decision-making.

  92. Jai Gulati

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    Jai Gulati is an Indian born management professional and was the CEO of Systel Inc., a Global Professional Services Company. He also serves on the boards of educational institution and non-profit organizations.

  93. Alex Trezza

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    1980-.. (age 41)
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    athlete
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    Alex Trezza is an American college baseball coach and former catcher. He played college baseball at Stony Brook University. He serced as head baseball coach of the LIU Brooklyn Blackbirds baseball team from 2015 to 2016.

  94. Rachel Begley

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    musician
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    Rachel J. Begley is a professional recorder and baroque bassoon virtuoso from England, now based in Long Island, New York, United States. She has performed and interacted with many of the leading recorder players of this generation, including the Flanders Recorder Quartet. She is a founding member of the New Amsterdam Recorder Trio and Sympatica. She has performed as a soloist at the Boston Early Music Festival and the Berkeley Early Music Festival.

  95. James L. Manley

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    1949-.. (age 72)
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    biologist
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    James Manley is Julian Clarence Levi Professor of Life Sciences at Columbia University, where his laboratory studies gene expression in mammalian cells. Manley and colleagues identified and characterized the key factors responsible for polyadenylation of mRNA precursors, and elucidated how this remarkably complex machinery functions in gene regulation, for example during cell growth and differentiation. He has also studied the mechanism and regulation of the process by which introns are removed from mRNA precursors, mRNA splicing. Manley and his coworkers codiscovered the first alternative splicing factor, characterized how this and other splicing regulatory proteins function and are themselves regulated, showed how alternative splicing can become deregulated in disease, and with respect to mechanism demonstrated that two spliceosomal small nuclear RNAs by themselves have catalytic activity. Finally, he elucidated unexpected links between these mRNA processing reactions and transcription, DNA damage signaling and maintenance of genomic stability. His work has thus provided considerable insight into the complex mechanisms that are essential for the regulated production of mRNAs in mammalian cells.

  96. Lasse Rempe

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    1978-.. (age 43)
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    mathematician
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    Lasse Rempe-Gillen is a German mathematician born in Kiel. His research interests include holomorphic dynamics, function theory, continuum theory and computational complexity theory. He currently holds the position of Professor for Pure Mathematics, and Deputy Head of Department for REF at the University of Liverpool. Rempe recorded the voiceover for a BBC feature on the art of mathematics, where he explained how certain pictures have arisen from dynamical systems.

  97. Bernd Würsig

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    1948-.. (age 73)
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    teacherecologistethologist
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    Bernd Gerhard Würsig is an educator and researcher who works mainly on aspects of behavior and behavioral ecology of whales and dolphins. Much of his early work was done in close collaboration with his wife Melany Ann Würsig (born Carballeira), and they have published numerous manuscripts and books together. He is now Professor Emeritus at Texas A&M University, teaching only occasionally but still involved with graduate student and other research. He is especially active with problems and potential solutions concerning Indo-Pacific humpback dolphins, Sousa chinensis, in and surrounding waters of Hong Kong.

  98. Jason Behrstock

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    mathematician
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    Jason Alan Behrstock is a mathematician at City University of New York known for his work in geometric group theory and low-dimensional topology.

  99. Liviu Giosan

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    1968-.. (age 53)
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    geologist
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    Liviu Giosan is a Romanian and American marine geologist studying the interactions between climate, landscapes and humans. In the public sphere, he initiated "Ad Astra", an association of scientists from Romania and Romanian diaspora, and has been actively involved in efforts to reform Romania's post-communist science and academia.

  100. Alexander Kusenko

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    1966-.. (age 55)
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    physicist
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    Alexander Kusenko is a theoretical physicist, astrophysicist, and cosmologist who is currently a Professor of Physics and Astronomy at the University of California, Los Angeles. In addition, Kusenko holds an appointment of Senior Scientist at the Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe (IPMU) since February 2008. He has served as a general member of the board of Aspen Center for Physics 2004-2019. Kusenko was awarded the status of Fellow of the American Physical Society in 2008 for original and seminal contributions to particle physics, astrophysics, and cosmology. In 2021, Kusenko was awarded a Simons Fellowship in Theoretical Physics. In 2021, he entered a $10,000 wager with Derek Muller over the possibility of sailing straight downwind faster than the wind, which he later conceded.