Chemical fairness: help eliminate molecular prejudice | Theodore Gray | TEDxMaastricht by TEDx Talks   3 years ago

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That is the definition of science: There’s stuff out there, and we want to know why it is that way. Let's revive the child in ourselves and let's start asking why again. [Filmed at TEDxMaastricht]

Theodore Gray Theo Gray is the winner of the 2002 Ig Nobel humorous prize for Improbable Research in Chemistry for constructing a wooden “Periodic Table" table. On that physical table you’ll find over 90 elements that are known in the world. For Gray, science is driven by curiosity and all children are inherently scientists because they’re curious about the world and are constantly asking why, why, why, why, why; they want to know how everything works, and why things are the way they are." That is the definition of science: There’s stuff out there, and we want to know why it is that way. Let's revive the child in ourselves and let's start asking why again.

Gray is the co-cofounder of Wolfram Research, known for Mathematica and Wolfram|Alpha. For 10 years he was the author of Gray Matter, a column in the magazine Popular Science . These columns are collected in two books, Mad Science and Mad Science 2. Gray is also the co-author of The Elements and Molecules books and iPad apps.

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx

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