Pure Science

Pure Science

FiRe’s Pure Science channel focuses on research by members of the FiRe community into pure science, including physics, climatology, space and ocean exploration, evolutionary theory, ethnology, and more.



Topics in This Focus Channel

Leaders in This Focus Channel

  • Greg Schmergel

    Co-Founder, President, and CEO, Nantero

  • Mark Ferguson

    Director General, Science Foundation Ireland & Chief Scientific Adviser to the Government of Ireland

  • Patti Grace Smith

    Aerospace Consultant, Patti Grace Smith Consulting LLC

  • John Seely Brown

    Independent Co-Chairman, Deloitte Center for the Edge; , and Visiting Scholar, USC

  • Philip Low

    Founder, Chairman & CEO, NeuroVigil Inc.

  • Bob Bishop

    Founder and President, ICES Foundation

  • Gregory J. McRae

    Executive Director, Morgan Stanley; and Hoyt C. Hottel Professor of Chemical Engineering

  • David Brin

    Scientist, Author, and Chief Visionary, Futures Unlimited

  • Soroush Nazarpour

    President and CEO, NanoXplore

  • Robert Anderson

    Chairman and CEO, Hybrid Electric Vehicle Technologies and HEVT LLC

  • Craig Venter

    Co-Founder, Chair, CEO, and Co-Chief Scientific Officer, Synthetic Genomics Inc.

  • Nathan Lewis

    George L. Argyros Professor of Chemistry, California Institute of Technology

  • Chris Lewicki

    President & Chief Engineer, Planetary Resources

  • Daniel Goldin

    Founder, President, and CEO, Intellisis Corp.

  • Ramez Naam

    Author; Computer Scientist; and Energy & Environmental Systems Faculty, Singularity University

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