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

  • Christopher Clark

    Imogene Johnson Senior Scientist, Cornell University; and Senior Advisor, Planet OS

  • Kim Stanley Robinson

    Science Fiction Author

  • Miriah Meyer

    Assistant Professor, School of Computing, University of Utah

  • Gregory J. McRae

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

  • Davis Brimer

    Founder and CEO, Active Life Scientific Inc.

  • Jonathan Carter

    Deputy Director of Computing Sciences, Berkeley Lab

  • William Harris

    President & CEO, Science Foundation Arizona

  • Larry Smarr

    Founding Director, California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology (Calit2; a UC San Diego / UC Irvine partnership)

  • Chris Lewicki

    CEO, Planetary Resources

  • Craig Venter

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

  • Andrew Connolly

    Director, DIRAC Institute, Department of Astronomy, University of Washington

  • James Fallon

    Chief Scientific Officer, NeuroRepair Inc.

  • Jerry Woodall

    Distinguished Professor, College of Engineering, University of California-Davis

  • Stuart Smith

    Managing Director, CEO and Company Secretary, Redflow

  • Shane Wall

    CTO, Hewlett-Packard

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