Erez Aiden studied mathematics, physics, and philosophy at Princeton. Then he got a Master's degree in History at Yeshiva University, followed by a Master's in Applied Physics at Harvard. Most recently, he completed a PhD in Applied Math and Biomedical engineering at Harvard and MIT. He is currently an assistant Professor in the Department of Genetics at the Baylor College of Medicine, where he directs the newly-established Center for Genome Architecture.
In the first half, Professor of History William Forstchen shared updates on the dangers of an EMP (electromagnetic pulse) attack which could take down the power grid, as well as his research into building a space elevator, which could bring revolutionary changes to the planet. In the latter half, assistant professor of genetics at Baylor College, Erez Aiden, and associate scientist at Harvard University, Jean-Baptiste Michel, discussed a new tool they developed called the Google Ngram Viewer, which charts trends in human history across the centuries. ... More »Host: George Noory