#10637 Overall Influence

Neil Gershenfeld

American physicist

About

Why is this person notable and influential?

From Wikipedia

Neil Adam Gershenfeld is an American professor at MIT and the director of MIT's Center for Bits and Atoms, a sister lab to the MIT Media Lab. His research studies are predominantly focused in interdisciplinary studies involving physics and computer science, in such fields as quantum computing, nanotechnology, and personal fabrication. Gershenfeld attended Swarthmore College, where he graduated in 1981 with a B.A. degree in physics with high honors, and Cornell University, where he earned his Ph.D.in physics in 1990. He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society. Scientific American has named Gershenfeld one of their "Scientific American 50" for 2004 and has also named him Communications Research Leader of the Year. Gershenfeld is also known for releasing the Great Invention Kit in 2008, a construction set that users can manipulate to create various objects.

Source: Wikipedia

Published Works

Metadata from Crossref logo

Other Resources

Schools

What schools is this person affiliated with?

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Research university in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

Cornell University

Private university in Ithaca

Swarthmore College

Liberal arts college in Swarthmore, Pennsylvania

Influence Rankings by Discipline

How’s this person influential?
#921 World Rank
Computer Science
#1216 World Rank
Physics