Neil Gershenfeld biography

Neil Gershenfeld

Physicist, Academic

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Who is Neil Gershenfeld?

Neil A. Gershenfeld is a professor at MIT and the head 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 with a B.A. degree in physics with high honors, and Cornell University. 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 user can manipulate to create various objects.

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  • United States of America
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Education
  • Swarthmore College
  • Cornell University
Employment
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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on July 23, 2013

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