Dr. Robert Zubrin

Dr. Robert Zubrin is president of Pioneer Astronautics, a Senior Fellow with the Center for Security Policy, the president of the Mars Society, and the author of The Case for Mars, and Energy Victory. His newest book, Merchants of Despair: Radical … Continue reading

Peter Schwartz

Peter Schwartz is Senior Vice President for Global Government Relations and Strategic Planning for Salesforce.com. In these roles he directs policy and politics throughout the world and manages the organization’s ongoing strategic conversation. Prior to joining Salesforce he was cofounder … Continue reading

Martin Rees

Martin Rees is the author of many research papers, mainly on astrophysics and cosmology, as well as numerous general articles and eight books, some on science and some on politics and policy, including Before the Beginning, Gravity’s Fatal Attraction, Our Final … Continue reading

Ian Crawford

Ian Crawford is an astronomer turned planetary scientist, and is currently Professor of Planetary Science and Astrobiology at Birkbeck College, University of London, UK (http://www.bbk.ac.uk/geology). He is a Fellow, and currently the Senior Secretary, of the UK’s Royal Astronomical Society (http://www.ras.org.uk/), … Continue reading

James Benford

James Benford is president of Microwave Sciences, which deals with high power microwave systems from conceptual designs to hardware. Over the past forty-five years of scientific research he has written 145 scientific papers and six books on physics topics, including the … Continue reading

Geoffrey Landis

Geoffrey Landis works for NASA on planetary exploration, interstellar propulsion, solar power and photovoltaics. He holds patents for solar cells and photovoltaic devices. Supported by his scientific background Landis also writes hard science fiction. He has won a Nebula Award, two … Continue reading

Stephen Hawking

Stephen Hawking, CH, CBE, FRS, FRSA, is a British theoretical physicist, cosmologist, and author. His significant scientific works to date have been a collaboration with Roger Penrose on theorems on gravitational singularities in the framework of general relativity, and the theoretical … Continue reading

Freeman J. Dyson

Freeman J. Dyson was born in 1923 in Crowthorne, England. He received a BA in mathematics from the University of Cambridge in 1945, and came to the United States in 1947 as a Commonwealth Fellow at Cornell University. He settled in … Continue reading

Paul Davies

Paul Davies is a British-born theoretical physicist, cosmologist, astrobiologist, and best-selling author. He is Regents’ Professor and Director of Beyond: Center for Fundamental Concepts in Science, at Arizona State University, where he is also co-Director of the Cosmology Initiative and Principal … Continue reading

Adam Crowl

Adam Crowl was born in Bendigo, Victoria, Australia in 1970. His first memory of TV is watching the BBC documentary on the Viking landings (1976) and (black & white) episodes of Space 1999 and Star Trek. At age nine he … Continue reading