Stephen Wolfram: Mathematician, Computer Scientist and Physicist

Stephen Wolfram, 59, is a British-American mathematician, computer scientist, physicist and visionary businessman. In 1981, Wolfram received the prestigious MacArthur Genius Fellowship Award. He’s the founder and CEO of the software company Wolfram Research, where he served as chief designer of the computer algebra system Mathematica (now called the Wolfram Language). In 2002, the company…

10 Jewish Computer Scientists Who’ve Changed the World

This article unexpectedly comes from India-based website TopYaps.com and was written by Digvijaya Singh. In brief, here are the 10 noted Jewish computer scientists (some still with us and some deceased): Leonard Kleinrock: winner of the National Medal of Science for his contributions to packet switching and modern data networks; George Kameny: co-developer of the…

Sara Seager: Passionate to Find and Understand Other Worlds

Canadian-American astronomer and planetary scientist Sara Seager, 46, conducts trailblazing research on exoplanets — planets that orbit stars outside our solar system. In 2013, she was awared a MacArthur Fellowship “genius award” for her work. Previously, she won the 2012 Sackler Prize for “analysis of the atmospheres and internal compositions of extra-solar planets”; and in…