Science and technology journalist Kate Greene, who spent four months in Hawaii on a simulated Mars mission for NASA.
Sandra Moore Faber, a professor of astronomy and astrophysics at the University of California, Santa Cruz, who has made important discoveries linking the brightness of galaxies to the speed of stars within them.
Jonah Nolan, a screenwriter, television producer, director, and author who has collaborated on several films with his brother, Christopher, including “Interstellar,” “Dark Knight,” “Dark Knight Rises,” and “Memento.”
Transdisciplinary artist, researcher, writer, teacher and “citizen scientist” Dario Robleto, who is an artist in residence at the SETI Institute.
Digital media executive Scott Ross, who led George Lucas’ companies in the 1980s and is a co-founder, along with James Cameron and Stan Winston, of Digital Domain, Inc.
Neal Stephenson, a writer known for his works of speculative fiction, exploring subjects such as mathematics, cryptography, linguistics, philosophy, currency, and the history of science. He is also a Santa Fe Institute Miller Scholar.
Geoffrey West, a distinguished professor at the Santa Fe Institute, whose 25+ years of research into mathematical scaling laws has recently been published in the widely-acclaimed book Scale: The Universal Laws of Growth, Innovation, Sustainability, and the Pace of Life in Organisms, Cities, Economies, and Companies.
The InterPlanetary Project is supported by the Miller Omega Program. The InterPlanetary Project Panel Discussion is generously underwritten by Thornburg Investment Management with additional support provided by The Lensic Performing Arts Center.