Curious2020 brings together some of the brightest scientists, most accomplished entrepreneurs, and technology pioneers in a variety of different innovative formats. 

Find below further information about our outstanding speakers, including 14 Nobel Prize winners. 

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  • Chihaya Adachi

    Chihaya Adachi

    Kyushu University

    Chihaya Adachi is a distinguished Professor at Kyushu University and director of Kyushu University's Center for Organic Photonics and Electronics Research (OPERA). Adachi's Research combines the ... more

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    Valorie Aquino

    March for Science

    One of three national co-chairs for the historic March for Science, which was collectively held at more than 600 locations on all continents on Earth Day 2017 ... more

  • Atala

    Anthony Atala

    Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine

    Dr. Anthony Atala, George Link Professor and Director of the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine, is a practicing surgeon and a regenerative medicine ... more

  • Baran

    Phil Baran

    The Scripps Research Institute

    Phil Baran was born in 1977 in Denville, New Jersey. He received his B.S. in chemistry from NYU in 1997, his Ph.D. The Scripps ... more

  • Bruce Beutler

    Bruce Beutler

    University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

    Bruce Beutler studied medicine at the University of Chicago. Early in his career he isolated mouse TNF, and discovered its inflammatory properties. Later he ... more

  • Ami Bhatt

    Ami Bhatt

    Stanford University

    In perpetual awe of how 'simple' microbial organisms can perturb complex, multicellular eukaryotic organisms, Ami Bhatt has chosen to dedicate her research program to inspecting, characterizing and dissecting ... more

  • Boehme

    Robert Boehme

    Founder and CEO of Planetary Transportation Systems GmbH

    Robert Boehme is founder and CEO of PTScientists. He took his childhood passion for science fiction to the next level when, together ... more

  • Brownell

    Vern Brownell

    President and CEO D-Wave Systems

    Vern Brownell joined D-Wave as CEO in 2009, leading the company through its transition from research into the leader in the development and delivery of ... more

  • Carnahan

    Robert Carnahan

    Vanderbilt University Medical Center

    After undergraduate studies, Dr. Carnahan spent several years working for Eli Lilly in Strasbourg, France, before returning to academics as a visiting researcher at the Institut ... more

  • Jennifer Chan

    Jennifer Chan

    Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

    Dr. Jennifer Chan received her PhD in pharmacology from the University of Pennsylvania. Her research explores how life experiences can produce vulnerability or ... more