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Important People

  • Richard Feynman -Richard Phillips Feynman (May 11, 1918–February 15, 1988) (surname pronounced "FINE-man") was one of the most influential American physicists of the 20th century, expanding greatly the theory of quantum electrodynamics.
  • K. Eric Drexler -K. Eric Drexler (born April 25, 1955) is best known for popularizing the potential of molecular nanotechnology. Drexler was strongly influenced by ideas on Limits to Growth in the early '70s. His response in his first year at MIT was to seek out someone who was working on extraterrestrial resources.
  • Robert Freitas -Robert A. Freitas Jr. is Senior Research Fellow at the Institute for Molecular Manufacturing. He holds degrees in physics, psychology, and law, and has written more than 150 technical papers, book chapters, or popular articles on a diverse set of scientific, engineering, and legal topics.