Nov 27, 2023
A conversation with Tim Hwang about historical simulations, the
interaction of policy and science, analogies between research
ecosystems and the economy, and so much
Oct 3, 2022
Nadia Asparouhova talks about idea machines on idea machines! Idea machines, of course, being her framework around societal organisms that turn ideas into outcomes. We also talk about the relationship between philanthropy and status, public goods and more.
Nadia is a hard-to-categorize doer of many things: In the...
Sep 1, 2022
Seemay Chou talks about the process of building a new research organization, ticks, hiring and managing entrepreneurial scientists, non-model organisms, institutional experiments and a lot more!
Seemay is the co-founder and CEO of Arcadia Science — a research and development company focusing on underesearched...
Aug 2, 2022
William Bonvillian does a deep dive about his decades of research on how DARPA works and his more recent work on advanced manufacturing.
William is a Lecturer at MIT and the Senior Director of Special Projects,at MIT’s Office of Digital Learning. Before joining MIT he spent almost two decades as a senior policy...
Jul 2, 2022
In this conversation, Adam Falk and I talk about running research programs with impact over long timescales, creating new fields, philanthropic science funding, and so much more.
Adam is the president of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, which was started by the eponymous founder of General Motors and has been funding...