Three TED speakers have been named Guggenheim Fellows

Today, the Guggenheim Foundation revealed its new class of Fellows. Three thousand applied and, in the end, 175 scholars, artists, scientists, writers and thinkers were selected — not just based on their accomplishments to date, but for their potential as well. We were pleased to see three TED speakers among this esteemed group:

Journalist Joshua Foer, who wowed us at TED2012 with his simple techniques for memorizing extremely long lists of numbers and words, has been named a 2013 Fellow in Creative Arts. Watch his talk, “Feats of memory anyone can do” »

Stuart Firestein, the chair of Biological Sciences at Columbia University, opened his TED2013 talk with a puzzling proverb: “It’s very difficult to find a black cat in a dark room, especially when there is no cat.” Named a 2013 Fellow in Natural Sciences, read all about his talk in celebration of ignorance »

Jessica Green, also a 2013 Fellow in the Natural Sciences, gave an exciting talk at TED2013 about what can happen when microbiologists and architects work together. Watch her latest talk, “We’re covered in germs. Let’s design for that.” »