Talented 12 by the numbers

Here are the stats for this year’s dream team

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What they’re reading

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Fikile Brushett
“Escape from the Ivory Tower: A Guide to Making Your Science Matter”

Luke Connal
“Ada Twist, Scientist” (to his daughter)

Jillian Dempsey
“The Scientist in the Crib: What Early Learning Tells Us about the Mind”

Daniel DiRocco
“No, David!” (to his two-year-old)

Michael Feasel
“Dad Is Fat”

Renee Frontiera
“The High Mountains of Portugal: A Novel”

Marie Heffern
“Training Scientists To Make the Right Moves: A Practical Guide to Developing Programs in Scientific Management”

Ashish Kulkarni
“The Gene: An Intimate History”

Corinna Schindler
Spiegel Online

Staff Sheehan
“Resilience: Hard-Won Wisdom for Living a Better Life”

Bozhi Tian
“The Hidden Half of Nature: The Microbial Roots of Life and Health”

Florence Wagner
“Dying To Be Me: My Journey from Cancer, to Near Death, to True Healing”

 

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Nobel Nods

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We asked our 12 who they think should win a Nobel Prize in Chemistry

 

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Electron-transfer expert Harry B. Gray

 

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CRISPR pioneers Emmanuelle Charpentier, Jennifer Doudna, and Feng Zhang

 

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Lithium-ion battery visionary John Goodenough

 

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Synthetic biology guru George M. Church

 

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Leader in solar energy conversion Daniel G. Nocera

 

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Supramolecular chemistry authority Jonathan Sessler

 

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Polymer synthesis master David H. Solomon

 

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Surface science luminary George M. Whitesides

Note: Some of the Talented 12 selected more than one nominee.

 

Hometowns

Our 12 come from all over the world

 

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1. FIKILE BRUSHETT: Washington, D.C.

2. LUKE CONNAL: Melbourne, Australia

3. JILLIAN DEMPSEY: Summit, N.J.

4. DANIEL DIROCCO: Picture Rocks, Pa.

5. MICHAEL FEASEL: Houston, Texas

6. RENEE FRONTIERA: Fresno, Calif.

7. MARIE HEFFERN: Quezon City, Philippines

8. ASHISH KULKARNI: Pandharpur, India

9. CORINNA SCHINDLER: Schwäbisch Hall, Germany

10. STAFF SHEEHAN: Providence, R.I.

11. BOZHI TIAN: Xi’an, China

12. FLORENCE WAGNER: Argenteuil, France