Michael Nielsen

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Birthday
4, 1974
Birthplace
Australia
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
4, 1974 (age 45)
Birthplace
Australia

About

Known for a 2011 publication titled Reinventing Discovery: The New Era of Networked Science, this author, physicist, and computer programmer also taught at the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics in Ontario, Canada.

Before Fame

He earned a prestigious scholarship to Australia's University of Queensland and subsequently completed a research fellowship at the California Institute of Technology. He went on to earn a PhD in physics from the University of New Mexico.

Trivia

A believer in "Open Science" -- a movement to make scientific concepts and research more accessible to the general public -- he frequently lectured on the topic and published popular science articles.

Family Life

A native of Australia, he later lived and worked in Canada and the United States.

Associated With

He and fellow physicist William Higinbotham both worked at New Mexico's Los Alamos National Laboratory.