Thu, Jul 7, 2005 -- 9:00 AM

The Nobel Prize and the Bay Area -- A History of Innovation

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More than 20 Nobel Laureates have ties to the Bay Area. In the first hour of a special two-hour program, Forum assesses how and why the Bay Area has been able to foster such an environment of creativity, innovation and imagination.

Host: Michael Krasny


  • Donna Shirley, manager of the Mars Exploration Program at NASA from 1994 to 1998 and author of "Managing Martians" and "Managing Creativity: A Practical Guide to Inventing, Developing and Producing Innovative Products"
  • Dr. J. Michael Bishop, Nobel laureate for medicine and chancellor at the University of California at San Francisco. He is author of the book "How to Win A Nobel Prize"
  • Dr. Robert Semper, executive associate director of the Exploratorium
  • Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, author of "Flow and the Psychology of Discovery and Innovation" and professor of psychology and management at Claremont Graduate University

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