Genius Gala

Genius Gala

The Annual Genius Gala

Every year, Liberty Science Center honors great thinkers and doers in science and technology. LSC is uniquely positioned to turn the spotlight on modern geniuses in their fields. The Genius Gala is our annual opportunity to draw well-deserved attention to the people who make our work, and our world, more fascinating every day. Honorees are chosen not only for their singular brilliance, but for allowing a spark of creativity to ignite their ideas and open up whole new realms of discovery. That’s genius.

At Genius Gala 6.0 on May 5, 2017 we honored NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson of Hidden Figures fame; Boston Dynamics founder and master roboticist Marc Raibert; extraordinary dog-like robot SpotMini (and the Boston Dynamics team who created it); and inventor-technologist-futurist Ray Kurzweil. It was an amazing evening, and it raised much-needed funds for our STEM programs. Check out the photo highlights.

Genius Gala 6.0 Recap

Genius Gallery

Honorees are chosen not only for their singular brilliance, but for allowing a spark of creativity to ignite their ideas and open up whole new realms of discovery. That’s genius.

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Katherine Johnson

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Marc Raibert

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SpotMini

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Ray Kurzweil

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Frank Gehry

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Jack Horner

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Ellen Langer

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Kip Thorne

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Jill Cornell Tarter

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Vinton Gray "Vint" Cerf

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Jeff Bezos

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Sylvia Earle

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J. Craig Venter

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Dean Kamen

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Garry Kasparov

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Richard Branson

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Cori Bargmann

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Temple Grandin

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Ernő Rubik

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Oliver Sacks

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Jane Goodall