Citizens of the Next Century List

2018 Citizens of the Next Century List addition, Lucy Liu. Image credit: Genevieve719 via Flickr, cropped and used under CC 2.0.

See also: Miss Next Century | Next Century Citizenship | PISA List | Queen of The Smart Set

Launched in 2010, our Citizens of the Next Century List recognizes individuals that we feel are way ahead of their time. Our Next Century Citizens are people that are passionate about the science, design, and culture shaping our future and that are actively working to create a better future today, an inclusive future that improves the quality of life for everyone.

We add new individuals to the list each December. Our hope in establishing the Citizens of the Next Century List is that it will inspire everyone, from movies stars and mechanics to ministers and the soccer Mom next door, to become more interested, literate, and involved in the science, design, and culture shaping our future. The year in which each individual was added is provided in parentheses. Think we've missed someone? Let us know by sending an email to StudioF/at/future-ish/dot/com.

2018 Additions

Louis Gong | Artist, Educator
Maja Hoffman | Art Collector & Patron
Lucy Liu | Actor, Artist
Jason Momoa | Actor, Director, Producer, Writer
Adam Rutherford | Science Communicator
Michelle Simmons | Quantum Physicist

Full Citizens of the Next Century List

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Constance Adams | Space Architect (2011)
Alejandro Acevedo-Gutiérrez | Marine Biologist (2012)
Claudia Aguirre | Neuroscientist (2014)
Qanta Ahmed | Sleep Researcher, Physician (2012)
Stephon Alexander | theoretical physicist (2011)
Taiaiake Alfred | Professor (2011)
Pradiip Alvarez | Social Entrepreneur (2016)
Haunani Apoliona | Elder, Musician, Activist (2011)
Pablo Arias | Scientist, Illustrator (2012)
Rachel Armstrong | Architect, Materials Scientist (2014)

B
Anne Balsamo | Technology & Culture Researcher (2012)
Napua Barrows | Teacher & Limu (seaweed) Expert (2014)
Janine Benyus | Educator, Environmentalist (2011)
Debbie Berebichez | Physicit, Financial Analyst (2011)
Mayim Bialik | Actor, Neuroscientist (2011)
LeManuel Bitsóí | Genetics Researcher, Consultant (2012)
Bjork | Musician (2011)
Adrienne Block | Geologist (2011)
Liz Bonnin | Biochemist (2013)
Bono | Musician, Humanitarian (2011)
Alexandrea Bowman | Geologist (2011)
Cynthia Breazeal | Robotics Designer (2011)
Rovenia Brock | Nutritionist (2013)
Mia Brownell | Painter, Instructor (2012)
Dragos Bucurenci | Environmentalist & Journalist (2014)
Raychelle Burks | Chemist, Lecturer (2012)

C
Gregory Cajete | Education Researcher (2012)
Emily Calandrelli | Science Communicator (2017)
Alyssa Campanella | Model, Actress, Miss USA 2011 (2012)
Anthony Carrino | Designer & TV Personality (2014)
Majora Carter | Urban Revitalization Specialist (2016)
Charles, Prince of Whales | Monarch & Humanitarian (2012)
Melanie Cheung | Neuroscientist (2011)
Nicholas Christakis (2014)
Katrina Claw | Genome Scientist (2017)
David Close | Fisheries Biologist (2016)
Hunter Cole | Artist, Geneticist (20121)
Kara Cooney | Egyptologist (2011)
Phillippe Cousteau | Explorer, Advocate (2011)

D
Cathy Davidson | Digital Innovation Researcher (2012)
Joe Davis | Molecular Biologist, Artist (2012)
Rana Dajani | Molecular Biologist, Reading Advocate (2012)
Lali DeRosier | Biologist, Teacher
Crystal Dilworth | Science Communicator (2014)
Tiffany Dufu | Social Entrepreneur (2013)

E
Abigail Echo-Hawk | Native Health Researcher (2012)
Hasan Elahi | Multimedia Artist (2011)
Ayana Elizabeth | Marine Biologist (2011)
Diana Eng | Fashion Designer
Manalani English | Radiation Technologist (2014)

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Azza Abdel Hamid Faiad | Industrial Designer (2013)
Mónica Feliú-Mójer | Science Communicator (2014)
Andre Fenton | Neurobiologist (2011)
Javier Fernández-Han | Inventor (2014)
Ernesto Fernandez Polcuch | Science Diplomat (2016)
Sia Figiel | Poet, Writer, Painter, Diabetes Activist (2012)
Xyla Foxlin | Mechanical Engineer & Artist (2017)
John Francis | Conservationist, Activist (2011)
Alexander Fry | Astronomer (2012)

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Vanessa Galaviz | Environmental Health Scientist (2014)
Samantha Garvey | Optometric Technician (2013)
Jim Gates | Theoretical Physicist (2012)
Louis Gong | Artist, Educator (2018)
Temple Grandin | Animal Scientist, Autism Advocate (2012)
Brian Greene | Theoretical Physicist
Dina Griffin | Architect (2013)
Marga Gual Soler | Science Ambassador (2014)

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Andrea Hadjikyriacou | Molecular Biologist (2016)
Salman Hameed | Astronomer & Social Scientist (2014)
Samuel Hammer | Lichen Scientists, Artist (2012)
Martin Hanczyc | Chemical Physicist (2014)
André Heinz | Sustainability Advocate (2011)
John Herrington | Chickasaw Astronaut (2012)
Maria Hinojosa | Journalist & News Producer (2014)
Maja Hoffman | Art Collector & Patron (2018)
Walter Hood | Landscape Architect (2014)
Matthew Hubble | Fashion Designer (2016)
Jørn Hurum | Paleontologist (2011)
Rau Hoskins | Architect (2016)
Matthew Hubble | Fashion Designer (2016)

J
Bruce Jackson | DNA Scientist, Scuba Enthusiast (2012)
Erich Jarvis | Neurobiologist (2014)
Mae Jemison | Astronaut (2012)

K
Keawe’aimoku Kaholokula | Health Researcher (2012)
Paula Kahumbu | Wildlife Conservationist (2011)
Michio Kaku | Theoretical Physicist, TV Host (2011)
Kakani Katija | Bioengineer (2011)
Adrienne Keene | Native Education Researcher (2012)
Andrea Kerzner | Asset Manager, Humanitarian (2014)
Sasha Kramer | Ecologist, Humanitarian (2012)

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Danielle N. Lee | Biologist, Hip Hop Mavin (2012)
Judy Lee | Product Designer (2012)
Manuel Lima | Interactive Designer (2011)
Lucy Liu | Actor, Artist (2018)
Loni Love | Comedian (2013)
Oren Lyons | Faithkeeper, Scholar, Elder (2011)
Kellan Lutz | Actor (2011)
Robert Lynch | Anthropologist, Comedian (2012)

M
Juan Martinez | Environmentalist (2011)
Sam McCracken | Social Entrepreneur (2016)
Susmita Mohanty | Designer, Space Entrepreneur (2014)
Angela Merkel | Chancellor of Germany, Chemist (2011)
Paul D. Miller (aka DJ Spooky) | DJ, Artist, Musician (2012)
Isaac Mizrahi | Fashion Designer, TV Host (2012)
Jason Momoa | Actor, Director, Producer, Writer (2018)
Alicia Mosley Austin | Neuroscientist (2015)
Nathan Myhrvold | Inventor, Chef (2016)

N
Eliott Nahman | Architect & Information Scientist (2014)
Diane Nalini de Kerchkov | Physicist & Jazz Singer (2014)
Wallace Nichols | Marine Biologist and Activist (2012)

O
Summer Rayne Oakes | Model, Activist, TV host (2011)
Michelle Obama | US First Lady (2012)
Christina Ochoa | Actor & Science Communicator (2016)
Aaron O'Connell | Physicist (2012)
Fiorenzo Omenetto | Biophotonics Scientist (2012)
Neri Oxman | Designer, Material Ecologist (2011)
Feryal Özel | Astrophysicist (2012)

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Brad Paisley | Musician (2012)
Nova Peris | Olympic Medialist (2013)
Mario Pinto | Chemical Biologist (2012)

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Lisa Randall | Theoretical Physicist (2011)
Rania Al Abdullah | Queen of Jordan, Humanitarian (2014)
Isha Renta | Meteorologist (2013)
Howard Rheingold | Teacher & Digital Media Expert (2014)
Paul Rucker | Musician, Composer, Artist (2014)
David de Rothschild | Explorer, Environmentalist (2011)
Georg Russegger | Communications Researcher (2012)
Cameron Russell | Model (2013)
Adam Rutherford | Science Communicator (2018)

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Pardis Sabeti | Computational Geneticist (2014)
Omowunmi Sadik | Chemist & Inventor (2016)
Carl Schoonover | Neuroscientist (2012)
Barton Seaver | Chef (2011)
Çağan Hakkı Şekercioğlu | Ornithologist, Ecologist (2011)
Antonio Serrano | Biochemist (2014)
Lara Setrakian | Journalist (2016)
Sabine Seymour | Fashion Technologist (2012)
Noel Sharkey | Professor of AI and Robotics (2016)
Vandana Shiva | Physicist, Environmentalist (2011)
Cameron Sinclair | Architect, Humanitarian (2011)
Hayat Sindi | Science Entrepreneur (2011)
Michelle Simmons | Quantum Physicist (2018)
Christian Siriano | Fashion Designer (2017)
Igor Stagljar | Biochemist & Molecular Geneticist (2014)
David Suzuki | Zoologist, Environmentalist (2011)

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Nina Tanden | Biomedical Engineer (2012)
Vienna Teng | Musician, Computer Scientist (2012)
Iva Tolić-Nørrelykke | Biophysicist (2014)
Haunani Kay Trask | Professor & Activist (2011)
Neil de Grasse Tyson | Astrophysicist (2011)

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Tawan Udtamadilok | Ergonomist (2013)

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Mana Vautier | Aerospace Engineer (2017)
Aris Venetikidis | Graphic Designer (2014)

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Will.I.Am | Musician (2011)
Pharrell Williams | Musician, Designer (2014)
Sunita Williams | Astronaut (2014)
Caleph B. Wilson | Immunologist (2014)
E. O. Wilson | Naturalist (2011)
Nathan Wolfe | Virologist (2011)

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Siyabulela Xuza | Engineer (2017)

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Tom Yang | Food Scientist (2012)
Olya Yarychkivska | PhD Student in Genetics (2014)
Corrinne Yu | Computer Programmer (2011)
Kongjian Yu | Landscape Architect (2012)

Next Century Citizens in History
Constance Adams | Space Architect (2011)
Claudia Alexander (2013)
Wangari Maathai | Environmentalist (2011)

The Future-ish PISA List

2018 PISA List addition, Deb Haaland.

PISA is a short but meaningful acronym associated with one of our most important and respected endeavors here at Future-ish, The Future-ish Public Intellectual Service & Advocacy (PISA) List. Some people say that public intellectuals have all but disappeared from our modern society. We strongly disagree. The Future-ish PISA List is a growing collection of people from around the world that we feel embody what it means to be a public intellectual.

Public intellectuals are individuals with extensive training and expertise in a particular discipline that speak or write publicly about their discipline to an audience outside their own field or industry. More importantly, they endeavor to relate their work to the larger social, economic, and political world around it. Albert Einstein, for example, was often asked to comment on art, politics, and religion in addition to his own work in physics. Public intellectuals are rigorous thinkers that offer their own ideas and opinions while still respecting the ideas and opinions of others. On rare occasions, public intellectuals are elected and/or are appointed to public office; Angela Merkel, Chancellor of Germany, is such an example.

In establishing the Future-ish PISA List, we hope to inform and inspire many generations of scientists, designers, and cultural leaders to follow in Einstein's and Merkel's footsteps and become more involved in public service and advocacy, from participating in civic panels and writing editorials to serving as subject matter experts in the media and running for public office.

We update the PISA List each December. If you have suggestions for additions to the list, please send them to us at StudioF/at/future-ish/dot/com.

Individuals with an asterisk (*) have been elected or appointed to public office. Years in parentheses indicate year added to the list.

2018 additions to the PISA List
Charles Bolden
Anthony Bourdain
Ta-Nehisi Coates
Sylvia Earle
Nina Garcia
Deb Haaland

Full list as of December 2016
Qanta Ahmed (2012)
Maya Angelou (2007)
S. Haunani Apoliona (2012)
Rachel Armstrong (2015)
Janine Benyus (2010)
Charles Bolden (2018)
Sass Brown (2016)
Majora Carter (2014)
Noam Chomsky (2007)
Yvon Chouinard (2011)
Stephen Chu* (2011)
Ta-Nehisi Coates (2018)
Jared Diamond (2017)
Esther Duflo (2015)
Michael Eric Dyson (2015)
Sylvia Earle (2018)
James H. Fowler (2013)
Harold Frazier (2017)
Tulsi Gabbard (2016)
Nina Garcia (2018)
Neil Gershenfeld (2017)
Jane Goodall (2007)
Janet Gray (2011)
Timothy Gunn (2016)
Tenzin Gyatso, 14th Dalai Lama (2012)
Deb Haaland* (2018)
Stephen Hawking (2016)
Segenet Kelemu (2014)
Katherine Hamnett (2008)
James Hansen* (2011)
Tyrone Hayes (2008)
Bruce Jackson (2012)
Shirley Ann Jackson (2017)
Áile Jávo (2014)
Michio Kaku (2008)
Zafra M. Lerman (2016)
Maya Lin (2017)
Jane Lubchenko* (2010)
Oren Lyons* (2010)
Angela Merkel* (2008)
Akira Miyawaki (2014)
Paul D. Miller (aka DJ Spooky) (2011)
Feryal Özel (2013)
Pope Francis (2012)
Lisa Randall (2009)
Yvette Roubideaux* (2013)
Bobby Sanabria (2009)
Martha Schwartz (2012)
Noel Sharkey (2014)
Vandana Shiva (2009)
Amanda Simpson (2015)
Brian Sims (2016)
Cameron Sinclair (2010)
Ellen Johnson Sirleaf* (2011)
Adam Stelzner (2012)
David Suzuki (2010)
Richard Swett* (2009)
Jason deCaires Taylor (2014)
David Tartakover (2012)
Tony Turner (2015)
Neil deGrasse Tyson (2007)
Ai Weiwei (2015)
Vivienne Westwood (2013)
Patricia Williams (2017)

Public Intellectuals in History
Anthony Bourdain (2018)
Elouise Cobbell* (2011)
Zaha Hadid (2011)
Wangari Maathai* (2010)

Cocktail Astronomy | Brahe's Marvelous Moustache

Image credit: Mads Nissen for Politiken.dk

Here at Future-ish, we love astronomy and we love cocktails. So to prep our fans (and ourselves) for those stellar weekend cocktail conversations, we are pleased to offer our Cocktail Astronomy post each Friday.

This week we join our fans around the world in celebrating Movember, the annual moustache growing (well, we've seen a few ladies and gentlemen glue them on too...in an "Mo" emergency of course) charity event held during November each year that raises funds and awareness for men's health issues, particularly prostate, testicular, and other forms of men's cancer.

We couldn't think of a better way to celebrate the event than to raise a cocktail in honor of the very famous and very moustachioed 16th Century Danish astronomer, Tycho Brahe. Brahe made many discoveries in the fields of astronomy and alchemy, but he is most noted for his his incredibly accurate observations of our solar system and many stars, noting a supernova in 1572, and providing evidence that comets are heavenly bodies rather than weather related. Brahe's celestial mechanics and detailed star maps were later used by Johannes Kepler in his theories of planetary motion.

2018 Stylish Scientist List


Navigate: Home | Full List - Women | Full List - Men | Nominations
Annual Lists: 2011 | 2012 | 2013 | 2014 | 2015 | 2016 | 2017 | 2018

Who made the list? Which individuals are in the top spot...the world's most stylish scientists? Wait no further, the full 2018 Stylish Scientist List is here.

October 2018. Future-ish is pleased to announce our 8th annual list of the world's most stylish scientists.

The individuals on our list are changing the world with their innovative research and changing stereotypes every time they make an appearance expressing their oh-so-stylish selves.

Unlike a simple 'best dressed' list, our Stylish Scientist List isn't about trends and expensive labels, its about individuals expressing themselves and their individuality in their life and work. The individuals on the list prove that along with doing fascinating research, scientists are fascinating people, from athletes and techies to chefs and yes...even fashionistas.

We hope that our many and diverse stylish scientists will serve as role models to inspire everyone - from middle-schoolers and the Mom next door to movie stars and musicians - to become inspired, informed, and engaged in the numerous fields of science, technology, engineering, and math that shape our future, as well as help us understand the past.

The Most Stylish Scientists of 2018
The 2018 list includes a wide range of scientists and researchers, from neuroscientists and archaeologists to physicists and technology experts - and they all prove that it is possible to be a person of both substance and style. Best of all, in 2018 we added THIRTY SEVEN more individuals to our lists.

Who made the list? Which are individuals are in the top spot...the world's most stylish scientists? Wait no further, the full 2018 Stylish Scientist List is here.

The 2018 most stylish scientists: Andrea Hadjikyriacou and Igor Stagljar.

Similar to last year, we listed the top 10 scientists on each list in order to recognize them for their outstanding efforts in science, science communication, STEM outreach, etc. We also included a separate listing of individuals added in 2017 similar to last year. The rest of our scientists for each list are then listed alphabetically in the full lists of women and men.


The 2017 Stylish Scientist List - Women

Andrea Hadjikyriacou

2018 Top 10 Stylish Scientists - Women
1. Andrea Hadjikyriacou | Molecular Biologist
2. Marga Gual Soler | Science Diplomat
3. Sophie Cook | Biochemist
4. Christina Ochoa | Actress, Scientist
5. Jessica Taffe | Global Health Scientist
6. Christine Liu | Neuroscientist
7. Michelle Barboza | Paleontologist
8. Debbie Berebichez | Physicist
9. Danielle Lee | Biologist
10. Chantle Edillor | Geneticist

2018 Additions - Women (full list here)
Teresa Ambrosio | Sustainabie Chemistry
Michelle Attallah | Cancer Researcher
Meriame Berboucha | Physicist
Tharin Blumenschein | Biochemistry
Erica Brockmeier | Toxicologist
Rachel Broomfrie | Chemist
Louise Bullen | Stem Cell Scientist
Sophie Cook | Biochemist
Natalie-Claire | Engineer
Nicole Cranley | Research Consultant
Barbara del Castello | Genetics
Sanae Ferreira | Nutritional Scientist
Christienne Gonzales Domatac | Neuroscientist
Ashley Hall | Paleontologist
Ranae Holland | Biologist
Lydia Jennings | Soil Scientist
Allison Lansverk | Evolutionary Biologist
Patricia Luiza Njeri | Grass Scientist
Mairi MacArthur | Coastal Biologist
Magdalena | Microbiologist
Simone Minnie | Cancer Researcher
Lorien Parker | Cancer Researcher
Poornima Peiris | Engineer
Divya Persaud | Planetary Scientist
Andrea Roberson | Artificial Intelligence Scientist
Stephanie Schuttler | Wildlife Biologist
Senija Selimovic Hamza | Bioinformatician
Rachel Smith | Biologist
Laura Szkolar Sienkiewics | Materials Scientist
Sgo Tsuji | Linguist
Michelle Tong | Nueroscientist
Sarah VanMiddlesworth | Chemist


The 2018 Stylish Scientist List - Men

Igor Stagljar

2018 Top 10 Stylish Scientists - Men
1. Igor Stagljar | Molecular Biologist
2. Phil Torres | Entomologist
3. Abraham Khodadi | Pharmacist
4. Giacomo Abrusci | Wildlife Biologis
5. Gregory Mack | Theoretical Astrophysicist
6. Mark Langtry | Theoretical Physicist
7. Derek Muller | Science Communicator
8. Yemi Jegeda | Mechanical Engineer
9. Noah Wilson Rich | Bee Scientist
10. Pradiip Alvarez | Astrophysicist

2018 Additions - Men (full list here)
Giacomo Abrusci | Wildlife Biologist
Evan Antin | Veteranarian
Jason Day | Physicist & Science Advisor
Ken Dutton-Regester | Melanoma Researcher
Mark Langtry | Theoretical Physicist
Shivan Parusnath | Zoologist

Cooper Hewitt's National Design Week


Cooper Hewitt's National Design Week is just around the corner. Check out all the great events that are part of week including the Gala and National Design Awards.