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Prof. Dudek and Prof. Ruths participate in TEDxMcGill

TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to "Ideas Worth Spreading". Started as a four-day conference in California 25 years ago, TED has grown to support those world-changing ideas with multiple initiatives. TEDxMcGill organizes a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share ideas, to spark discussion and connect with people.

The second annual TEDxMcGill conference took place in November 2010. Themed "Relentless Curiosity," the talks centered on rediscovering the creativity and imagination that is commonplace in children but often lost in adults. The diverse event held at the Marché Bonsecours included also presentations from Prof. Gregory Dudek and Prof. Derek Ruths.

Derek Ruths discusses with evidence from biological cells, Roman roads, and social systems, how understanding interconnectivity can help us predict behaviour. Gregory Dudek explains why amphibious robots have a hard time with underwater vacations. You can check out their talks and many other fascinating talks as videos here.