September 23, 2011
Hertz Fellow Erez Lieberman-Aiden, along with Jean-Baptiste Michel, introduce Google's NGram viewer. It's a tool that lets you search for words and ideas in a database of 5 million books from across centuries.
Erez is also a fellow at the Harvard Society of Fellows and Visiting Faculty at Google. His research spans many disciplines and has won numerous awards, including recognition for one of the top 20 "Biotech Breakthroughs that will Change Medicine", by Popular Mechanics; the Lemelson-MIT prize for the best student inventor at MIT; the American Physical Society's Award for the Best Doctoral Dissertation in Biological Physics; and membership in Technology Review's 2009 TR35, recognizing the top 35 innovators under 35. His last three papers—two with JB Michel, have all appeared on the cover of Nature.