Meet the Future 50
Future 50

Canan Dagdeviren wants more women in STEM to “not give up”

“That’s one thing I always tell my female students.”

Future 50

Epidemiologist Adam Kucharski says 2021 is going to be better. Here's why.

"We are in very different shape than we were before."

Future 50

Katharina Volz is using A.I. to solve the biggest problem in science

“The way we solved disease before ... that just won't work anymore.”

Future 50

Birder Corina Newsome: I want to see a scientist who looks like me.

“The most important thing is getting young people of color to actually see me doing it.”

Future 50

Kate Marvel: “With science plus action, things can get better.”

“We can shape the future that we want.”

Future 50

Charlotte McCurdy wants you to forget everything you know about climate change

“The future will not be the past. It is going to be different.”

Future 50

Gene drives could stop the world's oldest problems. Kevin Esvelt wants to make sure they don't start any.

Esvelt's career has gone from straight science into ethics and safety.

Future 50

How Anthony Boyle learned to be Jewish

The Plot Against America Star on growing up in Northern Ireland, Harry Potter, and matzo ball soup.

Future 50

Sophia Lillis is the chill scream queen we need in the 2020s

From Gretel and Hansel to the new Netflix original I Am Not Okay With This, Lillis is on the path to horror movie stardom.

Future 50

How Andrew Rea became the YouTube chef fans can't stop binging

'Binging with Babish' has over 6 million subscribers and his biggest videos get more than twice as many views, but the Babish empire is just getting started.

Future 50

Lara de Wit is the virtuoso Twitch didn’t know it needed

Pianist lara6683 will take almost any request.

Science

With flowers and songs, Xiuhtezcatl Martinez tells an urgent climate story

He was a child climate activist. On the cusp of adulthood, his job is bigger than ever.