Co-Founder and Director OF SPECIAL PROJECTS
Ben is a high-energy particle physicist who left the ivory tower for the wilds of New York's theater district. He is co-founder and director of special projects for The Story Collider. He spent four years on the editorial team at TED, covering and participating in the production of the annual TED and TED Global conferences. He has a degree in physics from Reed College, a PhD from Stanford in theoretical physics, did a postdoc at the University of Chicago and Argonne National Laboratory, and has published in The Atlantic, Slate, and Method Quarterly. He is firstname.lastname@example.org and @benlillie.