About Singularity University

Singularity University (SU) is an interdisciplinary university whose mission is to assemble, educate and inspire a cadre of leaders who strive to understand and facilitate the development of exponentially advancing technologies in order to address humanity's grand challenges.

With the support of a broad range of leaders in academia, business and government, SU hopes to stimulate groundbreaking, disruptive thinking and solutions aimed at solving some of the planet's most pressing challenges. SU was founded in 2009 by Peter Diamandis and Ray Kurzweil, and is based at the NASA Ames campus in Silicon Valley.

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Singularity University Blog | Singularity University founding meeting (Sept 2008)

September 20, 2008

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Singularity University Founding Meeting, Sept 20th 2008 at NASA Ames Research Center. List of founding advisory group.

Singularity University Blog | First curriculum planning meeting (Jan 2009)

January 14, 2009

Source: Singularity University Blog — Jan. 14, 2009 | Singularity University staff

Singularity University’s First Curriculum Planning Meeting, Jan 14th 2009 at NASA Research Park.

Joining:

Singularity University Blog | NASA Ames director, Dr. S. Pete Worden

January 26, 2009

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Singularity University Blog | Singularity University officially launches at NASA ames

February 2, 2009

Source: Singularity University Blog — Feb 2, 2009 | Singularity University staff

A shockwave passed through the singularity community today with the public launch of Singularity University at the NASA Ames campus in Silicon Valley. Singularity University aims to assemble a world class community of thought leaders, academics, and entreprenuers across the many fields of exponentially advancing technologies (nanotechnology, genetics, medicine, artificial intelligence, etc.) in order to address humanity’s grand challenges.

With significant backing from Google and NASA, and… read more

Singularity University Blog | A most Singular project

February 3, 2009

Source: Singularity University Blog — Feb 03, 2009 | Singularity University staff

Over the last 2-3 months, a lot of people have been watching my tweets and listened to my various conversations wondering what exactly I’m up to. I haven’t been able to say much, but can now finally talk about it. Biting lips for this long has been tough, but I can finally say I’m heading up Singularity University – some great coverage from TechCrunch and CNet (among… read more

Singularity University Blog | SU launch at TED conference

February 15, 2009

Source: Singularity University Blog — Feb 15, 2009 | Singularity University staff

Singularity University Blog | A milestone — curriculum planning

March 27, 2009

SU logo

Source: Singularity University Blog — Mar 27, 2009 | Singularity University staff

Seven short weeks ago, we announced Singularity University at TED2009.

The launch was extremely well covered — we were on the front page of the Financial Times globally and there were several hundred original stories about it all over the world. Ray was on Fox news and Wolf Blitzer had us over to CNN’s LA studios. And it hasn’t stopped… read more

Singularity University Blog | Second Curriculum Planning Meeting (mar 2009)

March 29, 2009

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Singularity University’s Second Curriculum Planning Meeting (CPM-2), Mar 27-28, 2009 at NASA Ames Research Park

Singularity University Blog | Peter Diamandis – video interview at CPM2

March 31, 2009

Source: Singularity University Blog — Mar 31, 2009 | Singularity University staff

Singularity Hub is proud to present an exclusive video interview with Xprize founder and Singularity University Vice Chancellor Peter Diamandis that we took during Singularity University’s CPM2. As many of our readers know, Singularity University held its second Curriculum Planning Meeting (CPM2) at its NASA Ames headquarters this past weekend. CPM2 was a two day meeting where the faculty, advisors, and staff of Singularity University convened to discuss and plan… read more

Singularity University Blog | SU opening ceremony

June 24, 2009

Source: Singularity University Blog — Jun 24, 2009 | Singularity University staff

NASA Kicks Off 2009 International University Programs
Rachel Prucey, Steve Brody & Denise Vardakas

NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, Calif., will welcome more than 500 guests, including an international cadre of students and faculty from nearly 40 countries for the International Space University and Singularity University Opening Ceremony on June 29, 2009. The ceremony will be held in the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts and will… read more

Singularity University Blog | SU launches (press release)

June 25, 2009

Source: Singularity University Blog — Jun 25, 2009 | Singularity University staff

SINGULARITY UNIVERSITY LAUNCHES

INAUGURAL SUMMER PROGRAM AT MOFFETT FIELD

40 Students Chosen from More than 1,200 Candidates to Kick Off Graduate Summer Program

Students Focused on Addressing “Humanity’s Grand Challenges” through Scientific and Technological Collaboration and Innovation

Leading Venture Capital Firm Joins University as Corporate Founder, Key Financial Donor

MOFFETT FIELD, Calif. – June 25, 2009 – Singularity University (SU) — the new academic institution with the goal of preparing the next generation of leaders to address “humanity’s grand challenges” — today announced the selection of 40 students to represent the inaugural class for the Graduate Summer Program (GSP). Singularity University narrowed the final 40 students from a pool of more than 1,200 candidate applications around the globe. The summer program begins on June 29, 2009, based at its campus on the NASA Ames Research Park.

SU also announced that leading Silicon Valley venture capital firm, ePlanet Ventures, joins SU as the newest Corporate Founder to support the institution.… read more

Singularity University Blog | Highlights from day one at Singularity University

June 30, 2009

Source: Singularity University Blog — Jun 30, 2009 | Singularity University staff

Yesterday was the first day of the Singularity University summer session. I was at the NASA Ames campus throughout the day to witness and record the event on video for the Hub (see highlight video footage at the end of this post). The energy at the University is absolutely thrilling. Its hard even to convey in words. Tons of smart, motivated people are gathered to discuss, debate, and learn about… read more

Singularity University Blog | Google donates 50 Android phones to Singularity University

July 6, 2009

Source: Singularity University Blog — Jul 6, 2009 | Singularity University staff

Thanks Google!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ACXaFfUimwE

Singularity University Blog | Authors@Google: Ray Kurzweil

July 6, 2009

Source: Singularity University Blog — Jul 6, 2009 | Singularity University staff

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=43zo82W7aPI

Ray Kurzweil visits Google’s Mountain View, CA headquarters to discuss his book “The Web Within Us: When Minds and Machines Become One.” This event took place on July 1, 2009, as part of the Authors@Google series. more >>

Singularity University Blog | ISU/SU opening ceremony: Peter Diamandis

July 6, 2009

Source: Singularity University Blog — Jul 6, 2009 | Singularity University staff

X PRIZE Foundation Chairman and CEO, Peter Diamandis is also the Chairman and Vice-Chancellor of Singularity University and Co-creator of the International Space University. This video highlights Peter’s speech at the Singularity University and International Space University Opening Ceremony, June 29th 2009, Mt View, CA.

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