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  • Blog Post: Ten Billion: Too Many

    Posted by Rob Knies The set was simple: a simulated office, with a desk, a chair, a floor lamp, a wall calendar, a row of bookshelves packed with scores of academic journals, a scraggly-looking plant at stage right—“a depressingly faithful reproduction of my office,” said Stephen...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Research Cambridge: 2012 in Review

    Posted by Andrew Blake, managing director of Microsoft Research Cambridge As ever, at the core of Microsoft Research Cambridge ’s work is participation in academic research across the world. Our publication activity is too prolific to detail, but we regularly hit the top conferences and journals...
  • Blog Post: Acclaimed Director Puts Researcher Centre Stage in London

    Posted by Rob Knies This spring, London’s Royal Court Theatre issued a most peculiar press release , announcing the forthcoming production of Ten Billion: An Exploration of the Future of Life on Earth , to debut July 12. “Scientist Stephen Emmott and director Katie Mitchell deliver a new...
  • Blog Post: Ten Billion People, 208 Pages

    Tweet Posted by Rob Knies In 2012, Stephen Emmott , head of the Computational Science Laboratory based at Microsoft Research Cambridge , took the stage in London for a one-man show called Ten Billion that underscored the challenges the world faces in a century when the global population...