Personal Perspectives

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Until January 9th, we will be providing limited access each week to a different one of our 7 TOK Samplers from Ideas Roadshow‘s IBDP Portal that explicitly demonstrate TOK concepts from the front lines of research.  All TOK Samplers are inherently interdisciplinary, featuring experts across a wide range of disciplines.

From December 19th -25th we featured the TOK Sampler called Personal Perspectives which offers candid glimpses of the motivations, passions and frustrations of a variety of researchers at the front lines of knowledge. Each expert clip is roughly a minute in length and is paused briefly to highlight a sample knowledge question related to the material.


  • Claudia de Rham, Physicist, Imperial College
  • Josiah Ober, Political Scientist and Classicist, Stanford University
  • Artur Ekert, Physicist, University of Oxford & NUS
  • Jennifer Michael Hecht, Historian, Poet and Author, The New School
  • Freeman Dyson, Physicist and Author, Institute for Advanced Study
  • Jill Tarter, Astronomer, SETI Institute
  • Ian Stewart, Mathematician and Author, University of Warwick



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