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Hans Rosling(Gapminder Foundation)

Quantitative Humanism

Hans Rosling is a professor of International Health at the Karolinska Institute, in Sweden. He is also a world-famous medical doctor, statistician, and speaker. He has lectured on health and development at many important conferences, including TED. He is head of Gapminder, which produces software that helps visualize publicly available data and whose goal is to raise awareness of world health issues through the use of statistics and animations.

There are lives that change at a geological pace, imitating the sluggish drift of continents; there are other lives that change in a glorious instant. Hans Rosling’s life changed one day in February of 2006. It happened two minutes into ...

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