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Published on Mar 2, 2011
Adam Cochran is an attorney who joined the profession after a somewhat tortuous path. After graduating from Hanover College (major in Chemistry and Business Administration, minor in Physics and Math), he spent twelve years touring as a musician before completing his MS at Purdue University and obtaining a Juris Doctor degree at Loyola University in Chicago. He was in private practice as a patent attorney, and then entered corporate practice to become General Counsel of Vestar, Inc., where the world's first commercial 'nanotechnology' product was developed and approved for sale in 1988 (AmBisome, a 60nm liposomal amphotericin B preparation for the treatment of systemic fungal infections). Following the acquisition of Vestar, Inc., he came to Caltech and was instrumental in negotiating rights to publish The Feynman Lectures on Physics, New Millennium Edition in a corrected print and new electronic format, which is the subject of his presentation at TEDxCaltech.
About TEDx, x = independently organized event: In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized. (Subject to certain rules and regulations.)
On January 14, 2011, Caltech hosted TEDxCaltech, an exciting one-day event to honor Richard Feynman, Nobel Laureate, Caltech physics professor, iconoclast, visionary, and all-around "curious character." Visit TEDxCaltech.com for more details.