Daniel Spitzberg


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Daniel Spitzberg is a graduate student in sociology of science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His research focuses on prizes and the transition in philanthropy and science funding towards commodification. At the Breakthrough Institute, his work focuses on 'Smart Deployment', accelerating the process of making clean energy cheap by using lessons from past cases of technological progress to guide policy. Danny also works as a freelance photojournalist and reporter on science breakthroughs, emphasizing the often-obscured value to society. He has done environmental and business work in India, with the United Nations, and at NYU's Environmental Health Clinic. On land, Danny bikes and runs. On water, he rows on the Charles River.