Brett Curtis Weber, Ph.D.

Dr. Brett Weber was born in Flemington, New Jersey. A Moravian College alumnus, he received his B.S. in Biology and his B.A. in Art in 1991. Brett went on to earn his Ph.D. in Neuroscience at Temple University in 1997, and was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS) the week before completing his doctorate. Since then, he has devoted his life toward understanding MS through science and art. Dr. Weber leads members of his "Broken Art" class to better wellness at Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network in Allentown, Pennsylvania. "Members of our class, regardless of their experience, are considered to be artists here, not simply a group of people with MS." By inspiring bold and creative artwork, BrokenArtGallery.com aims to inspire equivalent bold and creative scientific research in seeking a possible CURE for multiple sclerosis (MS) and every disease and disability on the face of the planet. Email: Art@BrokenArtGallery.com

Dr. Weber has displayed artwork in galleries located in: SOHO, Manhattan, NYC, NY; Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Allentown & Bethlehem, PA; Denver, CO, USA & Hania, Crete, Greece.

He is a volunteer for National Multiple Sclerosis Society: NYC, NY and Greater Delaware Valley Chapters, and has provides assistance on a variety of projects. He is part of the FaceofMS.org website created in honor of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society's 60th anniversary. Dr. Weber and his family were among the first 60 people interviewed for the website. The site includes video clips and interviews of those people whose lives have been impacted by MS - whether directly by the disease, or indirectly in their roles as caregivers, researchers, friends and relatives. The site went "live" on March 12, 2006. On that day, images from the site - including Dr. Weber's -- were projected onto the walls of the NASDAQ building on Time Square in New York City. Dr. Weber's image also appears as part of a national series of billboards, taxi media posters, bus shelter cards, and mall displays in the National Multiple Sclerosis Society's Media Campaign (sample). His artwork has been used in National Multiple Sclerosis Society Conventions, across the country, as well as in magazines, calendars, and holiday cards. Dr. Weber speaks at many events and was the keynote Speaker at the Rocky Mountain MS Center's Annual Convention "The Arts and Living with MS" held September 17, 2005 at the Arvada Center for the Arts & Humanities, Denver, Colorado.

Invite Dr. Weber & his helper dog "Sophia" to your next event. Call: 1-610-433-4156

There is a theory in math called the Butterfly Effect. It suggests that a butterfly flapping it's wings in some far off place can cause a tornado or even a hurricane on the other side of the world. If a butterfly can flap it's wings and cause a hurricane thousands of miles away, what might you effect? Conservatively, more than you might otherwise predict. Help us find the CURE for MS today & every disease and disability on the face of the planet. After that, visit the complexity exihibit hosted by the Exploratorium in San Francisco, CA USA and gain some complexity.

Above is a fun example of The Lorenz Chaos Butterfly. What's that? Well, it is a theory, and part of our inspiration! Click in the window (above left) to start a particle in motion around two strange attractors. Click again near to where you clicked the first time. You should see a new particle following the first very closely for a while, but as time goes on the small difference between the paths of the particles increases until they are following completely non-related paths. The Lorenz Chaos Butterfly illustrates the concept of "sensitive dependence upon initial conditions." The small difference in initial conditions ultimately has a large impact on the paths of each particle. The Lorenz butterfly may be used as an analogy to multiple sclerosis. What makes multiple sclerosis, like the weather, so difficult to predict? Help scientists find the answer to that question. As the Lorenz Chaos Butterfly model suggests, small changes may have enormous outcomes. Enjoy your visit. And, thank you Dr. James P. Crutchfield for the use of your Applet.

Yes Mathematicians, with one flap of its butterfly wings.
Thanks for your flap!

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