Freeman Dyson was a brilliant thinker. He seemed to possess an infinite curiosity with a genius to match. His interests spanned a wide range of topics. Among many, many others, he thought about quantum mechanics, alien civilizations and how to sustain life indefinitely. But others are better equipped to celebrate the life of this great scientist. As for us, we proudly save his rejection message when asked to contribute to our project “The Birth of an Idea”: "Thank you for the invitation. I say no thank you because I have too many commitments and not enough time. Yours, Freeman Dyson." He was 90 years old when he wrote that...there are minds that shine brighter.