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Christopher Weaver

Bethesda Softworks
Founder and former CEO

Christopher Weaver received his SM from MIT and was the initial Daltry Scholar at Wesleyan University, where he earned dual Masters Degrees in Japanese and Computer Science and a CAS Doctoral Degree in Physics. The former Director of Technology Forecasting for ABC and Chief Engineer to the Subcommittee on Communications for the US Congress. 

He founded Bethesda Softworks in 1986 and helped develop the realtime physics engine used to create the original John Madden Football for Electronic Arts. Bethesda is best known for The Elder Scrolls role-playing series. In 2016 Weaver was chosen to Co-Direct the Videogame Pioneers Archive and appointed a Distinguished Research Scholar at the Smithsonian.