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David J. Stevenson

David J. Stevenson (2015-2021)—The Marvin L. Goldberger Professor of Planetary Science at the California Institute of Technology, is a world-class scientist, renowned for his creative ideas and contributions of original research in a broad span of areas centering on planetary science but extending as well to geophysics and astrophysics.  Professor Stevenson has conducted pioneering work … Read More

David Hillis

David Hillis (2013-2019)—is an evolutionary biologist from the University of Texas at Austin. Intellectually, he ranks among the top Life Science researchers and educators of his generation with expertise in the field of phylogenetic systematics, computational biology, evolution, and biodiversity. Prof. Hillis is best known for using molecular genetic techniques to study relationships among populations, … Read More

Laurie Marker

Laurie Marker (2013-2019)—is one of the world’s pre-eminent wildlife conservationists, internationally famous for her innovative, holistic thinking in designing multidisciplinary approaches that conserve biodiversity through the promotion of sustainable human development.  Her career began as a wildlife biologist working on the care of captive animals in zoos.  She developed an affinity for cheetahs and began … Read More

Nima Arkani-Hamed

NIMA ARKANI-HAMED (2013-2019) is one of today’s most influential leaders in high-energy theoretical physics phenomenology, revolutionizing the field of particle theory over the last decade.  His research focuses on the relationship between theory and experiment.  He is a Professor of Natural Sciences at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey.  His new groundbreaking … Read More

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