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Biography

Alan Boss is an astrophysicist and a research scientist at the Carnegie Institution of Washington and a member of its Department of Terrestrial Magnetism, where he does research on planetary and stellar formation. He is also a member of the Science Working Group for NASA's Kepler Mission to determine the frequency of Earth-like planets in the Milky Way Galaxy and serves on the Kepler Science council, the group that will oversee Kepler's planet discoveries. One of the world's leading authorities on the formation of stars and planets, he has been elected a Fellow of the American Geophysical Union, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and the American Academy of Arts & Sciences. UC Berkeley's Center for Integrative Planetary Science's professor Geoff Marcy writes, "Rarely is the history of science so accurately told as in this lively and authoritative book. Alan Boss offers insights about our terrestrial origins, our extraterrestrial brethren, and our destiny in the Galaxy, placing our Earth in the cosmic context for the first time."

2 Programs

Hunting Planets: Celebrating 20 Years of Exoplanets

10.21.15 | 01:14:43 min | 0 comments

Alan Boss: The Crowded Universe

03.13.09 | 01:04:23 min | 17 comments