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Pioneers in Science 2010

Friday, June 4, 2010
9:00 am - 10:00 am

Pioneers in Science gives middle and high school students the rare opportunity to interact with world-renowned scientists. In this installment, Nobel laureate and NASA astrophysicist John Mather—whose groundbreaking research has greatly advanced our understanding of the origin of the universe—met live and online with local-area New York City students and others, including schools in Africa and Kansas, in a discussion hosted by Carl Zimmer.


Carl ZimmerJournalist, Author

Carl Zimmer is an award-winning columnist for the New York Times and the author of 13 books about science. His reporting has earned awards from the National Academies of Science, the American Association for the Advancement of Sciences, and the Online Journalism Association.

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John MatherAstrophysicist, NASA
Nobel Laureate

Nobel Laureate John Mather’s research in cosmology as part of the Cosmic Background Explorer (COBE) team has been recognized as some of the most important work of the 20th century.

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