Thursday, April 29, 2010

UA's Lunine elected to National Academy

Jonathan Lunine, a planetary scientist at the Univ. of Arizona, is one of 72 new members elected to the National Academy of Sciences.

Jonathan's bio lists his research interests to include "the evolution of giant planets and brown dwarf stars, the formation of planets, the evolution of Titan’s atmosphere and surface processes, and organic chemistry leading to the origin of life."

Jonathan is an "interdisciplinary scientist on the Cassini mission to Saturn and on the James Webb (Next-Generation) Space Telescope. He is a co-investigator on the Juno mission under development for a launch to Jupiter, and on a Spitzer Space Telescope team investigating the evolution of planet-forming disks."

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