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Lunine elected to the National Academy of Sciences

Lunine elected to the National Academy of Sciences


On April 27, Jonathan Lunine, Professor of Planetary Sciences and Physics, was elected a member of the National Academy of Sciences. This election is considered one of the highest honors a U.S. scientist or engineer can achieve. Jonathan joins previously elected PTYS/LPL Professors Donald M. Hunten, J. Randy Jokipii, and H. Jay Melosh in election to the National Academy.


Lunine joins 72 new members and 18 foreign associates from 14 countries selected to the National Academy of Sciences in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research. Those elected this year bring the total number of active members to 2,097. Lunine is the only newly elected member from Arizona.

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