Professor of Planetary Science
California Institute of Technology
Pasadena, California United States Of America
High School: Erasmus Hall High School, Brooklyn, NY
B. A., Amherst College
M. A., Harvard University
Ph. D., Harvard University
I've been a professor at Caltech since 1966 and consider myself lucky to have chosen this profession.
Contributions to Mars Exploration
In 2003 Shane Byrne and I published a paper (Science 299, 1051-1053) using images from the camera on MGS and infrared data from Mars Odyssey to argue that the south polar cap has a thin covering (10 meters or 32.
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You have to enjoy what you are doing, and you have to be good at it. If you like science and engineering, then they can be great careers. Also, don't forget English and social studies. To be a good scientist or engineer, you have to communicate and you have to know how society works.
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