An article about Barry Blumberg, written roughly three years ago by NASA Astrobiology Institute Director Carl Piltcher, will be published this month in Astroboiology Magazine.

The article is freely available on the journal’s website, so anyone interested will be able to read about Barry’s remarkable story. Please feel free to pass the article along to anyone who might be interested.

Baruch S. ‘‘Barry’’ Blumberg, winner of the 1976 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine and founding director of the NASA Astrobiology Institute (NAI), passed away suddenly of a heart attack at age 85 on April 5, 2011, during a conference at Ames Research Center. That Barry spent his last day conceptualizing an International Research Park on the Moon befits the unflagging curiosity that characterized his life in general and his scientific career in particular.

In this paper [Carl] traces Barry’s scientific career, including his early formative years and the unexpected path that led to the
Nobel Prize. [He] also shows that Barry’s perspective and approach to science in general made astrobiology a natural area to attract his attention after he had retired from medical research. Indeed, his priorities as NAI director reflect directly things that were important to him throughout his career…

“>Read the complete tribute article here.

Posted by: Soderman/SSERVI Staff
Source: Carl Piltcher/NAI

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