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WASHINGTON, DC, Oct. 4, 2017 – Why aren’t more scientists household names? For the third year in a row, Science News is doing its best to right that wrong by highlighting 10 early- and mid-career scientists on their way to widespread acclaim. The SN 10: Scientists to Watch includes researchers who want to feed the growing world population, boost our reliance on renewable energy and reduce the burden of global disease. One molecular anthropologist is telling new stories about old skeletons by studying their fossilized dental plaque, while an astronomer has his eyes pointed skyward, to find habitable worlds outside the solar system. These innovators are creative, curious and fearless. They share a willingness to question existing knowledge and an openness to “crazy” ideas.
Each scientist included in the SN 10 was nominated by a Nobel laureate or recently elected member of the National Academy of Sciences. All are age 40 or under, and were selected for their potential to shape the science of the future.
José Dinneny, Carnegie Institution for Science
Jennifer Dionne, Stanford University
M. Ehsan Hoque, University of Rochester
KC Huang, Stanford University
David Kipping, Columbia University
Chong Liu, University of California, Los Angeles
Lena Pernas, University of Padova
Kay Tye, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Christina Warinner, Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History and University of Oklahoma
Luhan Yang, eGenesis
“Each of these 10 scientists is extraordinary, and is making a significant impact in their field,” said Maya Ajmera, President and CEO of the Society for Science & the Public and Publisher of Science News. “I congratulate them in becoming part of the prestigious SN10 Group this year.”
"I am wowed by the work of this year’s scientists,” said Elizabeth Quill, Acting Editor in Chief for Science News. “They have bright and compelling questions, plus clever strategies for seeking answers. I’m eager to find out what they will do next.”
View the 10 stories of these incredible scientists at www.sciencenews.org/SN10.
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