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Joel R. Primack

Joel R. Primack, a professor of physics at the University of California-Santa Cruz, has done foundational research in cosmology. He and his team use some of the world’s biggest supercomputers to simulate the evolution of the universe, and they compare the results with observational data. He has recently chaired the Forum on Physics and Society of the American Physical Society, as well as the Committee on Science, Ethics, and Religion of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He is a coauthor of Advice and Dissent: Scientists in the Political Arena. [2006]