Eric J. Chaisson

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Eric J. Chaisson is a member of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. The web page of this Center states, He has "held research and teaching positions at MIT, Wellesley, and Johns Hopkins, where he was a scientist on the senior staff and director of educational programs at the Space Telescope Science Institute, and at Tufts University, where he was for two decades director of the Wright Center for Science Education and Research Professor of Physics, Astronomy, and Education. He has written nearly 200 publications, most of them in professional journals... Chaisson has written a dozen books, including Cosmic Dawn that won several literary awards such as the Phi Beta Kappa Prize, the American Institute of Physics Award, and a National Book Award Nomination for distinguished science writing. His other books include two works on relativity, a textbook on cosmic evolution, and a volume (co-authored with George Field) outlining the scientific rationale for the United States' national space policy. Another book, The Hubble Wars, also won the American Institute of Physics Science Writing Award, and his popular textbook Astronomy Today (co-authored with Steve McMillan), is the most widely used college astronomy textbook in the nation. His most recent books, Cosmic Evolution: The Rise of Complexity in Nature, and Epic of Evolution: Seven Ages of the Cosmos, were published by Harvard and Columbia University Presses, respectively." [1]

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  1. Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics Bio, organizational web page, accessed January 11, 2012.
  2. World Futures: The Journal of Global Education Board, organizational web page, accessed July 30, 2013.