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Carl Sagan (1934–1996)

Auteur van Contact

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A respected planetary scientist best known outside the field for his popularizations of astronomy, Carl Sagan was born in New York City on November 9, 1934. He attended the University of Chicago, where he received a B.A. in 1954, a B.S. in 1955, and a M.S. in 1956 in physics as well as a Ph.D. in toon meer 1960 in astronomy and astrophysics. He has several early scholarly achievements including the experimental demonstration of the synthesis of the energy-carrying molecule ATP (adenosine triphosphate) in primitive-earth experiments. Another was the proposal that the greenhouse effect explained the high temperature of the surface of Venus. He was also one of the driving forces behind the mission of the U.S. satellite Viking to the surface of Mars. He was part of a team that investigated the effects of nuclear war on the earth's climate - the "nuclear winter" scenario. Sagan's role in developing the "Cosmos" series, one of the most successful series of any kind to be broadcast on the Public Broadcasting System, and his book The Dragons of Eden (1977) won the Pulitzer Prize in 1978. He also wrote the novel Contact, which was made into a movie starring Jodie Foster. He died from pneumonia on December 20, 1996. (Bowker Author Biography) toon minder

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Gangbare naam
Sagan, Carl
Officiële naam
Sagan, Carl Edward
Geboortedatum
1934-11-09
Overlijdensdatum
1996-12-20
Graflocatie
Lakeview Cemetery, Ithaca, New York, USA
Geslacht
male
Nationaliteit
USA
Geboorteplaats
Brooklyn, New York, USA
Plaats van overlijden
Seattle, Washington, USA
Oorzaak van overlijden
pneumonia
Woonplaatsen
Ithaca, New York, USA
Rathway, New Jersey, USA
Opleiding
University of Chicago (BA ∙ 1954 ∙ BS ∙ Physics ∙ 1955)
University of Chicago (MS ∙ Physics ∙ 1956)
University of Chicago (Ph.D ∙ Astronomy and Astrophysics ∙ 1960)
Beroepen
astronomer
science writer
scientist
professor
television presenter
physicist
Relaties
Margulis, Lynn (first wife)
Druyan, Ann (third wife)
Sagan, Dorion (son)
Sagan, Nick (son)
Salzman, Linda (second wife)
Organisaties
Cornell University
Harvard University
American Astronautical Society
American Astronomical Society
American Geophysical Union
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (toon alle 15)
American Association for the Advancement of Science
Children's Health Fund Advisory Board
Committee for the Scientific Investigation of Claims of the Paranormal (CISCOP)
Council for a Livable World
Council on Foreign Relations
Federation of American Scientists
Guggenheim Foundation
International Academy of Humanism
Planetary Society
Prijzen en onderscheidingen
Fellow, American Physical Society (1989)
American Philosophical Society (1995)
International Space Hall of Fame (2004)
Pulitzer Prize (1978)
John F. Kennedy Astronautics Award (1982)
Joseph Priestley Award (1976) (toon alle 32)
Konstantin Tsiolkovsky Medal (Awarded by the Soviet Cosmonauts Federation, 1987)
Harold Masursky Award for Meritorious Service to Planetary Science (1991)
Explorers Club, Lowell Thomas Award (1980)
Oersted Medal (1990, American Association of Physics Teachers)
Public Welfare Medal (1994)
NASA Distinguished Service Medal (1977)
Emmy (Outstanding Individual Achievement, 1981)
Emmy (Outstanding Informational Series, 1981)
Humanist of the Year (1981)
Hugo Award (1981, 1988)
Isaac Asimov Award (1994)
Peabody Award (1980)
Klumpke-Roberts Award (1974)
Golden Plate Award (1975)
Locus Award (1986)
Grand-Cross, Order of Saint James of the Sword (1998)
Pantheon of Skeptics (2011)
NASA Apollo Achievement Award (1970)
Prix Galabert (1973)
Peter Lavan Award (1984)
New Priorities Award (1984)
Sidney Hillman Foundation Prize Award (1984)
SANE National Peace Award (1984)
Olive Branch Award (1984, 1986, 1989)
Leo Szilard Award for Physics in the Public Interest (1985)
Nahum Goldmann Medal (1986)
Agent
Morton Janklow
Korte biografie
Carl Edward Sagan (November 9, 1934 – December 20, 1996) was an American astronomer, astrophysicist, author, and highly successful popularizer of astronomy, astrophysics and other natural sciences. He pioneered exobiology and promoted the Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence (SETI).

He is world-famous for writing popular science books and for co-writing and presenting the award-winning 1980 television series Cosmos: A Personal Voyage, which has been seen by more than 500 million people in over 60 countries.[2] A book to accompany the program was also published. He also wrote the novel Contact, the basis for the 1997 film of the same name. During his lifetime, Sagan published more than 600 scientific papers and popular articles and was author, co-author, or editor of more than 20 books. In his works, he frequently advocated skeptical inquiry, secular humanism, and the scientific method.

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Sagan (1934-1996) was hoogleraar in Astronomie en Ruimtewetenschap, auteur van de populair-wetenschappelijke TV-reeks 'Cosmos'. Hij weet waarover hij schrijft: 'Contact' is een wetenschappelijke SF-roman, die zich afspeelt in de nabije toekomst. Eleanor 'Ellie' Arroway is een jonge vrouw, die van kindsbeen af gefascineerd wordt door de mysteries, die de wetenschap nog niet doorgrond heeft. Zij is geïnteresseerd in 'BI': het zoeken naar boodschappen van Buitenaardse Intelligenties via radiotelescopen, maar haar logische geest belet haar daar werkelijk fanatiek in te zijn. Ze krijgt de leiding over het Argus Project en dan komt het werkelijke contact, dat haar echter evenveel inzicht in zichzelf en haar eigen wereld zal verschaffen als in de structuur van de kosmos. Politieke verhoudingen, persoonlijke spanningen, wetenschappelijk en religieus inzicht, alles komt erbij. Een fascinerende roman; het is Sagans sterkte dat het humane aspect evenwaardig blijft aan het wetenschappelijke. Dit boek is onlangs verfilmd met in de hoofdrol Jodie Foster. Normale druk.
(Biblion recensie, E.C. Bertin.)
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42,949
Populariteit
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498
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27
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