Fourth Library of Congress Astrobiology Chair AnnouncedJuly 01, 2016 / Written by: Miki Huynh
Luis Campos named fourth Baruch S. Blumberg NASA/Library of Congress Chair. Photo credits: University of New Mexico/Library of Congress.
Luis Campos has been selected as the fourth Baruch S. Blumberg NASA/Library of Congress Chair in Astrobiology at the Library of Congress John W. Kluge Center.
Campos is a senior fellow at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Center for Health Policy at the University of New Mexico, where he also teaches the history of science. His writings include “Radium and the Secret of Life,” and he is co-editor of “Making Mutations: Objects, Practices, Contexts.”
His yearlong residency at the Kluge Center begins October 1. Campos will focus on the intersection between astrobiology and synthetic biology, examining the way both fields explore the creation of novel forms of life. “Both synthetic biology and astrobiology are fields deeply concerned with developing a comprehensive understanding of the full potential of living systems,” Campos says. “My humanistic analysis will explore the historical and emerging contemporary connections between two of today’s most compelling fields of research in the contemporary life sciences.”
More information about the Library of Congress appointment is available at http://www.loc.gov/today/pr/2016/16-111.html?loclr=eanfwk. Named after Nobel laureate and founding director of the NASA Astrobiology Institute, Baruch “Barry” Blumberg, the Library of Congress Astrobiology Chair is funded by NASA and executed by the Kluge Center in collaboration with the NASA Astrobiology Institute.
Source: [Library of Congress]
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