1. A Tribute to Barry Blumberg

    Baruch S. “Barry” Blumberg, recipient of the 1976 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, was the founding director of the NASA Astrobiology Institute (NAI). When Blumberg passed away suddenly of a heart attack at age 85 on April 5, 2011, it was a huge loss for the astrobiology community.

    This month, the journal Astrobiology features a tribute to Barry Blumberg written by current NAI Director, Carl Piltcher. The article is freely available on the journal’s website, and provides a background of Blumberg’s remarkable life, his groundbreaking research, and his unforgettable contribution to astrobiology.

    Pilcher (2015) Explorer, Nobel Laureate, Astrobiologist: Things You Never Knew about Barry Blumberg. Astrobiology, Vol. 15(1).

    Source: [Astrobiology, Volume 15, Number 1, 2015]