Advisory Board

Alan Alda

Alan Alda

Actor, Director and Writer

Alan Alda, actor, director and writer, has had a lifelong interest in science. He hosted PBS’ Scientific American Frontiers from 1993 to 2005, an experience he has called “the best thing I ever did in front of a camera.” Continue reading

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Samuel Aronson


Physicist and Director of Brookhaven National Laboratory

Sam Aronson has been director of Brookhaven National Laboratory since 2006. He previously served as Brookhaven’s Associate Laboratory Director for High Energy & Nuclear Physics. Continue reading

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Graham Chedd


Producer, Editor and Writer

In the creation of outstanding science programming for television, Graham Chedd has had a long and fruitful relationship with PBS and with Alan Alda. Continue reading

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K.C. Cole


Science Writer and Professor at USC Annenberg’s School of Journalism

K.C. Cole, an award-winning science writer, was a columnist for the Los Angeles Times before joining the USC faculty in 2005. Continue reading

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Richard Gelfond

New York,  NY; 2005 Gala at Chelsea Piers: Dr. Kenny and Richard Gelfond

Chief Executive Officer of the IMAX Corporation

As CEO of IMAX, Richard Gelfond leads an entertainment technology company that is known for immersing audiences in films about nature, space, and the environment. Continue reading

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Louise Leakey



Louise Leakey is the head of the Koobi Fora Research Project in Kenya’s Turkana basin and an assistant professor of anthropology at Stony Brook University. Continue reading

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Carolyn Porco


Leader of the Imaging Science Team for the Cassini Mission to Saturn

Carolyn Porco is Senior Research Scientist at the Space Science Institute in Boulder, Colorado, and Director of CICLOPS, the Cassini Imaging Central Laboratory for Operations. Her specialty is the study of planetary ring and moon interactions. Continue reading

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Andrew Revkin


Environmental Reporter and Author

Andrew Revkin is an award-winning writer who covered environmental issues for The New York Times from 1995 until December, 2009. Continue reading

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