Lynn Rothschild

Lynn Rothschild is a senior scientist at NASA’s Ames Research Center and an adjunct professor at both Brown University and the University of California Santa Cruz. In addition to publishing numerous academic papers, she co-edited Evolution on Planet Earth: The Impact of the Physical Environment (2003) and is the founding co-editor of the International Journal of Astrobiology. Rothschild travels the world lecturing and makes frequent radio and television appearances, including on National Geographic and the Discovery Channel, and on Morgan Freeman’s Through the Wormhole on the Science Channel. She is a fellow of the Linnean Society of London, a fellow of the California Academy of Sciences and the Explorers Club, and she has been honored with the Horace Mann Medal from the graduate school of Brown University. She received the 2015 Isaac Asimov Science Award from the American Humanist Association at its annual conference in Denver, Colorado.

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