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Dr. Philip Morrison
Philip Morrison is institute professor of MIT (emeritus). Professor Morrison was physicist and group leader at the Manhattan Project at the University of Chicago and Los Alamos where he took part in the first desert test of the atomic bomb. He has received numerous prizes and medals from MIT, the APS, the AAPT, the NY Academy of Sciences and the AAAS. Dr. Morrison has authored a dozen books, and was the regular book reviewer for Scientific American for many years. He and his wife, Phylis currently write a column for Scientific American about "interesting things." They have both scripted many films and television series, including the well known "Powers of Ten" animated film and the 6 part PBS series "The Ring of Truth". Dr. Morrison has a held a special interest in interstellar communications ever since his 1959 paper that first publicly proposed a microwave search.

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