Scientist of the Year
Professor Kip Thorne (center) of the California Institute of Technology is congratulated by Gov. George Deukmejian (left) and Jeff Rudolph, President, California Science Center on being named California Scientist of the Year.
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of the best scientists in the world can be found right
here in California. So as part of the California Science
Center's mission to increase awareness in new scientific
research and achievement, each year we recognize the
accomplishments of an outstanding California scientist
through the California Scientist of the Year Award.
The recipient of the 2004 California Scientist of the
Year Award is Kip
the California Scientist of the Year program began,
over 40 scientists from fields as diverse as chemistry,
physics, medicine, biology and astronomy have received
the award, and eleven of the past winners have gone
on to win Nobel prizes. As we move into the next millennium,
even greater things are on the horizon for California
science. Explore the Scientist of the Year links to
learn about the scientific stars of California's past,
present... and future!