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Two Stony Brook University Faculty Members – Carl Safina and Russell Mittermeier –Nominated for 2016 Indianapolis Prize, the Most Prestigious in Animal Conservation

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Stony Brook University faculty members Carl Safina and Russell Mittermeier have been named nominees for the 2016 Indianapolis Prize, which celebrates “true heroes in the field of animal conservation.” Carl Safina, PhD, was cited for having “brought ocean conservation into the environmental mainstream by using science, art and literature to inspire a ‘sea ethic’.” Russell Mittermeier, PhD, was cited as a “visionary leader able to motivate every level of conservationist to support the greater good of many species.”The Prize, the most prestigious in the field of animal conservation, is awarded every two years by the Indianapolis Zoo; the winner receives an unrestricted cash award of $250,000.

 

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Astronomers Discover 'Young Jupiter' Exoplanet 

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The first planet detected by the Gemini Planet Imager (GPI) from an international team of astronomers, which includes two scientists from the Department of Physics & Astronomy at Stony Brook University, is one outside earth’s solar system at 100 light years away. The exoplanet is being called a “young Jupiter” by the researchers because it shares many characteristics of Jupiter. A paper outlining the full findings is published in Science.

 

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