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William Press, PhD, is a computer scientist, computational biologist, and astrophysicist who co-discovered the mathematical model for predicting the distribution of masses of galaxies throughout the universe.

  • Researcher and manager across a broad range of physical and life sciences in universities and national laboratories, with experience in national security issues.
  • Vice-Chair of PCAST during the Obama-Biden administration.
  • Former Deputy Director for Science and Technology at Los Alamos National Laboratory (1998-2004).
  • Joint appointment as Professor of astronomy and physics at Harvard University (1976-1998).
  • Member of U.S. National Academy of Sciences and the current elected Treasurer.
  • Member of Governing Board of the U.S. National Research Council.
  • Past President of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

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