#273 Overall Influence

Carl Sagan

American astrophysicist, cosmologist, author and science educator

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Carl Edward Sagan was an American astronomer, planetary scientist, cosmologist, astrophysicist, astrobiologist, author, and science communicator. His best known scientific contribution is research on extraterrestrial life, including experimental demonstration of the production of amino acids from basic chemicals by radiation. Sagan assembled the first physical messages sent into space: the Pioneer plaque and the Voyager Golden Record, universal messages that could potentially be understood by any extraterrestrial intelligence that might find them. Sagan argued the now-accepted hypothesis that the high surface temperatures of Venus can be attributed to and calculated using the greenhouse effect.

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University of Chicago

Private research university in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Harvard University

Private research university in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

Cornell University

Private university in Ithaca

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#22 World Rank
Physics
#186 World Rank
Engineering
#389 World Rank
Literature