An accomplished scientist and leader, France Córdova(PhD ’79) brings a lifetime of experience to her role as the director of the National Science Foundation, defying expectations, placing big bets, and always keeping an eye toward the future.
A strange mineral in an Italian museum, secret diaries, gem smugglers, a meteorite, and an expedition to a remote part of the world... The extraordinary global hunt for the origins of a rock that was not supposed to exist.
After five decades hunting for intelligent life in the universe, we have yet to find any evidence. Does it mean there’s nothing out there? Or do we need to rethink what we’re searching for?