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Three American Association for the Advancement of Science fellows were awarded the 2017 Nobel Prize in Physics.
Yousef Sobouti Posits Rigorous, Dispassionate Approach to Knowledge Could Address World Tension
Kurt Gottfried, a recognized leader in the scientific community on missile defense and nuclear terrorism, has been awarded the 2016 Scientific Freedom and Responsibility Award from the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).

In the wake of a polarizing election, science has never been more important for informing sound policy and ensuring progress for all Americans, AAAS CEO Rush Holt wrote in an op-ed published on 18 December in The Star-Ledger of New Jersey.