About Mike Brown
Professor Mike Brown is Professor of Planetary Astronomy at the California Institute of Technology and has been on the faculty there since 1996. He specializes in the discovery and study of bodies at the edge of the solar system. Among his numerous scientific accomplishments, he is best known for his discovery of Eris, the most massive object found in the solar system in 150 years, and the object which led to the debate and eventual demotion of Pluto from a real planet to a dwarf planet. He was named one of Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People as well as one of Los Angeles magazine’s Most Powerful Angelinos. He has authored over 100 scientific paper. Brown is the author of “How I Killed Pluto and Why It Had It Coming“, an award winning best selling memoir of the discoveries leading to the demotion of Pluto.
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