CURRICULUM VITAE

R. Paul Butler

Carnegie Institution of Washington

Department of Terrestrial Magnetism

5241 Broad Branch Road NW

Washington DC 20015-1305

CURRENT POSITION

PREVIOUS POSITIONS

EDUCATION

HONORS & AWARDS

  • SFSU Graduate Student Distinguished Achievement Award, 1987
  • NASA Graduate Student Researchers Fellowship, 1991-92
  • ABC News Person of the Week, 1996 Jan 26
  • California State University Alumni Award, 1996
  • California State Senate Certificate of Recognition, 1996 May 1
  • SFSU Alumnus of the Year, 1996
  • NEWSWEEK 100 Americans for the Next Century, 1997 Apr 21
  • SFSU Hall of Fame, 1997
  • International Astronomical Union Bioastronomy Medal, 1997
  • Extrasolar Planetary Foundation - Bernard Oliver Memorial Award, 1998
  • Popular Science Magazine - Achievement in Science Award, 1999
  • American Astronomical Society Centennial Lecturer, 2000-2004
  • World Economic Forum - Invited Panelist (Davos Switzerland), 2001 Jan
  • National Academy of Sciences - Henry Draper Medal, 2001
  • University of Maryland College of Physical Sciences Distinguished Alumnus Award, 2001
  • Planetary Society & American Astronautical Society - Carl Sagan Memorial Award, 2002
  • Discover Magazine - Space Scientist of the Year, 2003 Nov
  • University of Maryland International Alumnus Award, 2004
  • Fellow, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 2011

INVITED TALKS

  • Center for EUV Astrophysics (Berkeley), 1995 Dec
  • Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, IGPP, 1996 Feb
  • University of Maryland Astronomy, 1996 Apr
  • UC Santa Barbara Physics, 1996 Apr
  • SUNY Stony Brook Astronomy, 1996 May
  • Princeton Astronomy, 1996 May
  • NASA Space Radiation Health Program (Riverside CA), 1996 May
  • IAU Colloquium 161, Bioastronomy (Capri), 1996 July
  • Astronomical Data Analysis (ADASS) (Charlottesville VA), 1996 Sept
  • Chesley Bonestell Public Lecture (Monterey CA), 1996 Nov
  • UC San Diego Physics, 1996 Nov
  • Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, High Energy Physics, 1997 Feb
  • UC Irvine Physics, 1997 Apr
  • Shanghai Observatory (China), 1997 Apr
  • IAU 23rd General Assembly, JD13 Extrasolar Planets (Kyoto), 1997 Aug
  • University of Lleida 700th Anniversary (Spain), 1997 Sept
  • Sydney Association for Astrophysics, 1997 Nov
  • International Conference on SETI in the 21st Century (Sydney), 1998 Jan
  • Queen's University at Kingston Astronomy (Ontario), 1998 Jan
  • Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics (Toronto), 1998 Jan
  • Mt Stromlo and Siding Spring Observatories (Canberra), 1998 Feb
  • European Geophysical Society 23rd General Assembly (Nice), 1998 Apr
  • Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Space Science (UK), 1998 Apr
  • EUROCONFERENCE: Extrasolar Planets (Lisbon), 1998 Apr
  • Royal Observatory Edinburgh, 1998 Apr
  • University of St. Andrews Astronomy (Scotland), 1998 May
  • University of Maryland Astronomy, 1998 Sept
  • Sydney Observatory Public Lecture, 1999 Jan
  • AAAS Annual Meeting (Anaheim), 1999 Jan
  • University of Sydney Physics, 1999 Mar
  • Macquarie University Public Lecture (Sydney), 1999 May
  • University of New South Wales Physics (Sydney), 1999 May
  • Gordon Conference, Origins of Solar Systems (New Hamshire), 1999 June
  • NASA Goddard Laboratory for Astronomy and Solar Physics, 1999 Nov
  • National Institute of Standards and Technology (Gaithersburg MD), 1999 Dec
  • Department of Terrestrial Magnetism (Washington DC), 2000 Jan
  • New York Center for Studies on the Origins of Life (Rensselaer), 2000 Mar
  • University of Virginia Astronomy, 2000 Apr
  • American Physical Society (Long Beach CA), 2000 Apr
  • Carnegie Observatories (Pasadena), 2000 May
  • Space Telescope Science Institute (Baltimore), 2000 May
  • IAU 24th General Assembly, Symposium 202 (Manchester UK), 2000 Aug
  • Yale University Astrobiology Seminar, 2000 Sept
  • Alexander von Humboldt Association, U.S. Naval Observatory, 2000 Oct
  • Carnegie Capital Science Lecture Series (Washington DC), 2000 Oct
  • Arizona State University Physics, 2000 Dec
  • NASA Astrobiology Institute Annual Meeting (Washington DC), 2001 Apr
  • Columbia University Physics, 2001 Apr
  • National Air & Space Museum Public Lecture (Washington DC), 2001 Apr
  • University of Washington Astrobiology Conference, 2001 Aug
  • Philosophical Society of Washington Public Lecture (Washington DC), 2001 Sept
  • University of Washington Astronomy (Seattle), 2001 Oct
  • University of Victoria Physics (British Columbia), 2001 Oct
  • American Astronomical Society Centennial Lecture Series, University of Victoria, 2001 Oct
  • University of Calgary Physics, 2002 Apr
  • American Astronomical Society Centennial Lecture Series, Calgary Science Centre, 2002 Apr
  • National Capital Astronomers Public Lecture (Bethesda MD), 2002 June
  • American Astronomical Society Centennial Lecture Series (Topeka KS), 2002 June
  • The Summer Science Program (Ojai CA), 2002 Aug
  • Catholic University Physics (Washington DC), 2002 Nov
  • Carnegie Observatories Centennial Lecture (Pasadena), 2003 May
  • Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile Astronomy (Santiago), 2003 May
  • The Summer Science Program (Socorro NM), 2003 June
  • Gordon Conference, Origin of Life (Maine), 2003 July
  • American Geophysical Union Carl Sagan Lecture (San Francisco), 2003 Dec
  • Dartmouth University Physics (Hanover NH), 2004 May
  • The Summer Science Program (Ojai CA), 2004 July
  • Keck Observatory Public Lecture (Waimea HI), 2004 August
  • San Francisco State University Public Lecture, 2004 August
  • American Astronomical Society Centennial Lecture Series (North Carolina), 2004 Sep
  • North Carolina Astronomers' Meeting, Guilford Technical Community College, 2004 Sep
  • National Academy of Sciences, Beckman Frontiers of Science Symposium (Irvine CA), 2004 Nov
  • Weseleyan University Astronomy (Connecticut), 2005 Feb
  • Queen's University Physics (Belfast), 2005 March
  • Queen's University Public Lecture, 2005 March
  • University of Virginia Astronomy, 2005 March
  • American Museum of Natural History Astrophysics (NY), 2005 March
  • Isaac Asimov Panel, American Museum of Natural History, 2005 March
  • Mt Stromlo and Siding Springs Observatories (Canberra), 2005 Apr
  • National Space Society Annual Meeting (Washington DC), 2005 May
  • University of Concepcion Astronomy (Chile), 2005 June
  • U.S. Naval Observatory (Washington DC), 2006 May
  • CosmoCaixa Science Museum (Barcelona Spain), 2006 Oct
  • CSIS Science Museum (Lleida, Spain), 2006 Oct
  • CosmoCaixa Science Museum (Madrid, Spain), 2006 Oct
  • Purple Mountain Observatory (Nanjing, China), 2007 May
  • Nanjing University China Astronomy, 2007 May
  • MIT Astrophysics 2008 May
  • Keck Observatory Public Lecture (Waimea HI), 2008 July
  • SOCHIAS (Annual Chilean Astronomy Meeting), (Santiago), 2009 Jan
  • NIST Atomic Spectroscopy, (Gaithersburg MD), 2009 Jul
  • NASA Goddard Exoplanets and Stellar Astrophysics, 2009 Sep
  • Space Telescope Science Institute (Baltimore), 2010 Jan
  • NIST Colloquium, (Gaithersburg MD), 2010 Jan
  • Philosophical Society of Washington Public Lecture (Washington DC), 2010 Apr
  • Cal State Northridge Physics, 2010 Apr
  • Magellan 10th Anniversary Meeting, 2011 Apr
  • College of Charleston Physics, 2011 Sep
  • Stellar Oscillations Network Group (Charleston), 2011 Sep
  • Carnegie Capital Science Lecture, 2011 Oct
  • Naval Research Laboratory Colloquium, 2012 Mar
  • University of Louisville Physics Colloquium, 2012 Mar
  • Middle Atlantic Planetarium Society (Toms River NJ), 2012 May
  • Explorers Club (NYC), 2012 May
  • NIST Atomic Spectroscopy (Gaithersburg MD), 2013 Jan
  • University of Chile Astronomy (Santiago), 2013 Aug
  • Astrobio 2013 (Santiago), 2013 Dec
  • Australian Astronomical Observatory (Sydney), 2014 Mar
  • Swinburne University of Technology Astronomy (Melbourne), 2014 May
  • Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile Astronomy (Santiago), 2014 Jun
  • University of Wyoming Physics & Astronomy (Laramie), 2014 Sep
  • Department of Terrestrial Magnetism (Washington DC), 2016 Jul
  • University of Waterloo Physics & Astronomy (Canada), 2016 Sep
  • University of Michigan Astronomy, 2016 Oct

SELECTED MEDIA COVERAGE & PUBLIC OUTREACH

  • Washington Post, Front page, 1995 Oct 19
  • ABC NIGHTLINE, 1995 Oct 19
  • International Tribune, Front page, 1995 Oct 20
  • New York Times, Page 4, 1995 Oct 20
  • Science News, Page 260, 1995 Oct 21
  • NBC Today Show, 1995 Oct 23
  • Spiegel TV (Germany), 1995 Oct 23
  • U.S. News and World Report, Page 69, 1995 Oct 30
  • NEWSWEEK, Page 86, 1995 Oct 30
  • Science News, Cover story, 1995 Nov 18
  • Sky & Telescope, Cover story, 1996 Jan
  • Scientific American, Page 22, 1996 Jan
  • CNN News, 1996 Jan 17
  • New York Times, Front page, 1996 Jan 18
  • Washington Post, Front page, 1996 Jan 18
  • London Times, Front page, 1996 Jan 18
  • CBS Evening News, 1996 Jan 18
  • Le Monde, Front page, 1996 Jan 20
  • New York Times, Science Tuesday, 1996 Jan 23
  • ABC Evening News, 1996 Jan 26
  • Science News, Page 52, 1996 Jan 27
  • U.S. News and World Report, Page 67, 1996 Jan 29
  • NEWSWEEK, Page 52, 1996 Jan 29
  • TIME, Page 64, 1996 Jan 29
  • TIME for Kids, Cover story, 1996 Feb 2
  • TIME, Cover story, 1996 Feb 6
  • Astronomy Magazine, Cover story, 1996 Apr
  • Scientific American, Page 62, 1996 Apr
  • Washington Post, Page 3, 1996 Apr 13
  • Washington Post Sunday Magazine, Cover story, 1996 Apr 14
  • Science News, Page 267, 1996 Apr 27
  • BBC Breakfast Show TV (UK), 1996 Apr 29
  • Science News, Page 11, 1996 July 6
  • KBS World Today (Korea), 1996 July 7
  • ABC NIGHTLINE, 1996 July 16
  • Archimedes, Interscience Film (Germany), 1996 Sept 24
  • Science News, Page 262, 1996 Oct 26
  • Scientific American, Page 20, 1996 Nov
  • Washington Post, Front page, 1996 Dec 25
  • The Economist, Page 71, 1997 Jan 25
  • New York Times, Front page, 1997 Feb 9
  • PBS Hunt for Alien Worlds, 1997 Feb 18
  • SVT Supernova (Sweden), 1997 Mar 3
  • The Learning Channel, 1997 Mar 26
  • Astronomy Magazine, Cover story, 1997 Apr
  • NEWSWEEK, Page 41, 1997 Apr 21
  • PBS Mysteries of Deep Space, 1997 Apr 28
  • Discovery Channel, 1997 July 6
  • Smithsonian Magazine, 1997 Sept
  • Border TV (UK), Innovators, 1997 Dec
  • Sky & Telescope, Cover story, 1998 Mar
  • New York Times, Front page, 1998 June 26
  • Washington Post, Page 2, 1998 June 26
  • Science News, Page 405, 1998 June 27
  • Astronomy Magazine, Page 58, 1998 July
  • Science News, Page 88, 1998 Aug 8
  • Astronomy Magazine, Page 52, 1998 Sept
  • Washington Post, Page 3, 1998 Sept 24
  • New York Times, Page 16, 1998 Sept 24
  • Science News, Page 197, 1998 Sept 26
  • Science News, Page 362, 1998 Dec 5
  • CNN News, Newstand CNN-TIME, 1999 Jan 10
  • Sky & Telescope, Page 22, 1999 Feb
  • New York Times, Science Tuesday, 1999 Mar 2
  • Washington Post, Front page, 1999 Apr 16
  • New York Times, Front page, 1999 Apr 16
  • Science News, Page 244, 1999 Apr 17
  • Channel 9, Today Show on Saturday (Australia), 1999 Apr 17
  • Sky News Australia, 1999 Apr 17
  • NEWSWEEK, Page 62, 1999 Apr 26
  • National Geographic, 1999 Oct
  • PBS Life Beyond Earth, 1999 Nov 10
  • Washington Post, Page 2, 1999 Nov 14
  • London Times, Front page, 1999 Nov 15
  • New York Times, Science Tuesday, Page 14, 1999 Nov 16
  • Science News, Page 324, 1999 Nov 20
  • Washington Post, Page 3, 1999 Nov 30
  • New York Times, Page 19, 1999 Nov 30
  • Washington Post, Front Page, 2000 Mar 30
  • New York Times, Page 16, 2000 Mar 30
  • Science News, Page 220, 2000 Apr 1
  • Bayerischer Rundfunk (Bavaria TV), Futura (Germany), 2000 Apr
  • New York Times, Front page, 2001 Jan 10
  • Washington Post, Page 2, 2001 Jan 10
  • The London Times, Front Page, 2001 Jan 10
  • Science News, Page 22, 2001 Jan 13
  • New York Times, Science Tuesday, Page D2, 2001 Jan 16
  • U.S. News and World Report, 2001 Jan 22
  • New York Times, 2001 Feb 1
  • Science, Page 2325, 2001 Mar 23
  • Washington Post, Front Page, 2001 Aug 16
  • New York Times, Page 16, 2001 Aug 16
  • Science News, Page 100, 2001 Aug 18
  • NHK TV (Japan), Search for Another Earth, 2001 Sept 23
  • New York Times, Front Page, 2002 Jun 14
  • Washington Post, Page 3, 2002 Jun 14
  • NBC Today Show, 2002 Jun 15
  • Science News, Page 371, 2002 Jun 15
  • U.S. News and World Report, Page 64, 2002 Jun 24
  • TIME, Page 53, 2002 Jun 24
  • Current Biography, Page 41, 2002 Nov
  • Discovery Channel (Canada), 2002
  • KBS1 TV (Korea), 2003 Apr 30
  • New York Times, Page 16, 2003 Jul 4
  • Washington Post, Page 3, 2004 Sep 1
  • New York Times, Page 16, 2004 Sep 1
  • New York Times, Science Tuesday, Page D1, 2004 Sep 21
  • Science News, Page 147, 2004 Sep 4
  • PBS NOVA Origins, 2004 Sep 29
  • Washington Post, Page 3, 2005 Jun 14
  • New York Times, Science Tuesday, 2005 Jun 14
  • Washington Post, Front Page, 2008 Jul 20
  • ABC TV (Australia), Catalyst, 2009 Sep 10
  • New York Times, Page D1, 2014 May 13
  • New York Times, Page 11, 2016 Aug 25
  • Washington Post, 2016 Aug 25
  • New York Times, 2016 Aug 31