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Session 1

Lucy Mission Overview

Dr. Hal Levison is the Principal Investigator of the Lucy Mission. He did his undergraduate studies in physics at Franklin & Marshall College and received his Ph.D. in Astronomy from the University of Michigan. He is currently a planetary scientist at Southwest Research Institute in Boulder, CO. His research focuses on the formation and dynamical evolution of the Solar System, including being a co-author of the leading model for explaining the origin of the Trojan Asteroids. He enjoys sharing his love of science with the public and is often interviewed as an expert in his field for television for BBC, NOVA, and other television programming and is routinely interviewed by print media. When he has time, he enjoys working on his vintage 1950s cars.

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