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Amateur Science--Strong Tradition, Bright Future

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Science  02 Apr 1999:
Vol. 284, Issue 5411, pp. 55-56
DOI: 10.1126/science.284.5411.55


  • Forrest M. Mims III is a writer, teacher, and amateur scientist. He received a Rolex Award for developing a miniature instrument that measures the ozone layer and has contributed projects to “The Amateur Scientist” column in Scientific American. His scientific publications have appeared in Nature and other scholarly journals.


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