Sagan, Carl (Edward)

Sagan, Carl (Edward)
(9 nov. 1934, Brooklyn, N.Y., N.Y., EE.UU.–20 dic. 1996, Seattle, Wash.).

Astrónomo y escritor científico estadounidense. Recibió su doctorado en la Universidad de Chicago. En el Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (1962–68) concentró sus estudios en la astronomía planetaria y en los esfuerzos del proyecto SETI para encontrar vida extraterrestre. Ganó notoriedad como escritor de divulgación científica y comentarista, destacándose por su entusiasmo y prosa clara; su obra Dragones del edén (1977) ganó el Premio Pulitzer. Fue coproductor y narrador de la serie de televisión Cosmos (1980); el libro que acompañó a la serie se transformó en el mayor éxito de ventas de la literatura científica de todos los tiempos. En la década de 1980 estudió los efectos ambientales de una guerra nuclear y contribuyó a popularizar el concepto de "invierno nuclear".

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