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May 21, 2019

Atmospheric Scientist Chris Bretherton Elected to National Academy of Sciences

Chris Bretherton, a University of Washington professor, has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences. Bretherton is one of 100 new members elected for their “distinguished and continuing achievements in original research” who were announced April 30 by the academy.

The newly elected members bring the total number of active members to 2,347 and the total number of nonvoting foreign associates to 487.

Bretherton, a UW professor jointly appointed in the departments of Atmospheric Sciences and Applied Mathematics, works on clouds and climate. He earned his undergraduate degree from the California Institute of Technology and his doctorate in 1984 from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He then did postdoctoral research at the National Center for Atmospheric Research before joining the UW faculty in 1985.


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