John Marburger Dies

John Marburger, the former science adviser to President George W. Bush, died, reports The New York Times. He was 70. Marburger started as a physics professor at University of Southern California and eventually directed Brookhaven National Laboratory on Long Island. With a reputation "as an even-handed manager of difficult assignments," Marburger was nominated to direct the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy in September 2001.

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