ScienceInsider and The Great Beyond blog at Nature report that President Obama has nominated Subra Suresh, the MIT dean, to lead the National Science Foundation. "As first reported by Science magazine, Subra's name was leaked way back in March," Eric Hand writes at the Great Beyond.
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