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Nick Scoville

Nick Scoville is Professor of Astronomy at CalTech in Pasadena, CA and is now serving as Department chair. He was born in New York and is the son of Herbert Scoville who was active in arms control issues and Ann Scoville who is an artist. He grew up in Virginia just outside Washington, DC and obtained his Bachelors Degree (1967) and Ph.D (1972) from Columbia University in New York.

His main research interests has been in interstellar molecular clouds, the star formation which occurs in these clouds, interacting ultraluminous-infrared galaxies and active galactic nuclei. His main hobby outside of astronomy is steel scultural welding.