To understand the needs of scientists and organizations, made numerous visits to laboratories and observatories around the world for first-hand contacts with physics and astronomy experiments, including travels to the South Pole, deep mines, and the highest observatories in the Atacama Desert.
2001- Trustee, Member of the Technology Transfer Committee. Member Executive Committee, 2013–Present. Vice-chairman 2013-2016.
Redefined, developed and supported the Institute's re-branding. Helped execute pivot in positioning, and messaging in website, social media and other communications to leverage the broader mission of the Institute to explore, understand, and explain the origin and nature of life in the universe. 75+ Principal Investigators working in astronomy/astrophysics, exoplanets, planetary science, climate and geoscience, astrobiology, SETI.
Passion for discovery and sharing knowledge as scientific ambassadors to the public, the press, and the government. As member of the board, raised over $34M since 2000.
Particle Fever Documentary
Invested in highly successful CERN/Higgs boson documentary (“Particle Fever”) to promote and communicate the benefits and excitement of science discovery. Produced by David Kaplan. John Hopkins University
Kavli Institute for Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology
2006 - Established and funded the Pierre R. Schwob Computing and Information Center at the Kavli Institute for Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology (KIPAC) at Stanford/SLAC.