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Alan P. Boss (born July 20, 1951, in Lakewood, Ohio) is an American astrophysicist. Educated at the University of South Florida and the University of California, Santa Barbara, Boss is a specialist in stellar and planetary system formation and the study of extrasolar planets, having published dozens of articles in this and related fields. He is currently a Staff Member at the Carnegie Institution for Science.

Boss was selected to join the NASA Science Working Group for the Kepler Mission and the NASA Independent Review Team for the Navigator Program, both charged with the detection and characterization of nearby habitable Earth-like planets. Boss is a fellow of numerous scientific academies and societies and regularly chairs working groups in his field.


* Boss, Alan (1998). Looking for Earths: The Race to Find New Solar Systems. New York: John Wiley & Sons. ISBN 978-0471184218 (HC) ISBN 978-0471379119 (PB).


* The Home Page of Alan P. Boss. Carnegie Institution for Science.

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