We mourn the death of Charles H. Townes, prof. emeritus of physics at UC Berkeley at the age of 99. Townes was awarded the Templeton Prize in 2005 and shared the 1964 Nobel Prize for the invention of the laser.
Watch Oscar-winning director Ross Kauffman's film about Louis Zamperini, a World War II POW who survived a near-fatal plane crash only to be captured by the Japanese, and learn about the true power of forgiveness.
NASA's Kepler 2 found its first exoplanet. Led by a team at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, including graduate student Andrew Vanderberg and JTF grantees David Charbonneau and David Latham.