Wednesday, August 24, 2016

My Intellectual Journey from “Idiot” to “Savant"



Dr. Stephen Ungar: "I will share with you my Journey from a somewhat problematic childhood, spanning World War 2, through early formative years leading to my six decades of association with NASA. Come learn why, although race, religion and ethnicity play a role in my identity, I self-identify myself as a Physicist. NASA has served as a safe harbor for those of us afflicted with this mental condition and provides us with an opportunity to make meaningful contributions to society. I will also describe my good fortune in serving as the initial Mission Scientist for EO-1, “NASA’s Science and Technology Pathfinder to the 21st Century”.

Dr. Stephen Ungar, USRA & EO-1 Scientist Emeritus - NASA/GSFC