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Declan Fahy

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Declan Fahy is an assistant professor in the School of Communication, American University, Washington, D.C. He holds a doctorate in communication from Dublin City University, and he has published scholarly papers in a number of journalism, science, and communications journals. The New Celebrity Scientists: Out of the Lab and into the Limelight, is his first book.

A Brief History of Scientific Celebrity

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 39.4, July/August 2015

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A Brief History of Scientific Celebrity

Science is personified by a handful of articulate, media-savvy scientists who stimulate new thinking, 
drive scientific controversies, enhance public understanding, mobilize social movements, 
and shape policy. To millions, these scientific celebrities are the public face of science.

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