Campus News

Transforming the United States

NPR’s All Things Considered reported on the death of evolutionary biologist Ernst Mayr at the age of 100. UGA historian Edward Larson discussed Mayr’s immigration to this country from Germany, part of an exodus of top-flight German scientists who transformed U.S. science.

“He made it from a good solid scientific community, on par with others in the world, to the finest science community in the entire world, the dominant scientific community,” Larson said.