Edward C. Stone

Edward Carroll Stone ( born January 23, 1936 in Knoxville, Iowa) is an American physicist, planetary scientist and space scientists.

Stone studied at the University of Chicago physics with the master's degree in 1959 and his doctorate in 1964. Afterwards he was at Caltech, where he was an Assistant Professor in 1967 and 1976, Professor of Physics. From 1983 to 1988 he was standing there in front of the Faculty of Physics, Mathematics and Astronomy. He was director of the Space Radiation Laboratory and from 1991 to 2001 director of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. He has been involved since 1972 as a project scientist at the Voyager mission and later their spokesperson, which gave him during the flyby of the Voyager probes to the major planets public awareness.

Starting at 1961 Stone was in space research with experiments on cosmic rays in Discoverer satellites operate. In 1999, he received the Carl Sagan Memorial Award. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences (1984 ) and received numerous awards under the NASA Distinguished Service Medal and the National Medal of Science. From 1971 to 1973 he was Sloan Fellow.

He was at times the board of the Council of the California Association for Research in Astronomy which operates the Keck observatories, and director of the W. M. Keck Foundation.