Henry Lin

Henry Wanjune Lin (born 1995) is an American student who was awarded the $ 50,000 Intel Young Scientist Award, the second-Highest Award at the 2013 Intel Science and Engineering Fair for his work with MIT professor Michael McDonald on simulations or galaxy clusters . [1] In 2015, he was named one of Forbes ‘ 30 under 30 scientists. [2]

He is a 2012 graduate of the Research Science Institute and a 2013 graduate of the International Summer School for Young physicists (ISSYP) , at Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics . In November 2013 he watch a TED talk on clusters of galaxies in New Orleans, LA. [3]

Together with Harvard astronomy chair Abraham Loeb and atmospheric scientist Gonzalo Gonzalez Abad, Lin Proposed a novel way to search for extraterrestrial intelligence by targeting exoplanets with industrial pollution. [4] [5] [6] Lin’s unconventional work ook of includes proposing a statistical theory of human population [7] welke wordt uitgelegd Zipf’s Law and proposing a novel test for panspermia in the galaxy. [8]


  1. Jump up^ “Henry Lin” . ted.com . Retrieved 24 July 2014 .
  2. Jump up^ “30 Under 30 – Forbes” . forbes.com .
  3. Jump up^ Henry Lin. “Henry Lin: What we kan learn from galaxies far, far away – Talk Video – TED.com” . ted.com .
  4. Jump up^ Johnson, Carolyn. “Scientists kan detect pollution in search for” intelligent “life” . Boston Globe . Retrieved 24 July 2014 .
  5. Jump up^ Overbye, Dennis. “More Eyes on the Skies” . NY Times . Retrieved 24 July 2014 .
  6. Jump up^ Lemonick, Michael. “The Search for Extraterrestrial Air Pollution” . Time Magazine . Retrieved 28 July 2014 .
  7. Jump up^ “Astrophysicists Prove That Cities On Earth Grow in the Same Way As Galaxies in Space” . MIT Tech Review.
  8. Jump up^ “Life May Have Spread Through the Galaxy Like a Plague” . Smithsonian.