Beauty and the (White House science) Geek
Who says you can't get no satisfaction in Washington?
Former model and current global activist Bianca Jagger -- the first ex-wife of Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger -- will help honor White House Office of Science and Technology Policy Director John P. Holdren on Wednesday evening in Washington.
Holdren is this year's recipient of the Hans A. Bethe Award, a prestigious science award presented by the Federation of American Scientists. The group is rewarding Holdren "for his enduring work on complex global issues that hinge on science and technology, such as the causes of climate change, analysis of energy technologies and policies, and ways to reduce the dangers from nuclear weapons," it said.
The prize is named for the Nobel Prize-winning nuclear physicist who helped develop the atomic and hydrogen bombs and later became a major proponent of non-proliferation. FAS was established by scientists like Bethe who worked on the Manhattan Project to develop the first atomic bombs.
Since her days with Mick and her patronage of Studio 54, Jagger has spent her time as a globe-trotting advocate for human rights, social justice and environmental protection. She'll fit right in tonight with a roomful of scientists, right?
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