Dr. Bernard Haisch
The article Wikipedia alternative aims to be ‘PBS of the Web’ said
The encyclopedia element of the project is the one that is the most similar to Wikipedia. But where Wales’ project has just one kind of article those created and vetted by users the Digital Universe’s encyclopedia will have two separate and distinct tiers: publicly written articles that are not certified by the experts as accurate, and those that are…
Firmage, Sanger and Digital Universe President Bernard Haisch think their project can avoid the pitfalls of its predecessors. They’ve created a system built around the idea of portals one for each major subject area, such as climate change, energy, education, the solar system and so on. Each portal will contain many different kinds of resources.
Haisch, FRAS is President of the
Digital Universe Foundation,
Chief Science Officer of
ManyOne Networks, and President of
Una Aria Music (BMI).
He received a B.S. with High Distinction in
Astrophysics from Indiana University in 1971 and a Ph.D. in Astronomy
from University of Wisconsin in 1979. He holds U.S. Patent No.
4,941,252 and can speak English and German and can read Dutch, French,
Latin. Born in Stuttgart, Germany, he is a U.S. citizen.
Bernie coedited Solar and Stellar Flares and The Many Faces of the Sun : A Summary of the Results from NASA’s Solar Maximum Mission, and authored Soft X-ray polychromator for the solar maximum mission final report and Astro-D observations of flares detecting the impulsive phase : final report. He has also authored over 130 papers in the Astrophysical Journal, Physics Letters, Advances in Space Research, the Journal of the British Interplanetary Society, and many other important publications.
He is a Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society, an Associate Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics and a member of the International Astronomical Union, American Astronomical Society, European Astronomical Society, Society for Scientific Exploration, Phi Beta Kappa, Sigma Xi, and Phi Kappa Phi.
Bernie was a member of the NASA SADAP Review Committee, the AIAA Space Sciences and Astronomy Technical Committee, the NASA ROSAT Review Committee, the NASA MSFC Space Transportation Review Panel and was the Panel Chair of the NASA ADP Review Committee. He was the director for the California Institute for Physics and Astrophysics, the Staff Scientist of the Lockheed Martin Solar and Astrophysics Laboratory, the Scientific Editor of The Astrophysical Journal, the Deputy Director of the Center for EUV Astrophysics at the University of California at Berkeley, and the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Scientific Exploration.