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Astrophysicist Jim Ryan | Meeting the Minds

His bomb detector is out of this world

Jim Ryan started using techniques for detecting neutrons and gamma rays in outer space to help soldiers detect dirty bombs. Jim Ryan started using techniques for detecting neutrons and gamma rays in outer space to help soldiers detect dirty bombs. (Mark Wilson/Globe Staff)
By Billy Baker
Globe Correspondent / December 1, 2008

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Jim Ryan says the problem with being an astrophysicist is that you often get asked the same question: What good is all this stuff you're studying in outer space? (Full article: 882 words)

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