President-elect Barack Obama plans to nominate Harvard physicist John Holdren for role of presidential science advisor, according to Science's blog linkurl:ScienceInsider.; linkurl:Holdren; is the director of the Science, Technology and Public Policy program at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government. He is also a professor of environmental science and public policy. His research focuses on environmental change, fusion science, energy options, and nuclear disarmament. Today (Dec 18) Holdren met with Obama's transition team in Chicago, the blog reported, adding that Obama is expected to make the announcement of the nomination this weekend through his weekly radio address. Last week, former Senator Tom Daschle was selected to be Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services in the new administration.
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