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Dr. Flannery received degrees from Princeton (AB) and University of California Santa Cruz (Ph.D.) in astrophysics. He pursued postdoctoral research in astrophysics at The Institute for Advanced Study, and later as a professor at Harvard University. After joining Exxon in 1980 he spent eighteen years at Corporate Research in research, supervisory, and management roles involving theoretical science, mathematical modeling and the environment. Flannery is co-author of the widely used reference Numerical Recipes: the Art of Scientific Computing. At Exxon he led the effort to develop a new form of micro-copy utilizing synchro-tron x-ray radiation to produce non-invasive, three-dimensional images of the internal structure of small objects.