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Jack Horner
Born June 15, 1946 (1946-06-15) (ageĀ 72)
Shelby, Montana, USA
Residence Bozeman, Montana
Citizenship United States of America
Fields Paleontology
Institutions Museum of the Rockies
Alma mater University of Montana
Notable awards Romer-Simpson Medal (2013)

John R. "Jack" Horner (born June 15, 1946) is an American paleontologist who discovered and named Maiasaura, providing the first clear evidence that some dinosaurs cared for their young. He is one of the best-known paleontologists in the World.

In addition to his many paleontological discoveries, Horner served as the technical advisor for all of the Jurassic Park films, had a cameo appearance in Jurassic World, and even served as partial inspiration for one of the lead characters, Dr. Alan Grant.

He studied at the University of Montana, although he did not complete his degree due to undiagnosed dyslexia, and was awarded a Doctorate in Science honoris causa. He retired from Montana State University on July 1st, 2016 and now teaches as a Presidential Fellow at Chapman University.

With a business partner, he has also formed a company called Horner Science Group for the purpose of creating, with partners, unique dinosaur experiences based on his knowledge and research, especially experiences that are accessible to all learning styles.

Jack Horner's World of Dinosaurs will keep old and new dinosaur fans up to date as Jack continues to explore the world of dinosaurs and more importantly to share his fascination with people of all ages who are interested in learning more about dinosaurs and science (http://jackhornersworldofdinosaurs.com). His research, writing, lectures, consulting, and work with Universal Studios continues.

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