Montana State University paleontologist Jack Horner was recently recognized as one of the top 24 scientists in the world by the respected Japanese publication Newton Graphic Science Magazine.

The 24 scientists recognized by Newton Graphic Science Magazine, a respected magazine published in Japan, included individuals distinguished for their research in medicine, physics, space science and other fields. The list included such scientists as Rudolph Tanzi, who is known for his research on Alzheimer’s disease; theoretical physicist Lisa Randall of Harvard University; Barbara Natterson-Horowitz, a cardiologist and pan-zoologist; climate scientist David Vaughan; and Albert Fert, who won a Nobel Prize in physics.

Horner is Montana University System Regents Professor of Paleontology and Curator of Paleontology at MSU’s Museum of the Rockies. He is widely recognized as one of the world’s foremost paleontologists and was a leader in the now-common theory that dinosaurs were warm-blooded social creatures. He might be more widely known for his role as adviser for the popular Jurassic Park films directed by Steven Spielberg.