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Vera Rubin

Vera Rubin in 2009
Born Vera Cooper
(1928-07-23)July 23, 1928
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Died December 25, 2016(2016-12-25) (aged 88)
Princeton, New Jersey, U.S.
Residence Princeton, New Jersey, U.S.
Nationality American
Fields Astronomy
Institutions Georgetown University, Carnegie Institution of Washington
Alma mater Vassar College, Cornell University, Georgetown University
Thesis Fluctuations in the Space Distribution of the Galaxies (1954)
Doctoral advisor George Gamow
Other academic advisors Richard Feynman, Hans Bethe, Philip Morrison
Notable students Sandra Faber
Known for Galaxy rotation problem
Dark matter
Rubin–Ford effect
Notable awards Bruce Medal, Dickson Prize in Science, Gold Medal of the Royal Astronomical Society, National Medal of Science

No observational problem will not be solved by more data.
Science progresses best when observations force us to alter our preconceptions.
Vera Rubin
Does Sex Matter? Of course it does. But does it matter enough to Matter? That’s a different question.
Vera Rubin