The Bright Face Behind the Dark Sides of Galaxies

  title={The Bright Face Behind the Dark Sides of Galaxies},
  author={Robert Irion},
  pages={960 - 961}
  • R. Irion
  • Published 8 February 2002
  • Physics
  • Science
Vera Rubin has raised four scientists, measured the rotations of galaxies, and advanced the cause of women in astronomy--usually in that order. To celebrate one of the most distinctive careers in 20th century astronomy, a constellation of noted astronomers gathered last month for a symposium at the Carnegie Institution of Washington in Washington, D.C. Rubin, now 73, listened to presentations on the nature of galaxies, nearly all of them influenced by her pioneering studies on how galaxies…