Vera Rubin (1928–2016)

@article{Bahcall2017VeraR,
  title={Vera Rubin (1928–2016)},
  author={Neta A. Bahcall},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2017},
  volume={542},
  pages={32-32}
}
  • N. Bahcall
  • Published 1 February 2017
  • Physics, Medicine
  • Nature
Vera Cooper Rubin was a pioneering astronomer, an admired role model and a passionate champion of female scientists. Her groundbreaking work confirmed the existence of dark matter and demonstrated that galaxies are embedded in dark-matter halos, which we now know contain most of the mass in the Universe. In the 1970s, Rubin showed that the speed at which stars orbit around the centres of spiral galaxies remains high even at the outskirts. This contradicts the Newtonian theory of gravitation… 
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