Greatest Physicists in History
The link to the recorded session is now available. You can view the recording here.
“Greatest Physicists in History” (“Historian Suuret Fyysikot”) lecture series is organized together with The Finnish Physical Society:
Vera Rubin: Discoverer of dark matter and active role model
Lecturer: Neta A. Bahcall, the Eugene Higgins Professor of Astrophysics at Princeton University
When: the 18th of March, 2021, at 18:00 pm
The lecture will be in English and online. Link to the event: https://aalto.zoom.us/j/66338229083
Vera Rubin (1928 – 2016) was an American astrophysicist and holder of numerous prestigious awards such as USA National Medal of Science, Bruce Medal and National Medal of Science. Her pioneering work on observing the motions of stars within galaxies confirmed the existence of dark matter. Her research was driven by the desire to understand how the universe works and through her career she was an active advocate and a role-model for women in science.
This seminar is given by Neta A. Bahcall. She is the Eugene Higgins Professor of Astrophysics at Princeton University, director of the Undergraduate Program in Astrophysics and past Director of the Council on Science and Technology of Princeton University. Her research focuses on observational cosmology, dark matter and energy, quasars and supermassive black holes.
Neta Bahcall’s article on Vera Rubin has been published in Nature https://www.nature.com/articles/542032a