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News RIP Vera Rubin

  1. Dec 26, 2016 #1

    ZapperZ

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    julian

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    Dark matter scientist and advocate of women in the sciences. RIP
     
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    Thought I was going to have to post this, but you beat me by 14 minutes.
     
  5. Dec 26, 2016 #4

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    Thanks ZapperZ. One thought when I read your post, though I agree that Vera Rubin was a great scientist, is that perhaps the lesson one should learn is that there is plenty of great work not recognized by prizes, so should one really regret that Rubin did not receive a Nobel?

    While we're on the subject - could one argue that Rubin did not deserve a Nobel, since she merely confirmed Zwicky's conclusions?
     
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  7. Dec 27, 2016 #6

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    https://www.aip.org/remembering-vera-rubin (has links to Physics Today articles by Vera Rubin - free until 1/27/2017)

    Vera Rubin in "The Astronomers"... start at 8m40s


    Vera Rubin in "The Ring of Truth"... start at 37m30s
     
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