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Presented By: Department of Astronomy

Mohler Prize Lecture: A Celebration of Women in Astronomy

Jocelyn Bell Burnell, Visiting Professor, Astrophysics, University of Oxford

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Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell will celebrate the contributions of some remarkable female astronomers including the fundamental discoveries made by:
Cecilia Helena Payne-Gaposchkin, who established the connection between stellar spectra and star composition.
Caroline Lucretia Herschel, who discovered several comets and was the first woman to be paid for her contribution to science.
Vera Rubin, whose work on galaxy rotation led to the theory of dark matter.
Beatrice Muriel Hill Tinsley, who made fundamental contributions to understanding how galaxies evolve, grow and die.
Rebecca Anne Wood Elson, who both studied galaxy formation and was a well-respected author of poetry and essays about astronomy and the human experience.
Bell Burnell will conclude by reviewing the position of women in astrophysics today.
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