Observatory Named for Georgetown Physicist Who Encourages Next Generation of Women in Science

Sarah Jiang (C’21) says she’s thrilled that the National Science Foundation chose to name a telescope designed to conduct “a vast astronomical survey” after Vera Rubin (G’54), the renowned Georgetown alumna and physicist.

After receiving her Ph.D. from Georgetown in 1954, Rubin subsequently worked at the university as a researcher and professor. She went on to work at the Carnegie Institution, where she discovered the first evidence of dark matter.

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