Vera Rubin
#5501 Overall Influence

Vera Rubin

American astronomer and physicist

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Vera Florence Cooper Rubin was an American astronomer who pioneered work on galaxy rotation rates. She uncovered the discrepancy between the predicted angular motion of galaxies and the observed motion, by studying galactic rotation curves. This phenomenon became known as the galaxy rotation problem, and was evidence of the existence of dark matter. Although initially met with skepticism, Rubin's results were confirmed over subsequent decades. Her legacy was described by The New York Times as "ushering in a Copernican-scale change" in cosmological theory.

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Vassar College
Vassar College

Private, coeducational liberal arts college in Poughkeepsie, New York, in the United States

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Cornell University
Cornell University

Private university in Ithaca

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Georgetown University
Georgetown University

Private university in Washington, D.C., United States

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#864 World Rank #248 USA Rank
Physics