Physics and Astronomy Prof. Janna Levin spoke about the "soundtrack" of the universe at TED 2011 conference in Long Beach, Calif.
Gladys turned her love of astronomy into a pursuit to understand the physics of the universe. She works as a research assistant on VERITAS, a gamma-ray telescope observatory in southern Arizona.
Lily Koppel ’03 may have been just “moon dust”— as she jokes— during the great age of space exploration, but in her second book, The Astronaut Wives Club, the 32-year-old author deftly transports readers through that era, navigating territory that has seldom been traversed.
Throughout the years, Barnard women have studied such sciences as astronomy, biology, chemistry, and physics, pursuing careers in these fields. Many of these women were pioneers, establishing their places within scientific communities that were all but closed to them. On the following pages, six alumnae, two of whom are retired, talk about their research, how they started, and what inspired them.
Barnard senior to pursue graduate degree from one of the world’s most renowned and ancient universities.
Forging careers in science