Physics and Astronomy Prof. Janna Levin spoke about the "soundtrack" of the universe at TED 2011 conference in Long Beach, Calif.
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