Vera Rubin

She was born on July 23, 1928 (died on December 25, 2016, she was 88 years old) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.


Vera Rubin July 23 1928) is 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. read more

Is Vera Rubin still alive?

No, she died on 12/25/2016, 4 years ago. She was 88 years old when she died. She died in Princeton

What was Vera's zodiac sign?

Vera Rubin zodiac sign was leo.

Awards (10)

Awarded Women in Space Science Award in 2008 , awarded Dickson Prize in Science in 1993 , awarded Henry Norris Russell Lectureship in 1993 , awarded Bruce Medal in 2002 , awarded Richtmyer Memorial Award in 2007 ,


She graduated from Georgetown University, Cornell University and Vassar College


She had one child, Karl (65) . When her first child, Karl Rubin, was born, Vera Rubin was 27 years old.

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Vera Rubin was born on the , which was a Monday

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