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Silvia Torres astronomer
Astronomers

Biography of Silvia Torres Mexican astronomer

Biography of Silvia Torres Castilleja the first Mexican woman to obtain a doctorate in astronomy. Click here if you want to see this biography in Spanish translation She is one of the most internationally recognized Mexican scientists for her research on interstellar matter. Childhood of Silvia Torres future astronomer Silvia Torres Castilleja was born in …

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Vera Rubin american astronomer
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Biography of Vera Rubin American astronomer

Biography of Vera Rubin the American astronomer whose observations were fundamental to sustain the existence of dark matter in the universe. Click here if you want to see this biography in Spanish translation In one of her last interviews, Vera Rubin said: “I observed that the galaxies revolved in a totally unexpected way“. The great …

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Hipatia of Alexandria
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Biography of Hypatia of Alexandria Greek astronomer

Biography of  Hipatia born in Alexandria, capital of the Roman diocese of Egypt. No data is known about her mother. Click here if you want to see this biography in Spanish translation Her father, Theon of Alexandria, philosopher and mathematician was dedicated to research and teaching at the Alexandria Museum, founded by Ptolemy. Hipatia’s father …

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