Vera Rubin at a podium wearing cap and gown
Category: Discovery & Impact

Title: Dark Matter Discoverer Vera Rubin Blazed New Trails for Women, Astronomy

Date Published: February 23, 2017

“Today we honor one of the most prominent scientists of our time, astronomer Vera Rubin. … Vera Rubin’s boundless curiosity about the natural world and her important contributions to our understanding of it inspire us all.”

Honorary Degree Citation, 1997