C. Megan Urry

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Biography

Israel Munson Professor of Physics and Astronomy at Yale University since 2001; Director, Yale Center for Astronomy and Astrophysics; Chair, Department of Physics, 2007-2013. Formerly at Space Telescope Science Institute (1987-2001). PhD in Physics & Astronomy from the Johns Hopkins University 1984, BS in Physics & Mathematics Tufts 1977, Winchester High School. Over 250 refereed scientific publications on supermassive black holes and galaxies; Thomson Reuters “Highly Cited Author.” Fellow, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, National Academy of Sciences, American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Physical Society, American Women in Science. Honorary doctorate, Tufts University. American Astronomical Society’s Annie Jump Cannon and George van Biesbroeck prizes; [-elect, Past-] President of the AAS 2013-2017. For her efforts to increase the number of women in the physical sciences, awarded the Adler Planetarium's 2010 Women in Space Science Award.
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