Vera (Cooper) Rubin

Vera Florence (Cooper) Rubin (1928 - 2016)

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Vera Florence Rubin formerly Cooper
Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAmap
Daughter of and [mother unknown]
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Died in Princeton, New Jersey, USAmap
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  • Noted astronomer who figured out the conundrum of galaxy rotation[1][2]
  • d/o Pesach Kobchefski (aka Philip Cooper) & Rose Applebaum[1]
  • Chose Vassar College because astronomer Maria Mitchell had taught there[2] >> Masters from Cornell >> PhD from Georgetown
  • 1965 Carnegie Institution, D.C. - worked with Kent Ford on the movement of stars orbiting the center of their galaxy[2]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Wikipedia: Vera Rubin], accessed 5 July 2017
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "How Vera Rubin Found the First Direct Evidence for Dark Matter | Great Minds." SciShow Space (channel). 4 July 2017. Youtube (web). Accessed 5 July 2017.

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