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Cross-post: E. Margaret Burbidge, Astronomer Who Blazed Trails on Earth, Dies at 100

8 Apr 2020, 19:00 UTC
Cross-post: E. Margaret Burbidge, Astronomer Who Blazed Trails on Earth, Dies at 100
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By Margaret Fox E. Margaret Burbidge, an astrophysicist who made pathbreaking findings about the state of the cosmos, not the least of which was discovering precisely what it entailed to succeed as a woman in a male-dominated universe at midcentury, died on Sunday at her home in San Francisco. She was 100. Her daughter, Sarah Burbidge, said the cause was complications from a fall. A native of England who worked largely in the United States, Dr. Burbidge built a career that was stellar in both senses. She was considered one of the foremost astronomers in the world, long regarded as a trailblazer for women in the field. Read more at https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/06/science/space/e-margaret-burbidge-dead.html Check out our post from her 100th birthday and feel free to share your memories of Dr. Burbidge in the comments below! https://womeninastronomy.blogspot.com/2019/08/happy-100th-birthday-margaret-burbidge.html

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