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A star is formed: Shari Breen named L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science 2015 Fellow

8 Sep 2015, 23:43 UTC
A star is formed: Shari Breen named L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science 2015 Fellow
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flornes_y:Congratulations to one of our astronomers, Shari Breen! This is reposted from the CSIROnews blog.
Originally posted on News @ CSIRO:
How are stars made?

It’s a heady question pondered by humans for as long as history has been recorded – each civilization has had their own creation myths explaining how the stars and the night sky came to be.

But for our astronomer, Shari Breen, it’s a question she takes a lot more literally: just how did stars form from nothing more than clouds of gas into their current state?

Shari’s been working on this question for eight years now, and her current area of focus is showing a lot of promise in helping to answer this universal question. What’s more, her star-studded studies are attracting some highly-esteemed recognition: Shari has just been named as a L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Fellow.

Along with three other outstanding female scientists, Shari was selected from a field of over 240 applicants and awarded a prize of $25,000.

Shari’s own star is undeniably…
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