Maria Mitchell

Maria Mitchell - painting by H. Dassell, 1851 
Credit: Public Domain

Occupation: Astronomer, Educator, Librarian

Year born: 1818

Research Areas: Comets, Solar Eclipse, Planets, Double Stars, Nebulae


Nergis Mavalvala

Nergis Mavalvala
Nergis Mavalvala
Credit: Bryce Vickmark. 
All rights reserved. Used by permission.

Occupation: Astrophysicist 

Year born: 1968 

Research Areas: Astrophysics, Experimental Physics, Quantum Mechanics


Haida Liang

Occupation: Professor of Physics

Research Areas: Imaging and Sensing, Conservation, Science and Art


"I’m working on the boundary between optical imaging and history… physics and history are the two things that I love."