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Our Island Universe: Celia Payne

Mar 23, 2020

Credit scientificwomen.net

Wood. Oil. Gas. Maybe fire is a fundamental element of nature as the Greeks thought? When did we finally figure out what stars are actually made up of and who made that ground-breaking discovery? Celia Payne’s 1925 doctoral thesis at Harvard provided the key insight that would later be described as “the most brilliant PhD thesis ever written in astronomy.” #WomensHistory