[PAST EVENT] Conversation with Meg Urry on the role of women in science

January 18, 2019
12pm - 1pm
Swem Library, Ford Classroom
400 Landrum Dr
Williamsburg, VA 23185Map this location
Access & Features
  • Free food
  • Open to the public
Dr. Meg Urry
Dr. Meg Urry

Come and join the informal conversation and personally meet Dr. Meg Urry!

Dr. Urry is the Israel Munson Professor of Physics and Astronomy and Director of the Yale Center for Astronomy and Astrophysics; she served as Chair of the Physics Department at Yale from 2007 to 2013 and in the Presidential line of the American Astronomical Society 2013-2017. Her scientific research focuses on active galaxies, which host accreting supermassive black holes in their centers. She has published over 300 refereed research articles on supermassive black holes and galaxies and was identified as a ?Highly Cited Author? by Thomson Reuters.    

Professor Urry is also known for her efforts to increase the number of women and minorities in science. She has been outspoken about the cultural issues in science, and how to make science safer for women, for which she won the 2015 Edward A. Bouchet Leadership Award from Yale University and the 2010 Women in Space Science Award from the Adler Planetarium.