- Sandra M. Faber
name = Sandra M. Faber
UCSCand the Lick Observatory
Sandra Moore Faber (1944 - ) is a University Professor of
Astronomyand Astrophysicsat the University of California, Santa Cruzand works at the Lick Observatory. In 1972 she received her Ph.D.in Astronomy from Harvard University, prior to that she obtained a B.A., with high honors, in physicsfrom Swarthmore College, in 1966. She was elected to the American Philosophical Societyon 29 April 2001.
Faber was the head of a team (known as the Seven Samurai) that discovered a mass concentration called "The Great Attractor".
Faber says, "I hope that you take time to contemplate the implications of what you are studying. This is one of the rare opportunities to think about where the human race is going."
At UCSC she focuses her research on the evolution of structure in the universe and the evolution and formation of galaxies.
Faber received the Heineman Prize in 1985 and the
Harvard Centennial Medal, also called the Bok Prize, in 2006.
* [http://astro.ucsc.edu/~dept/faculty/faber.html Dr. Faber's page @ UCSC]
* [http://www.meta-library.net/transcript/sf-frame.html See video of Dr. Faber @ Meta-Library.net]
* [http://currents.ucsc.edu/05-06/06-12/faber.asp UC Santa Cruz's biography of Sandra Faber]
* [http://www.aip.org/history/ohilist/25489.html Oral History interview transcript with Sandra M. Faber 31 July 2002, American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library and Archives]
Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.