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Sandra Moore Faber

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Jobs/Positions
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Some Important Contributions:

"Variations in spectral-energy distributions and absorption-line strengths among elliptical galaxies," ApJ, 179, 731-754, 1973.

"Velocity dispersions and mass-to-light ratios for elliptical galaxies," AJ, 204, 668-683, 1976, with R.E. Jackson."Masses and mass-to-light ratios of galaxies," Ann. Rev. Astron. Astrophys., 17, 135-187, 1979, with J.S. Gallagher. "Spectroscopy and photometry of elliptical galaxies. V. Galaxy streaming towards the new supergalactic centre," ApJ, 326, 19-49, 1988, with D. Lynden-Bell, D. Burstein, R.L. Davies, A. Dressler, R. Terlevich, and G. Wegner."The centers of early-type galaxies with HST. IV. Central parameter relations," AJ, 114, 1771, 1997, with S. Tremaine, E.A. Ajhar, Y.I. Byun et al.

Honors:

1978 Bart J. Bok Prize, Harvard University
1985 Elected to National Academy of Sciences
1986 Heineman Prize, American Astronomical Society
1986 Honorary D. Sc., Swarthmore College
1989 Elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences
1993 NASA Group Achievement Award, Wide-Field/Planetary Camera Team
1996 University Professor, University of California
1997 Honorary D.Sc., Williams College

Jobs/Positions:

1972 - 1977 Assistant Professor/Assistant Astronomer, Lick Observatory, University of California, Santa Cruz
1977 - 1979 Associate Professor/Associate Astronomer, Lick Observatory, University of California, Santa Cruz
1979 - present   Professor/Astronomer, Lick Observatory, University of California, Santa Cruz
1996 - present   University Professor, University of California

Education:

1966 B.A. in Physics (High Honors), Swarthmore College
1972 Ph.D. in Astronomy, Harvard University

Sources and References consulted:

Sandra Faber and [ncs1995md], [amw1994], [nwps1997bfs].

Recommended Reading:

"Notable Women in the Physical Sciences: A Biographical Dictionary", B.F. Shearer and B.S. Shearer, eds., Greenwood Press (1997) [nwps1997bfs]

Autobiographical sketch hyperlinked below.

Additional Information/Comments:

Married Andrew Leigh Faber, June 9, 1967. They have two daughters Robin and Holly.

She studied under Sarah Lee Lippincott at Swarthmore (a lecturer without a PhD)

In 1990, she helped establish Keck Observatory on the summit of Mauna Kea in Hawaii.

Member, wide-field camera design team for the Hubble Space telescope.

AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH


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