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Margherita Hack in 2007
|Born||June 12, 1922 |
Popular Science Writer
|Institutions||University of Trieste|
|Alma mater||University of Trieste|
|Notable awards||Targa Giuseppe Piazzi (1994)|
Premio Internazionale Cortina Ulisse (1995)
Born in Florence, she received her laurea in Physics from the Arcetri Observatory, in 1945, with a thesis in Astrophysics on Cepheid variables. She was Professor ordinarius of Astronomy from 1964 to 1997 at the University of Trieste; she retired in 1998.
She administered the Trieste Astronomical Observatory from 1964 to 1987, making it become internationally well known.
She is a member of several Physics and Astronomy associations, and was director of the Astronomy Department at the University of Trieste from 1985 to 1991 and from 1994 to 1997. She is a member of the Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei
- ^ International Astronomical Union, European Physical Society, Italian Astronomical Society, Italian Society of Physics
- ^ "Socio nazionale nella classe di scienze fisiche matematiche e naturali. Categoria seconda: astronomia, geodesia, geofisica e applicazioni; sezione A: Astronomia e applicazioni". Margherita Hack's profile on www.lincei.it