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Professor Meg Urry Studies Astronomy and Encourages Diversity in Physics

Patty Fox

On this installment of Radio Physics, a conversation with Meg Urry, the Israel Munson Professor of Physics and Astronomy and Director of the Yale Center for Astronomy and Astrophysics. She arrived at Yale in 2001 as the first woman with a tenured position in the Yale Physics Department, and the only woman in the Department at that time. Her scientific research focuses on active galaxies, that is, galaxies with unusually luminous cores, which host accreting supermassive black holes in their centers. Radio Physics is a collaboration with the Aspen Center for Physics, KDNK Radio, and advanced physics students at Roaring Fork Valley High School. This interview was recorded earlier in 2018 during the teen summer program.