Margaret Geller

Margaret J. Geller was born on December 8, 1947 in Ithaca, New York. Her parents were Seymour Geller and Sarah Levine Geller. There is no any information about her early years, family and primary education. After high school, she studied at the University of California at Berkeley. In 1970 she graduated from College with a bachelor's degree. She moved to New Jersey and continued her education at the Princeton University, where she reached her M.A. Degree in 1972. Between 1970 and 1973, she also was a fellow of the National Science Foundation. In 1975 she got her Ph.D in Physics from the Princeton University.

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She was always interested in astronomy and during the years of hard work she reached bid results with observational as well as theoretical work in cosmology. She spent a lot of time working with an extragalactic astronomy and X-ray astronomy.

She started her brilliant science career and reached big results by working in England. She got a fellowship at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics as well as at the Institute of Astronomy, which is located in Cambridge. She worked there as an assistant professor of Astronomy at Harvard University for three years from 1980. Afterwards, she became a part of the permanent scientific staff of the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. She got her breakthrough time being a partner with the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics.

During her career way she collaborated a lot with astronomer John P. Huchra. In the early 80s they both made a hypothesis about three-dimensional mapping of galaxies which is beyond a certain brightness over a large- distance, which is more than 5 hundred million light-years. With this hypothesis they worked more than 5 years and in 1986, they announced their first results. In 1989, Magaret and her partner John P. Huchra reached a Newcomb Cleveland Prize of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

After her success, she was chosen as a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1990. In 1992, she also was chosen in the Physics section of the United States National Academy of Sciences, which was her one more achievement.

In 1996, Margaret got a Klopsteg Memorial Award of the American Association of Physics Teachers. Three years in line from 2000, she was involved in Council of the National Academy of Sciences. She was awarded for six times with honorary degrees (D. S. H. C.) from different Colleges.

Margaret is known by her appearances in the popular science videos for public education. In 1989, she made her appearances in the short film “Where the Galaxies Are” (1989). This film also was awarded by the CINE Gold Eagle. She was involved with another film “So Many Galaxies... So Little Time”. There is no any information is she is a married woman or not as well as any details of her personal life. Her net worth is still under evaluation.

Quick Facts
Birth Date: 8 Dec, 1947
Age: 72 yrs
Occupations: Astronomer
University teacher
Citizenship: United States of America
Birth Place: Ithaca
Education: Princeton University
University of California, Berkeley
Gender: Female
Description: American astronomer
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Last Modified: Jun 27 2020
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