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RIP Vera Rubin
« on: December 27, 2016, 06:14:30 PM »
Vera Rubin confirmed The Existence of Dark Matter

Obama got a Nobel for showing up.
Vera makes a discovery that not only expands our understanding of the universe but because of her, entirely new areas of study opened up overnight.

But Obozo got a medal for showing up on the world stage?



In the late 1970s, Vera Rubin and Kent Ford of the Carnegie Institution of Washington stared, confused, at the punch-card readouts from their observations of the Andromeda Galaxy. The vast spiral seemed to be rotating all wrong. The stuff at the edges was moving just as fast as the stuff near the center, apparently violating Newton’s Laws of Motion (which also govern how the planets move around our Sun). While the explanation for that strange behavior didn’t become clear to Rubin until two years later, these printouts represented the first direct evidence of dark matter.

Scientists now know that dark matter comprises some 84 percent of the universe’s material. Its invisible particles swarm and stream and slam through the whole cosmos. It affects how stars move within galaxies, how galaxies tug on each other, and how all that matter clumped together in the first place. It is to the cosmos like air is to humans: ubiquitous, necessary, unseen but felt. The discovery of this strange substance deserves a Nobel Prize. But, for Rubin, none has come, although she has long been a “people’s choice” and predicted winner.

Emily Levesque, an astronomer at the University of Washington in Seattle who has spoken out about Rubin’s notable lack of a Nobel, says, “The existence of dark matter has utterly revolutionized our concept of the universe and our entire field; the ongoing effort to understand the role of dark matter has basically spawned entire subfields within astrophysics and particle physics at this point. Alfred Nobel’s will describes the physics prize as recognizing ‘the most important discovery’ within the field of physics. If dark matter doesn’t fit that description, I don’t know what does.”

http://www.astronomy.com/news/2016/10/vera-rubin


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Re: RIP Vera Rubin
« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2016, 03:25:11 PM »
Guess who else never got a Nobel and passed away this year, yet the Marxist still got one for doing absolutely nothing.

Dr. Donald A. Henderson took it upon himself to eradicate the world of smallpox, that's who never got one.
But I guess it really no longer matters, considering how diluted the award has become.

Dr. Donald A. Henderson, an integral leader in one of humankind’s greatest public health triumphs, passed away Aug. 19, 2016, at the age of 87. Dr. Henderson, known as D.A., led the international effort against smallpox, ultimately ridding the world of this often fatal and disfiguring infectious disease.

Beginning in 1966, Dr. Henderson led the World Health Organization’s (WHO) campaign to eradicate smallpox. The last known case occurred in 1977, and the disease was declared eradicated in 1980. Prior to taking this position at the WHO, Dr. Henderson created a smallpox surveillance unit at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the U.S, an experience he drew from to implement the WHO’s ultimate strategy of surveillance, containment and targeted vaccination. The latter—also known as ring vaccination—was developed by colleague Dr. William “Bill” Foege to encircle outbreaks with vaccinated people instead of attempting to vaccinate all potential victims.

After leaving the WHO, Dr. Henderson became the dean of Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health. In 1998, he helped found and direct the Johns Hopkins Center for Civilian Biodefense. In 2001, Henderson became the U.S. government’s first emergency preparedness director. Until his death, Dr. Henderson remained an important source of expert guidance related to control of infectious diseases and vaccine policy, particularly as it related to bioterrorism preparedness.

http://www.chop.edu/centers-programs/vaccine-education-center/vaccine-history/scientists-memoriam
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