Vera Rubin Symposium

Dr. Vera Rubin, one of the most important astrophysicists of the 20th and 21st centuries, received her Ph.D. from Georgetown University in 1954, and pioneered the study of galaxy rotation rates that provided definitive evidence for the existence of Dark Matter. This symposium to honor and celebrate her legacy brings together astrophysicists whose research was made possible by Dr. Rubin’s discoveries to present the latest developments in the field and discuss the connections with Dr. Rubin’s discoveries. 

For more information on the symposium or to register, please visit:

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 at 8:00am to 3:00pm

Rafik B. Hariri Building, LohrFink Auditorium
37th and O St., N.W., Washington

Event Type

Academic Events, Community


Students, Faculty/Staff, Alumni, Public


Georgetown College, Physics




Open to the public and the press?


Event Contact Name

Amy Hicks

Event Contact Email

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