September 9, 1928 |
Princeton, New Jersey
|Institutions||Massachusetts Institute of Technology|
|Alma mater||Mount Holyoke College
University of California, Berkeley
Vera Kistiakowsky (b. 1928) is an American research physicist, teacher, and arms control activist. She is professor emerita at Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the physics department and Laboratory for Nuclear Science, and is an activist for women's participation in the sciences. Dr. Kistiakowsky is an expert in experimental particle physics and observational astrophysics. She joined the faculty of MIT in 1963. She is the daughter of physical chemist George Kistiakowsky, who taught at Harvard and served as President Dwight D. Eisenhower's science advisor.
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