Vera Kistiakowsky

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Vera Kistiakowsky
Born (1928-09-09) September 9, 1928 (age 86)
Princeton, New Jersey
Nationality American
Fields Physics
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.[1] 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.[2] She joined the faculty of MIT in 1963.[3] She is the daughter of physical chemist George Kistiakowsky, who taught at Harvard and served as President Dwight D. Eisenhower's science advisor.[1]


  1. ^ a b Oakes, Elizabeth H. (2007). Encyclopedia of World Scientists. New York, NY: Facts On File. p. 403. 
  2. ^ "Cambridge Women's Heritage Project". Retrieved 15 October 2013. 
  3. ^ "Vera Kistiakowsky". Mount Holyoke College. Retrieved 15 March 2014.