Beth Willman received her B.A. in astrophysics at Columbia University. She later received a Ph.D. in astronomy from the University of Washington. Beth Willman has also been a James Arthur Fellow at the Center for Cosmology and Particle Physics, and a Clay Fellow at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics.
Beth mainly focuses her research on cosmology. Her specialty is investigating the least luminous galaxies in our known Universe. The galaxy Willman 1, which she discovered during her postdoc, is named after her.
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