María Teresa Ruiz
|María Teresa Ruiz|
María Teresa Ruiz in 2015
24 September 1946 |
Santiago de Chile
|Known for||discovering kelu 1|
Ruiz was born in Santiago de Chile in 1946. She was the first woman to successfully study astronomy at the University of Chile, the first female scientist to receive a PhD in astrophysics at Princeton University, and in 1997 became the first woman to receive her country's National Prize for Exact Sciences. Also, she received a postdoctoral position at Tiestre Observatory, Ruiz worked for two years in UNAM, the Institute of Astronomy in Mexico.
As of May 2016, she is a member of the Chilean Academy of Science and a professor at the University of Chile, where she teaches astronomy. She is also a member of the Centro de Astrofísica CATA (CATA Centre for Astrophysics).
- Presidential Chair in Science, 1996
- Chancellor's Medal, University of Chile, 1996
- Sciences National Award, 1997
- Chancellor's Medal, University of Chile, 1998
- Fellow of the Academy of Sciences since, 1998
- Labarca Merit Award, 2000
- L'Oréal-UNESCO Awards for Women in Science, 2017.
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- Announcement of Laureates of 2017 L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Awards
- Media related to María Teresa Ruiz at Wikimedia Commons
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