Scribituary: Vera Rubin

Our Scribituary series is a celebration of lives that made a difference, and Vera Rubin's was one such life. Not only did she change our understanding of the universe when she discovered the existence of dark matter, but she also opened the door to a career in science for the many women who came after her.

“Don’t let anyone tell you that you aren’t good enough," she once said. "My science teacher once told me I wasn’t good enough for science and look at me now.” Though widely recognised as a pioneer in her field, she did not receive a Nobel prize; a fact that many regard as a rare defeat in her lifelong fight against sex discrimination.

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