Sandra Faber is University Professor of Astronomy at the
University of California, Santa Cruz. She is the discoverer of the so-called
"Faber-Jackson relation" linking the brightness of elliptical
galaxies to the speeds of stars orbiting within them. Her work with Hubble
Space Telescope focuses on the centers of galaxies, which often harbor massive
black holes, according to evidence gathered by her team. She has played a major
management role in the construction of the world's largest telescopes, the twin
400-inch Keck Telescopes in Hawaii. She is a member of the National Academy of
Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
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