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 <!g>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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