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silviaDra. Silvia Torres-Peimbert

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Circuito Exterior s/n, Ciudad Universitaria.

Delg. Coyoacán. C.P. 04510

Mexico City.

Tel. +(52) (55) 5622-3945

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BIOGRAHICAL SKETCH

PhD. Silvia Torres-Peimbert studied physics at the Faculty of Sciences of the UNAM and a doctorate in astronomy at the University of California, Berkeley. She is an emeritus researcher of the Institute of Astronomy of the UNAM and the National Researchers System. His research has been focused on determining the chemical composition of the regions of stellar formation and gas thrown by intermediate mass stars in our galaxy and other galaxies, and the determination of the primordial helium abundance.
She has been editor of the Journal of Astronomy and Astrophysics. And she is now the Lecture Series of the same publication. She has been director of the Institute of Astronomy, Vice President of the International Astronomical Union, Counselor of the American Astronomical Society and member of the Board of Directors of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific.
Among other distinctions, she received the National Prize of Sciences, L'Oreal-UNESCO Award for female scientists in Latin America and the Hans A. Bethe Award of the American Physical Society. She is a member of the Seminary of Mexican Culture.

 

AREAS OF INTEREST

Planetary nebula, galactic and extragalactic regions such as H II

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