Fay Ajzenberg-Selove

Emeritus Professor of Physics Fay Ajzenberg-Selove passed away on August 8. Fay became the second female tenured professor in the School of Arts and Sciences in 1973 and remained at Penn until her retirement in 2003.Before coming to Penn she was the first full-time female faculty member at Haverford College. Her principal scholarly work was in the preparation of evaluated reviews and summaries of studies on nuclei with mass numbers 5 to 20. The influence of her publications and her remarkable personal journey in science led to her receiving the National Medal of Science in 2007.

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