Have you noticed that Google today is celebrating UC alumna Dr Beatrice Tinsley?
Dr Tinsley isn’t well known, but she should be!
She graduated from UC with a Master of Science with First Class Honours in Physics in 1961. She then went and worked in the USA.
During her short 14 year academic career, she authored or co-authored around 100 scientific papers on the evolution of galaxies.
She was also the Professor of Astronomy at Yale.
Tragically, Dr Tinsley passed away from cancer at age 40. Today would have been her 75th birthday which is why the Google Doodle is about her.
We honour her as a UC legend – look for her on the brightly coloured murals around campus.