Carole Jordan, British astrophysicist

Carole Jordan, British astrophysicist

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Caption: Dame Carole Jordan (born 1941), British astrophysicist. Jordan's career has been in stellar astrophysics, especially in studying ultraviolet and X-ray spectra of the Sun. She has worked in the USA and the UK, working at Oxford University since 1994. She was the first woman to be president of the Royal Astronomical Society (1994-1996), and the third ever woman to receive its Gold Medal (2005). She was made a DBE (Dame of the Order of the British Empire) in 2006.

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