Carole Jordan, British astrophysicist

Carole Jordan, British astrophysicist

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Caption: 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). From 2005 to 2008 she was Head of Theoretical Physics at Oxford. Elected Fellow of the Royal Society in 1990, she was made a DBE (Dame of the Order of the British Empire) in 2006. Photographed in 2007, in the University Parks, Oxford, UK.

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