Ateneo Physics alumnus Reinabelle Reyes (BS Ps ’05) is a finalist for science in Female Network Womanity Awards

by Myra Mortega of Female Network

Choose the woman whose science smarts inspire you the most: DNA expert Corazon de Ungria, forensic pathologist Raquel Fortun, marine scientist Jurgenne Primavera, or astrophysicist Reinabelle Reyes?

Today, she looks at the sky, not only for inspiration, but as part of her research under Princeton University’s elite astrophysics department. She studies an array of otherworldly objects to learn more about the universe we live in. Recently, the media has covered her work on the largest sample of hidden black holes lurking in the centers of galaxies and on confirming Einstein’s theory of general relativity on cosmic scales.

After getting her Physics degree from Ateneo de Manila University, Reina flew to Trieste in Italy as a scholar for the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP). She hopes to one day establish a “counterpart of ICTP in the Philippines, with the purpose of bringing together Filipino and Southeast Asian scientists.”

(Read more in Female Network.)


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