Ursula B. Marvin

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Ursula B. Marvin
Ursula B. Marvin.jpg
Marvin in 1978
Born(1921-08-20)August 20, 1921
DiedFebruary 12, 2018(2018-02-12) (aged 96)
Alma materTufts University,
Harvard University-Radcliffe
Known forContinental Drift: Evolution of a Concept
Spouse(s)Thomas Crockett Marvin
AwardsLifetime Achievement Award from Women in Science and Engineering
Scientific career
FieldsPlanetary geology
InstitutionsSmithsonian Astrophysical Observatory

Ursula Bailey Marvin (August 20, 1921 – February 12, 2018)[1] was an American planetary geologist and author. She worked for the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory.[2]

She won the 1997 Lifetime Achievement Award from Women in Science and Engineering.[3] Asteroid (4309) Marvin is named in her honour.[4]

Marvin died at a retirement home in Concord, Massachusetts on February 12, 2018 at the age of 96.[5]

References[change | change source]

  1. R.R. Bowker Co (2009). American Men & Women of Science. Thomson/Gale ISBN 9781414433059
  2. ABC-CLIO American Women of Science Since 1900 ISBN 9781598841589
  3. Staff report (July 1997). Ursula Marving honoers by 'WISE' award for lifetime achievement in science. The CfA Almanac
  4. "(4309) Marvin = 1978 QC = 1978 SE8 = 1973 SK4 = 1973 UW". The International Astronomical Union's Minor Planet Center. Retrieved 26 February 2018.
  5. Marquard, Bryan (February 19, 2018). "Ursula Bailey Marvin, 96, groundbreaking geologist". Boston Globe. Retrieved February 26, 2018.