Science side of tumblr how do I become a jellyfish
Jellyfish have no brains. You’re already pretty close.
NEVERMIND I FOUND THE MOST HELPFUL PICTURE IN EXISTENCE EVER
This is pretty cool. It shows us that Gryffindors never share a core class with Ravenclaws, while Hufflepuffs never share a core class with Slytherins.
do you ever see a character that’s worshipped by a fandom and go “you’re not that great”
Jeremy Knowles, discussing the complete lack of recognition Cecilia Payne gets, even today, for her revolutionary discovery. (via alliterate)
OH WAIT LEMME TELL YOU ABOUT CECILIA PAYNE.
Cecilia Payne’s mother refused to spend money on her college education, so she won a scholarship to Cambridge.
Cecilia Payne completed her studies, but Cambridge wouldn’t give her a degree because she was a woman, so she said fuck that and moved to the United States to work at Harvard.
Cecilia Payne was the first person ever to earn a Ph.D. in astronomy from Radcliffe College, with what Otto Strauve called “the most brilliant Ph.D. thesis ever written in astronomy.”
Not only did Cecilia Payne discover what the universe is made of, she also discovered what the sun is made of (Henry Norris Russell, a fellow astronomer, is usually given credit for discovering that the sun’s composition is different from the Earth’s, but he came to his conclusions four years later than Payne—after telling her not to publish).
Cecilia Payne is the reason we know basically anything about variable stars (stars whose brightness as seen from earth fluctuates). Literally every other study on variable stars is based on her work.
Cecilia Payne was the first woman to be promoted to full professor from within Harvard, and is often credited with breaking the glass ceiling for women in the Harvard science department and in astronomy, as well as inspiring entire generations of women to take up science.
Cecilia Payne is awesome and everyone should know her.
alright. so i am in need of a change of urls. i know, i know. it’s crazy i have an orphan black canon url (felixdawkins) and i want to give it away. to make it fair i will be using a random generator to chose the winner. if you want to have a chance for this url. you must be following me (and please don’t unfollow if you don’t win, that’s just kind of rude) also please reblog this post. i will be choosing the winner after summer. sometime in september. GOOD LUCK!