Australian astronomer Shari Breen has just been named as a L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Fellow.
Shari, and three other scientists, was selected from a field of more than 240 and awarded a prize of $25,000.
The winners are studying sharks, future memories, heavy stars and climate change.
Shari Breen, a CSIRO scientist, is working to understand the process through which stars are formed.
“My research focuses on providing an evolutionary timeline for high-mass star formation,” she says.
“The central idea is fairly simple – we know of many observable characteristics of young stars, and if we had a reliable evolutionary timeline for their formation, we can work out the sequence in which each characteristic was arising.”
Here she talks about her work:
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