This International Day of Women and Girls Science (11 February 2018) we want to highlight the example and discoveries of the astronomer Vera Rubin (1928-2016).
Rubin was a American astronomer who made the main contribution in science to detect the existence of the dark matter. She defied the consolidated laws of astronomy with her discovery on movement of galaxies. Vera Rubin’s work concluded that the galactic rotation curves follow a flat movement and she also provided evidence for the existence of galaxies superclusters. Her work was initially challenged but finally has been recognised as a “Copernican-scale change” in Astronomy.